The Broad Day Trip
Tuesday, February 29, 2019 was a day at The Broad Museum with a guided 1-hour tour followed by free-time. The Broad is known for its extensive contemporary art collection along with interactive audience installations, thought-provoking exhibitions and cutting-edge architecture. This trip was hosted by Elverhøj Museum of History & Art
The Broad is a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the museum offers free general admission and presents an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The Broad is home to more than 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is one of the world's most prominent collections of postwar and contemporary art.
About The 2019 Day Trips Collaboration
This day trip was part on an ongoing collaborative effort to bring cultural opportunities to residents of Santa Barbara County. This winter and spring there are four day trips on the schedule. The day trips this year are to The Broad, Carrizo Plain National Monument, The Getty Center, and a Channel Islands Wildlife Cruz. Transportation and administration services are provided by Buellton and Solvang Parks and Recreation. Marketing and tour guides are provided by the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art and Wildling Museum of Art & Nature.
About the Elverhøj Museum
Located in Solvang, California, the Elverhøj Museum is the former residence of one of Solvang’s most artistic families, which is now a community museum devoted to the history of Solvang, the Danish-American pioneer spirit, the colorful heritage of Denmark, and the arts. The historic hand-crafted structure was the dream home of Viggo Brandt-Erichsen and his wife, Martha Mott. He was an internationally recognized painter and sculptor and she was an accomplished painter and art teacher. After extensive renovation in 1987, the Elverhøj Museum opened to the public in May of 1988. Today Elverhøj is one of the few museums outside of Denmark devoted to the Danish culture and the Danish-American experience.