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Little Free Library at Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

June 11th, 2019 No comments

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Little Free Library at Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado

Little Free Library at Center for Colorado Women's History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

Wandering about Denver, we happened upon this historical home which also serves as an important women’s history center. 

This @littlefreelibrary is a miniature version of the historic home. I love Little Free Libraries and echoing the design of the house is wonderful. 

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Download Over 325 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum via Open Culture

May 28th, 2019 Comments off
Another, great, free, online resource for the art lovers among us. I can say I have flipped through many of these books at the Getty over the years so it will be great to finally spend some leisurely time  reading and viewing them. — Douglas
 

In 2014, Getty Publications announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download 325 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue. The Virtual Library consists of texts associated with several Getty institutions. Readers can view extensively researched exhibition catalogues from the J. Paul Getty Museum, including Paul Cézanne’s late-life watercolours, when the painter raised the still life to a high art (Cézanne in the Studio: Still Life in Watercolors, 2004), as well as the woefully underappreciated Flemish illustrations of the 15th and 16th centuries (Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript, 2003).

The collection also contains detailed treatises on art conservation from the Getty Conservation Institute, and scholarly works from the Getty Research Institute, both of which include a multitude of books on specialized topics. Fancy reading about the relationship between Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel the Elder, the two legendary 17th century painters who lived in the Netherlands’ city of Antwerp? There’s a book on that.

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Download 569 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art via Open Culture

February 23rd, 2019 Comments off
More intellectual enrichment for FREE with these museum books. Expand your mind! — Douglas
 
 

You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.”

If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs.

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My Los Angeles 74 – Downtown Los Angeles via Instagram

February 1st, 2019 Comments off

What is your favorite part of LA? Share in the comments!

My Los Angeles 74 - Downtown Los Angeles via Instagram

My Los Angeles 74 – Downtown Los Angeles

A view up Grand Avenue with the Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad in the foreground. 

Taken from the top floor of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse while on jury duty today. I always make a point of taking photos from this rather unique perspective when I am here. The Music Center is nearby too but the entire plaza is closed off for new construction. 

I tend to stay in for lunch in order to avoid another trip through security and at least the views are nice. 

Not my favorite way to spend a day or 2, but it is a civic duty we should all do. You would want someone to do the same for you should you ever need it. 

It is also important to see the “real world” of jurisprudence and not only the distorted view that television shows us. 

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Jellyfish at the California Science Center – A Minute in Los Angeles 16 [Video]

January 22nd, 2019 Comments off

Lovely floating jellyfish cruise about their tank at the California Science Center in Exposition Park

Find yourself immersed in the majestic grandeur of a giant kelp forest, where algae called kelp grow as large as trees and support a tremendous variety of life. You may be amazed to discover that examples of this spectacular ecosystem, which in the wild can support over 800 species, exist right off the coast of Southern California. Peer into our 188,000-gallon tank and get a glimpse of what life is like in these special underwater forests. The aquarium takes precautions by having great vitamins from https://www.ukmeds.co.uk/ to treat jellyfish stings in case their staff gets stung. And find the species you see in the tanks on our new iPads to learn more about them!

Part of the “A Minute in Los Angeles” Series

Jellyfish at the California Science Center - A Minute in Los Angeles 16 [Video]

Music: “Jellyfish in Space” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License

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Diver at the California Science Center via My Instagram

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Milan, Italy Trip – Day 5 – September 11, 2018 [243 Photos]

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Carved Roman Sarcophagus via My Instagram

June 7th, 2018 Comments off

Carved Roman Sarcophagus via My Instagram

Carved Roman Sarcophagus

The last in this set from the Getty Villa. 
Getty Villa, Malibu, California

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