Tagged history

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…

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…

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…

Book Review: “Stained Glass”

Stained Glass: Radiant Art by Virginia Chieffo Raguin Published by the J. Paul Getty Museum Getty Publications, 2013 This review was originally published on Medievalists.net on April 21, 2014.   In this slim trade paperback published by the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2013, readers are treated to an overview of medieval stained glass as an…

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