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Upcoming Events

February 10, 2024 - HCC Re-opening event at the new Hilbert Museum 

Past Events

2023

September 28-October 1 - Hawaii Weekender visiting the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA), the Iolani Palace, the Bishop Museum, and three extraordinary private collections of Hawaiian art - the Horikawa collection, the Dilks Collection, and The Pacific Club. Dining including Chef Chai, The HoMA Cafe, Azure, Buzz's, and Michel's.

August 26th - Exclusive unveiling and dedication of the restored Norman Kennedy mural and personalized tour of the "Then and Now" exhibit led by Rick Delanty and Yvonne Boseker.

July 30 - Bonhams California and Hawaiian auction preview and behind the scenes program with Scot Levitt and staff in Hollywood followed by  "no-host" lunch at The Electric Owl.

 

July 23 - Annual Meeting & catered champagne brunch at the Laguna Art Museum with Exclusive Jean Stern lecture and guided tour of the Joseph Kleitsch Exhibition 

January 28 – Private tours of the Stiles and Hall collections in Orange County with group lunch at the Salt Creek Grill in Dana Point.

2022

August 21 – Exclusive tour of the art collections at The California and Jonathan Clubs in Downtown L.A. with lunch at The Water Grill

 

April 24 - Annual Meeting & Brunch at The Hilbert Museum featuring Bob Ehrlich presentation on the Founding and History of the Historical Collections Council (HCC)

 

March 23-27 – Multi-day trip to Carmel including gallery reception at Josh Hardy Fine arts and private tours to the Trotter, del Piero, and Dilks collections, and the Blood/Kersey studio. Accommodations at the Cypress Inn.

 

January 9 – Exclusive tour of the Gifted exhibition at CMATO and private tour of the Reitzell collection with catered lunch

2021

November 13 – Jessie Arms Botke exhibition tour and lecture by Jean Stern at the Laguna Art Museum

 

September 26 – Private tours of the Gassett and Lay collections in Palos Verdes with catered garden lunch

 

August 5 – Curated tour of the “Radiant Impressions” exhibition at UCI Institute & Museum in Irvine with lunch at Bistango (First group event held post-pandemic)

 

February 18 – Exclusive HCC Art Conservation virtual program and demonstration presented by the Balboa Art Conservation Center

 

January 16 – Exclusive HCC virtual program on “Selecting and making a Goldleaf Frame” by David Horowitz of Goldleaf Framemakers in Santa Fe

2020

February 23 – Inaugural HCC Member Art exhibition and reception with dinner at The White House restaurant in Anaheim

 

January 19 – Exclusive tour of the Arthur Beaumont “Art of Sea” exhibition at The Bowers Museum by Geoffrey Beaumont with lunch at Tangata

2019

December 15 - Holiday party and private tour of the Boseker collection

 

April 7 - Private tours of the Brickman and Seymour collections in West Los Angeles with lunch at The Getty Museum

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2018

May 20 - Private tours of the Minor, Colestock, and Djikstra collections in Del Mar and San Diego with catered lunch

2017

September 20-24 – Multi-day HCC Trip to Santa Fe including tours of private collections of Rowe & , gallery receptions, and museum tours, and a day-trip to Taos visiting the home studios of Joseph Henry Sharp and Ernest Blumenschein, and The Harwood Museum of Art. Accommodations at the Inn and Spa at Loretto.

 

July 9 - Exclusive tour of the Kleitsch exhibition by curator Patricia Trenton at the PMCA

 

June 4 - Annual Meeting & Dinner at The Five Crowns restaurant featuring Susan Anderson presentation on the Gardena High School Collection project

 

May 21 – Private tours of the Chiu and Selman collection in Newport Beach

 

February 24-26 – Multi-day HCC Trip to Palm Desert including Heather James Gallery reception, and private tours of the Stern, Hall, Olson, and Chase collections. Accommodations at The Miramonte Resort

2016

December 18 – Holiday party  and private tour of the Hall collection

 

October 2 – Private tours of the Redfern and Valentine collections

 

June 11 - Annual Meeting & Dinner at The Newport Harbor Yacht Club featuring Gordon McClellan presentation on California Scene Paintings

2015

October 17 - Private tours of the Slavin and Lippman collections with lunch at George Stern Fine Arts

 

June 14 - Annual Meeting & Dinner at The Balboa Bay Club featuring Alfred Harrison presentation on “From Winterthur to Yosemite, Collecting Across the Generations”

 

April 30-May 3 – Multi-day trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma with curated museum visits to the Gilcrease, Philbrook, and Crystal Bridges museums and private tours of the Stuart and Holmes collections. Accommodations at the Ambassador Hotel.

 

April 18 – Private tours of the Seymour and Stewart collections In West L.A. and Beverly Hills with lunch at the Luxe Hotel

 

January 25 – Exclusive tours of the PMCA and Huntington Library Virginia Steele exhibitions with lunch at Il Fornai

2014

November 1 - Private tours of the Draper and Ehrlich collections in Laguna Beach with catered lunch

 

June 25, 26 – Lecture on California Scene Paintings with private tour of the Hilbert collection

 

June 8 - Annual Meeting & Dinner at The Balboa Bay Club featuring Christina Buck presentation on “Reflections of the Life of Gerald Buck”

 

March 9 – Reception of the HCC Fellows and private tour of the Hall collection

 

February 12, 13 – Lecture on Modernism in California 1915-1930 and private tour of the Hilbert collection

2013

December 8 - Holiday party and private tour of the Boseker collection

 

October 13 – Private tours of Stiles and Hilbert collections

 

September 15 - Private tours of Dammann and Janneck collections with catered lunch

 

June 23 – Annual Meeting & Dinner at the Balboa Bay Club featuring April Dammann presentation on “Earl Stendahl: Art Dealer as Impresario”

 

March 17 – Private tours of Gassett and Lay collections in Palos Verdes. Tour of Palos Verdes Art Cente

2012

November 11 – Exclusive tour of the Charles Reiffel exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art and the Kinsella Library collection at UCSD

 

October 7 - Private tour of the Hayden and Silver collection in Laguna Beach with catered dinner

 

August 25 – Edgar Payne Symposium and lectures at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

 

June 10 – Annual Meeting & Dinner at the Balboa Bay Club featuring Larry Shar presentation on “The Secret Lives of Frames”

 

April 7 – Artist Lecture series – “Jean Mannheim” by Richard Reitzell at the Irvine Museum

 

March 3 – Private tours of the Heath and Harwick collections in Irvine

2011

December 12– Holiday party and private of tour of the Ochs collection

 

November 10-13 – Multi-day trip to San Francisco including tour of the Herbst Theater, the William Keith exhibition at St. Mary’s College and private tours of the Woolrich, Davalos, Rogers, and Carter collections. Accommodations at the Grand Hyatt.

 

May 22 – Annual Meeting & Dinner at the Balboa Bay Club featuring Rich Reitzell presentation on “The Life and Art of Jean Mannheim”

 

April 17 – Private tour of Redfern gallery and collection with catered lunch 

2010

December 10 - Holiday party and private tour of Podlich collection

 

November 20 – Exclusive curator tour of Franz Bischoff exhibition at the PMCA by curator Scott Shields

 

October 28-31 – Multi-day trip to Sacramento including tours of the Crocker and Higgins museums and the Stanford Mansion

 

September 25, 26 – “Modernism Made Easy” lecture by Jean Stern and private tour of the Hilbert collection

 

June 12 – Annual Meeting & Dinner at The Pacific Club featuring Susan Anderson presentation on the Hinkle exhibition at Laguna Art Museum

 

May 20-23 – Multi-day trip to Denver including Peter Hassrick led tour of the Denver Museum of Art, and private tours of the Anshutz, Buntman, Petrie, and Roath collections. Accommodations at The Brown Palace.

 

April 18 – Reception for HCC Fellows and private tour of the Stern collection

 

February 27 – Exclusive tour of the Millard Sheets exhibition at PMCA, private tour of the Waite collection with lunch at The Raymond Restaurant in Pasaden

2009

December - Holiday party and private tour of the Hilbert collection

 

November 12 – Exclusive tour of “Selections from the Irvine Museum”

 

June 14 - Annual Meeting & Dinner at The Balboa Bay Club featuring Peter Hassrick  presentation on Western Art

 

May 17 – Reception for HCC Fellows and private tour of the Westphal collection

 

March 14 – Private tours of the Crain and Fieldstone Foundation collections in Newport Beach

2008

November 15 – Private tours of Seymour and Stewart collections with lunch at the Luxe Hotel

 

September 20 – Private tours of the Anderson-Fedderson, Hilbert, and Chiu collections

 

April 26 – Private tour of the Ochs collection in Corona Del Mar

 

March 16 – Plein Air Art Seminar at The Bowers Museum

 

March 15 – Reception for Fellows with seminar faculty and private tour of Ehrlich collection

 

January 26 – Private tours of Cutri and Djikstra collections in San Diego and Del Mar

2007

August 12 - Exclusive tour of Maynard Dixon exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and private tour of the Waite collection in Pasadena

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