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A + D Museum
Present and future renderings of Los Angeles from Rethink LA

Blade Runner had it wrong: The future of Los Angeles will be green, not gloomy. That's the contention of a new show at the A + D Museum that happily envisions our city's landscape 50 years from now.

Perspective on a Future City is made up of videos, models and photographs pulled together with the sort of snappy design you see in sophisticated architecture journals. That's fitting, since the of organizers Rethink LA are a collective of architects and designers who use their abilities to solve some of L.A.'s most nettlesome downers--in this case, urban sprawl and traffic.

The show's most striking works are the 18 double-faced photo installations: One side is present-day, while the other has a collaged rendering of the future. So, the 110-105 freeway interchange becomes a postmodern hotel with pool lounging; the L.A. River turns into an palmy oasis; and most encouragingly, the 405 near the Getty alchemizes into a public-transport-accessible nexus of symphony and dance.

Open through September 4, it's our $10 admission, grown-up version of Disney's Tomorrowland.

A + D Museum, 6032 Wilshire Blvd.; 323-932-9393 or

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