On view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the special exhibit “Stanley Kubrick,” an exploration that marks the first retrospective of the career of the genius (and sometimes madness) of one of the most highly regarded directors of our time.
The exhibit begins with Kubrick’s career as a photographer for Look magazine, an experience that honed his eye for visual composition. If you have ever seen any of his movies, you know that his “signature” look is what makes his films so special. Each of Kubrick’s films is explored in detail, from initial research to audience reception. Props from the movies, one-of-a-kind cameras, and annotated scripts are just some of the elements that bring each and every movie to life. Film lovers of such films as A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Shining need to see this exhibit.
“Stanley Kubrick” is on view at LACMA until March 10, 2013 in the Ahmanson Building. As it is a special exhibition, ticket prices are $20 but also include admission to the rest of the museum. The museum is open every day except Wednesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Find the museum hours on LACMA’s site here. In addition to street parking around the building, the museum provides garage parking for patrons.