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 14
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 15-25, 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
Fort Concho, a post of the famed Buffalo Soldiers
SPRING 2022: Friends of the NEILL-COCHRAN HOUSE MUSEUM Study Tour #19
History, Landscape and Sculpture across the Texas Plains
March 1 - 6, 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 • Scott Sustek Studio (gregarious Texas sculptor and educator) • 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
TOUR COST: will include hotel (sharing double; single additional), breakfast daily, ground transportation, all admissions, gratuities, several meals, commentary throughout by art historians Rowena Dasch (ED, NCHM) and Karen Pope (Board Chair, 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
POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2023
see message below
FRIENDS OF THE NEILL-COCHRAN HOUSE MUSEUM STUDY TOUR #20
"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.
We miss you all and the fun times we have together while exploring great art and architecture. We look forward to resuming our trips!