Archive, Field Notes

Malibu Lagoon Museum

The Adamson House in Malibu, CA is a delightful Spanish-Colonial revival property built in 1930. It was founded by Merritt and Rhoda Rindge Adamson. This land was part of the Spanish land grant deed to Frederick and May Rindge that was established as a cattle ranch. Ranchof Topanga Malibu Sequit was 24,000 acres with 22 acres… Read More Malibu Lagoon Museum

Archive, History

Queen Victoria

Original photograph at The National Archives. Catalogue ref:COPY 1/432/63, ‘Her Majesty the Queen in pony carriage with Princess Christian and Princess Frederica of Hanover standing by.’ John Brown her faithful servant holds the reins. Photographer: Robert Milne, Sep. 11 1897 Read The Project Gutenberg eBook, Sixty Years a Queen, by Sir Herbert Maxwell or Towne… Read More Queen Victoria

History

Barbie

Happy 60th Birthday, Barbie! In 1986, “Andy Warhol made his mark by creating images of American #icons. Barbie was added to the list when #Warhol painted her in 1986. The first Barbie portrait was reportedly inspired by Warhol’s #muse, Billy Boy, a jewelry #designer and member of New York’s downtown scene in the 1980s, who… Read More Barbie

Archive, History

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women since 1911. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter. Visit www.internationalwomensday.com/IWD2019 for local events, posters, school packets, and research. International Women’s Day downloadable resources Teachers, parents, caregivers – use International Women’s Day as an important opportunity to educate… Read More International Women’s Day

Archive, History

Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month by listening to her story. Visit the 2019 collaborative site, https://blogs.loc.gov/whm2019/ for exciting programs. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and… Read More Women’s History Month

Archive, Field Notes

San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) is located in Balboa Park. The contemporary gallery contains fascinating, large installations such as these John McCracken and DeWain Valentine polyester resin pieces. Within the permanent collections, you will find incredible pieces like the René Magritte and Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí. Currently on view is the Artists… Read More San Diego Museum of Art

Literature

Charles Dickens

Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens! We encourage you to read The Guardian article “Charles Dickens and the Women Who Made Him” written by Dickens’ great-great-great-granddaughter Lucinda Dickens Hawksley. Here is an excerpt: “The real women in Dickens’s life were very different from his domesticated and compliant creations, including three remarkable women in his family. Charles’s paternal… Read More Charles Dickens

Art, Field Notes

OCMA Expand

Located in the heart of the OC performing arts scene, the Orange County Museum of Art has a spectacular plan to expand its role of educating and inspiring the community. Check out the exterior façade that shows the OCMA sign next to Morton’s on Sunflower Ave. Take a visit to the new location OCMA Expand in… Read More OCMA Expand