STUDY TOURS PAGE: Abroad — Around the U.S. — Around Central Texas
Traveling -- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. (Ibn Battuta, 14th-century traveler)
ALL PLANS ARE ON HOLD UNTIL WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN TRAVEL SAFELY.
STUDY TOURS ABROAD Destinations chosen for significant art historical interest, particularly including special exhibitions and concentrations of material from the "modern" period--eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: museum collections, historic houses and other sites
SPRING 2021 -- Vienna: Old Masters to Modernity
May 10-21, 2021 Great art museums, splendid architecture, and a powerful musical heritage:
Upper Belvedere Palace collections
Museum of the City of Vienna
MAK (Museum of Applied Art)
Albertina (world's greatest museum of prints and drawings)
Burgtheater (fin-de-siècle opulence, Klimt et al)
Klosterneuberg Abbey (f. 1114)
Kirche am Steinhof (c. 1900, Secession tour-de-force of architecture, mosaic, glass, sculpture)
Church of the Holy Trinity (1976, Brutalist design by Fritz Wotruba)
Kunsthistorisches Museum (world-famous collection of Old Masters)
Leopold Collection of Modern art
Free time for choices e.g., Vienna Choir Boys, Spanish Riding School (Lipizzaner Stallions)
Group size limited to 12
Background reading recommendation: Edmund de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes
Josef Maria Olbrich, Secession Building (detail), 1902
A few days in London to see Constable's key paintings, then excursions around East Anglia, with Cambridge as home base, to explore cathedrals, country houses, related historic sites and the uniquely intact locales of John Constable's "Constable Country," experiencing the motifs of England's first great painter in his native countryside by standing on the spots from which he painted his beloved riverine landscape.
Feel free to express your interest via email.
Statue of Jan van Eyck, Bruges
LATE SUMMER 2022 Flemish Masters: Medieval Art and Music, Bruges and Beyond (late August 2022 to include Bruges' Pageant of the Golden Tree)
Highlights: • Pageant of the Golden Tree, 2-day commemoration of marriage of Charles the Bold and Margaret of York (occurs once every 5 years)
• Ghent Altarpiece by Jan van Eyck, just restored masterwork of Flemish painting
Several days in Bruges--museums, pageant, performances--and a day each in • Ghent • Antwerp • Brussels
Tour co-director Sara Schneider, creator of KMFA 89.5's "Early Music Now," will share her connections and expertise throughout the tour.
Tour designed for 15 travelers Feel free to express your interest via email at any time!
TOURS AROUND THE U. S. Long weekends in spring and fall, with focus on major art collections and historic architecture Group arrangements include historic hotels and special receptions
FRIENDS OF THE NEILL-COCHRAN HOUSE MUSEUM STUDY TOUR #17
"Santa Barbara to Monterey: California Art, Architecture and Gardens Beside the Sea" June 22-27, 2021
DAYTRIPS in Central Texas Chartered coach transportation, lunch, museum admissions, snacks, handouts. Email to reserve; follow with your check.
Cancellations because of illness, etc., are understandable; however, a flurry of last-minute cancellations can make it impossible to meet the budget. Same-week cancellations may not be eligible for refunds. You are always welcome to give your place to a friend.
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