Building on its already formidable collection of German Expressionist paintings, the Lenbachhaus, Munich, is expanding its temporary exhibits of major Expressionist painters. This winter it is a parallel retrospective of Jawlensky and Werefkin who moved to Munich From St. Petersburg in 1894 and stayed until forced out by war (as enemy aliens) in 1914. Jawlensky […]
Anyone who visits Mexico must, at some point, be impressed by Mexico’s mural tradition. From Diego Rivera murals in Mexico City to modern day graffiti, public art is a part of everyday life. The full range was on view on a recent trip to Puebla, beginning with the pre-Columbian murals at Cacaxtla – an archaeological […]
The Museo Internacional Barocco in Puebla, Mexico opened in 2016 to much acclaim. Designed by Toyo Ito, its sleek lines compliment, complement and contrast with the sleek lines of the art contained within. The Entrance of the Museum The Museum’s location in the affluent neighborhood of Angelopolis at some distance from the historic center of […]
A world apart – even if it is the National Park closest to Los Angeles. Five islands off the coast by Ventura, three accessible through scheduled service by Island Packers out of Ventura harbor. We chose Santa Rosa Island – a three hour trip out of Ventura – with one developed campground about a mile-and-a-half […]
First visit since the Woolsey Fire last fall. Sadly, only two buildings remain. Despite clear evidence of destruction from the fire… …new growth is abundant. An easy walk of about 3 1/2 miles with modest elevation gain and loss along the way. Finally starting to feel like summer, though. Great vistas along the way.