East coast Academy staff, Dr. Roudabush, Mrs. Quintero, and Dean Collier, traveled to the opposite coast of the U.S. to host two WTMA community events in the greater Los Angeles area this past fall break. West Coast instructor Ms. Amoroso got to join in the fun, too!
A Day at The Huntington: Exploring Gardens and Art
The main event took place at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. There is so much to see and do at the The Huntington, and all of it is beautiful. We started the day with a walking tour through the grounds, spending much of our time at the Japanese Gardens and the Children’s Garden.
The unique architecture provided a great opportunity for a photo op. The families who joined us were all game for taking portraits.
We stopped for a scrumptious lunch at the Huntington’s 1919 Cafe. New friends sat together, bonded over Academy classes, and talked about life in California. A few students even realized they were in classes together!
After lunch, our group split up and explored other parts of The Huntington. Some went to the Desert Garden, some to the Art Museum, and some to the Library to see Audubon’s Birds of America and a rare edition of the Gutenberg Bible.
It was an amazing day. We were so lucky to be able to spend time with our incredible Academy families.
Day Two: Visiting the Getty Center
The following day, the WTMA LA Community had the privilege of visiting the Getty Center. Our group was a little smaller, but no less engaging. Our tour started with a viewing of the rotunda installation, Mercedes Dorame: Woshaa’axre Yaang’aro (Looking Back). The oversize abalone shells took our breath away.
We breezed through several galleries, making sure to stop by Vincent van Gogh’s Irises. We then took in the skyline and smiled for a group pic.
We had another great day experiencing art and culture in LA with our awesome Academy community, and we can’t wait to visit again.
A Special Thanks for a Wonderful, WTMA Community Trip in LA
We’d like to say a special thanks to Lisa Siebelink, who was a great help in planning our trip. We look forward to connecting with more WTMA families! If you are interested in planning a trip for WTMA families for your area, contact [email protected].