If you happen to be in Los Angeles between now and the end of November, you can get a unique look inside the mind of Guillermo del Toro.
For years now, del Toro has been collecting and displaying his personal treasury of horror, sci-fi and fantasy collectibles, books, toys, movie props and artwork at a Los Angeles-area home he owns and has dubbed Bleak House (he also owns the home next door, which the collection is expanding into). But starting this week, nearly 600 items from Bleak House are part of an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) called Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters.
Just like Bleak House, the exhibition will feature both the creations that inspired and influenced the beloved genre filmmaker as well as concept art and artifacts from his own movies. The exhibition -- which also includes screenings of both del Toro's films and some of his favorite movies, like The Bride of Frankenstein and Eyes Without a Face -- will be at LACMA through Nov. 27, with showings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario planned for next year.
Either as an incentive to get people to visit, or perhaps as a nod to fans who won't be able to make it, del Toro has posted a number of photos from the exhibition at his Twitter feed. You can check those out below (along with a short video tour of Bleak House itself) and go to the LACMA site for more info on the show. I personally can't wait to get down there, and if you're in L.A. anytime soon and a fan of GDT, monsters and genre art of all kinds, this is a must.