Snapshot: Who's at LACMA

June 3, 2009
SNAPSHOT

Gatsby, actor, and Marissa, who works in commercial production

Why did you come to LACMA today?
Gatsby
: Well, I’m new to L.A. and I just wanted to get to know the city and see some exhibits. I’ve been to the Getty, so I wanted to come to LACMA as well. Kinda made sense.

Where did you move from?
Gatsby
: Atlanta. I’ve been in L.A. for three months now and I love it. Love the weather, no humidity. Just the earthquakes take some getting use to.
Marissa
: I’m a member here and I suggested that we come because I know he likes museums. I was born and raised in L.A. so I’ve been coming to LACMA my entire life, but I’ve only been a member for two years because I was living overseas.

What’s been one of your favorite museums or exhibitions?
Gatsby
: Mine hands down is the Smithsonian, I just love it. I could just live in there. You feel like a kid in there. You can see dinosaurs and ancient history. You feel like you are in that movie Night at the Museum.
Marissa: For me, it’s definitely the Louvre. It’s beautiful. I don’t know if I could think of my favorite exhibition, because I like constantly seeing new things and appreciate arts, different facets from different periods. Recently, one of my favorites was actually here, it was the Dali. The fact that they had mixture of paintings and films, it was multifaceted.

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