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Los Angeles

December 2-6, 2020 Postponed

J. Paul Getty Museum - curved architecture detail
The Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library
The Getty Villa
Central Los Angeles Public Library

Art, Architecture and Culture

Experience the best of art and culture in Los Angeles and its surroundings during this five-day tour of the city’s most iconic museums and unique private homes.

Join Jessica Nicoll ’83, Smith College Museum of Art Director and Louise Ines Doyle `34 Chief Curator, on this custom-designed tour for Smith Travel.  Visit exemplary contemporary art collections housed at the Broad Museum and the Weisman Foundation. Explore L.A.’s historic Seventh Street thoroughfare, a dynamic corridor with an exciting history of Beaux Arts and Art Deco architecture. Venture outside of downtown L.A. on a day trip to Pasadena and spend a half day exploring the culturally rich UCLA campus and its Hammer Museum and Botanical Garden. Enjoy the region’s best cuisine, from premier restaurants to off-the-beaten-path locales.



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Trip Highlights

  • Experience a private evening visit and reception at architect Pierre Koenig’s modernist-styled Stahl House.
  • Visit with on-site experts at L.A.’s top galleries and museums, from the contemporary collections at LACMA and the Broad Museum to the Arts & Crafts house and furnishings of the Gamble House.
  • Enjoy a special before-hours tour of the galleries and gardens of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.
  • Stay at the ideally located five-star Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills with lovely garden and surrounding cityscape views.

Smith Speaker

  • Jessica Nicoll, Museums Concentration Director; Director and Louise Ines Doyle ’34 Chief Curator, Smith College Museum of Art

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Trip Details

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Activity Level: Moderately active. Good walking ability advised.
  • Cost: $3,595 per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: $795 per person
  • Deposit: $1,000 per person, payable to International Seminar & Design, Inc.
  • Co-sponsors: This is a Smith-only departure.
  • Optional Extensions:
    • An optional post-tour extension in Los Angeles can be arranged independently through International Seminar & Design, Inc.