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Get Out Of Town!: Theodore Payne Foundation

It’s wildflower season in Southern California, and with the record-setting rainfall come prolific, colorful blooms from native plant species. While many flock to expansive fields of California poppies, sky lupine, golden yarrow, bush sunflowers, wild lilac and more at the Antelope Valley Poppy Fields or Walker Canyon near Lake Elsinore, the Verdugo Hills are also dotted with blooms. The Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley provides a local resource for viewing wildflowers and learning more about California native plants, year round.

With the Super Bloom in full effect, even weekdays are fairly busy at the Theodore Payne Foundation. We visited on a rainy day and enjoyed the easy hike up Wildflower Hill and browsing their seed catalogs and gift shop inside the education center. There’s also an outdoor classroom, picnic area, public restrooms and a good amount of parking on the small site.

(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The helpful and knowledgeable people at the Foundation can tell you all about the many varieties of seeds they stock, and that fall is the best time to plant those seeds, for springtime blooms.

Lots of California native plants – flowers, grasses, bushes and trees – are available in the nursery, for immediate flowers and faster growth. California native plants are prized for their low water requirements and suitability for our more warm and arid climate.

(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The outdoor demonstration garden helps people envision the mature growth of native plant species and gather ideas for drought-tolerant landscaping, that will also attract honeybees, butterflies, beneficial insects and birds.

Annually, the Theodore Payne Foundation holds a two-day native plant self-guided tour visiting several gardens throughout Los Angeles. The 16th annual tour takes place on April 6 and 7. More information and tickets are available at this link.

More information on the Theodore Payne Foundation and its Sun Valley nursery can be found here. It is truly a natural oasis in the heart of the San Fernando Valley.

(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Foundation and grounds are open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. year round, on Tuesday through Saturday during November 1 to June 30. From July 1 through October 31, they are open Thursday through Saturday.

Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

Get Out Of Town!: Marciano Art Foundation

Since opening in 2017, the new contemporary art space Marciano Art Foundation has excited people throughout Los Angeles with relevant and engaging rotating installations. Currently, contemporary artist Ai WeiWei’s Life Cycle solo exhibition is on view through March 3.

Life Cycle is Ai’s first major installation in Los Angeles and the famous artist and activist explores contemporary humanity through “traditionally Chinese modes of thought and production,” with a variety of small and massive pieces.

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Ai WeiWei, “Life Cycle,” 2018. Mythical creatures called Shanhaijing, which Ai started making in 2015, are suspended over the life boat. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Ai was a design consultant for the 2008 Summer Olympics stadium in Beijing. As a political activist he has been openly critical of China’s stance on democracy and human rights and investigated corruption in the country. He was jailed without charges for 81 days by Chinese authorities in 2011, after being placed under house arrest in 2010. His newly built Shanghai studio was demolished at that time.

Since being allowed to leave China in 2015, he lives in Berlin and travels the world exploring the human condition and creating installations.

Ai WeiWei, “Life Cycle,” 2018. Mythical creatures called Shanhaijing, which Ai started making in 2015, are suspended over the life boat. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

In recent years, Ai and his team have visited over 40 refugee camps in 23 countries and has said, “The refugee condition is the human condition.”

His recent installations and documentary film Human Flow have explored the impact that the currently-estimated 65 million people fleeing war and poverty have on the world and society.

Life Cycle includes as a central focus a replica of a life boat, like those used by refugees to cross the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by Shanhaijing, mythical creatures from Chinese culture. Variations of the refugee boat, packed to overflowing with passengers, has become a recurring theme in his many installations that have opened all over the world.

Ugo Rondinone, “clockwork for oracles,” 2008. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Housed in the former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Boulevard, the Marciano Art Foundation gallery space uses 10,000 square feet and four floors to house works from notable and emerging figures in the contemporary art world.

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Yayoi Kusama, With All My Love For The Tulips, I Pray Forever, 2011. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Yayoi Kusama’s red polka-dotted room, With All My Love For The Tulips, I Pray Forever, 2011, lives in the center of the third floor of the building, as both an immersive experience and with openings to view the surrounding art pieces.

Works by Catherine Opie, Glen Ligon, KAWS, Ugo Rondinone, and many more artists from Maurice and Paul Marciano’s collection are on display.

The Marciano family created the internationally popular Guess fashion brand in the mid-1980s, They continue to be recognized for fashion, business and philanthropy.

Admission to the Marciano Art Foundation gallery is free, but signing up in advance for timed-entry tickets is highly advised, as walk-up wait times can vary.

The MAF is open Thursdays and Fridays 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Foundation is open for school tours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The Marciano Art Foundation is located at 4357 Wilshire Boulevard, just east of Rossmore Avenue. Free parking is available for advance ticket holders in the lot behind the building, entering off of Lucerne.

More information on MAF, upcoming exhibitions and advance tickets can be found online here.

Get Out Of Town!: The Huntington

Whether you’re in the mood for a stroll through the well-maintained gardens, a browse through the art or library collections or a bite to eat from the famous Rose Garden Tea Room, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is a popular destination for Southern California natives and tourists alike.

Located in San Marino, just a short drive east of Burbank and south of the 210 Freeway, The Huntington touts its membership as the best value for those who plan to visit the garden at least three times per year. With special events, musical performances, classes, tours, rotating collections and the changing seasons, there is something new to see every month.

The Chinese Garden. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Even in January, while parts of the botanical gardens are dormant or not blooming, there are still many types of flowers and plants blooming, including the well-curated roses. The desert garden is perhaps at its most vibrant during the winter months.

Rose Garden Tea Room tea service. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Although The Huntington has several dining options, including the 1919 cafe, Red Car coffee shop, Freshwater Dumpling and Noodle House and the Patio Grill, the Rose Garden Tea Room remains a very popular stop for their tea service.

The Rose Garden Tea Room service includes a variety of small bites, from scones to finger sandwiches to desserts. Accompanied by the diner’s choice from nearly 20 different varieties of tea, the tea service is a fun way to enjoy the flavors and colors of the season.

Reservations are highly recommended for tea at the Rose Garden Tea Room. The other eateries on site do a brisk walk-up business as well.

Admission to The Huntington is $25 for adults, $21 for seniors and students and $13 for children ages 4-11 during the week. On Saturdays and Sundays, admission increases to $29 for adults and $24 for students and seniors.

Open daily, except for Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Huntington is a beautiful escape from the noise and traffic of the surrounding Los Angeles area. The expansive gardens display several different climates and regions of the world. More information can be found on their website.

Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

 

Get Out Of Town!: Vasquez Rocks

Located off the 14 Freeway, northeast of Santa Clarita, Vasquez Rocks has been a popular backdrop for many film and television shows since the 1930s, including Star Trek, Bonanza, Blazing Saddles, Outer Limits, Dante’s Peak, A-Team and many, many more.

The iconic rock formations were created by rapid erosion and uplift activity along the San Andreas Fault millions of years ago. They continue to be a popular destination for tourists and hikers, including those traversing the Pacific Crest Trail which runs adjacent to the rocks.

The backdrop for many popular films and television shows, Vasquez Rocks is also popular with visitors on a daily basis. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Vasquez Rocks Natural Area and Nature Center, located at 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce, is about 45 minutes drive from Santa Clarita. Without traffic, the drive takes about one hour and twenty minutes from Burbank.

The Nature Center has restrooms, water and staffers on hand with maps and information, along with educational displays on the history and geography of the area. The Shoshone and Tataviam indigenous peoples lived at the site. Petroglyphs dating from their time are still visible on some of the rocks in the area.

According to their website, the park is open from sunrise to sunset and the Nature Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. between September 16 and March 9 and until 7:00 p.m. May 1 to September 15.

Parking is available at the Nature Center. People may also drive right up to the rocks and park next to them. Often visitors enjoy climbing on the rocks. Lots of easy, flat hikes through the scrub desert surrounding the rocks are possible.

(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

There is no shade and no drinking water available except inside the Nature Center during business hours. Temperatures can get very hot throughout most of the year, so sunscreen and water are essential.

Whether you want to reminisce about Captain Kirk’s battle with the Gorn in the “Arena” or just enjoy some cool looking rocks and desert environment, Vasquez Rocks are definitely a fun and scenic way to Get Out of Town!

Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Get Out Of Town!: Eataly L.A.

For those who’ve been fortunate enough to visit the flagship Eataly in New York City, the wait for the Los Angeles branch to open seemed interminable. Open now for nearly one year in the Century City Westfield shopping mall, Eataly L.A. is a true gem.

Spread along three floors along the north side of the mall, Eataly boasts a wide assortment of pre-cooked and fresh pastas, cheeses and meats, fresh vegetables and herbs, jarred sauces and oils and freshly baked breads. The selection astounds. Everything and anything needed to make a fantastic Italian meal at home is available on site.

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Affogato at Eataly L.A. comes with three scoops of gelato, two shots of espresso and freshly-made whipped cream. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

In the mood for a dessert and coffee? Eataly offers all kinds of affogato, gelato, bombolini, cannoli and other pastries and sweets, including cakes, tiramisu and chocolates, along with Lavazza espressos, lattes and more.

Rather a quick bite? The Pizza alla Pala counter serves up Roman style flatbreads topped with a variety of cheeses, sauces, meats, vegetables and herbs. The pizzas are some of the best we’ve ever had.

The Rosticceria provides a nice selection of prime rib, chicken and pre-cooked meats, along with a variety of sides for another hot meal option. For veggie lovers, L’Orto Della Chef is a well-stocked salad bar. And I Panini offers a wide variety of hot and cold sandwiches for a quick bite.

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The Eataly L.A. marketplace is amazing. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

There’s plenty of seating on the second level of the complex, both inside and outside on the patio.

Two restaurants are available on a first-come, first-served basis – La Pizza and La Pasta, and La Piazza. There is often a line to access these two eateries, which are very popular.

Il Pesce Cucina on the second floor and the rooftop beauty, Terra, are available for reservations, and provide table service, in addition to expansive menus.

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Fresh tiramisu and lattes are a delicious treat at Eataly L.A. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

We have enjoyed Terra several times – the cocktails, wine list, appetizers, pastas and entrees are all on point. Save room for the fresh gelato cart that offers uniquely Italian toppings for a custom dessert.

The fresh pastas, whether ordered at the restaurant or taken home to prepare, are absolutely excellent.

With fantastic food, coffee, desserts and restaurants, Eataly L.A. is a wonderful and tasty way to Get Out Of Town, Burbank!

Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

Get Out Of Town!: North Rim Grand Canyon

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is a special place. At over 8000 feet in elevation, the climate is cooler and wetter with alpine meadows and evergreen trees.

Only about 600,000 of the more than six million annual visitors to the Grand Canyon visit the North Rim. The Visitors Center, restaurants and Lodge are quiet and relaxing, even in the busy summer season.

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View of the Grand Canyon from hidden room under the Lodge at the North Rim. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Hotel, food and park services are open May 15 through October 15. The park itself is open year long, but the roads are not maintained in winter and the nearest town of Jacob’s Lake is 45 miles away. In winter, average snowfall on the rim is over 11 feet.

Late September and early October is a very popular time to visit the North Rim, with leaves turning out their fall colors and temperatures dropping.

Rustic cabins and Lodge hotel rooms allow a few hundred visitors to stay overnight. Nearby campgrounds are also available for advance reservation, with some sites open to walk-up visitors. Backcountry permits are required for camping below the rim.

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A large herd of bison graze outside the park entrance to the North Rim. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Grand Canyon Lodge Dining Room provides enjoyable meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A few other small sandwich shops, an evening buffet and a bar are also on site.

Some easy trails branch out from the Visitors Center, including the Transept Trail and Bright Angel Point Trail. Follow the Bridle Trail for 1.2 miles from the Visitors Center to find the entrance for the North Kaibab Trail which leads down into the Canyon, passing the Coconino Overlook, the Supai Tunnel and other points of interest along the way.

More challenging trails along the rim also abound, just a few miles from the Visitors Center.

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The view from Bright Angel Point. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is about 534 miles from Burbank, approximately a straight 8 1/2 hour drive, going through Las Vegas. From Las Vegas, it’s about 4 1/2 hours to drive 263 miles.

The North Rim is a gorgeous place that warrants an overnight stay and more exploration if you have the time. The view of the Grand Canyon from the north is awe-inspiring and iconic. If you’re lucky, you’ll see bison, deer, turkey and the famous but rare, tassel-eared Kaibab squirrel.

Current parking fees are $35 per vehicle for one week. More information on the North Rim can be found here.

Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

Get Out Of Town!: Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is known for colorful sandstone hoodoos and miles of trails through challenging terrain in a group of naturally-formed amphitheaters. Located about 50 miles northeast of Zion National Park, Bryce adds a vivid dimension to any Utah trip.

With the rim of Bryce at 8 – 9000 feet above sea level, the park is at a much higher altitude than Zion and usually about 10 degrees cooler. However, as one hikes down into the Bryce Amphitheater, temps also rise significantly, just as they do in the Grand Canyon.

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The Bryce Amphitheater from Sunset Point. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Bryce is not as crowded as Zion or the Grand Canyon, due to its more remote location. Still, nearly 2.5 million people visit the park each year. During summer, the park uses a shuttle system to move visitors about, as parking spaces tend to fill up early in the day.

While visitors do hike Bryce, most people stop at the various scenic overlooks and take photos. The most popular area is within the first three miles of the park, along the edge of the Bryce Amphitheater. For those who follow the park road for 18 miles to Rainbow Point, the full measure of the park can be seen.

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Natural Bridge. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The busiest trails are along the rim, and those shorter loops that traverse down into the Bryce Amphitheater. The 5.5 mile (one way) Rim Trail from Fairyland to Bryce Point includes some steep elevation changes and hits many of the popular scenic overlooks.

The Navajo Loop traverses tight switchbacks, through enormous red and orange hoodoos and doorways cut into the colorful rock, along wide packed-sand paths and a scrubby pine landscape along the floor.

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Heading down the Navajo Trail from Sunset Point. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Sunset Point, Sunrise Point, Inspiration Point, Rainbow Point… one can spend the entire day taking photos as the sun moves across the sky, as the changing light brings out different effects in the red, orange, yellow and white sandstone pillars.

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon has guest rooms, a gift shop and a decent restaurant, with a nice variety of menu items.

Lots of cabins dot the area around the Lodge, with communal showers and bathrooms, for a more rustic approach. Tent and RV camping in two specific areas is also permitted.

Lodging within the park fills up quickly, so many visitors stay at one of the several hotels or campgrounds just outside the park. Restaurants generally offer basic road food, with lots of burgers, fries and sandwiches.

Our favorite place to eat was Rustlers Restaurant in nearby Tropic. It had the best variety and freshest food in the area. It’s attached to the only decent market near the park and a really good ice cream shop.

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Willis Creek Slot Canyon. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

We added on to our Bryce Canyon trip with a quick visit to Willis Creek Slot Canyon, south of Cannondale. We were able to make it out the six-mile sandy, dirt road encountering a few challenging slippery spots, with our two-wheel drive SUV. When it’s wet, four-wheel drive is a must.

Willis Creek was very hot on a June afternoon – a better call would be to do that hike in the morning. The yellow and black walls of rock provided a fascinating backdrop. The trail end to end is over three miles, so out and back can be long commitment. Luckily, one can easily turn around and make the trek shorter.

We also visited the Mossy Cave grotto. Even in June, frozen bits of ice could be seen deep in the shelter cave. In the late 1800s, Mormon pioneers created a water channel that is fed by Mossy Cave and nearby springs from Bryce. The year-round source of water feeds nearby farms and towns.

Bryce Canyon National Park is a unique place and well-worth the travel time to visit. It’s another scenic and wonderful way to Get Out of Town!

For more information on the park, visit the official website here.

Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

Get Out Of Town!: Zion National Park

Zion National Park is deservedly one of the most visited national parks in the country, racking up 4.5 million visitors in 2017. With sweeping vistas and colorful rocks, a sightseeing shuttle and both accessible and extremely challenging trails, Zion has something for everyone.

Only the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, with 11.3 million visitors, and Grand Canyon National Park, with 6.3 million, drew more visitors in 2017 than Zion. Yosemite National Park was close behind with 4.34 million.

All these people have caused some changes to how the National Park system handles visitors. Zion allows no private vehicles past Canyon Junction; all visitors are required to walk or ride the free shuttle to traverse the length of the valley floor.

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The valley floor of Zion National Park, seen from the Angel’s Landing Trail. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Even with the shuttle system, wait times to get on the shuttle can take up to an hour, two hours or more on weekends and holidays.

Home to Angel’s Landing and The Narrows, Zion offers some extremely challenging outdoor experiences. These popular hikes are also being considered for a permit system. Angel’s Landing, in particular, can be frustrating and very dangerous to navigate the chain portion of the trail with the high number of people traversing the cliff.

The dramatic scenery of Zion is understandably a huge draw. The rock formations show differently colored layers of rock. The Virgin River, which cuts through the rocks along the valley floor, provides a vital water source for the flora and fauna.

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Entry to The Narrows at the end of Riverside Walk. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

And, fauna are everywhere, including mule deer, wild turkeys, coyotes and desert big horn sheep, in addition to the ubiquitous squirrels, chipmunks and smaller creatures.

Zion is approximately a seven-hour drive through Las Vegas from Burbank. While the Zion Lodge in the park tends to be full up, there are plenty of hotels in the adjacent town of Springdale, which are also served by a free shuttle bus to the Visitor Center.

Restaurants in the town are okay. Some are pretty good for being out in the country. Utah law requires the serving of food with alcoholic beverages for restaurants, so if you’re going to knock back a cold one, you’ll be required to purchase food as well. Bars are very few and very far between.

We really enjoyed the food at Casa de Amigos (solid, tasty Mexican) and Zion Pizza & Noodle (excellent pizzas.) The Red Rock Grill at Zion Lodge and the Zion Brewing Company near the Visitor Center were also pretty good although they offered a similar menu.

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The red dust of The Watchman trail. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

More information on Zion National Park can be found here. Currently, standard vehicle entry fees, good for seven days, are $35 for a private vehicle, $30 per motorcycle or $20 per person. Various group fees are also available.

National Park officials recently announced they would be instituting a visitor reservation system for Zion in the future, but more details on the change are still forthcoming. So Get Out Of Town, Burbank, and visit someplace new, like the spectacular sandstone canyons of Zion National Park.

Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

Get Out Of Town!: Amir’s Garden

Griffith Park has over 53 miles of trails from which to choose, and our favorite short hike is the trek to Amir’s Garden. The tranquil hilltop garden oasis provides respite on hot summer days and is gorgeous and welcoming any day of the year.

Founded in 1971 and maintained for over three decades by Amir Dialameh, the hilltop originally was a barren and charred piece of land. Dialameh worked the land for years with permission from the City, removing over 200 burnt tree stumps, building a retaining wall with discarded fencing from the Old Zoo and turning five acres into a lush, green paradise.

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Amir’s Garden is a green oasis on a hilltop in Griffith Park. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

After passing away unexpectedly in 2003, Amir’s Garden was maintained by a cadre of volunteers until just recently. Now, the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks cares for the garden and administers activities held there.

With 275 feet of elevation gain in a 1.1 mile loop, the short trail to Amir’s Garden is steep enough to get a little cardio workout, and short enough to fit into busy schedules. While many hikers opt for the up-and-back trek along the fire road, following the loop includes a set of steep stairs, which are particularly great for getting the heart pumping and quads burning going up the trail.

To reach the trailhead, park near the Mineral Wells Picnic Area near the Wilson & Harding Golf Course driving range. Options are to head straight up the packed dirt fire road to the garden or to head a bit south along the Mineral Wells Trail to access the garden via the stairs.

(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Incredible views, plentiful flowers and shade and drinking water welcome hikers, horses and dogs at the top.

Amir’s Garden is filled with meandering paths and short, steep stairs, and dotted with benches and picnic tables. It’s a great spot for exploration and peaceful contemplation.

A quick drive from Burbank, Amir’s Garden hike is an awesome way to Get Out of Town!

Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

Get Out Of Town!: Jasper Johns At The Broad

Open through May 13, the Jasper Johns exhibit, “Something Resembling Truth,” provides a thematic look at his development as an artist over his sixty year career. Tickets are still available for the special exhibition at The Broad Museum in downtown Los Angeles.

Born in 1930, Johns first garnered notice in the art world for his painting Flag (1954-55), which the Korean War vet created after having a dream about the American flag.

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Jasper Johns’ “Flags” (1968) uses an optical illusion to reproduce the red, white and blue colors of the American flag on the gray field. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Johns’ use of iconic and commonplace symbols such as flags, maps, letters, numbers and targets brought him to the forefront of the neo-Dadaist movement.

His sculptures and collages include everyday items like flashlights, doorknobs, rulers and chalkboards.

The artist still doesn’t like to explain his art. But his comment about focusing on “things the mind already knows” has been included in many an exhibit and profile article over the decades.

According to his own comment on his exhibition of the Flag, Target and Number paintings in 1958, “It all began with my painting a picture of an American flag. Using this design took care of a great deal for me because I didn’t have to design it.”

“So I want on to similar things like the targets, things the mind already knows,” Johns said.

“That gave me room to work on other levels. For instance, I’ve always thought of a painting as a surface; painting it in one color made this very clear… A picture ought to be looked at the same way you look at a radiator.”

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“Numbers in Color” (1959) by Jasper Johns is on view at The Broad Museum. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

He uses familiar symbols and objects portrayed through a variety of techniques and styles including encaustic (heated beeswax), painting, sculpture, graphic arts, printmaking and collage.

The Broad exhibit includes recent works by Johns, in additional to many of his iconic works.

Also on view at The Broad are the museum’s regular collection and the selfie-taking favorite, Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013.

An additional Kusama infinity mirrored room, Longing for Eternity, 2017, is also on view.

Access to The Broad’s permanent collection and the infinity rooms are included with the purchase of the Jasper Johns “Something Resembling Truth” special exhibition ticket.

The rooms require a separate signup to reserve a place in line. Information on the process for viewing the rooms can be found here.

Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

“Target” (1958) by Jasper Johns is one of several recurring images used over the six decades of his artistic life. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)