Beginning April 1 at NHM and April 8 at the Tar Pits, we will reopen for our Members, community partners and general public. Advanced tickets are required for entry for NHM and the museum at La Brea Tar Pits, and can be purchased online. The William S. Hart museum will remain closed until further notice.  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: