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

Field Notes

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

Field Notes

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

Archive, Field Notes

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

Art, Field Notes

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