Monday, June 01, 2009
Sunday in Downtown L.A.: Central Library, Neutra Exhibit and Philippe's
I've hit the 13 year-mark in Los Angeles (yep, the Angelino inside me is now a teenager), and coincidentally, we spent the day in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. I couldn't think of a better way of celebrating another L.A. milestone.
Maria had been wanting to check out the Central Library's current Getty Gallery exhibit, "Richard Neutra, Architect: Sketches and Drawings," so Evan and I were happy to tag along.
As with all Getty Gallery exhibits at the Library, this one is free. The show puts together a mix of travel sketches, figure drawings, building renderings and more from Neutra, who died in 1970. Renderings seen here include his designs for the Case Study Houses, as well as the drawings for projects such as Neutra's Berlin houses.
(Flickr pic by K Victoria.)
Speaking of the Central Library, there's nothing better than marveling at the second floor rotunda, and then spending some time in the Children's section. (It helps that I've got a 4-year-old with me, of course.) Not only does the children's section boast some pretty cool, Depression-era murals, but its collection of picture books is incredible (above),
Since we were downtown, we also squeezed in a trip to Philippe's for a few French dips. Here's to a lucky 13 in Los Angeles!