It's Official: Artifacts From Guillermo del Toro's Personal Collection Are Coming To LACMA
Last month, we wrote about a prospective LACMA exhibit featuring oddities from the personal collection of director Guillermo del Toro, with much anticipation. The New York Times toured del Toro's "Bleak House"—more or less his man cave of inspiration—and the photos only made us more excited to see this creepy, macabre, and totally compelling collection. Today, the details have been released, so you can go ahead and mark your calendars now.
LACMA announced that the exhibition, called "Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters" will be on display at the museum from July 31—November 27. Here's what we can expect:
Taking inspiration from del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, the exhibition reveals his creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art. Rather than a traditional chronology or filmography, the exhibition is organized thematically, beginning with visions of death and the afterlife; continuing through explorations of magic, occultism, horror, and monsters; and concluding with representations of innocence and redemption.
Sounds creepy. Into it!
According to his Twitter, here's more of what we can expect from the exhibition:
Over 500 pieces, including: Gorey, Corben, Crumb, Moebius, Coye, Travis Louie, Esiner, Wrightson, Giger, Struzan, Gogos, Rackham, Dulac, etc— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) May 8, 2016
Del Toro also tweeted that the exhibit would travel to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Toronto's Art Gallery of Ontario.