Day Ahead museum tours are being offered to the following four sites and are scheduled for Thursday, June 15, prior to the regular conference.
Tour I – The Getty Center and Museum, Los Angeles
Spend a beautiful day at The Getty Center and Museum in Los Angeles. The Center is know worldwide for its art collection, architecture and gardens. Special Exhibitions include, In Focus, Jane and Louise Wilson’s Sealander, Thomas Annan: Photographer of Glasgow, and Gerard David: An Early Netherlandish Altarpiece Reassembled. This tour is limited to 14 people and will depart from the Azusa campus at 8:00 on Thursday morning, June 15, via a shuttle van.
Tour II – Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Considered one of the best museums in California, a visit to LACMA is a rich and cultural experience, hosted by Barry Krammes. Along with LACMA’s amazing permanent collection of art, special exhibitions include, Moholy Nagy: Future Present, Renaissance and Reformation: German Art In The Age of Durer and Cranach, and An Irruption of the Rainbow: Color In 20th Century Art. This tour is limited to 13 people and will depart from the Azusa campus at 9:30 on Thursday morning, June 15, via a shuttle van.
Tour III – The Broad Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Experience downtown Los Angeles and it’s vibrant contemporary art scene. Hosted by David Carlson. The trip will begin with hopping on the Goldline metro station, right in APU’s backyard and traveling to downtown to visit the Broad Museum, which houses an amazing collection of contemporary art from Eli and Edythe Broad. The trip will continue across the street to MOCA, Los Angeles. MOCA will be featuring a 35 year retrospective exhibition of Kerry James Marshall’s work. This tour is limited to 24 people and will depart from the Azusa campus at 10:00 on Thursday morning, June 15, via the Goldline Metro. It will include one-half to one mile of walking.
Tour IV – The Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena
Experience Old Town Pasadena and one of the best collections of Modern Art in Southern California. Hosted by Shelby Moser, the trip will start on the Goldline metro station, right in APU’s backyard. Enjoy a nice walk through Old Town Pasadena to the Norton Simon Museum. Special Exhibitions include, Serial Flirtations: Rotari’s Muses, and Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California. This tour is limited to 20 people and will depart from the Azusa campus at 10:00 on Thursday morning, June 15, via the Goldline Metro. It will require approximately one mile of walking.
Workshop facilitator, Ned Bustard is a graphic designer, illustrator, author, and printmaker. His most recent books are History of Art: Creation to Contemporary and Reformation ABC’s. In his spare time, Ned is the curator of the Square Halo Gallery and the creative director for Square Halo Books, for whom he edited the book It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God and Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown-Ups. He grew up in the Reformed Episcopal Church and now serves as a ruling elder in a Presbyterian church. Ned is also on the board of The Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA). He and his wife, Leslie, have three lovely daughters, one dog, and an unreasonable amount of books. This workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15. There will be a break for lunch, which is provided. All materials for the workshop will also be provided.