February 14, 2002
* Hollywood Entertainment Museum (7021 Hollywood Blvd., L.A.,  465-7900). Daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. except Wed. "George Hurrell: The Lost Photographs." The photo of Jean Harlow at right is among a recently discovered collection of images of movie stars from the 1920s to 1950s by the famous photographer. Through March 3. Also: "44 Television Sets on a Wall," and "Painting the Stars."
November 27, 2011
If you go West Kern Oil Museum, 1168 Wood St., Taft; (661) 765-6664, http://www.westkern-oilmuseum.org. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Kern County Museum , 3801 Chester Ave., Bakersfield; (661) 868-8400, http://www.kcmuseum.org. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission is $10 for adults; students are $8 and $9, depending on age.
March 21, 2009 |
It's been said that there's no such thing as a free lunch -- but a free feast for the eyes is within reach at an L.A.-area museum. The tally hereabout, not counting special exhibitions, can get as high as the $20 weekend adult admission at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. But savvy people can get comped even at the Huntington, where the first Thursday of every month is free, although you have to reserve tickets in advance. There's no parking charge.
March 6, 2009 |
Sun Yaoting was 8 when his father castrated him with a single swoop of a razor. The year was 1911, and China was in turmoil. Just a few months later rebels deposed the emperor, overturned centuries of tradition and established a republic. "Our boy has suffered for nothing," his father said, weeping and beating his breast, when he learned that the emperor had been overthrown. "They don't need eunuchs anymore!" Little did he know that the child nevertheless would earn a place in Chinese history.
March 23, 2012
The end of Pacific Standard Time — the Getty's region-wide survey on the history of art in Southern California — will be celebrated with free admission at 19 local museums on March 31. Among the participating institutions will be the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Fisher Museum of Art and the American Museum of Ceramic Art. Pacific Standard Time explored the history of art in Southern California...
February 2, 2011 |
If you'd like to view a familiar destination from a new perspective, turn to the FranceGuide for the Jewish Traveler for an unexpected window on centuries of culture and history in the country with the world's third largest Jewish population. The guide, long available as a printed book, is now online at the website of the French Government Tourist Office . For each of France ’s regions, the guide provides an account of museums, monuments, synagogues, neighborhoods and other notable sites, with tips on visiting them.