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)
As we have had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, a bit of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe at the other end . . . (Rick Steves, travel guru)
TRAVELING AGAIN! Barbara Newey and I are in the process of designing 4 daytrips.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL IS ON THE CALENDAR--outlines: Vienna, Bruges, Constable
Planning, Budgeting, and Promoting have to wait until destinations are functioning and reservations can be made. This will take time, but let's stay in communication about interests and arrangements for our chosen destinations!
DAYTRIPS IN THE WORKS: Chartered coach, all admissions, lunch, snacks, readings; limited to 20 participants each Express your interest via email: email@example.com
Wednesday, July 21, 2021—DALLAS • "Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris" @ DMA • Lunch at Meso Maya Comida & Copas • Immersive Van Gogh
Saturday, September 4, 2021—HOUSTON • "Monet to Matisse from the Bemberg Collection" @ MFA Houston • "Three Centuries of American Art" Sarofim Collection @ MFA Houston • Immersive Van Gogh
Saturday, October 30, 2021—SAN ANTONIO Sponsored by the Neill-Cochran House Museum to complement recent NCHM Book Club selections by Stephen Harrigan • "Frida Kahlo Oasis" @ San Antonio Botanical Garden • Pompeo Coppini Academy • Works and sites associated with Pompeo Coppini (Alamo Cenotaph)
Saturday, January 15, 2022—HOUSTON
• "Georgia O'Keeffe, Photographer" @ MFA Houston • "Calder/Picasso" @ MFA Houston • Menil Drawing Institute • "Draw Like a Machine: Pop Art, 1952-1975" @ Menil Collection • Rothko Chapel
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 2022 -- Vienna: Old Masters to Modernity
April 19-29, 2022 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
LATE SUMMER 2022 Flemish Masters: Medieval Art and Music, Bruges and Beyond (August, 16-26, 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, 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
FALL 2022 -- Constable and the English Landscape
October 5-15, 2022
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
Traveling Again! A Long Weekend in GALVESTON, the Oleander City
June 24-27, 2021
with Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum
Meaningful historic sites and museums near and throughout Texas' remarkable Gulf Coast island city
inspired by the NCHM Book Club's first selection, Isaac''s Storm (Erik Larsen) Tour designed for 20 participants
INCLUSIONS: Chartered coach transportation to, from, and around the city
3 nights in the historic Galvez Hotel
Museum and historic house admissions, gratuities, group meals
Austin to Galveston
Liendo Plantation, 1853 (home of Elisabet Ney before her move to Austin)
San Jacinto Battle Monument and Museum
Menard House, 1838 (oldest house in Galveston)
Ashton Villa, 1859 (early brick house)
Seaport Museum and Tall Ship Elissa, 1877
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum
Bryan Museum: art of Texas and the American West in Galveston Orphans Home, 1880
Bishop’s Palace, 1892
Grand Opera House, 1894
Moody Mansion, 1895
FREE MORNING + Galvez Sunday Brunch
Galveston to Austin
Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site
All arrangements by Barbara Newey, Art Wise TX: firstname.lastname@example.org
ONE-PAGE FLYER + REGISTRATION FORM at left
Bishop's Palace, 1892
POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2022
see message below
FRIENDS OF THE NEILL-COCHRAN HOUSE MUSEUM STUDY TOUR #17
"Santa Barbara to Monterey: California Art, Architecture and Gardens Beside the Sea" March 1-6, 2022
One-page flyer + registration form at the right.
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 in Spring 2022.
In the meantime, we'd love to take advantage of the time we blocked out to travel together; perhaps a destination closer to home, like a fun, long weekend in Galveston! Karen, Rowena and I are designing a history-oriented trip to Galveston--see details elsehwere on this page.
We miss you all and the fun times we have together while exploring great art and architecture. We look forward to resuming our trips!