Snapshot: Who’s at LACMA

Janet, TV/film producer

Janet, TV/film producer

Why did you come to the museum today?
I am German so I came to see Art of Two Germanys.

Where in Germany are you from?
I was born in Manheim and I went to school and studied in Berlin. I’ve lived in the U.S. since ’97. I was actually [in Berlin] when the wall came down. My friend called me and said, “I think that we might want to go down there.” And I said, “I don’t think so, it looks like a mess.” But we went down there and it was a mess, because everyone was drunk and they were throwing beer bottles all over the place and you had to be really careful because it was all happy, but nevertheless, drunk Germans, doesn’t matter if it’s East or West, they’re a mess… It sank in probably five years later, the implications of it, we just didn’t know then…

Maggie with her son Rene is the owner of Filthmart and Holly with her son Lucca works for Lo-fi

Why did you come to the museum today?
Maggie: The little men. [laughs]
Holly: The Vanity Fair exhibit and we come once a month to see the modern art and the Serra sculptures.

Have you ever been inspired by art?
Holly: My husband is a writer and saw Ernest Hemingway [in Vanity Fair] and I like the idea that instead of watching TV, we would read poetry to each other at night.

What are you reading right now?
Holly: Vanity Fair.
Maggie: I read that blog, Racked LA.

Rachel Mullennix and Michael Storc

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