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Timing

5 days | November 2–6, 2022

Summary

Join Marion Maneker for an insider’s look at Los Angeles art—from internationally acclaimed museums like the Getty Center and the Broad to private collections and lesser-known galleries. See the studios, galleries, and private homes where art is created and stored while learning about the nuances that help collectors decide how to appraise and insure their collections. Examine the life cycle of contemporary masterpieces, with a behind-the-scenes visit to a fabrication studio and guided tours of the institutions that house these works. ARTnews invites you to meet with art historians, artists, curators, and art professionals for walking tours, gallery talks, and exclusive after-hours visits to some of LA’s most beloved sites and hidden gems.

Highlights

  • Learn about efforts to preserve, empower, and elevate minority voices in the LA art scene, including the Getty Center’s collaboration with the City of Los Angeles to preserve Black historical sites throughout the city.
  • Explore the vibrant Los Angeles Arts District alongside an art historian and meet with local artists.
  • Enjoy an after-hours tour and reception at The Broad, a private contemporary art museum, and learn about the challenges in establishing the first new major art museum in Los Angeles in almost 20 years.
  • Join a local artist to tour a fabrication studio responsible for constructing large-scale installations, including Jeff Koons’ giant balloon dogs and Robert Therrian’s oversized table and dishes, both on display at The Broad.
  • Meet with an insurance broker to examine the considerations collectors face when insuring and appraising art, including a volatile economy and—particularly in Los Angeles—natural disasters (like earthquakes, landslides, and fires).

Itinerary

Wednesday, November 2 After-Hours Visit to the Broad

Settle in this afternoon at your luxury downtown hotel, a historic landmark in the city for nearly a century. Take a short walk and join your fellow travelers this evening for an exclusive after-hours tour at The Broad, where you will explore the museum’s diverse collection of contemporary art from the 1950s to the present. Afterwards, enjoy a welcome dinner featuring Chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s eclectic and vibrant menu at the adjacent Otium Restaurant.
Included Meals: Dinner, Reception

Thursday, November 3 Frederick Weisman, The Getty, and The Hammer

Start the day with a private tour of the expansive Frederick Weisman Collection and property, located in a Mediterranean-style villa in the Holmby Hills. Continue for lunch on your own in the Getty Center’s 134,000-square-foot Central Garden. After lunch, curators at the Getty Center will welcome you and share stories about the museum’s ongoing efforts to preserve African American historical sites throughout the city and elevate the voices that have helped shape the city’s rich economic, cultural and civic heritage. Your tour continues at the nearby Hammer Museum, where museum staff will share the stories behind the museum’s progressive contemporary exhibitions. Enjoy dinner as a group at a local restaurant this evening.
Included Meals: Dinner

Friday, November 4 Grand Architecture

Your day begins with a private walking tour with Clare Kunny, a local art historian, who will lead you through the rich architectural history of Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, including a variety of public sculptures, Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral (designed by Rafael Moneo), and the iconic exterior of the Broad Museum (designed by Diller, Scoffido and Renfro). Your tour concludes at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), designed by Arata Isozaki, where you will descend by funicular to Grand Central Market. Select your lunch from among the dozens of vendors and food stalls that feature cuisine from all over the world. This afternoon, local artist and art advisor, Bill Kleiman takes you to the San Fernando Valley for a behind-the-scenes look at Carlson Baker, a fabrication house responsible for producing larger-than-life artworks—like Jeff Koons’ beloved balloon dogs and Robert Therrian’s oversized table and dishes—both on display at The Broad. Continue to the vibrant Frogtown neighborhood to visit with artists in their private studios. Wrap up your day with dinner in a local restaurant, where a member of a leading global insurance brokerage specializing in insuring private art collections will explore the considerations collectors face when protecting art in a changing economy.
Included Meals: Dinner

Saturday, November 5 LA's Arts District

Join Clare Kunny to tour the warehouses, galleries, and vibrant murals of the LA Arts District, along with an opportunity to explore lesser-known galleries (including The Royale Projects and The Box) and meet with local artists. Enjoy lunch and the award-winning landscape architecture in Manuela’s open-air courtyard and garden. After, visit Hauser & Wirth, a flagship gallery in the heart of LA’s art district, which provides a vibrant community space and empowers the city’s diverse population. Celebrate the end of your tour this evening with a private reception and dinner in a local restaurant.
Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Sunday, November 6 Departure

Depart any time this afternoon for individual flights home.

Price

$3,250–$3,800 pp

Expert

Los Angeles
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Marion Maneker is the editor of Art Market Monitor and former editorial director of ARTnews. Maneker has covered the art market for more than 20 years at New York magazine, the New York Times, and the New York Sun, and then through Art Market Monitor, which he founded in 2008. Previously, Maneker was the publisher of HarperBusiness, the business books division of HarperCollins. Under Maneker’s leadership, the books division became the most profitable imprint at the publishing house. He produced the Big Picture Conference with Bloomberg’s Barry Ritholtz and the Artelligence Conference. Previously, he founded the Penguin Lives series of short biographies with James Atlas. As a Features Editor at New York Magazine, Maneker launched the New York Shops series, was editor of NYMag.com, and worked with columnists like Michael Wolff and Jim Cramer.

Accommodations

The Millennium Biltmore is Los Angeles’s most historic hotel, a city landmark for 100 years. The hotel’s lavish beaux-arts interior is adorned with carved fountains, murals, frescoes, and bronze details. Guests can enjoy the indoor pool, fitness center, and luxurious rooms with a modern yet classic style. The property has been host to celebrities, presidents, and multiple Academy Awards ceremonies.

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