From Beverly Hills to Santa Monica Pier

You are invited to join the Peabody Essex Museum on an exclusive trip to discover the art and culture of Los Angeles. Three and half full days of immersive art experiences and special visits, combined with cultural and culinary adventures, will acquaint you with the best of LA's diverse art scene. 

This trip will begin on February 26th, 2024 and will conclude with Frieze Los Angeles on February 29th. We will visit private collections and artist studios, and be received by directors and curators of extraordinary museums and major galleries. Our final day will be spent exploring LA's annual art fair, Frieze, where we will enjoy a VIP preview of the fair, a cocktail reception, and a carefully curated itinerary of the most anticipated booths. 

PEM Director Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Director of Curatorial Affairs and The Nancy B. Putnam Curator of Fashion and Textiles Petra Slinkard, and Trevor Smith, Associate Director - Multisensory Experience, and Curator of the Present Tense, will lead this experience, enlivening the artistic and cultural landscape of this one-of-a-kind destination. This trip was planned in conjunction with and will be accompanied by Artful Jaunts staff, who will ensure a smooth experience throughout. 

Our "From Beverly Hills to the Pier" patron experience is priced at $7081 per person in a double room sharing and $8211 for a single traveler which includes all transportation, lodging, events, and all lunches and dinners during your trip as well as a $900 PEM administration fee. 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 17th, 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 PEM contact is Sue Kim at and your Artful contact is Latasha Thomas, Customer Experience Manager at Artful at and 781-658-2270.

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  • A tour of LA in the company of  PEM Director Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Director of Curatorial Affairs and The Nancy B. Putnam Curator of Fashion and Textiles Petra Slinkard, and Trevor Smith, Associate Director - Multisensory Experience, and Curator of the Present Tense
  • Tour LA Frieze art fair on VIP day with a curator
  • Opportunities to hear from influential museum and gallery curators and directors
  • Visits to the homes of significant LA collectors, including Jarl and Pam Mohn
  • Visit to multiple artist studios, including Charles Gaines
  • Stay at The Maybourne Beverly Hills, a five star hotel in Beverly Hills
  • Explore both fun outdoor and fine dining including some of the finest Korean food in Los Angeles

  • Frieze VIP day curated and led by PEM Director Lynda Roscoe Hartigan and Curator Trevor Smith 
  • Exclusive visits to the homes of major collectors and studios of emerging and blue-chip artists
  • Curated visits to LACMA, The Broad, the Kinsey African American Art & History Collection, The Huntington, and the Watts Tower Arts Center
  • Luxury accommodations at The Maybourne Beverly Hills, a 5-star hotel in conveniently located to explore art and shop
  • Lunches, cocktails, and dinners with art world leaders, such as auction house specialists, curators, and artists, among others
  • The Artful app, supplementing your trip, with information about all artists, venues, and collections visited as well as recommendations for further research and collecting


  • Accommodations Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night at The Maybourne Beverly Hills
  • Entry to all studios, museums, and fairs, including Frieze VIP day
  • All lunches, dinners, and cocktail programs from Monday dinner through Thursday dinner, featuring dining inspired by local flavors and specialities
  • All travel to studios, museums and exhibits 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

Image: Rita Akermann, Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Lila Seeley

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