STUDY TOURS PAGE: Abroad — Around the U.S. — Around Central Texas
DAYTRIPS AROUND TEXAS To great museums and special exhibitions within reach of Austin Chartered coach, all admissions, lunch, snacks, readings; group sizes limited Express your interest via email: email@example.com
DAYTRIP TO FORT WORTH: Celebrating American Art
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Highlights: a magnificent large exhibition at the Amon Carter--
"Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass”
and a special tour of one of Fay Jones' distinctive chapels,Fort Worth's Marty Leonard Chapel
with time for a few other notable experiences--Artemisia's Judith at the Kimbell, "Women Painting Women" at MAMFW
See draft flyer at the right--budget not finalized, but you are welcome to get your name on the list.
The day, including chartered coach transportation, admissions, lunch, snacks, etc., will be limited to 30 participants.
Barbara Newey and I are thrilled that this plan is coming together and that we may be able to "hit the road" soon!
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 2023 -- Vienna: Old Masters to Modernity
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 14
Background reading recommendation: Edmund de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes
Josef Maria Olbrich, Secession Building (detail), 1902
POSTPONED until Bruges reintroduces the Pageant . . . 2024?
Flemish Masters: Medieval Art and Music, Bruges and Beyond (designed to include Bruges' historic Pageant of the Golden Tree)
Highlights: • Pageant of the Golden Tree, 2-day commemoration of marriage of Charles the Bold and Margaret of York, 1468 (occurs once every 5 years)
• Ghent Altarpiece by Jan van Eyck, masterwork of Flemish painting, just restored
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!
Constable, The Haywain, 1821
2023 -- Constable and the English Landscape
New dates to be determined; probably latter part of September
A few days (3 nights) in London to see Constable's key paintings, then excursions around East Anglia, with Cambridge as home base (6 nights, 7th night at Heathrow before return travel), 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.
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
Fort Concho, a post of the famed Buffalo Soldiers
NEW DATES: Friends of the NEILL-COCHRAN HOUSE MUSEUM Study Tour #18
History, Landscape and Sculpture across the Texas Plains
October 11 - 16, 2022
Inspired by the NCHM Book Club selection, Sarah Bird's Daughter of the Daughter of a Queen, and taking advantage of the predictability of travel closer to home, this exploration of history and art in the geographic heart of Texas will visit famed sites we've all intended to visit.
DAY 1 — Fly into Amarillo • Amarillo Art Museum • Cadillac Ranch, Stanley Marsh's notorious desert sculpture • Dinner • Hotel (1 night) Courtyard Amarillo Downtown in historic Fisk Building (1927)
Day 2 — Canyon and Lubbok • Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Frank Reaugh, Painter of the Longhorns • Palo Duro Canyon • Lunch in Lubbock • Buddy Holly Museum Hotel check-in: Big Spring (5 nights) historic Settles Hotel
Day 3 — San Angelo • Fort Concho, 1860s Army post, National Historic Landmark • Concho Avenue historic buildings • San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts • Tule Princess Steamboat, the last operational, full-size walking beam side-wheel paddle steamboat
DAY 4 — Abilene • Grace Museum • Ballinger for Pompeo Coppini's Charles H. Noyes sculpture (story told by Stephen Harrigan in Remember Ben Clayton)
DAY 5 — Midland • Permian Basin Petroleum Museum • Museum of the Southwest • George W. Bush Childhood Home, 1939
Day 6 — Odessa and TRAVEL • Ellen Noël Art Museum and sculpture garden
GROUP SIZE: 20 Members of NCHM -- about half full as of May 2022
TOUR COST: will include hotel (sharing double; single additional), breakfast daily, ground transportation, all admissions, gratuities, several meals, commentary throughout by art historian Rowena Dasch, Executive Director of the NCHM
Airfare additional (designated flights for departures from multiple cities, if desired
TOUR ARRANGEMENTS: Barbara Newey, Art Wise TX | firstname.lastname@example.org | 512-701-0441
EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST via EMAIL to Barbara; send deposit + registration form to hold a place
POSTPONED AGAIN UNTIL SPRING 2023
FRIENDS OF THE NEILL-COCHRAN HOUSE MUSEUM STUDY TOUR #19
"Santa Barbara to Monterey: California Art, Architecture and Gardens Beside the Sea
Dear traveling friends,
It is with heavy hearts that Karen, Rowena and I have decided to postpone the 17th Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum study tour to Santa Barbara, Saint Simeon, Carmel, and Monterey. We're candidly thinking of everyone's comfort and safety in light of the ongoing pandemic, uncertainties of the vaccine rollout, and California's regulations on group gatherings.
We want to postpone the trip so that we can enjoy traveling when California can better accommodate our group. I want to provide a high quality, memorable trip for our friends and am confident that our wonderful itinerary can be successful once rescheduled.
We miss you all and the fun times we have together while exploring great art and architecture. We look forward to resuming our trips!