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TOUR: Museum of Ventura County
Friday, March 18, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Museum of Ventura County (map )
100 E. Main St., Ventura, CA

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Spaces Available: 19 - See Who’s Coming
Contact: Gloria Miele (805) 482-1625

Fun!  And networking!  And a museum!

We'll tour:

(1) "Duets: Art & Artisans in Harmony"
Around the world, the culture of music has developed over many centuries. Integral to that development has been its tool: musical instruments. This is reflected not just in the sounds they produce but also in their design and purpose. Highlights of this exhibition include:

· A cello crafted in the mid-19th century on loan from Mission San Buenaventura which has rarely been publicly exhibited; · A guitar made from all natural and recycled materials, crafted from resin and driftwood by musician J. Peter Boles ; · A hand-crafted electric guitar made by Tom Anderson of Anderson Guitarworks in Newbury Park used by many current artists, such as country great Clint Black, and · A true replica of a Baroque-period viola d’amore made by James Wimmer of Santa Barbara.
Works of fine art from the Museum of Ventura County’s collection will be paired with the instruments in a thematic and complementary way, reinforcing the true aesthetic of the luthier and instrument-maker in modern culture.

(2) "Seeds of Revolution: The Affair of the Necklace"

A conniving Countess and a desperate Cardinal were key players in what was to become one of the most sensational scandals in 18th century France. Intrigue, deceit and manipulation were the order of the day in the Court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette as a plot to steal a spectacular diamond necklace took place against a backdrop of despair and poverty. The story of the Affair of the Diamond Necklace and how it fanned the flames of revolution are brought to life through the George Stuart Historical Figures Collection.

Many events led up to the French revolution, but the impact of this one remarkable scandal was definitely one of the Seeds of Revolution.