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Los Angeles 2023


5 days | April 19–23, 2023


Due to popular demand, ARTnews is returning to LA for another exciting trip. Join Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief of ARTnews & Art in America, 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.


  • 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 Robert Therrian’s oversized table and dishes, 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).


Wednesday, April 19 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
Hotel: Omni Los Angeles

Thursday, April 20 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
Hotel: Omni Los Angeles

Friday, April 21 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
Hotel: Omni Los Angeles

Saturday, April 22 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
Hotel: Omni Los Angeles

Sunday, April 23 Departure

Depart any time this afternoon for individual flights home.


$3,595–$4,245 pp


Los Angeles 2023

Sarah Douglas has been Editor-in-Chief of ARTnews since 2014, and in 2021, she also became Editor-in-Chief of Art in America magazine. An art journalist and editor since 1999, she served from 2021 to 2014 as Culture Editor at The New York Observer. In fall 2011, she launched the website GalleristNY, the visual art site of The New York Observer, which she oversees. She also contributes to The Art Newspaper’s daily art fair editions at Frieze, Art Basel, and Art Basel Miami Beach. Prior to The New York Observer, Douglas was a staff writer at Art+Auction, Modern Painters and Artinfo. com, which she helped to launch in spring 2005 as a key member of the site’s original editorial team. For four years she ran the U.S. editorial office of the London-based The Art Newspaper, and has contributed to T: The New York Times Style Magazine, New York magazine online, The Economist’s quarterly Intelligent Life and The National, among others. In 2013 Douglas was the recipient of ArtTable’s New Leadership award.


This posh four-star hotel is conveniently located on historic Bunker Hill in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The 453-room, 17-story hotel offers distinctive, upscale service with modern luxury. Spacious rooms feature contemporary style and furnishings. Amenities include an outdoor heated pool, business center, 24-hour gym, spa services, and complimentary luxury sedan shuttle (within a 3-mile radius). The property offers three on-site dining options: an elegant farm-to-table Neo- Bistro restaurant and bar with a patio showcasing stunning views of the downtown Los Angeles skyline; an all-day chic café; and a breakfast coffee bar. Located across from the Museum of Contemporary Art, many iconic LA attractions are a short walk away, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grand Central Market, The Broad Museum, and Angels Flight® Railway.

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