Sunday, July 16
7:45 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Explore special exhibitions at The Grand LA and The Broad and meet two new friends: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
Basquiat: King Pleasure | The Grand LA
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s contributions to the history of art and his explorations of multifaceted cultural phenomena are showcased through immersive environments providing unique insight into the late artist’s creative life. Basquiat: King Pleasure at The Grand LA showcases over 200 never-before-seen and rarely shown works and artifacts. The exhibition is organized, curated, and executive produced by the estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat as administered by the artist’s sisters.
Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody | The Broad
Featuring over 120 artworks and archival materials, this is the first-ever museum exhibition of Keith Haring’s work in Los Angeles. Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody at The Broad explores both Haring’s artistic practice and life, with much of the source material for the exhibition coming from his personal journals.
7:45 a.m. | Arrive in Balboa Park
8:00 a.m. | Bus departs from Balboa Park (from the north end of the Pan American Plaza parking lot)
8:30 a.m. | Bus picks up guests at the La Costa Park & Ride (710 La Costa Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024)
10:00 a.m. | The Grand LA for the Basquiat exhibition with docent tour
Noon | Pick up lunch at Vespaio and eat in a nice shady spot
1:30 p.m. | Keith Haring exhibition at The Broad
2:30 p.m. | Free time to explore
4:00 p.m. | Optional happy hour at Vespaio with guide
5:00 p.m. | Depart for San Diego
Bus will leave from the north end of the Pan American Plaza parking lot (opposite end of the Air and Space Museum) in Balboa Park at 8:00 a.m.
Bus will pick up at the La Costa Park & Ride (710 La Costa Avenue), just east of Interstate 5 at 8:15 a.m.
$165 members and docents | $175 nonmembers
Seats are limited.
Ticket includes morning coffee, entry to both museums, lunch, and a snack box for the ride home.
Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council.
Featured at top right: Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat at the opening reception for Julian Schnabel at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1987. Photography © George Hirose.