Here’s Where to Read Free Art Books Online

Readers and art history lovers rejoice: your holiday season is about to get much more merry. We have good news for you: Getty Publications, associated with The Getty Museum, has a virtual library where you can check out over 250 … Continued

One-Stop Holiday Shopping: Your Local Museum Store?

Looking for a unique place to find a Christmas gift for the art-lover in your life? (Or, let’s face it, a special gift for yourself?) Here’s a thought: try your local museum shop. Despite criticism by Banksy (whose film is … Continued

Time to Check Out “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA”

First of all, let’s get this out of the way: no, LA/LA isn’t related to La La Land in any way besides the fact that the art show is also centered in Los Angeles. If you don’t live in Southern California, … Continued

Going for Baroque at the Norton Simon Museum

Odds are that you’re already familiar with Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum, even if you’re not aware of it. Though you may not recognize it without the big rose emblem that generally adorns the building’s exterior during TV broadcasts of the … Continued

Dynamic Duo: Klimt & Rodin Take San Francisco

The works of Gustav Klimt, in all their gilded glory, are coming to the Bay Area en masse for the first time. But they won’t be alone. Works by the artist best known as a “Vienna Secessionist” will join many … Continued

Exploring Museums Online with Google Maps: Cheap Summer Fun

Looking to visit a world-class museum this summer with the family, but halted as soon as you saw the airfare prices? We’ve all been there. International, and at this point even domestic, travel comes with a huge price tag, especially … Continued

Down to the (Humidifier’s) Wire at The Crocker

You remember humidifiers, right? It turns out that those sometimes-loud machines your parents would put in your room whenever you were overcome with a cold as a kid are critical to helping museums function. Humidifiers and climate-control systems are key … Continued

Plans Approved for Cheech Marin’s Museum of Chicano Art

It’s an unsurprising fact that many celebrities own so much art that they basically have their own mini-museums within their own residence(s). But here’s a fun fact: funnyman Cheech Marin (yes, that Cheech of Cheech and Chong) also owns an astounding … Continued

Introducing…Art Spots at the Crocker!

Those of us that are familiar with Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum probably already know about the Crocker’s extensive programs for kids. (And, seeing that we’re based in Sacramento, there’s a good chance many of our docents and teachers have already … Continued

Treasures in the Trash? At This Museum, Yes

We’ve all heard that one person’s trash may be another person’s treasure (or, as Jim Carrey’s version of The Grinch might say, “one man’s toxic sludge is another man’s potpurri”). But Nelson Molina’s museum takes this concept to another level. … Continued