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
Wales Millennium Centre (Concert Hall), Cardiff (
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SPRING 2019--May 13 - 25, 2019 WALES — Art, History, and the Paths of Celtic Saints
Explore castles and crosses, the art and architecture of the early monasteries, sites of legend, several major art collections.
FROM CHESTER, important sites across the north: Liverpool: Lady Lever Gallery and Walker Art Gallery (major collections of Pre-Raphaelites) Holywell: St Winefride's Well, one of Wales' Seven Wonders, a pilgrimage site since 660 Basingwerk Abbey (1131), a Cistercian foundation patronized by Welsh nobility Valle Crucis, Wales' last Cistercian abbey Conwy Castle, one of the castles of Edward I (1283), a World Heritage Site Llandudno, major seaside town of the north Bodnant Garden, "the Welsh Garden of Eden" Menai Bridge, an engineering triumph of the 19th century Caernarfon Castle, home to the investiture of the Princes of Wales Snowdonia, Wales' famous mountain, scenic views of Capel Curig Powis Castle, a "survivor" famed for family wealth and exotic collections
FROM ABERYSTWYTHvia scenic Pembrokeshire Coastal Path: Picton Castle (c. 1300), a stately home with 25 species in the Secret Owl Garden St David's (shrine of Wales' patron saint), St Non's Well, St Govan's Head and Chapel Devil's Bridge, inspiration for a Wordsworth poem Llandrindod: Victorian spa town
FROM HAY-ON-WYE: Cardiff--National Gallery of Wales, Llandaff Cathedral (Rossetti triptych, The Seed of David; Burne-Jones organ case) Tintern Abbey, one of Wales' greatest monastic ruins, a subject of Turner Swansea--Dylan Thomas Center
FREE DAY in Hay-on-Wye, world-renowned "Town of Books"
Gloucester Cathedral on the way to Heathrow; overnight there for easy departures the next day
Detailed Itinerary and Registration Information in 2-page flyer at left. Group size limited to 14.
This is a tour for physically active travelers; three hotels and chartered coach transportation will allow visits to all parts of Wales and the magnificent scenery of its mountainous topography
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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.
Berthe Morisot, The Cradle, 1872 (Musée d'Orsay)
ALMOST-SPRING DAYTRIP: Dallas
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Back to Dallas for a very special exhibition: "Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist"
This international exhibition is dedicated to one of the founding members of the French Impressionist movement, Berthe Morisot. Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist will focus on the artist’s treatment of the modern figure through approximately 60 paintings from public and private collections around the world.
Additional itinerary elements TBA -- possibly the Meadows @ SMU, or time for Nasher and Crow Collections
FULL WITH A LONG WAITING LIST
Vincent van Gogh, Irises, 1890
SPRING DAYTRIP: Houston
Saturday, June 1, 2019
"Highlight: Vincent Van Gogh: His Life in Art" @ MFA (March 10 - June 27, 2019) Background reading and enroute discussions
8:00 Depart central Austin location for Houston
11:00 Menil Collection: New center for Drawings St Basil Chapel, University of St Thomas campus (if there's no wedding!)
12:30 Lunch @ Ouisie's Table, a Houston favorite
2:00 MFA Houston Special exhibition: Van Gogh 3:30 Time for permanent collection
5:00 Depart for Austin
8:00 Arrive at starting point
Send an email to put your name on the list! Cost will be the usual $120 per person (check to Art inSight), which will cover chartered transportation, museum admissions, lunch, snacks
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