A massive Tim Burton retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art proved a hit with fans and museum-goers. The director of such films as "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands," "Ed Wood" and "Alice in Wonderland" displayed his macabre artwork and movie props
in the exhibition, which drew tens of thousands of people, despite a separate ticket price on top of regular admission to LACMA and a savage review
from The Times art critic, who called the show "a monotonous plod." The show's popularity wasn't surprising; during its time at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where the exhibition debuted in 2009
, it became one of the highest-attended shows in MoMA history. Plus, Burton's special connection
to Los Angeles (he spent his childhood in Burbank) was an extra draw for the local art crowd.