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October 28, 1995 | SHAUNA SNOW
DANCE L.A. Ballet Loses Mervyn's Grant: The Mervyn's-Target department store chain has canceled its three-year $975,000 grant to Los Angeles Ballet because of the company's inability to produce George Balanchine's "Nutcracker" in 1995, according to Mervyns spokeswoman Sandra Salyer. The grant provided L.A. Ballet with $162,500 in April, but funding and loans from other sources fell through, and all of the company's scheduled 1995 performances have been canceled.
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April 7, 1996 | Suzanne Muchnic, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
"What brought me to Santa Barbara?" asks Robert H. Frankel, new director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. "You mean apart from the fact that it's one of the world's most glorious places?" On the job since Jan. 1, Frankel is still overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of his new home, but he has another reason for transplanting himself from Norfolk, Va., where he directed the Chrysler Museum for the past five years.
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January 25, 1998 | Suzanne Muchnic, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is a thoroughly predictable, conventional institution in an extraordinarily beautiful town, right? Year after year, it sits in the same gorgeous place, greeting visitors with selections from its permanent collection and a conservative mix of temporary exhibitions.
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July 19, 1998 | Suzanne Muchnic, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
Arriving in the wake of President Clinton's visit to China, "Eternal China: Splendors From the First Dynasties" which opens Tuesday at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, appears to be a case of perfect timing.
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May 24, 1999
Visual Arts / Museums Bowers Museum of Cultural History 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 92706; (714) 567-3600; Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Peter C. Keller, president. Background: The Bowers Memorial Museum opened in 1936 as a city-run museum devoted to the history of Orange County; closed in the mid-1980s, the museum reopened in 1992 as the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art.
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