PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.
ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.Dinner: Dinner at hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.
Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Dinner
FIELD TRIP: After class, motorcoach departs hotel for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.Lunch: Lunch on your own at Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Afternoon: Enjoy a private, docent-led walk of the permanent exhibits of the Ahmanson Building, the original building of the museum complex. Afterwards, explore the museum and grounds on your own or join a public tour.Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: PRESENTATION: DVD: 'Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center' traces the building of the Getty Center, one of the most ambitious cultural undertakings of the 20th century.The gathering of creative personalities needed to complete the monumental complex gave rise to conflict as well as consensus, to tension as well as resolution.Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
FIELD TRIP: After class, the motorcoach departs the hotel for the Getty Center.Lunch: Lunch on your own at Getty Center
Afternoon: The Getty Center presents the Getty's collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views. Explore the museum and grounds on your own or join one of the public tours.Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: CLASS: Historic Los Angeles
The history of Los Angeles, one of the oldest cities in the United States, begins with its founding by the Spanish government as a town in 1781, eight years before George Washington became the first president of the United States and 22 years before the Louisiana Purchase.
A successful farming community under the flags of Spain, Mexico and the United States, Los Angeles grew to become the second largest city in the United States. While the session discusses the basic facts of the city's founding and growth, the emphasis is on the reasons and motivations that created the present city.Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
FIELD TRIP: After class, the motorcoach departs the hotel for the Norton Simon Museum.
Enjoy a private docent-led walk of the Norton Simon Museum.You will have time to explore the collections and the sculpture garden on your own. Like Monet’s Giverny, the garden at the Norton Simon Museum is a living work of art providing tranquil and inspirational surroundings for the Museum and its visitors. Many come to sketch the attractive landscaping and featured sculptures or simply relax and enjoy the atmosphere.Lunch: Lunch at Norton Simon Museum CafeAfternoon: Explore the museum and grounds on your own, view museum films, or purchase an audio tour.Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: PRESENTATION: DVD: Five short films about The Huntington’s Art, Gardens and LibraryLodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FIELD TRIP: After class, the motorcoach departs the hotel for the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Explore the collection and gardens on your own. Complimentary audio guides are available for the Huntington Art Gallery and the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art.Lunch: Lunch on your own at Huntington LibraryAfternoon: Explore the art collection, library and gardens on your own.Dinner: Dinner at hotelLodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
CLASS: 'In Our Care: Fundamentals of Museum Object Management' provides a basic primer on how museums generally manage their collections.
HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our Art Collectors program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast
Hollywood, CA 90028
There's so much to see and do in Los Angeles that we advise participants to contact the LA Convention and Visitors Bureau or visit their website to get further information.For additional information, visit: www.discoverlosangeles.com
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone (213) 972-7211.
Information and performance schedules for the Music Center, home to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theater, Mark Taper Forum and Walt Disney Concert Hall are available online at www.musiccenter.org. Inquire about Rush Tickets for LA Philharmonic and LA Opera performances and HOT TIX for theater performances.For additional information, visit: www.musiccenter.org/