Museums of the Arroyo Day returns this Sunday May 19 for its 30th anniversary celebration that gathers thousands of Angelenos for a day full of arts-driven fun in the Arroyo Seco area. Attendees can explore six local museums all for FREE as part of this annual event. The six museums and historical homes participating in MOTA are the Gamble House (pictured here), Heritage Square Museum, The Los Angeles Police Museum, The Lummis Home, and the Pasadena Museum of History. Find more info in the link located in our bio 😃 #museumsofthearroyo #thingstodoinla #welikela #gamblehouse #freemuseumday
I had such a good time with @liza_lou_studio last night! What an honor. Getting to explore and discuss works in the Museum’s collection together before hosting a capacity crowd to hear her talk about her work, then being with her in the gallery while she patiently explained the process... it was awesome. What this artist does with beads is mesmerizing, her collaborative process is unlike anything I’ve heard of before, and the finished product is something photos don’t do justice. I will be spending a lot of time sitting in front of this work over the next three months! Pretty awesome addition to the @kempermuseum Permanent Collection. #worklife #meettheartist #contemporaryart #behindthescenes #lizalou #womenartists #beads #textileart #museumlife #comeonover
‘Saule pleureur et bassin aux nymphéas’
Oil on Canvas
In 1861, Monet was drafted into the army. Forced to join the First Regiment of African Light Cavalry, he left Paris for Algeria, a territory that was then controlled by France. Monet's father offered to pay for his son’s discharge if he would promise to give up painting, but Monet refused to abandon art. After serving one year of his seven-year military commitment, Monet got sick with typhoid fever. His aunt paid to get him released from the army, and she enrolled him in art school in Paris.
Musician Muddy Waters had a vast influence on popular music. As both the last great Delta bluesman and the first great Chicago bluesman, Waters' approach to the genre inspired a generation of rock musicians.
Waters acquired this 1966 Guild S-200 Thunderbird after signing an endorsement deal with the Guild. He was pictured holding the guitar on his 1968 album ELECTRIC MUD.
Today's #MuseumWeek theme is #PhotoMW ! Did you know the Command Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places In fact, more than 20 buildings on MCRD San Diego are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum and other buildings on the Depot feature a distinctive Spanish Colonial Revival style as master planned by noted architect, Bertram Goodhue. Additionally, one fact many guests may not know is that the museum building itself has served several other purposes in the past, including operating as a barracks at one point.
1️⃣ - Museum Exterior from Courtyard
2️⃣ - Museum Exterior and Sign
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#Marines #USMC #MarineCorps #MCRDSD #MCRD #CommandMuseum #MCRDMuseum #History #Museums #HistoryMuseums #oorah #SemperFi #USA #museumlife
Another post for #museumweek ! Today’s theme is #photo, and I wanted to take this as an opportunity to highlight some of the unsung hero’s of #colonialwilliamsburg. In public history we are all about telling stories, and if people can’t come to our stories then we must bring the stories to them. I would love to believe that everyone will get the chance to visit this museum for themselves, but this is unrealistic. We have a dedicated group of volunteers and employees who are tasked with this challenge. Often times, they happen upon programming and what they get is evocative, entertaining, and gives a real perspective on 18th century life. Sometimes they also manage to capture our modern community, for example when two of our number married and we gave them a send off with flags, cheers, and bells. I am grateful that our wonderful photographers give us the opportunity to bring these stories to life for people who may never even set foot in this city.
📸 Photos of a Ladies Tea Protest, men shaving, the Anderson Leatherworks, and a wedding send off by the incomparable Fred Blystone. Thank you for all you do for this community. .
#photomw #photography #colonialwilliamsburg #colonialwilliamsburgphotographer #museumlife #museum #snapshot #livinghistory #publichistory #history #historycomesalive
Today is International Museum Day and we are celebrating and saying hi to all our visitors. We place our visitors and communities firmly at the heart of what we do. We run a variety of wonderful exhibitions and events and just love interacting with you all. #MuseumDay #MuseumsSparkJoy
Jump for joy, it is #MuseumDay! Visit the Westbank Museum to view our lovely displays, all donated with the generosity of the community. We couldn't have done it without you all! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for #KeepingtheHistoryAlive in Westbank.
#WestbankMuseum #Museum #MuseumWeek
Today’s #MuseumWeek2019 theme is #PhotoMW! It’s also the 125th Luther Burbank Rose Parade! So in celebration of both, here are some photos of the parade from our permanent collection 📷 Rain or shine, we’ll be out at our booth at Old Courthouse Square, playing some Rose Parade trivia. Let’s see how well our Instagram friends do with one of our trivia questions 🤔
1) Prior to being known as the Rose Parade, the event was known as the:
a) Rose Jubilee
b) Rose Celebration
C) Rose Carnival
(Photos: The Queen's float of 1911; Boot & Shoe Workers Union Santa Rosa; S. R. Flour Milling float with windmill; The Juvenile Queen of 1912)