Explore the LA Art Scene

The Portland Art Museum is delighted to invite you to join Director Brian Ferriso accompanied by Sara Krajewski, The Eichholz Foundation Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, to explore the Los Angeles art scene. Brian and Sara will lead this experience and elevate the artistic and cultural landscape of this art focused destination. This trip is planned in conjunction with Artful Jaunts, and PAM patrons will be accompanied by Art Educator and Los Angeles resident Andrea Feldman Falcione, who invites us to enjoy her insider's perspective through LA, and Artful Experience Director Milena Berman, who has extensive knowledge of the city. 

Our program takes place from February 27th - March 1, 2024. We will gather on Tuesday afternoon for a special tour of the Hammer Museum with Director Anne Philbin. Noted as one of the great museum directors of her time, Ms. Philbin transformed the Hammer into a contemporary art destination and has had a lasting impact on the LA art scene. We will visit several private collections including the home of one of the top 200 art collectors Jarl Mohn. Mr. Mohn and his wife Pamela are celebrated for funding the "Made in LA" exhibits and the Mohn Award for artistic excellence at The Hammer Museum. We will go on to enjoy two additional full days of immersive art experiences and special events including the VIP opening of the fair on Thursday afternoon. We will experience a behind the scenes tour of Hauser & Wirth gallery. Hauser & Wirth represents Christina Quarles one of the several artist studios we will visit.  Additionally, we will visit the studios of Los Angeles based artists Andrea Bower who combines activism and advocacy in her art practice using video and colored pencils, and Whitney Bedford, who draws from her love of art history and new rooted amazement at flora and fauna to drive her art practice. Our trip is rounded out by a visit to The Broad to view the Desire, Knowledge, and Hope (with Smog), a group exhibition organized by curator Ed Schad, with works entirely from the museums collection. Plus we will enjoy a dinner at Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's Spago sleek bistro offering creative, locally sourced Californian cuisine.

We will stay at the five star Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. This legendary hotel has been the preferred address for celebrities, royalty and the international elite — and it's easy to see why. Located at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, we will stay in the enviable heart of Beverly Hills, with designer shopping, fine dining and postcard-worthy views at our doorstep. 

Our LA Frieze patron experience is priced at $4995 per person in a double room sharing and $5705 for a single traveler which includes all transportation, lodging, events, and all lunches and dinners during your trip. Two single travelers are welcome to share a room. This trip is limited to 20 guests and your booking is requested as soon as possible, but no later than January 24th, 2024. Reservations will be processed on a first come, first served basis. A minimum of 14 guests is required to operate this trip. All programming may change and is subject to availability of hosts, collectors and artists.

No refund will be provided for cancellations within sixty days of the trip's start date. If the museum has another patron to fill a spot a substitution will be allowed. After the trip has commenced, no refunds are available, even if the client does not partake in all of the trip's activities or leaves the trip early. We highly recommend trip insurance which is offered when booking. If you have any questions about this program your PAM contact is Harper Brokaw-Falbo at harper.brokaw-falbo@pam.org and your Artful contact is Latasha Thomas, Customer Experience Manager at Artful at latasha@artfuljaunts.com and 781-658-2270.

Book PAM: Frieze LA

  • A tour of Hammer Museum in the company of Director Ann Philbin 
  • After hours party at the Hammer with a performance by the Sanford Biggers band Moon Medicin
  • Curated visits to LA Frieze including the VIP preview
  • Opportunities to hear from influential gallery directors
  • Visits to the homes of significant collectors including Jarl Mohn
  • Visits to several local artist studios including Andrea Bowers, Whitney Bedford, and Christina Quarles
  • Stay at the five-star Beverly Wilshire, Four Seasons Hotel
  • Explore both fun outdoor and indoor fine dining

  • Leadership by Director Brian Ferriso, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Sara Krajewski and Amy Dotson Director of PAM CUT and Curator, Film & New Media
  • Exclusive visits to the studios of Los Angeles based artists and collectors
  • Curated visits to The Broad, a behind-the-scenes tour of Hauser & Wirth, and LACMA
  • Fine dining and cocktails at exciting, art-connected Beverly Hills dining destinations
  • Lunches, cocktails, and dinners with art world leaders, such as private collectors, curators, and artists, among others
  • The Artful app with information about all artists, venues, and individuals visited as well as expert recommendations for further research, travel and collecting

Beverly Willshire Four Seasons Hotel


  • Accommodations Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night at Beverly Wilshire: Four Seasons Hotel
  • Entry to all studios, museums, and fairs, including Frieze VIP day
  • All lunches, dinners, and cocktail programs from Tuesday dinner through Friday lunch, featuring dining inspired by local cuisine and specialities
  • All travel to studios, museums and collector homes from hotel
  • All fees and gratuities, including baggage porter services


  • Breakfast is not included in the program
  • Please note, flights, airport transfers and hotel parking is not provided with our programming

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