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Field Trip Day 13: The Vatican Splendors at the Ronald Reagan Library

Last Saturday after hearing about the special exhibition from the Vatican Museum of Rome, Italy, to be held at the Ronald Reagan Library, I made the daring trip to the location in Simi Valley, barely conquering the infamous 5 North freeway.  I arrived at around 11:30 am to find the main parking lot is packed… Continue reading Field Trip Day 13: The Vatican Splendors at the Ronald Reagan Library

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Field Trip Day 12: Anime Expo 2016

Anime Expo (or AX for short) is the largest convention of animation and manga from Japan held in the US.  You can say it's like the Comic-Con of Japanese pop culture.  It started in the Northern California and later moved down to the Southern California in 1991, where it has resided since.  It has been held… Continue reading Field Trip Day 12: Anime Expo 2016

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Field Trip Day 11: The Broad Museum

After months of waiting I finally nabbed the coveted ticket to the newly opened Broad Museum in Downtown LA, located right across an older cousin the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art). Opened in September of last year this new museum boasts of larger collection of modern post WWII era and contemporary art by legendary and… Continue reading Field Trip Day 11: The Broad Museum

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Field Trip Day 10 : The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Located in Santa Ana, California, the Bowers Museum houses an eclectic collection of ancient cultural artifacts of Pre Columbian, Pan Asian, Pacific Islands, and early California paintings.  Named after Charles Bowers, who was a land developer in the 1800s the Mission Revival styled building was opened in 1931 and originally devoted to the history of… Continue reading Field Trip Day 10 : The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

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Field Trip Day 9:  Anaheim Packing House

FLong before there was Disneyland, the Angels Stadium, the Honda Center, and a bombastic growth spurt of high end resorts and restaurants above its dusty grounds, the city of Anaheim was a thriving agricultural community of orange and citrus groves.  Sunkist Corp., one of the leading growers of the tasty oranges, once had a warehouse… Continue reading Field Trip Day 9:  Anaheim Packing House

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Field Trip Day 8: LA Brewery Artwalk

The Los Angeles Brewery Artwalk is a biannual event at one of LA's biggest artist in residence community.  Originally the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery, it was converted into a non-profit art community in 1982 and today boasts of over 100 artist studios of all genres and techniques and characters.  The event is open on one weekends… Continue reading Field Trip Day 8: LA Brewery Artwalk

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Field Trip Day 7 : The Bunny Museum

What started out as a bunny plush gift from her husband gradually turned into a passion for collecting all things hoppity hop for Pasadena resident Candace Frazee and her husband Steve Lubanski.  First opened in 1998 it currently holds the Guiness World Record for the largest collection of rabbits and rabbit products. The museum is… Continue reading Field Trip Day 7 : The Bunny Museum

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Field Trip Day 6 : The Getty Villa

Before the grandiose Getty Center of Santa Monica made its appearance in 1993 showcasing a huge collection of arts owned by the late oil tycoon / art enthusiast J. Paul Getty, there was the smaller first cousin that first built in 1954 at the heart of Pacific Palisades, the Getty Villa.  Built to replicate the… Continue reading Field Trip Day 6 : The Getty Villa

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Field Trip Day 5: Olvera Street

It was a mild and sunny day when I embarked on a day trip to one of the oldest surviving venues and the 'birthplace' of Los Angeles, the Olvera Street.  Continuing on my cultural and artistic treasure hunt this has been a trip that's long overdue in my thirty years living in California. A brief… Continue reading Field Trip Day 5: Olvera Street

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Field Trip Day 4 – Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum of Assemblage Art

Last Sunday I took a long drive down to the hot dusty desert city of Joshua Tree to visit one of the hidden artistic wonders- the Noah Purifoy Museum of Assemblage Art. I happened to read about this on a Westways magazine and it sparked my curiosity, and added to my list of artistic treasure… Continue reading Field Trip Day 4 – Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum of Assemblage Art