Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open

Get ready to enter the fantastic world of artist, illustrator, animator, and toy designer Gary Baseman in this first major museum exhibition of his life and work, open Wednesday Thursday, April 25th – August 18th. Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open explores the influences of Baseman’s Jewish family heritage and American popular culture on his exuberant, boundary-defying art.

Baseman’s creative universe comes alive with paintings, photographs, textiles, toys, sketchbooks, and videos presented in a setting that recalls his family home in Los Angeles’ Fairfax district, with furniture and memorabilia from his personal collection. The exhibition includes a vibrant array of Baseman’s illustrations for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone, original paintings and sketches for the Emmy Award–winning animated Disney series Teacher’s Pet, and trailblazing artwork for the board game Cranium.

Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open celebrates Baseman’s dynamic vision and inspires visitors to discover the creativity within themselves.

Admission $10 General  •  $ Seniors and Full-Time Students  •  $5 Children 2-12  •  FREE to Skirball Cultural Center Members and Children under 2  •  FREE to all on Thursday

Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Questions regarding this event can be answered by calling (310) 440-4500.

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By AIGA Los Angeles
Published April 18, 2013
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