Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open
Enter the fantastic world of artist, illustrator, animator, and toy designer Gary Baseman in this first major museum exhibition of his life and work. Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open explores the influences of Baseman’s Jewish family heritage and American popular culture on his exuberant, boundary-defying art.
Baseman’s creative universe comes alive with paintings, photographs, textiles, toys, sketchbooks, and videos presented in a setting that recalls his family home in Los Angeles’ Fairfax district, with furniture and memorabilia from his personal collection. The exhibition includes a vibrant array of Baseman’s illustrations for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone, original paintings and sketches for the Emmy Award–winning animated Disney series Teacher’s Pet, and
trailblazing artwork for the board game Cranium. Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open celebrates Baseman’s dynamic vision and inspires visitors to discover the creativity within themselves.
Event Price$10 General; $7 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12; $5 Children 2–12; FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2; FREE to all visitors on Thursdays
OrganizationSkirball Cultural Center
VenueSkirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049