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 30, 2012 |
The government of Turkey is asking American museums to return dozens of artifacts that were allegedly looted from the country's archaeological sites, opening a new front in the search for antiquities smuggled out of their original countries through an illicit trade. The J. Paul Getty Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Harvard University's Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection are among the institutions that the Turkish government has contacted, officials say. Turkey believes the antiquities were illegally excavated and smuggled out of the country after the passage of a 1906 law that gave the state ownership of antiquities in the ground.
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...
May 20, 2011 |
As international health officials struggled this week to decide whether to destroy the last smallpox stockpiles, Booster Shots blogger Marissa Cevallos delved into the disease's history to remind readers about the devastation it wrought. There's also an interesting point to be made, according to the Wall Street Journal: In virologists' forgotten collections or dusty museum specimens, the deadly disease may still exist. That possibility was highlighted when a scab from the 1876 in a Virgina museum display was snatched by personnel, clad in surgical gloves and gowns, who came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention back in March.
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.