This past weekend some 25 Thomas Aquinas College seniors and tutors enjoyed an educational tour of one of Los Angeles’ finest art museums, thanks to the generosity of College Governor Maria O. Grant .
Saturday’s visit to the Getty Center in Los Angeles was one of three such outings arranged and sponsored by Mrs. Grant, who is a Museum Educator at the Norton Simon Museum and previously served as an Overseer at the Huntington Library in San Marino. In February the group visited the Norton Simon  in Pasadena, with Mrs. Grant leading the tour. In April it will visit Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades.
The tours, which focus on works of art that bear a connection to the literary works students read in the College’s classical curriculum, are becoming something of a College tradition. Mrs. Grant first began leading them in 2010 in order to supplement the College’s curriculum and because, as she put it, “We have access to some of the best museums in the world.”