Ramada Burbank

Twisted Realities with Tim Burton

Take some time off from the hot summer sun and cool down while getting an inside look at the genius mind of Tim Burton.  Not far from Burbank, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents the amazing Tim Burton exhibit that opened in May and will run until October 31.  The exhibit looks at the life of Burton and examines his work as a film director and as a talented sketch artist.  The exhibit displays over 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, interactive displays, storyboards, puppets, costumes, and more.  Some of the displayed works have never been on exhibit before!  Many of the objects come from Burton’s own archives, as well as studio collections, and private records of numerous Burton collaborators.  Interspersed within the exhibit are various movie posters which are accompanied by brilliant music written by Burton’s longtime friend and colleague Danny Elfman. Some of Burton’s most acclaimed films include Edward Scissorhands(1990), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), and Corpse Bride (2005), and all of these and more are featured throughout the exhibit.  Some of the highlights include Johnny Depp’s actual Edward Scissorhands’ scissorhands and costume from the film, the Catwoman costume, and actual models of severed heads fromMars Attacks!  The exhibit features a glow-in-the-dark room full of twisted drawings and innovative creations.  It also displays paraphernalia from Burton’s early works such as The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories.

With your ticket to the Tim Burton exhibit, you are also eligible to check out the entire LACMA museum!  There are some great pieces on display in the museum, with genres anywhere from African Art to European Sculpture.  Before or after checking out the museum, grab a drink at the recently opened Ray’s & Stark Bar.  It has great outdoor seating available as well as more secluded indoor seating, and includes a full bar with many California-centric wines, artisan beers, and spirits.  The Urban Light exhibit is nearby and features 202 cast iron antique street lamps that illuminate the area all night.  LACMA is a great way to spend the day and the Tim Burton exhibit is definitely a must-see in  when you stay in the Los Angeles area!

For more information and museum hours, please visit http://www.lacma.org/