A First Look

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Los Angeles has always been a city powerful in influence and culture. The projects and ideas that originate in Los Angeles go on to change the world. Supposedly. Art and murals decorate downtown,  giant sculptures remind you that art was made by Los Angelinos.

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On the surface, the towering skyscrapers in Downtown LA portray a prestigious image of wealth and power.  But sitting just below those skyscrapers are homeless people, sitting among tossed McDonald’s coffee cups and plastic bags.

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In school we are taught to dream big and change the world. Become an executive, a successful world leader , a community member. Within my peer groups “I want to become a doctor and save lives, a lawyer to help the discriminated again”  are common sentiments.

It’s easy to forget that need is right around the corner. Everyday we have chances to be gracious and thoughtful, to extend gratitude and generosity to those who seem undeserving by their words, actions or appearance.

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At first look, it seems like this city is perfect. But when we dive a little deeper we discover the work that’s left to be done.

Drake leggings from Society6

Holographic glasses from Popkiller LA

 

The Broad

The Broad is certainly a sight to behold. Vibrant colors, white walls and high ceilings that echo the sound and bounce light around the room creates an ethereal art viewing experience.  The Broad provides an unparalleled installations of over-sized, undersized and life sized contemporary art. DSC_0008DSC_0048

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I fit right in!

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Go Go USA!
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This whole blanket/wall is constructed of gum wrappers.

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A perfect portraiture

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One of my best friends and I took the trip down to the museum without reserving tickets in advance. Although the museum is free, I definitely recommend trying to reserve tickets online at the Broad website if possible. We arrived at 11:00 am ( paid $13 to park in a lot about 7 block down on Grand ) and waited in line for almost two and a half hours to get it.

Despite the wait, this museum was well worth it.