One Man’s Vision at the Getty Villa, Part 3 of 3

Location: The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California, USA Date of Visit: January 18, 2016 Website: http://www.getty.edu/visit/villa/ This last installment of this article series will showcase a few select exhibits at the Getty Villa. While the J. Paul Getty Trust’s collection is an encyclopedia of fine art, the Villa’s exhibits are exclusively classical art and artifacts….

One Man’s Vision at the Getty Villa, Part 2 of 3

Location: The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California, USA Date of Visit: January 18, 2016 Website: http://www.getty.edu/visit/villa/ This part of the article series will review the Villa dei Papiri Architecture Tour at the Getty Villa with Docent Susan Quillan, taken in January 2016. The tour group consisted of about 30 people, and the museum provided earpieces…

One Man’s Vision at the Getty Villa, Part 1 of 3

Location: The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California, USA Date of Visit: January 18, 2016 Website: http://www.getty.edu/visit/villa/ You sweep down a garden walkway paved with exotic colored marble, admiring the shadows of tall columns topped with Corinthian capitals. Rosemary overflows from the garden flower beds, scenting the air as you pass. Delicate paintings on the walls…

Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts at the Getty Center

Location: North Pavilion, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA Date: February 17, 2016 Website: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/globe/ You know that you’re going to experience some of the best, the brightest, and the shiniest when you visit the Getty. The current manuscript exhibit delivers some pretty shiny manuscripts, plus a hefty load of big bright ideas. I…

Stay in Style at the Mission Inn Museum

Location: Riverside, California Date visited: February 27, 2016 Website: www.missioninnmuseum.org The Mission Inn Museum is supported by the Mission Inn Foundation and is located inside the curious and wonderful Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. The museum offers exhibits, a delightfully stocked museum store, and docent-led tours of the National Historic Landmark hotel, now a privately…

Back in Time at Riley’s Farm

Historic Site: Riley’s Farm, Oak Glen, California, USA Date of Visit: multiple throughout 2015 Website: www.rileysfarm.com Riley’s Farm provides unique living history experiences in a recreated environment. While most of the buildings are not “historic,” different areas of the farm correlate to different centuries with the “Colonial Chesterfield” area representing the 1770’s and the “Heritage…

What is the role of educational programming in museums today?

In the last twelve months, I’ve interviewed for several jobs in museums and a few of them have required supplementary questions. These are usually a type of essay question, and are required either with the original application or as part of a second-round screening process. The most recent application asked just one supplementary question: What…

The Museum on Top of Waimea Canyon

Location: Kōkeʻe Natural History Museum, Waimea Canyon & Kōkeʻe State Park, Kaua’i, Hawai’i, USA Date of Visit: December 14, 2015 Website: http://www.kokee.org/index.php?the-natural-history-museum-visiting The Kōkeʻe Natural History Museum focuses on the flora and fauna of Kaua’i and specifically, Waimea Canyon the “Grand Canyon” of the Pacific. The moderately sized building hosts the Hui O Laka visitor…

Hawai’ian Russians: Russian Fort Elisabeth State Historical Park

Location: Waimea, Kaua’i, Hawai’i, United States Date of visit: December 14, 2015 Website: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/kauai/russian-fort-elizabeth-state-historical-park/ The Russian Fort Elisabeth State Historical Park contains the 19th century ruins of a defensive fort built in an attempt to protect Russian shipping interests and provide a provisioning port in the Pacific Ocean. Russia built two additional strongholds on the…

Vikings Storm the Field Museum

Museum: The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA Date of Visit: May 19, 2015 Website: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/ Vikings was produced by the Swedish History Museum and MuseumsPartner, and sponsored by both Viking Cruises and Discover. It was at the Field Museum from February 27-October 4, 2015. Explore more details at the fantastic exhibit website. This exhibit was…

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