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

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

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

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

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