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JOURNEYS TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD

Mount Everest was first climbed in 1953 as part of the ninth British expedition to the Himilayas. Everest: Ascent to Glory at the Bowers Museum celebrates these attempts to explore and summit what the Tibetan people call the “Mother Goddess of the World.”  Humanity has long sought to expand into new frontiers, pushing boldly where others have feared to or could not go. For Great Britain, the early 20th century was marred by the Great […]

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DREAM SCENARIO

Fine art photographer Hugh Foster finds the balance between grace and strength at two iconic Orange County works of art For Hugh Foster, architecture is more than mere backdrop. It is an essential part of the artistic conversation between subject and setting. The sinewy structure of a body’s musculature is juxtaposed against mineralized stone, veins visible against alabaster/bronzed bone. A dancer’s pose is fleeting against the granite structure’s permanence. But here, in Foster’s lens, they’re […]

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THE NEW WOMAN BEHIND THE CAMERA

The extraordinary worldwide impact women had on the practice of photography from the 1920s to the 1950s is celebrated by an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. During the 1920s, the iconic New Woman was splashed across the pages of magazines and projected on the silver screen. As a global phenomenon, she embodied an ideal of female empowerment based on real women making revolutionary changes in life and art. Featuring more than 120 photographers […]

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STILL LIFE

The Pageant of the Masters Portraits by Matthew Rolston at Laguna Art Museum The Pageant of the Masters is an iconic part of summer in coastal Orange County, and a foundational cornerstone of art and culture in Southern California. Since the early 1930s, actors have recreated classical and contemporary artwork on a Laguna Beach stage. Known as tableaux vivants, or living pictures, the paintings, sculptures, and other works are vividly realized, thanks to the actors […]