Snapshot: Who's at LACMA

April 10, 2009
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Nicole, Edwin, Isaac, Alexis, Sasha

Nicole, Edwin, Isaac, Alexis, Sasha

If you were a piece of artwork, which one would you be and why?
Nicole: I would like to be Picasso's paintings, because they're beautiful, artistic, and creative.
Alexis: A statue, so everyone could see how I am.
Sasha: I would be a Picasso because I like all the artistic things he draws.

For your next trip, where would you want to travel and why?
Nicole: I would go to Italy because they have a lot of beautiful sculptures and beautiful statues and art.
Isaac: I would go to New York, because I want to see how it is.
Isaiah: I would go to France so I could learn to speak the language because my sister speaks French.
Sasha: I would go to New York because I like all the stuff they have and I want to see the Statue of Liberty.

Victoria and Emily

Victoria, program advisor for UCSB Education Abroad Program, and Emily, graduate student at UCSB and a financial analyst for UCSB

Why did you come to the museum today?
Victoria: We came to see the German exhibition. It was very interesting to read the explanation about the difference in agendas of the art between the east and west blocks.

If you were a piece of artwork, which one would you be and why?
Victoria: I think I would want to be a mosaic, because it's colorful and a molding of different media and you can be a collective work. There is just a lot of variety that could happen. It combines a lot of things and I identify with that.

Has a piece of art ever made you laugh or cry? Which one? Why?
Emily: We thought the "colon-esque" sculpture over there [by Franz West] was pretty funny. I think modern art can be pretty funny.

For your next trip, where would you want to travel and why?
Victoria: I think I want to go to Japan, just because I've recently been making an effort to become minimalist in my life and surroundings, and I see that a lot in Japanese art, especially in the traditional landscapes. I'm just attracted to their use of space, simplicity, and ceremonial approach to everyday life.

Caroline and Ed

Caroline and Ed

Have you ever been inspired by art to do something that you normally wouldn't?
Ed: The work of Goya got me to Madrid on his bicentennial, and I don't think I would have gone there otherwise.
Caroline: All the tiles got me to Istanbul.

For your next trip, where would you want to travel and why?
Ed: We haven't really talked about it, but we are not of one mind on that [both laugh]. She would like to go somewhere where it is very hot and I'm not sure I would want to go. I would like to go to Scotland.
Caroline: The Greek Isles.

What are you reading right now?
Ed: I'm reading my son's third novel, it's called Lowboy.

Rachel Mullennix and Michael Storc