Chris Burden’s Metropolis II is currently being shown at LACMA. This is the art exhibit for people who don’t normally like art exhibits. It’s a giant kinetic sculpture and when turned on, thousands of Hot Wheel cars race through the tracks of this miniature city at 240 scale miles per hour. The whole thing is Burden’s vision for the future of transportation, and you do kind of get a Metropolis/Blade Runner vibe from watching it. There is a second level that you can climb up and get a better look. It’s memorizing to watch.
Metropolis II is only turned on for one hour at a time. Here is the schedule:
Fri: 12:30–1:30 pm; 2:30–3:30 pm; 4:30–5:30 pm; 6:30–7:30 pm
S/Su: 11:30 am–12:30 pm; 1:30–2:30 pm; 3:30–4:30 pm; 5:30–6:30 pm (no 5:30 pm viewing on Sat, April 21.)
LACMA tickets are normally $15 ($10 for students), but on the second Tuesday of every month the museum is free (making the next one May 8th). They also offer a deal to SoCal residents free admission after 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays.