Speaking of VanDamme Academy teachers, Luc Travers will be giving two guided tours of The Huntington Galleries (near Los Angeles) this Saturday. A number of friends from Front Range Objectivism were able to attend similar guided tours in Boston during OCON: they all rave about the experience, some even describing it as the highlight of the conference. Lin Zinser told me that Luc’s guided tour taught her to understand art conceptually, as opposed to merely responding emotionally, something she’s never been able to do before. (Unfortunately, my schedule was so full at OCON that I wasn’t able to attend.)
Here’s the announcement:
Appreciating Art, Objectively
A Guided Tour of the Huntington
by Luc Travers
When: Saturday, August 12th, 11am and 2pm
Where: The Huntington Galleries and Gardens, main entrance near ticket counter
Cost: $10 for tour fee.
Museum admission is $15*, $10 for students.
Luc’s cell: (949) 813-5287
Please RSVP–the number of participants on the tours will be limited!
* A substantial discount will be included if at least 15 people confirm their attendance.
This tour will apply the principles of visiting museums and “reading” art that were introduced on my previous tours. The goal is to come out of the museum spiritually refueled, just as you might feel after seeing a good movie.
The Huntington is one of the West Coast’s great collections of art and is especially strong in 18th and 19th century European and American works. For breaks in your art “reading”, the Huntington estate is filled with a variety of incredible gardens (the Japanese garden is especially picturesque).
This will be the first in an upcoming series of tours of Southern California Museums. I look forward to seeing you there!
Luc told me that he’ll accept RSVPs through Saturday morning, but space is limited, so a spot is not guaranteed.