This past weekend some 25 Thomas Aquinas College seniors and tutors enjoyed an educational tour of one of Los Angeles’ finest art museums led by an expert docent — College Governor Maria O. Grant .
Saturday’s visit to Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum was one of three such outings arranged, sponsored, and directed by Mrs. Grant, who is a Museum Educator at the Norton Simon and previously served as an Overseer at the Huntington Library in San Marino. 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.”
In the coming weeks, the group will also tour the Getty Museum and the Getty Villa in Los Angeles.