King Tut Exhibit at the California Science Center

California Science Center

In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the California Science Center at USC is presenting King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh until January 2019. This particular exhibit is the world debut of these 150 treasures (some of which have never before left Egypt), and after this world tour, all artifacts related to King Tut will reside permanently in their new home in Egypt.

Fortunately, the exhibit allows photos without flash.

At the end, the obligatory gift shop, because everyone needs a King Tut mug.

King Tut Gift Shop



Claremont Children – Art and Books

The annual ARTstART exhibition at the Ginger Elliot Exhibition Hall in Memorial Park came and went last weekend. As usual, the room was filled with children’s creations.

Ginger Elliot gallery

The 7th Annual Children’s Book Festival hosted by the Friends of the Claremont Library was in Taylor Hall this year due to the renovation of the library. The theme was Oh The Places You’ll Go, and many children and families took advantage of the activities.

The best part was that each child got to take home a free book.

Free Books


April 2018 Photo Round-Up

Maybe April is the Cruelest Month because it goes way too fast.

It started with Easter on April Fool’s Day.

Easter CUCC

Guerilla art by Alexandra Bell appeared at the Pomona College Art Museum and Honnold Library.

The annual International Festival at CMC and Alumni Days at the colleges rolled around on schedule.

Progress is evident at the new Pomona College Art Museum.

Stop signs are ineffective against nature.


Albert Stewart Doors Renovation

The main entrance to the CUCC faces Harvard Avenue with four impressive doors crafted by Albert Stewart, Scripps Art Professor from 1939 until he retired. These wooden doors have suffered the effects of the elements, but are being restored to their former glory.


As you can see, the door on the left is next in line for restoration.

CUCC Door before

The side panels have already been restored. The left panel depicts Moses and the Burning Bush.

Albert Stewart CUCC door Moses

The panel on the right portrays the Sower and the Seed.

This entrance opens the way to a treasure trove of art inside and throughout the church, which is featured the documentary, Claremont Modern.

Noguchi Garden in Costa Mesa

Noguchi California

Googling “hidden Orange County” reveals a pocket park (not unlike some in downtown San Francisco) just across the way from Segerstrom Hall and the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Isamu Noguchi’s California Scenario represents forests, deserts, water, and even the lima bean. Yes, the lima bean. Read more about that and see more pictures here.



January 2018: Photo Round-Up

A Netflix thriller, Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock, came to Scripps College for a few days of filming.

Construction on the new Pomona College Art Museum became more visible.

My friend told me about her favorite tree along Foothill Blvd (aka Route 66), so I had to take a closer look at it. It’s a live oak.

New signage for the Robert Redford Conservancy (across the street from above tree).

Comedienne Tig Notaro spoke at Scripps, and the Motley Coffeehouse at Scripps will be open this week.