We had the opportunity to visit the LACMA this past weekend and see the Guillermo Del Toro Exhibition “At Home with Monsters” in which many items of his personal collection of props and memorabilia are displayed. We’ve curated a few pictures we were able to take for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit’s ambiance music was done by none other than Gustavo Santaolalla. If you’re interested in making the trip you can purchase tickets here. Make sure to purchase them ahead of time because they sell out quite fast. Here’s the official description from the LACMA’s website:
Guillermo del Toro (b. 1964) is one of the most inventive filmmakers of his generation. Beginning with Cronos (1993) and continuing through The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), and Crimson Peak (2015), among many other film, television, and book projects, del Toro has reinvented the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Working with a team of craftsmen, artists, and actors—and referencing a wide range of cinematic, pop-culture, and art-historical sources—del Toro recreates the lucid dreams he experienced as a child in Guadalajara, Mexico. He now works internationally, with a cherished home base he calls “Bleak House” in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
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.