New “Art Ventures Bus Tours” on August 17 feature the Hammer Museum exhibit “Made in LA” & UCLA Sculpture Garden

Explore the work of 26 recognized and emerging LA artists in dance, fashion, literature, music, film, and performance at the Hammer Museum’s third biennial exhibition, “Made in LA,” with artist Maryanne Irving as your tour guide on Wednesday, August 17, from 9 am to 5 pm. The bus tour–at $30 per person–is open to accompanied teens and adults.

The daylong trip includes a lunch stop (not included in fee) and tour of the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, among the most distinguished outdoor sculpture collections in the country. Explore it on your own or with Maryanne. The outdoor art collection spans more than five beautifully-landscaped acres of UCLA’s campus with over 70 sculptures by such artists as Hans Arp, Deborah Butterfield, Alexander Calder, Barbara Hepworth, Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore and David Smith.

To sign up onlinevisit and enter “6679” on the search bar or call 805/658-4725 (M-F 8-5).


Join other art lovers on rides to cultural adventures at surprising, landmark and emerging SoCal destinations. Artists Maryanne Irving or Mary Neville lead most tours, prep you en route and host discussions on the way home about your fascinating art encounters. Explore venues with them, docents or on your own as sites permit. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers for indoor and outdoor conditions. All-day trips include a meal stop, not included in the price unless explicitly stated, so BYO lunch or cash or credit card to purchase a meal. Tours are open to adults and teens under 18 accompanied by an adult, unless stated otherwise. Park your car for free in the parking lot behind City Hall where you’ll meet your tour guide and the air-conditioned, thirty-passenger bus, equipped with wheelchair lift but no restroom. Please mention any mobility or ADA issues when registering online, at Ventura City Hall (501 Poli Street, Room 226) or at 806/658-4726 (M-F- 8-5, closed alt. Fridays).

For more information contact Travel & Historic Sites Coordinator Gina Reyes at 805/677-4131 or [email protected].


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