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Monday, March 25
 

2:00pm

Los Angeles Conservancy Walking Tour: Art Deco
Limited Capacity seats available

The Art Deco tour is an in-depth look at the history, materials, and style of Art Deco architecture popular in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 1930s. Everyone knows that L.A. is a glamorous city. But few know that true Old Hollywood glamour lies in the streets of downtown L.A.! Nothing evokes Jazz Age elegance like Art Deco. On this tour, you’ll marvel at the incredible detail of these structures, with their brilliant colors and lush materials. You’ll learn how Art Deco made its way to L.A., and why it became such a defining architectural style in the city.

The Los Angeles Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County. One service provided is informative docent-led architectural walking tours in downtown L.A., see: https://www.laconservancy.org/tours.  

Tour starts in Pershing Square (if closed, meet at the corner of 6th & Olive Streets)

$20.00 | Limited to 15 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)

Monday March 25, 2019 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Pershing Square 532 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
 
Tuesday, March 26
 

9:00am

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA): Library & Archives / 3D: Double Vision
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

THIS TOUR IS FULL.

Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, mirroring Los Angeles’s rich cultural heritage and uniquely diverse population.

Jessica Gambling, LACMA Archivist, will lead us on a tour of the Library and Archives.
"In keeping with LACMA’s commitment to research and education, the Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Art Research Library maintains an extensive, non-circulating collection of research-level materials that support the museum’s collections and programming. The library holds over 200,000 monographs, exhibition catalogs, journals, periodicals, reference resources, and current auction catalogs, as well as a growing collection of art ephemera files. As of January 2014, the library shares its space with LACMA’s Art and Technology program."

Curatorial Assistant, Nick Barlow, will then lead a walk-through of the 3D.
"Double Vision Exhibition. 3D: Double Vision is the first American exhibition to survey a full range of artworks, dating from 1838 to the present, that produce the illusion of three dimensions. Drawn from the realms of art, science, mass culture, and entertainment, the artworks in 3D: Double Vision will dazzle the eyes and provoke the imagination. Ultimately, to experience 3D is to engage with questions about the nature of perception, the allure of illusionism, and our relationship with the technologies that create such images."

Tour organizer will help participants coordinate ride share to and from the museum. Please budget ~$15 round trip for ride share costs.

Itinerary:
8:00am Depart Doubletree Little Tokyo for LACMA (10 miles/30 minute drive)
8:50am Meet at LACMA Staff Entrance
9:00am Archives & Library Tour
10:00am Curator Tour of 3D: Double Vision exhibition
11:00am Free Range Gallery Time
12:00pm No-Host Lunch (Ray's & Stark, C+M, LACMA Cafe, Wilshire food trucks)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
lacma.org
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Driving Map

Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

10:00am

Los Angeles Conservancy Walking Tours: Historic Downtown
Limited Capacity seats available

The Los Angeles Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County. One service provided is informative docent-led architectural walking tours in downtown LA, see: https://www.laconservancy.org/tours.  

Historic Downtown
The Historic Downtown tour provides a great overview of the historical and cultural landmarks of downtown Los Angeles, from the eighteenth century to the present, including the Central Library, the U.S. Bank Tower, the Bradbury Building and a ride aboard the historic funicular Angels Flight (ticket included, 24-hour notice needed for wheelchair access to the train).

Tour starts in Pershing Square (if closed, meet at the corner of 6th & Olive Streets)

$20.00 | Limited to 18 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)
 

Tuesday March 26, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
Pershing Square 532 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

12:30pm

Hauser & Wirth: Exhibitions Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

An Educator led gallery tour will guide us through the current exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth.

Hauser & Wirth opened its Los Angeles location in March 2016 in the heart of the burgeoning Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Occupying a former flour mill, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is a vibrant communal space that links art and architecture with a dynamic events program. In addition to supporting and collaborating with many local and international cultural organizations, nonprofits, and universities, the Los Angeles gallery fosters public dialogue with the arts through a range of activities that engage the city’s diverse population.

$10.00 | Limited to 20 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)
 

Itinerary:
12:15 - Meet in Hotel Lobby to walk to H&W (0.6 miles/12 minutes walk)
12:30 - 1:30 - Tour with Gallery Educators (Exhibitions TBA)
1:45 - Meet at H&W entrance, return to hotel

Hauser & Wirth
hauserwirth.com
901 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90013

Walking Map

Tuesday March 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Hauser & Wirth 901 East 3rd Street Los Angeles CA 90013

1:00pm

Japanese American National Museum: Exhibition Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

The Japanese American National Museum promotes understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the historical and contemporary experiences of people of Japanese ancestry. The first museum of its kind in the United States, JANM opened in a new facility in 1999 (two blocks from the VRA conference hotel). The museum has a permanent collection of art works, artifacts, photographs, written records, oral histories, and other materials documenting the lives of Japanese Americans before, during, and after the World War II mass incarceration. Changing exhibitions have ranged from America's Concentration Camps to Ansel Adams at Manzanar to a focus on artists like Isamu Noguchi and Ruth Asawa to popular culture icons like Hello Kitty and George Takei, the latter of whom donated his personal collection in 2016. Recent digital projects of interest, which incorporate items from the JANM collections, include Exploring America's Concentration Camps and Enemy Mail.

$15.00 | Limited to 10 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)
 

Itinerary:
1:00 - 2:00: Docent led tour of Common Ground
2:00 - 2:15: Staff introduction to Gambatte
2:15 - Self-guided time in Gambatte or other areas of museum

MARCH 2019 EXHIBITIONS:
Common Ground: Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by the Japanese American National Museum, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present.

Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit features modern and historical photographs documenting the stories of Japanese Americans who were forcibly incarcerated during World War II. Large-format contemporary photos taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. are displayed next to images shot 75 years ago by such noted photographers as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and others; each pairing features the same individuals or their direct descendants as the subject matter. Inspired by the Japanese concept of gambatte—to triumph over adversity—the exhibition chronicles the strength and legacy of a generation of Japanese Americans who persevered over unimaginable hardship.


Tuesday March 26, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
 
Wednesday, March 27
 

12:00pm

Japanese American National Museum: Behind the Scenes Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

The Japanese American National Museum promotes understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the historical and contemporary experiences of people of Japanese ancestry. The first museum of its kind in the United States, JANM opened in a new facility in 1999 (two blocks from the VRA conference hotel). The museum has a permanent collection of art works, artifacts, photographs, written records, oral histories, and other materials documenting the lives of Japanese Americans before, during, and after the World War II mass incarceration. Changing exhibitions have ranged from America's Concentration Camps to Ansel Adams at Manzanar to a focus on artists like Isamu Noguchi and Ruth Asawa to popular culture icons like Hello Kitty and George Takei, the latter of whom donated his personal collection in 2016. Recent digital projects of interest, which incorporate items from the JANM collections, include Exploring America's Concentration Camps and Enemy Mail.

$15.00 | Limited to 10 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)
 

Itinerary:
12:00 - 12:30: Behind the scenes with Collections Department
12:30 - 12:45: Staff introduction to Gambatte
12:45 - Self-guided time to spend in Gambatte or other areas of museum

MARCH 2019 EXHIBITIONS:
Common Ground: Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by the Japanese American National Museum, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present.

Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit features modern and historical photographs documenting the stories of Japanese Americans who were forcibly incarcerated during World War II. Large-format contemporary photos taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. are displayed next to images shot 75 years ago by such noted photographers as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and others; each pairing features the same individuals or their direct descendants as the subject matter. Inspired by the Japanese concept of gambatte—to triumph over adversity—the exhibition chronicles the strength and legacy of a generation of Japanese Americans who persevered over unimaginable hardship.


Wednesday March 27, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
 
Thursday, March 28
 

12:00pm

Japanese American National Museum: Behind the Scenes Tour
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

THIS TOUR IS FULL. 

The Japanese American National Museum promotes understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the historical and contemporary experiences of people of Japanese ancestry. The first museum of its kind in the United States, JANM opened in a new facility in 1999 (two blocks from the VRA conference hotel). The museum has a permanent collection of art works, artifacts, photographs, written records, oral histories, and other materials documenting the lives of Japanese Americans before, during, and after the World War II mass incarceration. Changing exhibitions have ranged from America's Concentration Camps to Ansel Adams at Manzanar to a focus on artists like Isamu Noguchi and Ruth Asawa to popular culture icons like Hello Kitty and George Takei, the latter of whom donated his personal collection in 2016. Recent digital projects of interest, which incorporate items from the JANM collections, include Exploring America's Concentration Camps and Enemy Mail.

Itinerary:
12:00 - 12:30: Behind the scenes with Collections Department
12:30 - 12:45: Staff introduction to Gambatte
12:45 - Self-guided time to spend in Gambatte or other areas of museum

MARCH 2019 EXHIBITIONS:
Common Ground: Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by the Japanese American National Museum, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present.

Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit features modern and historical photographs documenting the stories of Japanese Americans who were forcibly incarcerated during World War II. Large-format contemporary photos taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. are displayed next to images shot 75 years ago by such noted photographers as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and others; each pairing features the same individuals or their direct descendants as the subject matter. Inspired by the Japanese concept of gambatte—to triumph over adversity—the exhibition chronicles the strength and legacy of a generation of Japanese Americans who persevered over unimaginable hardship.


Thursday March 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

12:00pm

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM): Museum and Galleries Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a special guided tour of the Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition, a celebration of Oscar-nominated costumes and their designers in its 27th year. See over 100 costumes from more than 20 films. Also, in the History Gallery, attendees will examine one of the rarest gold and silver embroidered ensembles to survive from the courts of Napoleon & Josephine. Majesty and Mystery: Saving a Napoléonic Court Gown is the name of the exhibition.

This tour of FIDM Museum &History Gallery is led by Kevin Jones, FIDM Museum Curator

Free self-guided tours of the FIDM Museum & Galleries, may be taken Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm (fidmmuseum.org) 

$25.00 | Limited to 25 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.) 
 

Costs of transport not included:
Ride sharing recommended (20 minutes)
Metro Red Line (20-30 minutes)
Walk (30 minutes)


About FIDM and FIDM Museum & Galleries
FIDM/ Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (http://fidm.edu/) is an internationally recognized college with 4,200 students and over 70,000 graduates. An accredited, private institute for specialized professional education, FIDM offers degrees in 32 disciplines, including Bachelor's degree options anda Master of Business Administration. The college is headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, with other campus locations in Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco.

FIDM Museum & Galleries has one of the nation’s finest costume collections of more than 15,000 objects, dating from the 18th century to the present. Exhibitions occur throughout the year, highlighted by the Art of Motion Picture Costume Design and Art of Television Costume Design.


Thursday March 28, 2019 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising 919 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90015
 
Friday, March 29
 

9:30am

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM): Campus and Library Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

  • Tour of the FIDM campus
  • Visit the FIDM Library with Kathy Bailon, FIDM Library Director
  • See and examine the Innovative Materials Collection, led by Kristine Upesleja, Manager Textiles & Materials
$15.00 | Limited to 25 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)


Costs of transport not included:
Ride sharing recommended (20 minutes)
Metro Red Line (20-30 minutes)

Walk (30 minutes)

About FIDM Library
The FIDM Library is one of the largest specialized fashion libraries in the United States, supporting student learning by providing specialized collections, reference, and instruction services that build competence in lifelong literacy skills. There are over 50,000 book volumes--including artist and designer biographies, industry directories, exhibit catalogs and academic journals--a textile and design research area, and a media collection with over 5,000 audiovisual materials. The Library is open to students daily and industry researchers by appointment.


Friday March 29, 2019 9:30am - 12:00pm
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising 919 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90015

10:00am

Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

A two-hour tour of the Huntington's Research Library--a world-class collection or rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and maps (from Audubon to Newton to Shakespeare to Jack London)--will be provided by the library staff. Among the highlights will be a demonstration of Decoding the Civil War and other image collection/digital projects. A visit to the Imaging Lab will allow participants to see 100 years of photography, including both historic equipment and new digital technologies. At the conclusion of the tour at 12 pm, there will be free time for no-host lunch, viewing the art galleries, and enjoying the gardens.

$20.00 | Limited to 20 participants.
Online registration is closed. Sign up for this tour at the conference registration desk.
(Adding this tour to your schedule here does not guarantee registration.)

Please note that participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the Huntington.

The Huntington is a collections-based research and educational institution in San Marino near Pasadena, with a focus on British and American history, literature, art, and the history of science from the 11th century to the present. It is on the grounds of the historic home of Henry Huntington, railroad and real estate businessman, who started the extensive rare book and fine art collections with his wife Arabella. Three art galleries (one of which is in the historic house) include such masterpieces as Van der Weyden's Virgin and Child, Ghirlandaio's Portrait of a Man, Gainsborough's Blue Boy, Lawrence's Pinkie, Turner's Grand Canal, Cassatt's Breakfast in Bed, Hopper's The Long Leg, and Church's Chimborazo as well as changing special exhibitions. There are multiple botanical gardens to explore on 120 acres that include: Chinese, Japanese, Desert, California, Children's, Ranch, Australian, Rose, and Camellia sections as well as a botanical research and education center.

www.huntington.org

Friday March 29, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Huntington Library 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108