Science meets art in Forest Lawn Museum’s latest exhibition, entitled THE ELEVATED EYE, which traces the history of aerial photography. This is Director James Fishburne’s inaugural exhibition as curator.

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Director James Fishburne speaks during the exhibition’s media preview.


The exhibit brings together nearly 150 images along with video, satellite models, and drones from preeminent collections. It includes photographs from the 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.

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Chen Ming – 120 Feet Above The Louvre Museum – 2018


The exhibit also celebrates the grand reopening of the Forest Lawn Museum, after an over-the-summer remodeling that added gallery-style lighting, waxed concrete floors, freshly painted walls, and ADA doors.

“It is time for the Forest Lawn Museum to get off the ‘best kept secrets’ list of things to do in Los Angeles,” said Fishburne. “We want everyone to know about it and to come enjoy our wonderful exhibitions.”

Aside from the interesting pictures that are part of THE ELEVATED EYE, which give spectacular perspectives to familiar places, the Forest Lawn Museum’s location presents you with wonderful views of the valley, as well as outstanding architecture, painted glass windows, and more in its Hall of the Crucifixion-Resurrection. This Hall is also home to Jan Styka’s immense painting – The Crucifixion, and Robert Clark’s Resurrection, two of the largest religious paintings in the west.

Admission to the Forest Lawn Museum is free from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Parking is also free. Visit for additional information.

Forest Lawn Museum is located at Forest Lawn-Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., in Glendale CA 91205. (Make a note of the address since there are other Forest Lawn locations.)

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