Day Trips are BACK! Please sign up in advance to guarantee your seat. A minimum of 20 passengers is required per trip so please tell your friends so we can assure all trips are a “go”!
PLEASE NOTE: All trips depart from the LJCC. Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled departure time. A light reception will be held before every trip departs that will include coffee and breakfast pastries. Water and snacks for the return will also be available on the bus. All trips include admission to museum and round trip transportation in the price. Lunch is not included in the price. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the museum. All museums will either have a cafe/restaurant on campus or within walking distance of the location. Restrooms on the bus are not guaranteed but restrooms stops/breaks can be made.
Registration is required in advance to assure the numbers needed are reached.
Reserve Your Seat at 858-459-0831.Getty Center – Los Angeles
The collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center includes pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; 19th- and 20th-century American, European, and Asian photographs; contemporary and modern sculpture; and Robert Irwin’s Central Garden, designed specifically for the Getty Center.
Wed, Feb 22. Depart 8am, Return 6pm. $65/M, $85/NM.
Bowers Museum – Santa Ana
“Frida Kahlo – Her Photos”
The Bowers Museum has earned an international reputation for presenting exhibitions of the highest caliber. Frida Kahlo – Her Photos offers an intimate glance into the life of one of the world’s most beloved artists. Throughout her life, Kahlo meticulously collected over 6,000 photographs of loved ones as well as scenes of Mexican culture, politics, art, history and nature.
These photographs were taken by many renowned creatives of the time including Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Martin Munkácsi, the artist herself and others. After her death, the collection was locked away by a grieving Diego Rivera in Kahlo’s Mexico City family home, Casa Azul or the Blue House. More than fifty years later, this treasured collection was revealed to the public. Curated by the distinguished Mexican photographer and image historian Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Frida Kahlo – Her Photos presents 241 of these photographs, all of which are the first and only prints made of the originals. Visitors to the exhibition will discover some of the brightest and darkest times in the artist’s life while also experiencing a unique view of the tumultuous political and technological climate of the early to mid 20th Century.
See permanent collection and other exhibitions currently at Bowers Museum here
Thu, March 30. Depart 9am, Return 5pm. $65/M, $85/NM
Image Credit: Frida Kahlo, by Guillermo Kahlo, 1932 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Day Trip: Carlsbad Flower Fields and Oceanside Museum of Art
Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one of nature’s wonders. These 50 acres of extraordinary color, better known as The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®, is in bloom on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and offers a special nursery, garden, and gift shop by Armstrong. Then head over to the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA), a cultural jewel located in downtown Oceanside with a view of the Pacific Ocean and the historic Oceanside Pier. Exhibitions showcase the finest art of the southern California region including paintings, sculptures, studio furniture, art quilts, and architectural glass. OMA’s galleries feature on enlightening survey of contemporary art enriched by the cultures of the community. Oceanside Museum of Art is housed in side-by-side buildings designed by two of southern California’s most renowned Modernist architects, Irving Gill and Frederick Fisher.
*Please bring a bagged lunch as there are no cafes/restaurants at either location.
Thu, April 20. Depart 10am, Return 4pm. $45/M, $65/NM
Day Trip: Palm Springs Art Museum
Enjoy free time in Palm Springs famous Palm Canyon Drive for shopping or lunch then head over to the Palm Springs Art Museum to see their spectacular exhibits. Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the PSAM features a sophisticated collection of art, loaned or donated by the area’s affluent residents. The museum has an art collection that rivals urban metropolitan museums, and includes works from Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Robert Rauschenberg, Antony Gormley and Ansel Adams. Spread over the 150,000 square feet, the museum boasts major collections of modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, architecture and design and Native American and Western art. It has two outdoor sculpture gardens, a café featuring American and Continental cuisine, and a museum store that includes one-of-a-kind gifts and art-related merchandise. The museum is open every day except Mondays and major holidays, and is always 75 degrees, providing a welcome respite from the Palm Springs summer triple-digit temperatures. It features free admission every Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. and every second Sunday of each month.
Thu, April 27. Depart 8am, Return 7pm. $75/M, $95/NM