A few weeks ago I stopped in at the Getty Villa up in Malibu with two friends from the UK. It is a beautiful museum, and one that I will always be happy to take out of town guests to. It is more than just a museum, it is an experience. The beautiful tile work, … More ‘Roman Mosaics’ a Getty Villa exhibition
One of the few things that I have always kept in mind about Chinese history, is its turbulence. It has had a plethora of both extreme beauty, and pernicious violence that over the centuries has resulted in some of the most striking art that can be seen today. In sharp contract from the Del Toro exhibition, Alternative … More Alternative Dreams: longing for 17th Century China
Alright everyone, please grab a coffee, a tea, a glass of wine, whatever is appropriate for the time of day where you are- this review is going to be a tad long. I apologize in advance, there is just so much to cover! The new Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters exhibition on at … More At home with Guillermo del Toro, and his monsters!
Last week I was at the Natural History Museum in downtown Los Angeles, and I had the opportunity to check out their new temporary exhibition on display through October 2 Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs. According to the NHMLA website, a Pterosaur was a flying reptile that lived 66 to 220 million years … More Pterosaurs Exhibition: NHMLA
I have mentioned before that I have always been a big fan of the cinema. I love going to the movies, and have slowly but surely persuaded my partner to come over to the dark side- we have popcorn with extra butter. For three years now I have kept running lists of the movies I … More Top 5 Films of 2016…So Far! [NO SPOILERS]
This post is going out a bit later than anticipated, but I still wanted to write a bit on the wonderful article London Down Under in the February 2016 issue of National Geographic by Roff Smith. I would first like to say that this was a wonderful issue, and I overall enjoyed all of the … More National Geographic Pt.2: London Down Under
To the surprise of many, until recently I still had not visited the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. I have walked past it, noted it, and always without fail told myself “next time I am in town I really should stop in.” Well I finally did so last week and coerced a friend to come … More Scottish National Gallery
Social media is obsessed with throw back Thursdays, so I thought I would write a quick blog throwing it back to my visit to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA last December. The Bowers is a small city museum that has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and has a range of … More #TBT : The Bowers Museum