Yesterday my 18-month old granddaughter and I spent hours at LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She was so excited and attentive everywhere - to name just a few of her favorites: running in and out among the lamp posts in the Urban Light exhibit; watching the artist's fingers and hands in Bruce Nauman's video installation "The Beginners" (she was utterly fascinated); following birds in the open plaza; creating her own art in the Children's Boone Gallery; even experiencing the feel and sound of crunching pebbles under her feet in the gardens beside outdoor walkways was endlessly interesting and fun.
LACMA is an endlessly wondrous place to explore and learn and be provoked and challenged and enjoy and feel alive with continually expanding horizons at any age.
Museum membership is the greatest gift to give to family and friends. In LA, LACMA is an extraordinary gift of the community to all of us who live here - an institution to be treasured.