NAVSA 2013 is pleased to offer access to the Getty Museum and the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens as part of the conference.
NAVSA 2013 participants may simply sign up for the shuttle to the Getty or the Huntington in order to tour the galleries and exhibits, or you may also register to participate in a special Study Session at either museum.
Getty Museum (Wednesday, October 23)
To the Getty: Departs the Westin at 1:00 pm, arriving at the Getty Center by 2:30 pm
Return to the Westin: Departs the Getty at 5:15 pm, arriving at the Westin approx. 7:00 pm
Discover the Getty Center campus located in the hills above Brentwood with its breathtaking views of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean beyond. Participants can enjoy self-directed tours of the galleries, which include numerous important examples of Victorian painting, including works by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, John Everett Millais, Abraham Solomon, and the recently acquired J. M. W. Turner painting Modern Rome (1839).
Special “Material Culture” Sessions will be arranged, providing participants with an opportunity to learn more about the Victorian holdings of the Getty, including rare books and archival collections of the Getty Research Institute. Space is limited for these special sessions; participants will be required to sign up in advance by emailing NAVSA2013@gmail.com. Confirmed NAVSA 2013 participants and NAVSA members will be notified when more information about these Study Session becomes available.
Study Session participants will also have free time to explore the campus, enjoy the architecture and views, and visit the Robert Irwin Central Garden before meeting around 5:15 pm for departure back to the hotel.
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (Friday, October 25)
To the Huntington: Departs the Westin at 10:00 am, arrives at the Huntington at 10:30 am
Return to the Westin: Departs the Huntington at 3:00 pm, arrives at the Westin at 3:30 pm
Discover the spectacular gardens and unique and distinctive collections of the Huntington. Participants can enjoy self-directed tours of the European and American art collections and see first-hand Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy, Joshua Reynolds’ Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse, and John Constable’s View on the Stour near Dedham.
Special curator-led “Material Culture” Sessions will be arranged, including an opportunity to learn more about the important history of science collections as well as the work of William Morris in a session entitled “Evidence of Process: William Morris and Nineteenth-Century British Design.” Space is limited for these special sessions; participants will be required to sign up in advance by emailing NAVSA2013@gmail.com. Confirmed NAVSA 2013 participants and NAVSA members will be notified when information about these Study Sessions becomes available.
Study Session participants will also have free time to explore the gardens--access is free to all conference participants--and enjoy lunch on their own before meeting at 3 pm for departure back to the hotel, with an anticipated arrival of 3:30 pm.