Public Programs

Tours

SMMoA provides a variety of free tours designed for all ages.

Audio Tours
Audio tours are accessible at the Museum or at home. Call 310.499.9227 and follow the prompt to learn more about SMMoA's current exhibitions.

Member Tours: Nourish Mind, Body, and Spirit
Each season, members join executive director Elsa Longhauser for breakfast and an exclusive tour of the current exhibitions.

Private Group Tours
Private group tours for all ages can be tailored to specific interests (available for groups of 10 or more). Please email education@smmoa.org or call 310.586.6488 x118 to schedule a private group tour.

School Groups
SMMoA is pleased to welcome student groups. Unscheduled groups with a sufficient number of chaperones are welcome to visit the Museum independently during regular museum hours. Groups of 15+ are asked to arrange a visit in advance by calling the Museum’s visitor services staff at 310.586.6488.

Philip Yenawine Tour
Beatrice Wood: Career Woman—Drawings, Paintings, Vessels, and Objects, 2011
Asuka Burri Tour
Combustione: Alberto Burri and America, 2010
Martin Kersels Tour
Martin Kersels: Heavyweight Champion, 2009
Ant Farm Tour
Ant Farm 1968 - 1978, 2004
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Tours
Tour da Arts, vol. 6

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014
12pm–5pm
iCal

Registration: Free

Tour da Arts, vol. 6 is the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s sixth annual cultural bike tour. Enjoy the creative side of bicycle culture on this casual, nine-mile ride filled with art, music, and theater. 

Experience Santa Monica as a car-free community and learn about the City’s bike lanes and other bike-friendly infrastructure from Tour da Arts’ ride leaders. Participation is free and open to all ages. Tour da Arts, vol. 6 runs from noon to 5 pm, with stops at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in the Bergamot Station Arts Center, the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, and John Adams Middle School.  Riders will be dazzled by unique sights and sounds at each stop: 

Tour da Arts vol. 6 Schedule

Noon – 2:00 pm: Check-in at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

  • SMMoA Exhibition Tours: Robert Swain: The Form of Color and Nonfictions: Jeremiah Day/Simone Forti/Fred Dewey.
  • Bicycle Advocacy: Learn fun and safe biking tips from C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange, the Tour da Arts, vol. 6 ride leaders), Santa Monica SPOKE/Los Angeles County Bicycle CoalitionLA Metro, and City of Santa Monica Transportation. Get a complimentary tune-up from Bikerowave, a volunteer-run, community-operated bike repair shop.
  • Wiki-Theater: Bike Odyssey LA’s Brian Sonia-Wallace presents a crash course on Homer’s Odyssey, in the form of a live action Wikipedia page.
  • Food and Drink: Enjoy delicious options from Clif Bar, Whole Foods Market Venice, and Peddler’s Creamery.

2:00 pm: Tour da Arts, vol. 6 leaves the Santa Monica Museum of Art

2:30 – 3:00 pm: Second Stop: Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club

  • Anna Oxygen Concert: Artist-composer Anna Oxygen’s electronic music performance engages the Tour da Arts audience in an interactive dance-along. Refreshments and snacks provided by Whole Foods Market Venice and Clif Bar.

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Third Stop: Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School

  • Myth and Infrastructure: Myth and Infrastructure is an innovative artwork that combines animated film with live, shadow-play performance. It features original music, natural and urban landscapes, fantastic dreamscapes, and artist Miwa Matreyek’s own shadow as its main character. 

4:30 – 5:00 pm: Final Stop: Return to SMMoA at the Bergamot Station Arts Center

  • Bike Odyssey LA: Enjoy an iconic scene from Homer’s Odyssey adapted for contemporary Los Angeles and for two wheels, produced by Brian Sonia-Wallace.
  • Tour da Arts Raffle: Win gifts from Bike AttackLinus Bikes, Lucy Sportswear, and more!

Complimentary bike rentals are available from Perry’s Café and Rentals, and can be reserved during registration (while supplies last). 

SMMoA kicked off Tour da Arts, vol. 6 in June with a Bike Critter Art Contest. Artists of all ages and levels were invited to draw and submit an imaginative, cycling creature for use as the vol. 6 logo. Garrett Belmont’s “Rabbit on a Bicycle” was chosen by SMMoA’s curatorial staff as the winning drawing. 

Participation in Tour da Arts, vol. 6 is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors: the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Barnwood Foundation, the Eileen Harris Norton Foundation, and the Santa Monica Bike Center. To keep Tour da Arts and SMMoA’s other exhibitions and programs free, please visit http://smmoa.org/support/give/overview/.

Special thanks to our event partners: Aika TradingBergamot Station Arts Center, LLC., Bike AttackBikerowave, C.I.C.L.E., City of Santa Monica Water Treatment Program, Cynergy Cycles, Helen’s Cycles, John Adams Middle School, LA Metro, the Levi’s® Commuter Workspace, Linus Bikes, Lucy Sportswear, Peddler’s CreameryPerry’s Café and Rentals, Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, Santa Monica SPOKE/LACBC, Yelp

Special thanks also to our in-kind sponsors: Whole Foods Market Venice and Clif Bar and Company