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24195
Online Program

Adventures Online: Art Collectors & Their Collections

Live from Los Angeles! Join expert art historians live for an in-depth look into some of the country’s most noted art collectors and their collections during this online adventure.
Program No. 24195RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
499
Online Program

Adventures Online: Art Collectors & Their Collections

Live from Los Angeles! Join expert art historians live for an in-depth look into some of the country’s most noted art collectors and their collections during this online adventure.
Length
5 days
Starts at
499
Program No. 24195 RJ
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Online Program
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DATES & PRICES

Online Program
Details
Accommodation Details
Learn from the comfort of your own home.
5 days
2
Huntington
From the comfort of your own home.
3
Getty
From the comfort of your own home.
4
Norton Simon, Eli Broad
From the comfort of your own home.
5
Broad & MOCA, Final Class, Panel Wrap-up
From the comfort of your own home.
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At a Glance

Discover some of America’s most beautiful art collections without leaving home! With art educators and historians, join us for a live, online experience that brings you into the heart of Los Angeles and its most famous art collections. Attend virtual field trips to renowned museums including the Getty Center and Huntington Library & Gardens for an up-close look at the artworks, and gain further insight into the collectors themselves during informative lectures and presentations from our experts. Enjoy ample opportunities to connect with your fellow Road Scholars through discussion, while sharing your mutual love for art and history.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Immerse yourself in the lives of famous art collectors during lectures and presentations by art historians who offer a look into the collections of J. Paul Getty, Norton Simon, Arabella Huntington and Eli Broad.
  • Join your experts for virtual field trips to world-class art museums including the Huntington Library & Gardens, the Getty Center, the Norton Simon Museum and the Broad Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Get insight from an art historian on the curation and preservation of these noteworthy collections and how they compare with others around the world.

General Notes

Your online program will include 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live and in person experience. This live online experience is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
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Paul Spitzzeri
A California historian and author of numerous works on such topics as railroad development and regulation, overland emigration, and criminal justice, Paul R. Spitzzeri received his bachelor’s and master’s in history from California State University, Fullerton. He is Museum Director of the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum near Los Angeles and an Award of Merit recipient from the American Association for State and Local History for his biography of the Workman and Temple families.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Manuel Marquez View biography
Manuel Márquez comes to Road Scholar after a rewarding career in medical practice management. He has led groups to Cuba and his native Los Angeles. As an undergraduate in Boston, he was introduced close-up to the wonders of Western Art, the colonial and revolutionary history of the United States, and a love of learning about planet Earth and all its inhabitants. Manuel has explored nearly fifty countries on five continents over the past four decades. He enjoys music, reading, movies, and his beautiful cat Pearl.
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Simon Kenrick View biography
A 23-year veteran of Road Scholar, Simon was previously a political journalist, neighborhood artist and kindergarten teacher. He teaches art history at San Francisco State University and Osher Lifelong Learning in Berkeley. Widely traveled in the U.S. and Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, he brings to life his personal knowledge of works and sites in his Road Scholar talks, museum and architectural tours—from Classical Greece and Rome to medieval Morocco, Impressionist Paris and the cutting-edge arts of the contemporary city.
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Donna Granata View biography
Donna Granata is the founder and executive director of Focus on the Masters (FOTM), a highly respected nonprofit archive and educational program documenting contemporary artists. An accomplished artist in her own right, Granata is an internationally published portrait photographer. Her photographs have been displayed across the United States. Selected works from her FOTM portrait series are housed in the Smithsonian's Archive of American Artists; in the photographic collection of the George Eastman Museum and other public institutions housing the personal archives of the artists documented.
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Paul Spitzzeri View biography
A California historian and author of numerous works on such topics as railroad development and regulation, overland emigration, and criminal justice, Paul R. Spitzzeri received his bachelor’s and master’s in history from California State University, Fullerton. He is Museum Director of the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum near Los Angeles and an Award of Merit recipient from the American Association for State and Local History for his biography of the Workman and Temple families.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
As I See It: The Autobiography of J. Paul Getty
by J. Paul Getty
The famous L.A. tycoon recounts his life in his own words in this timely autobiography: it was published right before his death in 1976.
Water to the Angels, William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles
by Les Standiford
In this powerful, beautifully-told biography, Standiford narrates William Mulholland’s drive to bring water from the Sierra Nevadas to Los Angeles, one of the greatest civil engineering feats in history.
Ways of Seeing
by John Berger
Art critic, painter, essayist and Booker Prize-winning novelist Berger concentrates on how we look at art in this eye-opening and influential classic.
Creating the Future: Art and Los Angeles in the 1970s
by Michael Fallon
Fallon contests the standard assumption that art in LA declined after the 1960s through this cultural and social history that highlights the innovative and independent voices and interesting, sometimes bizarre artwork that came out of the 1970s.
Sidewalking, Coming to Terms With Los Angeles
by David L. Ulin
Growing out of a series of strolls, this smart, deeply affectionate portrait peels back the many layers of L.A., revealing a great city that's much more interesting than its sunny beaches, gridlock and movie stars.
California, A History
by Kevin Starr
A lively short history in the excellent Modern Library Chronicles series, written by a renowned historian.
William Mulholland and the Rise of Los Angeles
by Catherine Mulholland
A biography of William Mulholland, the man who led the project of bringing water to Los Angeles. Written by his granddaughter, who seeks to dispel what she believes are common misconceptions about him.
L.A. Confidential
by James Ellroy
James Ellroy's modern noir thriller, a densely plotted yarn in the style of Raymond Chandler. Made into a critically acclaimed film.
The Getty Center: Richard Meier & Partners
by Richard Meier, Michael Brawn
A photographic tour of the Getty Center.
Where I Was From
by Joan Didion
Supreme essayist Didion's personal history of California spanning the 18th to 21st centuries. More than a family chronicle, it's also a provocative cultural critique that attacks the myth of the Sunshine State.
The Art Book, Mini Edition
by Phaidon Press
A mini edition of the Phaidon classic. Marching through all periods and schools, the editors at Phaidon juxtapose salient examples of paintings, photographs, sculptures, video, installations and performance art with brief explanatory text.
Building the Getty
by Richard Meier
An account of the construction of the Getty Center, written by its architect.
The Story of Art
by E. H. Gombrich
Comprehensive and introductory without being elementary, this celebrated work is essential reading for anyone with any interest in art, architecture or aesthetics.





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