If you haven’t done so already, do yourself this favor: Get high and go to a museum. Just as music often sounds better when you’re high, you’ll also look at art and visual stimuli a lot differently under the influence of cannabis.
If you live in California stop by a dispensary on your way to any one of these exhibits. Or if you’re visiting the state, have a friend gift you some cannabis and get going (California’s adult use market won’t be in effect until 2018, so until then non-medical patients still can’t buy weed). Whether you’re looking for a trippy experience or to relax in the cool, quiet museum atmosphere, there’s much to see and explore throughout the state.
The Getty Center
The grounds alone are breathtaking, what with the gardens and architecture, let alone the art, itself. You’ll get a landscape view of Los Angeles from the museum’s various lookout points, not to mention an opportunity to get lost and explore dozens of exhibits with paintings dating back to the 1600s up until the modern day. Step inside old Victorian rooms or contemporary sculpture gardens — either way, you won’t get bored.
As part of artist Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle's ongoing artistic navigation of the "historical present," this performance is offered as a metaphor for how residue of the past remains chained to today, impacting the treatment of bodies deemed "other." . Moments from "Exploring The Nowannago: Kentrifican Modes of Resistance" performed at this evening's #FridayFlights. . #FridayFlights is a series of interdisciplinary happenings that brings together a range of Los Angeles-based artists to transform the Getty experience
Become a kid again at San Francisco’s Exploratorium. With so many wacky, trippy exhibits, the Exploratorium can be hard to describe. You can turn upside down in a curved mirror, step into a tornado, walk along a foggy bridge, and explore hundreds of other hands-on exhibits. When you’re finished and have the munchies, grab a snack by the Embarcadero.
Brilliant reimagining of our #WelcomeToWildCard exhibition by @brunseldo. Let your imagination run WILD at WildCard—open only through Labor Day Monday!⠀ ⠀ #Repost: ❤️ Mildly Dangerous Waves . . . cardboard re-imagined⠀ . . . . . ( a series created from bits seen at the Exploratorium)⠀ •⠀ #photo_creation_silver #editgramfriends #theappwhisperer #best_snapseed #super_photoeditz #elite_editz #wowworldwide_edits #creativeflow_graphics #best_expression_edit #friendsineditroom #creativegrammer #icolorama #ipadart #combo_apps #edit_mania__ #thednalife #thesmartgallery #exploratorium #cardboard ( #📷 @brunsfeldo)
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Feel what California was like before it became an American state. The mission isn’t just a beautiful church, but a wealth of historical architecture and beautiful gardens. Though the mission isn’t a museum in the traditional sense, you’ll still learn a lot of history and step into a different world.
Today, Mission staff installed a bronze model of the Great Stone Church. The Mission contracted Bridget Keimel, a bronze sculpture artist, to complete the six month project. The bronze model will help guests have a better visual understanding of how the Great Stone Church looked prior to the 1812 earthquake which felled the church and left it in ruins. The project was made possible through the leadership and fundraising efforts of the Mission Preservation Foundation, executive director Mechelle Lawrence Adams, the Mission Docent Society, and generous benefactors. #missionsanjuancapistrano #missionsjc #camission #greatstonechurch #bronzesculpture
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Take a step far back into history at the La Brea Tar Pits, where you’ll be enmeshed in prehistoric times. Never mind the smell of tar, the tar pits themselves look almost like a beautiful lake, except for the statues of mammoths dipped inside them as if they’re stuck and drowning. And while the outdoor grounds and gardens are beautiful, the inside of the museum tells a true and fascinating story about biology, geography, and anthropology. If you go when you’re high, you’ll likely stay for hours diving into the history of the grounds and exhibits.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
While not a museum per se, the Monterey Bay Aquarium will feel like you’re stepping into outer space. You’ll see sea creatures that look like beautiful aliens, or otters and other semi aquatic critters sure to grab your attention with how cute they are. Get high, make faces at fish, and enjoy some munchies on the water. The view is terrific.
One of our fintastic volunteer divers delivers a tasty snack to the residents of our Kelp Forest exhibit. Did you know that all of the animals here at the Aquarium eat sustainable seafood? Follow @seafoodwatch for tips on how you can too! Lovely 📷 by @thenightowlstories #repost ・・・ #tbt to magic at the @montereybayaquarium #montereybayaquarium
One of LA’s newest, hottest museums, the line goes around the corner for this one if you don’t already have an advanced reservation. Even so, this modern art museum is stunning. Whether you step into the Infinity Mirror room, or hide under a giant set of table and chairs as if you’re Alice in Wonderland when she shrinks to minuscule size, you’ll understand why everyone has been raving about the Broad.
🎉MORE TICKETS🎉 will be released tomorrow, 10/2, at 12 PM PT for #YayoiKusama: Infinity Mirrors. For info on how to buy tickets, tap link in bio 👆 Good luck! ✨🎟✨ • Yayoi Kusama, "Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity," 2009. Collection of the artist. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York. © Yayoi Kusama