Tours

Click here to view tours in the online conference program.

If you are not registered for the conference and would like to attend one of the following tours you may do so for $15 plus related tour fees.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013

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We are planning various full day and half-day tours in the surroundings of Pasadena and nearby Los Angeles.

A full-day trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Watts Towers, will include a private tour before opening hours of the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at LACMA. Participants will have time to explore the museum on their own before meeting with LACMA's Senior Conservation Scientist, Frank Preusser, who will talk to the group about the conservation of Watts Tower. The group will then travel by bus to the Towers with time to visit the associated exhibitions.

A full-day tour with a focus on LGBTQ area collections will travel to three locations to include the ONE Archives at USC which houses the largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world. Then it’s off to the nearby Clark Library to learn about the world’s largest collection of materials by and related to Oscar Wilde. The group will travel by bus to the campus of UCLA to explore other LGBTQ archival collections of the Outfest Legacy Project at the Film and Television Archive, the Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA Special Collections.

Also scheduled will be full-day behind-the-scenes tours of special collections, exhibitions, and conservation departments at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, the Getty Center, and the Getty Villa.

We will explore downtown Los Angeles with multiple tours covering downtown architectural highlights, a shopping adventure in the Textile District, a tour of the library and exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and a visit to the Avila Adobe (1818) on Olvera Street with a trip to the newly restored América Tropical, located at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, which is "the only U.S. public mural by famed Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros still in its original location."

Architectural tours will cover a half-day tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last (and largest) textile block house and the privately owned, Ennis House. A half-day tour of a prominent mid-century modern house will also be planned.

In Pasadena, a full day tour of the Gamble House will include a walking tour of the neighborhood. A half-day visit to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a tour will focus on the exploration of art and science. And a tour to the Norton Simon Museum that will include a curator-led to of the exhibition Beyond Brancusi: The Space of Sculpture along with a visit the lovely gardens and permanent collection.

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