What You'll Get
- $50 for one admission to a 3.5-hour Historic and Contemporary Art Connection tour with Clare Kunny or Robin Trento
- Participants should wear comfortable shoes
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
Tours begin at the Getty Center in Brentwood, then travel to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Guests will drive themselves between the two locations. Parking fees ($15 at the Getty Center and $8–$10 at the Cathedral) are not included. There will be time allowed for traffic and to grab a quick bite to eat if needed.
Each event is capped at 12 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
Four centuries separate the Baroque works of 17th-century painter Peter Paul Rubens and the mixed media of contemporary artist Simon Toparovsky—but the two really aren’t so different. At least, that’s what Clare Kunny and her colleague Robin Trento aim to show people. During their tours, they discuss a century-spanning dialogue between the two artists about the human condition, influenced in part by a common patronage from the Catholic Church.
Start at the Getty
Kunny or Trento leads a private tour of Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist, which explores the spiritual aspects of the painter’s large-scale tapestries and related oil sketches.
Travel Four Centuries into the Future
Reunite at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to view the contemporary sculpture, photography, and mixed media installations at Simon Toparovsky: Vessels and Channels.
Tie the Past to the Present
Along the way, Kunny or Trento helps guests interpret the art, drawing connections between the two artists and their references to historical figures, myths, and symbolism.
Clare Kunny and Robin Trento
Founding Director & Associate Director, Art Muse Los Angeles
Clare and Robin are art historians and educators who believe art not only tells stories, but also puts the viewer in contact with the past and insight to the creative process. When she spends time with an art object, Clare Kunny sees a story unfolding in front of her. In that sense, the art historian and founding director of Art Muse Los Angeles has probably witnessed countless tales. A glance at her resume reveals that she’s not only served as the Associate Director of Adult Programs at the Art Institute of Chicago, but also as the Manager of Public Education at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
The Fine Print