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Bloomsbury Murals: Sussex

Berwick Church mural by Angelica Bell Photo © Alice Joyce

In the breathtaking Sussex countryside of the South Downs, Berwick Church is a must-see destination for all travelers who are interested in the artists and writers associated with the Bloomsbury Group. The church’s clear glass windows replaced the Victorian windows destroyed by bombs during World War II. Verdant floral arrangements are installed throughout the church during the Springtime’s Light of Light Flower Festival. A forward-thinking Bishop with an appreciation for the Arts chose to commission the 20th century murals that adorn the church, hiring British artist Duncan Grant, together with Vanessa Bell (Virginia Woolf’s sister), and her son, Quentin Bell. Below: The original pulpit panels painted by Vanessa Bell were vandalized in 1962. Daughter Angelica Bell designed the replacement artwork.

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Urban Light by Artist Chris Burden

Chris Burden: Urban Light (Photo: Alice Joyce)

A sculptural installation by artist Chris Burden, this “forest of street lights” takes center stage on the LACMA campus.

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LACMA Resnick Pavilion: Irwin's Palm Garden

Resnick Pavilion Irwin Palm Garden Photo © Alice Joyce

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art boasts a stunning new exhibition building named in honor of museum benefactors, the Resnicks: The Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion is one of the latest ventures designed by prominent architect, Renzo Piano. During this recent Southern California sojourn, the weather couldn’t have been better: A week of mild winter weather and blue skies that allowed me to wander at leisure, taking in an expansive landscape comprising artist Robert Irwin’s Palm Garden.

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