Walking and standing on our docent-led walk; Stairs with elevators available; 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 docent-led walk is in one building and includes art on three floors. Elevators are available.
Enjoy a plentiful buffet featuring a variety of choices including both hot and cold selections, coffee, tea, juice, and water.
In the hotel, an art historian will lead a captivating lecture on the historical background of Los Angeles museums and the art enthusiasts of Los Angeles and their world renowned collections. Personalities including Henry Huntington, J. Paul Getty, Norton Simon, and Charles Lummis made their living in Los Angeles and contributed to its becoming a major city in California. Each of their collections, ranging from Native American photography and prints to European masterpieces, are housed in museums throughout the city. Following the lecture, our private motorcoach will bring us to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.
Enjoy a private, docent-led walk of the permanent exhibits of the Ahmanson Building, the original building of the museum complex. Following the conclusion of our docent-led walk, take the remaining time for personal independent exploration. Holding more than 120,000 works of art with permanent and rotating collections, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the Western United States.
At the hotel.
We’ll wrap up the evening with a video presentation of “Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center” with an opportunity for questions and answers afterwards. A massive undertaking that took more than a decade, the Getty Center rises out of the hill top, growing out of the natural geography of the area. The monumental complex required the gathering of creative personalities from numerous fields, which gave way to conflict and tension.