Experience the Long Beach Area at the 2016 ATLA Annual Conference
April 27, 2016
The 2016 Local Host Committee, SCATLA, have prepared five excursions during the 2016 ATLA Annual Conference in Long Beach, California. Explore libraries, gardens, museums, breweries, and the historic Dodgers Stadium during your conference stay.
For a list of excursions, including information on ticket pricing, see the Official Conference Schedule.
Tour the world-renowned Huntington Library & Gardens! Participants will have the opportunity to tour the rare book and art preservation labs and visit the art museums and botanical gardens.
The Library’s collection of rare books and manuscripts in the fields of British and American history and literature is nothing short of extraordinary. The Library has on display some of the finest rare books and manuscripts of Anglo-American civilization. Among the treasures for research and exhibition are the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, a Gutenberg Bible on vellum, the double-elephant folio edition of Audubon’s Birds of America, and a world-class collection of the early editions of Shakespeare’s works. Altogether, there are about 6 million items.
The Huntington Botanical Gardens includes 12 gardens and 15,000 plant varieties. Experience a Desert Garden and a Japanese Garden in one afternoon!
Tour is all day with time to wander and enjoy lunch on your own.
To learn more, see: www.huntington.org.
Tour sponsored by the Special Collections Interest Group.
The Getty Museum is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. The museum features pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; and 19th- and 20th-century American, Asian, and European photographs.
A must-see exhibit is Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts:
This exhibition features illuminated manuscripts and painted book arts from the 9th through the 17th century that bring to life in stunning ways the real and imagined places that one encounters on their pages. These highly prized objects allow us to glimpse, admire, and study a world gone by, as well as its peoples, different belief systems, and an interconnected global history of human thought and ideas about art.
Spend the day at the Getty Museum and enjoy art, architecture, and gardens. Participants will arrive in the morning and should plan on bringing food or eating at one of the cafes for lunch.
To learn more, see: www.getty.edu/museum/.
This excursion includes a 60-90 minute tour of the Getty Research Institute Library. The library collections include over one million books, periodicals, study photographs, and auction catalogs as well as extensive special collections of rare and unique materials.
A must-see exhibit is the Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road:
The Mogao caves, located near the town of Dunhuang in the Gobi Desert of northwest China, comprise some 500 decorated Buddhist cave temples dating from the 4th to the 14th century. Filled with exquisite wall paintings and sculptures, the caves bear witness to the intense religious, artistic, and cultural exchanges along the Silk Road, the trade routes linking East and West. Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road features numerous objects originally from the site — such as paintings and manuscripts that have rarely, if ever, traveled to the United States, as well as three spectacular full-size cave replicas.
After the tour, participants are free to have lunch and explore the rest of the Getty facilities (including the museum) and grounds.
To learn more, see: www.getty.edu/research/index.html.
Cheer for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team playing the Milwaukee Brewers! Or, you can cheer for the Milwaukee Brewers who won at last year’s conference in Denver, Colorado. We promise we are not intentionally following the Brewers.
The Dodgers have won six World Series titles and 21 National League pennants. They’ve also produced 16 Rookie of the Year Awards winners. Don’t care for baseball? Well, the Dodger Stadium is both an historical and cultural destination in Los Angeles. Located in the neighborhood of Elysian Park in Los Angeles, this stadium is the third-oldest ballpark after Fenway in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago. We recommend grabbing a Dodger Dog while enjoying the game.
To learn more, see www.losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/.
Join this private tour with an expert beer guide to give you all the beer info you need at the following breweries:
Beachwood Brewing is located in Long Beach. They have 22 rotating taps and one cask-conditioned beer. They take pride in serving rare and unique first-rate beers. Enjoy their slow-smoked, dry rubbed, and succulently seasoned BBQ with an ale or stout. Learn more.
Monkish Brewing Co. is located in Torrance. The brewing area houses a 15-barrel (1 barrel = 31 gallons) brewing system with fermentation and conditioning tanks. The tasting room that you will visit includes 13 draft beers, which the list can be found here. The brewery specializes in Belgians, though they have some new IPAs premiering later this year. Learn more.
Smog City Brewing Co. is located in Torrance. A relatively young brewery, they specialize in pilsners, stouts, and ales. Their Coffee Porter won a Gold Medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. Learn more.
Tours last around 4-5 hours. A flight of beer is included at each destination. Food can be purchased on your own at one of the designated breweries. Breweries are subject to change.
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