San Francisco Art and Garden Tour
Thursday, March 28 – Sunday, March 31, 2019


Print out and complete the registration confirmation form, and send along with your deposit to Art Horizons International, Inc.

Questions? Contact Caitlin Stacy at 206.323.4243



9:00 a.m. Independent arrival into San Francisco, and independent check in to the Park Central Hotel, located just a few steps from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

(Address of Park Central San Francisco: 50 Third Street San Francisco, CA 94103; Telephone: 415-974-7005).

10:00 a.m. – Enjoy a welcome reception with coffee, tea, and pastries at San Francisco’s Park Central Hotel. Meet Art Horizons tour leader Lisa Hahn, and art study scholar Emily Breault before proceeding on our tour.

10:45 a.m. – Departure on foot for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

11:00 a.m. – Enjoy a guided tour of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art which reopened to the public on May 14th 2016 after a three year, $305 million redesign and expansion by international architectural firm Snøhetta. At 235,000 sq ft, the Snøhetta addition more than doubled the museum’s total space. The new landmark weighs less than the old structure by employing materials like lightweight cement and sand from nearby Monterey Bay. On track to receive LEED Gold certification, the new gallery spaces use energy-saving ambient LED lighting tucked above undulating ceiling panels calibrated to avoid light scallops.Other notable features include six outdoor terraces, including the second-floor sculpture gallery that exhibits works by Alexander Calder against America’s largest public living wall by Habitat Horticulture, consisting of over 19,000 plants including 21 native Northern Californian species.

Special Exhibitions at SF MoMA in March 2019:

  • Louis Stettner: Travelling Light
  • Johannes Brus: New to the Collection
  • Wayne Thiebaud: Paintings and Drawings

1:00 p.m – Enjoy lunch on your own in the area of SF MoMA. A list of suggestions will be provided.

2:30 p.m. – Meet inside the lobby of SF MoMA. Depart by bus to the Stock Exchange Tower.

2:45 p.m. – Enjoy a private visit of the Stock Exchange Tower to see the Diego Rivera Mural. Rivera’s mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed to the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the United States by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera in 1931. The Pacific Stock Exchange Lunch Club, now the City Club, is considered the best interior in the Art Deco style in San Francisco, and among the best in California.

4:15 p.m. – Depart by bus for Haines Gallery.

4:30 p.m. – Enjoy a wine reception and guided tour of the Haines Gallery. Established in 1987, Haines Gallery has consistently maintained a dynamic position within the ever-evolving world of contemporary art. Dedicated to providing a platform for emerging and internationally established artists from the Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the United States, the exhibition program encourages diverse practices with a predisposition for work that is conceptually rigorous and visually compelling.

5:30 p.m. – Return to Park Central San Francisco by bus.

6:30 p.m. – Depart by bus for dinner.

6:45 p.m. – Enjoy a welcome dinner at a wonderful San Francisco restaurant.

8:45 p.m. – Return to hotel by bus.

Breakfast at the hotel (no host)

9:00 a.m. – Gather in the lobby and depart by bus for a premier private art collection.

9:15 a.m. – Enjoy a visit to the spectacular private art collection of one of San Francisco’s prominent gallery owners, in his home that has been featured in Luxe, Spaces and Elle Decor magazines. (pending confirmation)

10:15 a.m. – Depart by bus for the Minnesota Street Project.

10:30 a.m. – Located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, the Minnesota Street Project offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists and related nonprofits. Inhabiting three warehouses, the Project seeks to retain and strengthen San Francisco’s contemporary art community in the short term, while developing an internationally recognized arts destination in the long term. Founded by entrepreneurs and collectors Deborah and Andy Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project was inspired by the couple’s belief that philanthropic support for the arts today requires an alternate model—one suited to the innovative nature of Silicon Valley and the region as a whole. The project encompasses a complex of 10 art galleries, an arts non-profit as well as a building of 30 artist studios.

12:00 p.m. – Lunch at Besharam. Besharam features Heena Patel’s bold interpretations of the flavors and dishes that were prevalent throughout her childhood in Indian, refined and reimagined for California. While Heena cultivated her distinct style over five years at La Cocina, a culinary incubator in San Francisco, her food reflects her extensive travels and experiences living around the world. Heena’s dishes have won the hearts of area chefs and luminaries such as Traci Des Jardins of Jardiniere, and Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski of State Bird Provisions and The Progress.

1:30 p.m. – Depart for a private art collection.

2:00 p.m. – Enjoy a visit to a private art collection. This is one of the premier collections of contemporary crafts in the United States.

3:00 p.m. – Depart by bus for the de Young Museum, a fine arts museum located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

3:30 p.m. – Enjoy a guided tour of the de Young Museum. Special exhibition: Monet: The Late Years will feature paintings by Claude Monet dating mainly from 1913 to 1926, the final phase of the artist’s long career. During his late years, the well-traveled Monet stayed close to home, inspired by the variety of elements making up his own garden at Giverny, a village located about 45 miles from Paris. With its evolving scenery of flower beds, footpaths, willows, wisteria, and nymphaea, the garden became a personal laboratory for the artist’s concentrated study of natural phenomena. The exhibition will focus on the series that Monet invented, and just as important, reinvented, in this setting. In the process, it will reconsider the conventional notion that many of the late works on a large scale were preparatory for the Grand Decorations, rather than finished paintings in their own right. Boldly balancing representation and abstraction, Monet’s radical late works redefined the old master of Impressionism as a forebear of modernism.

5:15 p.m. – Return to the hotel by bus. Enjoy dinner independently. A list of suggestions will be provided in your welcome packet.

Breakfast at the hotel (no host)

9:00 a.m. – Gather in the lobby to depart for a premier private art collection.

9:30 a.m. – Enjoy a visit to a private contemporary art collection. This collector began collecting art on her own in her 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, as a gallery owner, then as a staff and faculty member at the San Francisco Art Institute, and then as an art advisor and appraiser. When her father, a noted art dealer, passed away 9 years ago, she had the opportunity to integrate works of art that she had loved and was deeply connected to from her childhood with her own art collection. (pending confirmation).

10:30 a.m. – Depart by bus for San Francisco’s Presido.

11:00 a.m. – Enjoy a docent-led trail walking tour of Andy Goldsworthy’s site specific installations in San Francisco’s Presido. In a space where art meets landscape, British artist Andy Goldsworthy celebrates the Presidio’s landmark forest in this ongoing, organically evolving project. Goldsworthy has created three site-specific installations, all making use of trees felled as part of the Presidio’s reforestation and park management efforts: the monumental yet ephemeral Spire (2008), the
sinuous Wood Line (2011), and the imposing, architectural Tree Fall (2013). While Spire articulates the space into which trees grow, and Wood Line investigates the evolving relationship a tree has with the ground, Tree Fall explores what occurs below ground. Over time, the natural materials used in Spire and Wood Line will decay and return to the earth. During their lifespan, all three of Goldsworthy’s installations will stand as reminders of the history of the Presidio’s forest — planted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by the US military — and as meditations on the relationship between the natural and the built environment.

12:30 p.m. – Depart by bus for lunch.

2:00 p.m. – Depart for downtown to San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal.

2:15 p.m. – Enjoy a guided tour of a new and innovative 5-acre rooftop garden atop San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal.

3:30 p.m. – Depart for a walking tour of several cutting-edge South of Market (SOMA) art galleries. We will visit the John Berggruen Gallery, the Gagosian Gallery, and the Hackett Mill Gallery, among others.

5:00 p.m. – Return to Park Central San Francisco.

6:30 p.m. – Depart by bus for dinner.

6:45 p.m. – Enjoy a farewell dinner at a stellar San Francisco restaurant.

8:45 p.m. – Return to the hotel by bus.

Breakfast at the hotel (no host)

7:45 a.m. – Please have your luggage inside your room for pick up by bellman.
Please check out of the hotel and handle your incidental charges.

8:45 a.m. – Please spot your luggage before it is placed on the bus.

9:00 a.m. – Gather in the hotel lobby for departure on foot.

9:30 a.m. – Enjoy a visit to a private collection located in a private residence of the Four Seasons Hotel. Informed by scholarship and a passion for the conceptual, the collection spans all media and includes masterpieces by artists including Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys, Man Ray, Louise Bourgeois, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella and Eva Hesse, as well as work by contemporary artists including Gedi Sibony, Rachel Harrison, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, and many others.

10:30 a.m. – Depart for the Legion of Honor Museum of Fine Arts where we will enjoy a curator-led tour of the collection highlights.

12:00 p.m. – Enjoy a boxed lunch on the bus as we drive to a beautiful private garden.

12:30 p.m. – Enjoy a visit to a beautiful San Francisco private garden. (pending confirmation)

2:00 p.m. – Return to the hotel by bus for independent transfer to the airport.
Art Horizons wishes you a pleasant journey home!

Estimated price per person with hotel: $2955
If you prefer not to be paired with a roommate, there is an additional estimated single supplement: $401.

Price includes:

– Art Horizons escort and art historian throughout
– Admission for all visits
– Private motor coach transportation for programmed events
– Water and snacks on the bus
– Taxes and gratuities for programmed events
– 3 nights double occupancy at San Francisco’s Park Central Hotel

Visits to: – Private art collections
– Private gardens
– de Young Museum
– San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
– Legion of Honor Museum
– Minnesota Street Projects art galleries
Meals: – 3 Lunches
– 2 Dinners with two glasses of wine.

**Portions of this itinerary are subject to change based on availability. Art Horizons promises to make
comparable changes in order to insure quality and excellence in your program.

Andy Goldsworthy Tree Line: Andy Goldsworthy. (2011) Wood Line. Photo by Monique Deschaines.

Cliff House terraced garden, photo by Marion Brenner.

Andy Goldsworthy. 1984. Seven Spires; view looking up toward top of one spire. Location: Grizedale Forest Park, Cumbria

George A. Applegarth. 1916. California Palace of the Legion of Honor;. Location: Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA.





George A. Applegarth. California Palace of the Legion of Honor;. 1916. Artstor, Location: Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA.

Bay Area formal garden, photo by Marion Brenner.