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6 Days | 5 Nights
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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Hotel Downtown is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, L.A.'s Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations, a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, restaurant and lounge on the premises, room service from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, and close proximity to world-famous L.A. destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://thelahotel.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with a hair dryer, alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, iron/ironing board, bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour fitness center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless internet is always available in the hotel lobby only. PARKING: Valet parking at the hotel costs $35/day. Less expensive parking is available in one section of the World Trade Center parking garage.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Hotel Downtown offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call. Rates are based on room availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 15 - Independent Arrivals
Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Check into LA Downtown Hotel after 3:00PM.

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 arranged in advance for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. This program offers the following choices for meals: standard, gluten-free, low fat, low salt, and vegetarian. We are happy to accommodate the varying dietary needs of our group. These special meal requests should be written on your Participant Information Form and must be received at least 3 weeks prior to the start date of your program.

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. Hotel Downtown

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Hotel Downtown is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, L.A.'s Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations, a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, restaurant and lounge on the premises, room service from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, and close proximity to world-famous L.A. destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://thelahotel.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with a hair dryer, alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, iron/ironing board, bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour fitness center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless internet is always available in the hotel lobby only. PARKING: Valet parking at the hotel costs $35/day. Less expensive parking is available in one section of the World Trade Center parking garage.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Hotel Downtown offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call. Rates are based on room availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 16 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Note: LACMA has six buildings containing the art on display. The art in each building is displayed on one to three floors in an area about two blocks long. The hour long guided docent walk is in one building and includes art on three floors. Elevators are available.

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: CLASS: 'Capital, Culture and Collecting: Huntington, Getty, Simon and Los Angeles Museum Building' gives a historical context to the personalities, financial acumen, and collecting passions of Henry Huntington, J. Paul Getty, Norton Simon, and Charles Lummis.

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 hotel

Evening: 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. Hotel Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Hotel Downtown is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, L.A.'s Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations, a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, restaurant and lounge on the premises, room service from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, and close proximity to world-famous L.A. destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://thelahotel.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with a hair dryer, alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, iron/ironing board, bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour fitness center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless internet is always available in the hotel lobby only. PARKING: Valet parking at the hotel costs $35/day. Less expensive parking is available in one section of the World Trade Center parking garage.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Hotel Downtown offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call. Rates are based on room availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 17 - J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los A...
Note: The Getty Center art collection is displayed in four buildings, three of which have two floors; the fourth building has three floors. There may be temporary exhibits in two other buildings. Optional guided docent walks of art, architecture or gardens last about an hour. Elevators are available. The amount of walking is determined by interest level. Access to the Getty Garden involves a slight incline.

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: CLASS: 'J. Paul Getty and His Collection' introduces the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles which houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs.

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 hotel

Evening: 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. Hotel Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Hotel Downtown is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, L.A.'s Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations, a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, restaurant and lounge on the premises, room service from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, and close proximity to world-famous L.A. destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://thelahotel.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with a hair dryer, alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, iron/ironing board, bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour fitness center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless internet is always available in the hotel lobby only. PARKING: Valet parking at the hotel costs $35/day. Less expensive parking is available in one section of the World Trade Center parking garage.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Hotel Downtown offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call. Rates are based on room availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 18 - Norton Simon Museum
Note: All art on display at the Norton Simon is in one building with two floors. An elevator is available. There is a private hour and a half long guided docent walk upon arrival. Many sculptures are outside and can be viewed from a walking path.

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: CLASS: 'Norton Simon, The Collector' introduces Norton Simon and his collection of 14th through 20th century European art and art of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

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 Cafe

Afternoon: Explore the museum and grounds on your own, view museum films, or purchase an audio tour.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Evening: PRESENTATION: DVD: Five short films about The Huntington’s Art, Gardens and Library

Lodging: The L.A. Hotel Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Hotel Downtown is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, L.A.'s Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations, a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, restaurant and lounge on the premises, room service from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, and close proximity to world-famous L.A. destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://thelahotel.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with a hair dryer, alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, iron/ironing board, bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour fitness center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless internet is always available in the hotel lobby only. PARKING: Valet parking at the hotel costs $35/day. Less expensive parking is available in one section of the World Trade Center parking garage.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Hotel Downtown offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call. Rates are based on room availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 19 - Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical...
Note: At the Huntington, the art collection is in four buildings and there are 14 principal garden areas around the buildings. The grounds are over 200 acres with some inclines. Elevators are available in the buildings. The amount of walking is determined by interest level.

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: CLASS: 'Arabella and Henry Huntington Collectors' introduces the Huntington as an oasis of art and culture set amidst 207 acres of breathtaking gardens. Three art galleries and a library showcase magnificent collections of rare books and manuscripts, 18th and 19th century British and French art and 18th through 20th century American art.

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 Library

Afternoon: Explore the art collection, library and gardens on your own.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Lodging: The L.A. Hotel Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Six: Friday, February 20 - Independent Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: CLASS: 'The Week in Review: How Los Angeles Museums Measure Up' wraps up the week by reviewing the experience program participants had during their week of site visits.

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



Free Time Opportunities


Los Angeles
Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau6801 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, CA 90028

(877) 506-3780

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

Music Center of LA135 North Grand Ave.

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/


Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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5 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips

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