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Tours/Excursions

  • Illuminations Tour of the Galleries and Sculpture Garden

    Illuminations Tour of the Galleries and Sculpture Garden

    Join AJU's Chief Curator, Rotem Rozental, for an exploration of the Platt and Borstein Galleries and the inspiring Sondra and Marvin Smalley Family sculpture garden and its breathtaking views. Read More

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  • L.A. Art Now Tour: An Insider's View to Local Art Histories, Narratives, & View

    L.A. Art Now Tour: An Insider's View to Local Art Histories, Narratives, & View

    This L.A. art historical and contemporary art overview features lectures, discussions, and visits to a few of the most vital art destinations. Our visits and excursions will help each participant open themselves up to the pleasures, and (yes!) even beauty that can be found in the best of today's art. Our adventure begins at AJU with an introductory discussion about the current Contemporary Art scene, keeping in mind Bruland's favorite motto: "Fear No Art." Each week, we'll meet a local artist or visit a gallery, studio or workshop presenting contemporary exhibitions. Past tours have included visits to The Broad, the Museum of Contemporary Art and artists' studios. We'll conclude with a discussion to celebrate our learning. Read More

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  • Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage at LACMA and Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust: Conversation with Woman in Gold attorney, E. Randol Schoenberg

    Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage at LACMA and Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust: Conversation with Woman in Gold attorney, E. Randol Schoenberg

    Connecting art, history and Jewish heritage, our day begins with a private guided tour of Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that highlights the principal role that music and dance played in Chagall's work. The exhibit features the artist's vibrant costumes and set designs - some of which have never been exhibited since they appeared on stage. Visiting points of interest along our walk, we'll reconvene at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, for a tour and a discussion between Jewish Historical Society President Stephen Sass and attorney E. Randol Schoenberg, former President, LAMOTH, who specializes in legal matters related to the recovery of looted or stolen artwork. He was one of the principal figures in the case of Maria Altmann vs. the Austrian government and ultimately recovered her family's Klimt painting, Woman in Gold, the focus of the recent film, starring Helen Mirren as Altmann and Ryan Reynolds, who played Schoenberg. Read More

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  • Heritage Square Museum & Jewish D.T.L.A. Walking Tour

    Heritage Square Museum & Jewish D.T.L.A. Walking Tour

    We will travel back in time by Metro and on foot, with JHS docents Stephen Sass and Jeremy Sunderland. Starting at Union Station, we'll explore the beginnings of Los Angeles and our Jewish community. We'll visit: • Heritage Square Museum, the living history "architectural petting zoo" of Victorian-era structures • The newly rebuilt Colonial Drug, operated for six decades by Jewish pharmacist George A. Simmons and family • Downtown Los Angeles where we'll discover the role played by the Jewish community in the growth and development of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles, the Shtetl of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels Read More

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  • Breed Street Shul & Boyle Heights Walking Tour

    Breed Street Shul & Boyle Heights Walking Tour

    Boyle Heights was the largest Jewish neighborhood on the West Coast from the 1920s until after World War II. Starting at Union Station, we'll board the Gold Line with JHS docents Stephen Sass and Jeremy Sunderland. We'll visit: • Breed Street Shul, an architectural and cultural treasure that serves as a bridge between the Jewish and Latino communities and is the last remaining of 30 synagogues that once dotted the area. • We'll also explore the area's history as we walk by former landmarks: • L.A.'s first Jewish day school and elementary schools, JCC and outpatient clinic • The original Canter's Deli • Libros Schmibros Lending Library Read More

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