The Elevated Eye: Aerial Photography Past and Present

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Forest Lawn Museum Director James Fishburne’s inaugural exhibition as director marks the Grand Reopening of the newly remodeled Forest Lawn Museum. Science and technology meet art and beauty in “The Elevated Eye: Aerial Photography Past and Present,” an exhibition tracing the history of aerial photography, its parallel progression with flight, and the development of Southern California over the course of more than a century. The exhibition brings together nearly 150 images along with video, satellite models, and drones from preeminent collections. It includes photographs from Forest Lawn Museum’s permanent collection that have never been displayed publicly as well as images from NASA and works by contemporary artists Lane Barden, David Maisel, Chen Ming, Jenny Odell, and Erwan Rivault. With some of the most captivating work from Southern California’s premiere collections, The Elevated Eye invites visitors to discover how science and technology are utilized to create art and beauty. Diverse content focused on a single theme will capture the imaginations of viewers young and old. On view: October 10, 2019–March 8, 2020, Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM, CLOSED MONDAYS Opening Reception: October 10, 2019, 5:00–8:00 PM, RSVP


  • Thu, Oct 10, 2019 — Sun, Mar 8, 2020
  • 10:00 am — 5:00 pm


Forest Lawn Museum
1712 S Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA 91205

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