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
Full Moon Uji Bridge
ALL PLACES FILLED
ONCE MORE TO JAPAN October 22-30, 2019
The final Two-Karens study tour to Japan, focused on the places and themes that will animate the themes of Japonisme: the West's enthusiasm for Japanese art and culture and the responses of Western artists, c. 1860-1920 (Whistler, Degas, Cassatt, Van Gogh, Frank Lloyd Wright, Georgia O'Keeffe)
Itinerary and registration information in .pdf at left.
Tour designed for 10 travelers, ALL PLACES FILLED as of January 2019. Feel free to send an email if you'd like to be on the waitlist to join the tour in the case of a vacancy.
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 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
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
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.
A glimpse of Rienzi, Home of Carroll and Harris Masterson, filled with European sculpture, painting, and decorative arts
DAYTRIP for FRIENDS* of the NEILL-COCHRAN HOUSE MUSEUM: Houston
September 12, 2019
Rienzi, English collection of art and decorative arts in Masterson home-cum-museum
Bayou Bend buffet lunch and "expert" tours in small groups
Coordinated by Barbara Newey Art Wise Tx
One-page flyer at left contains approximate schedule, details, registration info
THIS DAYTRIP IS OPEN TO EVERYONE! Friends of the NCHM pay a lower registration fee than non-Friends--and of course you are welcome to BECOME A FRIEND to enjoy the lower cost.
First publication of Debussy's score, 1905, evoking The Great Wave by Hokusai, a source of inspiration for the composer, who owned the print
REGISTRATION OPEN: BELLE EPOQUE WEEKEND
Saturday-Sunday, November 9-10, 2019
A collaboration between Art inSight and KMFA 89.5
French music, art, and ambiance from the period of Impressionism in the cultural arts districts of Dallas and Fort Worth
Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Claude Debussy’s “La Mer” Center Orchestra seating for a four-part concert including this and Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” led by the DSO’s new Principal Guest Conductor, Gemma New
Kimbell Art Museum: “Renoir: The Body, The Senses” A special exhibition exploring Renoir’s defining subject, given context through juxtaposition with works by a range of other major painters
The Adolphus: Overnight accommodations at Dallas’ historic 4-star hotel, famous for its gracious French décor and distinguished art collection
Dallas Museum of Art: A stroll through the Impressionism, Art Nouveau and Reves Collections with Austin art historian Karen Pope
Allegro:Pre-concert dinner in Meyerson Hall
Café Modern: Sunday brunch in the popular restaurant of The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
And: Background readings, chartered coach transportation from Austin to Dallas, Fort Worth and return; boxed lunch en route Saturday; art history and music commentary en route from Art inSight’s Karen Pope and KMFA’s Sara Schneider
Group size limited to 30; details at left (flyer to open/download). Send an email to reserve a spot: firstname.lastname@example.org
A portion of the tour proceeds will benefit KMFA 89.5
ALL SPOTS TAKEN as of 8-25-19. Send an email to be placed on the waiting list.