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
REGISTRATION OPEN 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. Half full on 10-23-18
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.
Charles Demuth, Buildings, 1930
END-OF-THE-YEAR DAYTRIP: Dallas Museum of Art
Planned date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Three Special Exhibitions:
"An Enduring Legacy: TheMcDermott Collection of Impressionist and Modern Art" Exhibition dedicated to the single largest benefactors in the Museum’s history, the late Margaret and Eugene McDermott, visionary patrons of the arts, education, and healthcare in Dallas. This exhibition presents their final bequest of 32 artworks to benefit the DMA, including works by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Signac, Picasso . . .
"Cult of the Machine: Precisionism in American Art"
Key paintings by American Precisionists such as Charles Sheeler, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Charles Demuth, and iconic works by the masters of straight photography such as Paul Strand, Berenice Abbott, and Edward Steichen characterize a fascinating focus of visual artists between the world wars
"Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow" 50 works by Georgia O'Keeffe's older sister revealing a distinct artistic identity
Short visit to Thanks-Giving Square (Philip Johnson, 1976)
Details at left; send an email to express your interest in participating
15 spots left October 23
Arrangements as usual: chartered coach, snacks, music, discussion, lunch, admissions--all included
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
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