only sort of concerns the Tim Burton exhibit…
There is another exhibition at LACMA well worth visiting. It’s entitled, “Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts”. This is a show filled with stunning examples of Islamic art spanning from the 8th Century to the 18th and 19th Centuries. Included are some of the most beautiful tapestries you have ever seen, a Persian carpet half the size of my house and much more. It is an exhibition full of truly great and priceless treasures, well worth a visit on it’s own.
Here is the Tim Burton connection. While admission to this show is included with the Tim Burton Exhibition, there were very few who traveled the 20 paces across the entry hall to visit it from the Burton show. While Burton was four people deep at every artifact, this entire exhibition of equal area only had about 30 visitors total. It was rather sad to
see how many people’s interests in art stopped dead at popular culture.