A Burtonesque Weekend

June 1, 2011

This past weekend, Tim Burton kicked off with a bang. Visitors came literally from all over the world to be the first to experience the exhibition and all of the related programs and installations around campus.

The turnout for Tim Burton’s book signing on Saturday was huge! The line started at the bottom of the stairs at Wilshire and Spaulding, went all the way east on Wilshire, snaked left at Curson, and stretched almost to 6th Street. Luckily, the weather was gorgeous and everyone waited patiently for a chance to meet the filmmaker.


Hey, at least it wasn't winter in New York

On Sunday, the exhibition opened to the public and toddlers, children, teens, parents, grandparents, friends, Burton fans, LACMA fans, artists, curiosity-seekers, and the like wandered through the whimsical world of Tim Burton.

For LACMA staff, it was an all-hands-on-deck kind of weekend.  Staff and a dedicated group of volunteers helped answer questions, sign people up for memberships, sell tickets, hand out audio/video tours, man the galleries, and generally be ready to help wherever needed.


We love our volunteers!


They're always happy to help.

We loved everyone’s enthusiasm and especially loved all the amazing fashion tributes to Tim Burton. Visitors dressed the part from head to toe…


So many sock options! Horizontal stripes...


...vertical stripes


...and Burtonesque bows.

There were even times when visitors themselves almost became a part of the exhibition because of how much their style reflected Burton’s aesthetic.


Even the baby is Burtonesque!

We are very excited that Tim Burton is finally open. Thanks to everyone who was a part of the opening weekend! Check out additional images from the weekend on our Facebook page.

Alex Capriotti, Marketing Associate