Beginning April 8, we will reopen our doors to gradually welcome back guests inside our museum, starting with previews for members and community partners. Advanced timed tickets are required for entry and are now available online.  See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Conserving the Graces

Our Assistant Conservator helps the Three Graces stay beautiful

close-up of muses in the rotunda

A towering portrait of Art, Science, and History, the Three Graces statue may have caught your eye while visiting #NHMLA​'s Haaga Family Rotunda. However, such beauty requires care and upkeep. Marina Gibbons, Museum Assistant Conservator, shares her regimen.

The sweeping stained-glass dome was created by Walter Horace Judson, standing beside the inspiring Three Graces statue by Julia Bracken Wendt, one of Los Angeles’ first prominent sculptors. Learn more: