June 26, 2011 |
Call it the accidental road trip. Looking for a less monotonous route home from Northern California last summer, my family and I took California 99 south from Sacramento to Bakersfield and picked up Interstate 5 from there. It took a little longer, but the four-lane road's calming landscape and quirky attractions left us pleasantly surprised and prolonged our vacation buzz. California 99 is easy to overlook as a route to San Francisco and points north. It's not as scenic as the coastal highway or as fast as Interstate 5, and it has more than its share of cows and dirt pastures.
January 25, 2014 |
Art enthusiasts, dabblers and neophytes: This is your final call. Saturday is the day when many of Southern California's major museums are offering free admission to the general public. No art-school prerequisites are required, though they will certainly help. The official list features 20 participating museum venues, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art , the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange County Museum of Art. The Getty is also participating, but the museum normally offers free admission to all, with free timed tickets required for the Getty Villa.
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 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...