Today, Oxbridge at UCLA used Los Angeles public transit to work our way five miles down Wilshire Boulevard, all the way to LACMA! LACMA, or the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is the largest art museum in the western United States. It’s especially famous for its Urban Light installation, a series of different-sized lampposts arrayed next to busy Wilshire Boulevard, and Levitated Mass, a massive boulder suspended over a concrete walkway. Students also stayed to explore the La Brea Tar Pits next door, an incredible archaeological site where tar has preserved the skeletons of animals that roamed the area long before humans, including mammoths, sabertooth cats, and dire wolves.
Another group made their way on foot from the museum towards The Grove, an incredible outdoor mall connected to the historic Old Farmers’ Market. A green trolley runs from one end to the other, passing shops from Barnes and Noble to Nike.
It was such a full afternoon, and we hope our students are ready for a busy evening tomorrow, when the Los Angeles Football Club plays the Portland Timbers. We’ll be there cheering them on!