Quality Inn Burbank Airport
2255 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91504-3309
Phone: (818) 848-1680
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Arts & Museums
George Westmore Research Library & Museum was created to honor the creation Hollywood make-up and hair industry. George Westmore has a hairdresser who created the first Hollywood makeup and hair department. You can look at pictures and memorabilia from the time when the actors would have to do their own makeup with their own products to the impressive industry it is today. Visits are by appointment only.
Located in a beautiful blue building, the Artpeace Gallery is a youthful gallery. The gallery mainly features fine art and African American Artwork. There is a wide variety of artwork, including oil paintings to sculptures and fine art to abstract originals. Although the paintings can be expensive, an occasional star has been spotted at the gallery.
Aries Gallery is a local fine arts gallery that features contemporary and fine artwork mostly from the local artists with a few exhibits from around the world. The artwork is beautiful and often has a hopeful tone. Although the price of buying an original artwork is often very steep, you window shop and enjoy the gorgeous work for free.
The Burbank Historical Society created the Gordon R. Howard Museum out of the historical Victorian Mentzer House. The house was built in 1887 and includes several historical displays and artifacts. Gordon R. Howard Museum showcases the local Burbank history and you can look at photographs that show the evolution of Burbank.
Hyaena Boutique & Gallery has the slogan "odd things for eclectic tastes" and it lives up to that saying. The gallery features dark, whimsical and often creepy artwork where the pictures are often fantastical or very contemporary. You can find a lot of different items here, including comic books, original artwork, watches, as well as uniquely designed furniture. This gallery is not for the faint of heart, but it has some of the most original artwork.
Artwave is a showroom with over 15,000 oil paintings in stock. Apart from paintings, they also stock frames, statues and mirrors. With such a wide variety you can be assured to find something to suit your taste. The paintings are beautiful and speak of good quality. Pick up a beautiful frame to go with the painting and have the store's professionals fix it up for you. Choose from a variety of eclectic and attractive art like unusual statues and impressive mirrors. Let your artistic side take over and decorate your home or office space with these colorful pieces.
This is the first major movie studio to open a museum dedicated to memorabilia from its films. Showcased in the museum are costumes, props, animation cells, letters and more, collected over 75 years since Warner Bros opened. The museum showcases the four Oscars the studio has won, one of them for the first talkie, 'The Jazz Singer' (1927). Specific items on display include the clothes and piano from 'Casablanca', Vanessa Redgrave's pumpkinseed dress from 'Camelot', John Wayne's saddle and chaps, and James Dean's 500 motorcycle. The museum can be seen as part of the Warner Bros VIP Studio tour. Children under eight years of age are not permitted.
This complex offers plenty of historical stimuli. The Museum of Mexican History features a re-creation of an Aztec calendar and an actual Mayan tomb, as well as costumes, mosaics and a bevy of other reproduced and genuine goods. Outside in the plaza there are more examples of Mayan and Toltec creations, much like those that can still be found adorning ancient ruins. Admission is free.
This place is heaven for train-loving tots. An interactive museum in the old-fashioned sense of the word, youngsters can climb in, around or on all the attractions, and many of them will want to do so for hours upon end. Kids can even take a mini train ride for a small fee. The antiques, which include artifacts from trains to classic cars to horse-drawn carriages, showcase the country's railway history—which is especially relevant to California. This museum is a treasure for transportation lovers of all ages.
Consisting of the Atrium and Skylight galleries, this space is host to eight exhibitions each year, focusing on a single artist in each of the galleries. Recent exhibitions have showcased the paintings of Donald Forkner, the mixed media works of Susan Sandler, various collage artists and photo manipulations created by Nicholas Fedak II and Marianne Magne. The gallery also holds a juried exhibition every year. Admission is free; disabled access in the rear of the building.
Gene Autry opened this museum in 1988 to showcase western history. The museum features several rotating exhibits as well as a permanent collection. Art and artifacts from the Old West are on display, from the West's prehistoric roots to the 20th Century's Hollywood glamorization of the Wild West. Using film, radio and television clips, and a hands-on discovery center for children, the museum sheds a bright light on this part of the nation's heritage.
Hollywood Bowl Museum is home to some of the best Hollywood legends the film industry ever witnessed. The main attraction here is a 10 minute video, which will enrich any visit to this legendary outdoor amphitheater. The film features the first ever recording here, as well as footage of a number of legendary performances over the years. Some of the highlights of the other exhibits include original designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Soundscape that lets you explore the myriad possibilities of sound and the GTE Museum Resource Center, which allows visitors to use computers to access thousands of photos, documents and video clips. Admission is free. Check website for varying dates.