the art world

Guillermo del Toro’s At Home With Monsters LACMA Exhibit Is One Hell of a Scary Time

Photo: 2016 Getty Images

If you’re near Los Angeles and have a fondness for things on the macabre side, you’ll be pleased to learn that Guillermo del Toro’s new exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, titled Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, will be opening tomorrow. Running until November 27, the exhibit contains nearly 600 pieces from del Toro’s extensive private Bleak House collection including paintings, drawings, maquettes, books, and film-concept art — that all pertain to the director’s lifelong fondness of monsters. (Expect to see artifacts from his films, such as Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, as well.) “You can see my movies over and over again, and you will see that I adore monsters. I absolutely love them,” del Toro said at Saturday’s preview event. “I think humans are pretty repulsive!” He went ahead and documented the exhibit’s preview on Twitter. Boy, does it look pretty scary, or what?

After the exhibit ends in November, it’ll make its way to co-organizing museums in Minneapolis and Ontario in 2017, to scare even more people.

See Guillermo del Toro’s LACMA Monster Exhibit