Field Notes

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

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Irvine Ranch Jamboree

We had a great day at the Irvine Ranch Jamboree! Chris and Jennifer exhibited 70 Degrees along with 20 other historical organizations. This event was hosted by OC Parks and OC Historical Commission. Guests enjoyed live bands, historic vehicles, children’s crafts, a photo booth, and a petting zoo. Visit the Irvine Ranch Historic Park Monday… Read More Irvine Ranch Jamboree

Field Notes, Literature

UCI Libraries

Orange County has a unique tie to The Bard with Madame Modjeska. You will find elements of her story in UC Irvine’s Spring 2018 exhibit that makes the connection from Stratford to the OC. Professor Marcy Froehlich, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts – Drama, made an incredible presentation last evening about her professional… Read More UCI Libraries

Field Notes

Ocean Institute

Dana Point has the Ocean Institute, an amazing science-based non-profit organization, that is dedicated to educating the community through programs. You will find the array of sea life well-documented in this living museum. The Pilgrim replica tall ship is based off of Richard Henry Dana, Jr. journey mentioned in his novel Two Years Before the… Read More Ocean Institute

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The Broad

The Broad, Los Angeles’ newest modern art museum, has an incredible collection of pieces. You will enjoy the physical space that holds this phenomenal collection. You can preview what is on exhibit on their website and see what upcoming programs they are having for the community. We recommend that you prepare in advance for your… Read More The Broad

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Orange County Great Park

Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CA is part of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. Today, you can visit it for art and history exhibitions. This historic hanger holds a permanent collection of Marine and Home Front history. They have oral history listening stations with interviews conducted by CSUF’s Center for Oral… Read More Orange County Great Park

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has a new permanent exhibit titled, “Becoming Los Angeles.” The displays contain large format photos, artifacts, and videos set in a larger than life timeline that swoops between several rooms. Each area includes tributes to pioneer voices and captures the everyday experience on this former sprawling vista.… Read More Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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Scottsdale Art

Scottsdale Public Art’s “LOVE” sculpture was completed by Edwin Benoit in 1999. It is a large, “144” (h) x144″ (w) x72″ (d) sculpture made of poly-chromed red and blue aluminum, weighing 3,800 lbs” which allows guests to stand and often place themselves within this space. Listen to Scottsdale Public Art’s former director, Valerie Vadala Homer,… Read More Scottsdale Art