The Frieze Los Angeles Art Fair has wrapped but if you're still in search of somewhere fun to go and something mesmerizing to stare at, we got you. Get lost in these three interactive art exhibits and experiences on display in and around L.A. From a walk-thru documentary showcasing never-before-seen images of the late Princess Diana to a 20,000-square-foot digital art exhibition showcasing Claude Monet's masterpieces, you don't have to be the artsy fartsy type to appreciate these.
The L.A. Art Box (LAAB)
A cultural space founded in 2020, The LAAB is an interactive experiential art gallery and content creation space highlighting emerging artists and various stories and cultures.
On view now through Sunday, March 6 is the first West Coast exhibition from renowned Filipino-American artist Jefrë. Titled "The Pop-Up," the exhibit features Jefrë's larger-than-life multimedia sculptures and a multisensory QR code-enabled experience around the artist's colossal "Talking Heads" installation. The exhibit also features audio sounds from Grammy Award-winning artist Ayo The Producer and media support from Monster XP.
The exhibition introduces Jefrë's "Branded Series," a collection inspired by visions of the American dream, immigration, social status, and consumerism. Here, Jefrë incorporates the technique of cartography to recreate environments, land formations, and city grids with repurposed materials. For example, Jefrë uses expired rice and paint in the landscaped canvas as an expression of cultural and social movements and environments.
Monet: The Immersive Experience
Teleport to the 19th century and explore the world of French painter and founder of impressionist painting Claude Monet at Monet: The Immersive Experience, a 20,000-square-foot light and sound presentation featuring two-story projections of the artist's most compelling works. The 360° digital art exhibition is showcasing more than 300 of Monet's paintings and sketches through state-of-the-art video mapping technology. You can explore his life, career, and secrets like never before with the help of digital projections and a unique virtual reality (VR) experience. Brought to life by Exhibition Hub and Fever.
When: Now through Sunday, March 6
Where: 1345 North Montebello Blvd., Montebello, 90640
Hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $36 for adults and $19.90 for children. Get yours here.
Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access
Consider this intimate Princess Diana exhibit a walk-through documentary of iconic images and the untold stories behind them, as narrated through the lens of Princess Diana's trusted companion and lifelong Royal Family photographer, Anwar Hussein, along with his sons Zak and Samir.
Named by CNN Underscored one of the top 12 best immersive experiences around the world, the experience reveals what Hussein heard, what he saw, and what he witnessed first-hand. Organizers maintain that this is not a story anyone has heard before, whether you're a hardcore Princess Diana fan or new to her legacy.
When: Wednesday, February 23 to Sunday, March 27
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Pl., Santa Monica, 90401
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $25 for adults and $17 for children. Buy them here.