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A Frightful Exhibit: "At Home with Monsters" at LACMA

This fall, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is proud to host an exhibit befitting the upcoming holidays of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Located only about 45 minutes from the Airtel Plaza, the LACMA will present the darkly imaginative work of director Guillermo del Toro. Although he is most famous for his films Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Hellboy, del Toro’s exhibit includes a wide selection of drawings, paintings, artifacts, and concept film art.

 While there are many scenes from the director’s own films, as well as that of other cinematic and literary examples of horror, one section has been devoted to Mary Shelley in honor of del Toro’s obsession with Frankenstein, particularly director James Whale’s version of the monster as portrayed by Boris Karloff. The exhibit was meticulously hand-picked from del Toro’s private home collection by Britt Salvesen, LACMA’s curator, and will be displayed through November 27.

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