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New museum exhibit – Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology

The Chachapoyan Fertility Idol

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, presented by the National Geographic Society, immerses you in the science and history of field archaeology. Walk in the footsteps of beloved film hero Indiana Jones as you embark on this interactive museum adventure.

This unique exhibition features :

  • A vast and exclusive collection of Indiana Jones film props, models, concept art, and set designs from the Lucasfilm Archives
  • An interactive tour of legendary sites that sheds light on historical myths such as the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail
  • A rare chance to see some of the world’s most impressive material remains and real-world artefacts from ancient societies from the collections of the world-renowned Penn Museum and the National Geographic Society archives
  • A handheld multimedia guide that lets you personalize your exhibit experience
  • An interactive quest game that let’s children of all ages test their skills and explore the exhibit content in a fun, innovative way

 

Currently, in Spain but coming to Southern California in October 2012.

 

Learn more  - Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – The Exhibit

 

 

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Historical and Recreational Map of Los Angeles – by Jo Mora, 1942

“Historical and Recreational Map of Los Angeles,” designed by Jo Mora in 1942 and dedicated to his “buen amigo” Charles Lummis. The map squeezes in an extraordinary amount of historical facts and figures onto its 23- by 30-inch surface, depicting almost the entire history of Los Angeles up to that point, while looking toward the future.

Mora took a humorous approach to issues surrounding the tangled history of Los Angeles. The amount of detail is astounding, covering a huge spectrum – from the city’s water wars to the rise of the film industry. Excerpts don’t do the map justice (you owe it to yourself to go look at the full size map at the exhibit), but observing the details reveals Mora’s keen understanding of the city.

via KCET

 
Here are some excerpts from the map.
 

The founding of the city:

“Sunshine and mañana + love and fandangos = a delightful Pacific Arcadia.”

“I hereby name this first subdivision in Alta California - Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula”

 

Population growth of L.A.:

“Please help me figure out what IS the matter with the L.A. climate?”

 

The Beach and Conquistadores:

“Such different from our time…no?”

“Seguro que si (of course it is), but what muchachas!”

Pacific Standard Time's last hurrah for the exhibit – Lost and Found

I will be sad to see the Pacific Standard Time exhibitions go. For the past few months 60+ institutions all over California have been showing off the best native works from 1945-1980.

The pieces below are from the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station, on display until the end of this year, December 31, 2011.

The exhibit, called Lost and Found, features abstract expressionist pieces with a Los Angeles twist.

Here are my favorites.

By Alexis Smith, 1982 - Title: Christmas Eve, 1943 #41, From Here to Eternity

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Pacific Standard Time’s last hurrah for the exhibit – Lost and Found

I will be sad to see the Pacific Standard Time exhibitions go. For the past few months 60+ institutions all over California have been showing off the best native works from 1945-1980.

The pieces below are from the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station, on display until the end of this year, December 31, 2011.

The exhibit, called Lost and Found, features abstract expressionist pieces with a Los Angeles twist.

Here are my favorites.

By Alexis Smith, 1982 - Title: Christmas Eve, 1943 #41, From Here to Eternity

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