We went to Santa Ana to visit the Bowers Museum on May 14, 2014 during a heat wave with strong winds coming from the East. The museum visit was comfortable with the temperature controlled rooms. We took a break for lunch at the excellent café at the museum.We were aware of some fires in San Diego and on the return drive we saw plumes of smoke behind the hills of Camp Pendleton. After checking the news reports after returning home they were showing multiple fires across San Diego county as well as at Camp Pendleton.
Soulful Creatures-animal mummies in ancient Egypt. The exhibition focused on one of the most fascinating aspects of ancient Egyptian culture and religion-the mummification of animals that included cats, dogs and wild animals. The exhibit was drawn from the Brooklyn museum collection and also had art related to the ritual use of animal mummies in the natural and supernatural world.
|The linen was woven in a patten|
The Lure of Chinatown: Painting California’s Chinese Communities. Artists played a pivotal role in documenting the historical changes that occurred in California’s Chinatowns over time as well as in contributing to the perception of these Chinatowns and their residents.