STUDY TOURS PAGE: Abroad — Around the U.S. — Around Central Texas
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 2020 -- Vienna: Old Masters to Modernity
May 11-22, 2020 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
Detailed tour description and registration form at left (arrangements by Four Seasons Travel, under new leadership)
All places filled; send an email to be added to the short waiting list
Josef Maria Olbrich, Secession Building (detail), 1902
Book of Kells, c. 800: Folio 292r, Incipit to John. In principio erat verbum. (Dublin: Trinity College Library)
STUDY TOURS ABROAD: Additional Destinations Contemplated
Ireland of the Celts (maybe) Castles, monasteries, libraries, and museums with focus on the sites and monuments from the times of the Celts and Celtic reverberations in later times
A Return to Constable Country (likely)
An excursion around East Anglia, with Cambridge as home base, to explore cathedrals, country houses, related historic sites and the uniquely intact landscapes of John Constable, England's first great painter of his native countryside
Flemish Masters: Medieval Art and Music, Bruges and Beyond (likely; late August 2022)
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 designed for 15 travelers Feel free to express your interest 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
SPRING 2020: FRIENDS OF THE NEILL-COCHRAN HOUSE MUSEUM STUDY TOUR #16
March 4 - 9, 2020
Legendary houses, a fine historic hotel, delightful dining, good company . . . .
Dust off your copy of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and stay tuned for more info!
Savannah History Museum
Owens-Thomas House (1816)
Telfair Academy (1818) oldest art museum in the South
Davenport House (1820)
Harper-Fowlkes House, Greek Revival HQ of Society of the Cincinnati in Georgia
Andrew Low House (1848)
Juliette Gordon Low House, birthplace of the Girl Scouts
Mercer Williams House (1868)
Cathedral of St John the Baptist (1876)
Savannah College of Art & Design (1978)
Flannery O'Conner Childhood Home
Jepson Center for the Arts (2006, Moshe Safdie)
Excursion to Beaufort, South Carolina, "the South's Best Small Town"
An afternoon in Gullah country to explore its history, culture, cuisine
Historic hotel, Marshall House (1851)
Tour is being designed and managed for NCHM by Barbara Newey, Art Wise TX. Feel free to let Barbara know of your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All places filled as of October 1. Send an email to be added to the short waiting list: email@example.com
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.
Kate Elizabeth Bunce, Musica, c. 1895
REGISTRATION OPEN YEAR END DAYTRIP: Legends and English Art in San Antonio
Saturday, December 14th, 2019
Highlight: San Antonio Museum of Art special exhibition "Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement"
Major loan exhibition from world's largest collection of PRB (Birmingham, England)
(a perfect complement to the Ransom Center's exhibition (on view until July 14, 2019) "The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts & Crafts Movement in Britain & America"
Lunch at the historic Argyle Club
McNay Art Museum: short visit to see "Mary Cassatt's Women"
Cost per person: $150 (coach has increased in price, the museums have increased their admissions dramatically, and the private Argyle Club is a year-end splurge!)
Send an email to have your name added to the list, then send a check to: Art Wise TX
This is an Art inSight event with Karen Pope; Barbara Newey is handling the arrangements
Barbara Newey Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Postal address: ART WISE TX, LLC, 3207 Warren Street, Austin TX 78703
FLYER AT LEFT
ALL PLACES FILLED as of August 10; feel free to contact Barbara to add your name to the short waiting list.