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OC Great Park Exhibit

FEDERAL ART PROJECT: AMERICAN DESIGN December 2, 2018–February 10, 2019 President Franklin D. Roosevelt developed the New Deal to provide economic relief during the Great Depression. Agencies like the Works Progress Administration (WPA) were established to fund programs, including the Federal Art Project, to alleviate unemployment. These programs commissioned thousands of artists and designers to create work across… Read More OC Great Park Exhibit

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Aliso Viejo Ranch

Today the @cityofalisoviejo celebrated the groundbreaking of the Aliso Viejo Ranch. This 7.7 acre property contains historical structures from the #Moulton era. The site will be rehabilitated for the public’s use with #exhibition spaces. We are excited to contribute to this ongoing project. #ranch #history #OC #archive #localhistory #AlisoViejo

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100th Armistice Day

#WWI was a #homefront experience for millions of women. Julia Hunt Catlin Park Depew Taufflieb, an American #socialite, directly contributed to impede combat casualties. During the #GreatWar, Julia converted Chateau d’Annel, her French mansion, into a 300-bed military hospital for the #Allies for four years with her own money. According to the World War I… Read More 100th Armistice Day

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Pasadena Museum of History

The Pasadena Museum of History opened Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960 on September 29, 2018 and runs until March 31, 2019. The exhibit was curated to “dispel the misconception that women were limited in their subject matter and demonstrate that women, especially here in California, have historically made their mark in a male dominated world.  Even today, the… Read More Pasadena Museum of History

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National Archives Month

The National Archives recognizes the month of October as American #ArchivesMonth. You can join the conversation via Twitter on Wednesday, October 3, for #AskAnArchivist Day. The nation will use this online, communal space to discuss what it entails to be an archivist. Learn more about the nation’s heritage by reading Stories about National Archives history in… Read More National Archives Month

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The UCI Institute and Museum for California Art

Opening Reception remarks from UCI Provost Enrique Lavernia took place on September 29, 2018. The First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection exhibit runs until January 5, 2019. Stephen Barker, dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, is executive director of IMCA. The show was curated by Stephen Barker, Dean of the Claire Trevor School… Read More The UCI Institute and Museum for California Art

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Craft & Folk Art Museum

The Craft & Folk Art Museum has been located in Los Angeles’ Museum Row since 1965. CAFAM exhibited Bamboo and Katherine Gray: As Clear as the Experience from May 27 – September 9, 2018. Visit www.cafam.org/exhibitions for their next series of collaborations. These include Merion Estes: Unnatural Disasters, Sherin Guirguis: of Thorns and Love, and Daydreaming… Read More Craft & Folk Art Museum

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San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano offers a glimpse into California’s past. This historic site is a distinctive destination and is protected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It “was first founded by Father Lasuen, on October 30th. But just a few weeks after the party of padres and soldiers arrived, they received word of the revolt… Read More San Juan Capistrano

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Oskar Fischinger

Oskar Fischinger: Paintings from the Permanent Collection at Laguna Art Museum May 31 – June 17, 2018 “The German-born Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) was an abstract artist working in both painting and film. Based in Berlin from 1927, he was acclaimed for his technically innovative art films, in which he animated forms and colors and synchronized… Read More Oskar Fischinger