Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Advanced Reservation Required! Masks are strongly recommended indoors. Stay home if you or members of your party are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms as identified by the L.A. County Department of Public Health, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or chills. Do not visit the Weisman Foundation if you or members of your party are currently under isolation or quarantine orders.
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Melina M
Pasadena, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is a must see in Los Angeles. Every room in this house has amazing art treasures. The tour is really interesting and well done. I highly recommend this museum for modern art lovers.
Written February 6, 2023
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Thank you so much, we really appreciate it!
Written March 1, 2023
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Departure16338
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Freerick R. Weisman Art Foundation is a private home that houses a fabulous collection of modern and contemporary art by artists that you have seen or wish to see in museums. There are three original Picasso oils, Dwayne Hanson sculptures, Wharhols, and on and on. All of these pieces are shown as they were placed in a real home and in a living setting. You feel as if you are visiting the home and are being shown around. You are allowed to see all the rooms of the house inlcuding bedrooms, closets and bathrooms. Believe me, you are in for a pleasant surprise!

Docent led tour groups are kept small and must be arranged in advance through the foundation. It is in the heart of Brentwood/ Bel Air and has lovely gardens, a gallery annex and the home. It is free to all who wish to tour the only condition is a reservation and that you appear only minutes before the tour starts as the foundation wishes to be a good neighbor to the other residents of the area and no cars can be parked on the street; they must be parked on the foundation grounds.
Written June 14, 2006
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jazz562
United States64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Beautiful home of Frederick Weisman and his second wife. SHe survives him and directs the foundation. Home is in a beautiful setting above SUnset Blvd. Limited parking means one needs reservations, but parking and visits are free. The setting and art are stunning . A do not miss experience if you live in or visit southern CA.
Written December 23, 2019
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Thanks so much, we are very happy you enjoyed your visit!
Written January 14, 2020
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KerrMuggin
Moorestown, NJ134 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
So there was this rich guy who made a ton of money selling Toyotas. The Rich Guy loved modern art and started buying it with his Toyota dough. Along the way he divorces Wife # 1 and marries Wife # 2. Rich Guy and Wife # 2 continue to buy modern art but also start to commission works depicting them. Rich Guy dies and Wife # 2 turns their home into a museum and moves somewhere close. She creates a foundation in Rich Guy's memory and opens the home twice a day so that 30 people can see Rich Guy's house and grounds, his modern art collection along with the many tacky depictions of them both paid for with the aforementioned Rich Guy's Toyota dough. I am not saying don't go, by all means go. Just warning you that there are things you will see that will not bring you joy.
Written February 22, 2019
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janice s
Sherman Oaks, Ca54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Living in LA for over 30 years I thought I had hit most of the museums. Was I wrong! This place is amazing. The Foundation is located in a residential area of Homby Hills. That's because it was the home of Frederick Weisman. The home furnishings and art are as they were when the Weismans lived here. Who doesn't have a Picasso over their toilet? This is like nothing I have ever seen before. The scope of the collection is overwhelming - Rothko, Klee, Jasper Johns, Hockney, Warhol, Francis Bacon, Frank Stella, Keith Haring and so many more. The tour runs 1.5 hours, reservations required. Walking and stair climbing.
Written July 7, 2018
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Thank you so much, we really appreciate you visiting us!
Written July 26, 2018
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Phillygirl1807
Gaithersburg, MD79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
First learned about Frederick Weisman when we visited the Frank Gehry-designed Weisman Art Museum on the campus of the University of Minnesota. We toured the Holmsley Hills Weisman home on February 3, during a visit to Los Angeles. If you are a lover of modern art, this home should be tops on your list. We had to apply in advance to the Frederick Weisman Art Foundation, and we gave them three dates. They assigned us a date and time. Our tour was scheduled for 10:30 am, and we were instructed to arrive no earlier than 10:25 am. You can't walk in - you need to drive onto the property, park in a specific location, and leave everything in your car - including your purse and cellphone.

Once you get in, you'll be treated to a feast of great modern art - paintings, sculpture, furniture, rugs - all placed in rooms by Mr. Weisman and his wife and remaining as they were when the Weismans lived and entertained there. Art in displayed in the bathrooms, on ceilings, on floors - everywhere you look you will see masterpieces by the most famous modern artists in the world: Picasso, Cezanne, Pollack, Lichtenstein, Segal, Moore, Stella, Warhol, Rothko...too many to list. We had a delightful docent-led tour, and bought the book (cash or check only) to savor what we witnessed. It was a very special experience.
Written February 8, 2014
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Thank you so much for your review of our museum. We are very happy that your experience was a memorable one!
Written February 25, 2014
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VisionaryFineArtist
Los Angeles, CA210 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013
I had a 2:00 pm appointment for this private intimate complimentary tour. It was the private home of the late Frederick Weisman, whom made his fortune from the food label Hunts. His widowed wife actively runs the foundation, and lives a few houses over.

The Weismans were avid contemporary art collectors, and their life revolved around ART. His second wife was an art dealer. Our docent explained the history of the art, no description signs posted next to each piece, or to be read. Some outrageous colorful, gigantic, and unusual pieces - including the life like human model pieces.. throughout the house, pool area, and back grounds.

There is an eclectic array of ASTRACT and CONTEMPORARY arts. Every square inch of walls, corners, home furnishings and decor, and exterior grounds was highlighted to showcase the art. Eyesore: I did not personally care for many of outdated tacky decor or or furniture in the master bedroom, family room, bedroom, and bathrooms. 

Mr. Weisman even commissioned Andy Warhol to do several portraits of his second wife and him. Pretty cool and interesting, which evidenced his significant influence in the art circle.

No pictures allowed inside. Very strict parking rules, entry must be inside estate - through a gated driveway.
Written July 24, 2013
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CaliforniaWendy
San Francisco, CA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
What a find. This private museum was such a lovely way to spend a morning in LA. The guide rattled off facts so quickly,on the incredible private art collection
Written March 8, 2020
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Thank you so much, we are so glad you enjoyed it!
Written May 4, 2020
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Barbara R
La Jolla, CA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
A private home, stuffed with terrific art and curated by very knowledgable and entertaining guides who seem to love their job. Definitely a unique experience for people who love great art and enjoy seeing how some people with the wealth to collect it live.
Written March 20, 2019
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Thank you so much, we really appreciate the kind words!
Written March 21, 2019
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kayyzee
Melbourne384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We were told about this Weisman Art Foundation by a friend. You must pre-book this tour. You can't just turn up on the day unannounced. As the home is located in an exclusive residential area, there are rules to be followed. We were given an allotted meeting time and were met at the front gate by our volunteer guide. Her knowledge of art was boundless. In every room of the house and in the garden, you are looking at some of the most memorable art pieces. The story of the acquisitions and the owners is remarkable and to think, this whole experience is free!!!! Definitely the best thing that we did in LA.
Written February 19, 2019
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Thank you so much, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful museum!
Written February 20, 2019
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