Travel downtown to the Meatpacking District to see
ANDY WARHOL- FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN at the
WHITNEY MUSEUM It is the first US retrospective of the artist since 1989. Here is Holland Carter's review from the NY Times:
Walk the the adjacent High Line if the weather allows and explore shops and galleries in nearby
CHELSEA. An optional lunch will be planned. Our bus will drop off at the
WHITNEY. Return transportation back to mid-town for departure will be coordinated on that day.
BUS: $75. It is advisable to purchase timed tickets in advance. We are happy to help with this.
EPIC ABSTRACTION, HILDA of KLINT, LEONARD COHEN and more!
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
So often the
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART is the main destination of our trips to
NEW YORK and for good reason.
EPIC ABSTRACTION, a new ongoing exhibit at the
MET features 50 large scale works from the 1940s into the 21st century. A few blocks away, at the
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, see the bold and beautiful paintings of Swedish artist
HILMA OF KLINT before it closes. The
JEWISH MUSEUM at 92nd and 5th is offering,
LEONARD COHEN- A CRACK IN EVERYTHING, a contemporary art exhibit devoted entirely to the imagination and legacy of the legendary singer/songwriter and global icon from Montreal.
BUS COST: $75. All museum prices are additional. Drop-off and and pick up are guaranteed at the
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART on this trip.
PS: Tickets are still available if you wish to join our small group already going to see
GLENDA JACKSON in
KING LEAR on
OBAMA PORTRAITS at the NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
TINTORETTO at the NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Travel with us to WASHINGTON and join our private tour at the NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY where portraits of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle are on view. Visit the adjacent NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, and have lunch in the cafe in the dramatic courtyard that connects the two museums designed by Foster and Partners. This once was the US Patent Office going back to 1836 A few blocks away is the NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART where three exhibits celebrating the 500th anniversary of Venetian artist JACOBO TINTORETTO are on view. BUS COST: $80. All Smithsonian museums are free.
GREENWICH VILLAGE WALK
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
Join our special walking tour in GREENWICH VILLAGE The tour will be led once again by a guide from New York's award-winning tour company BIG ONION WALKING TOURS. The VILLAGE has been home to artists, writers and radicals, and our tour will offer a special emphasis on the history and architecture of the area. Stops might include: the JEFFERSON MARKET COURTHOUSE, the STONEWALL INN and sites associated with Aaron Burr, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Stanford White, John Sloan and Thomas Paine. An optional lunch will be planned. COST: $125 for the bus and the tour.
FRIDA KAHLO at the BROOKLYN MUSEUM
THURSDAY, MAY 9
FRIDA KAHLO: APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING is the largest US exhibit on view in ten years devoted to the beloved Mexican artist. Her paintings, drawings, photography along with a collection of her clothing and personal possessions will be displayed. The BROOKLYN MUSEUM'S extensive holdings of Mesoamerican Art provides a backdrop for this extraordinary exhibition. In addition, the BROOKLYN MUSEUM is a vast treasure-trove of American and European art, arts of Asia, Africa, the Islamic world and more!. Springtime blossoms will be at their peak for you to enjoy at the adjacent BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN. BUS COST: $75 Admission to the museum and garden are additional.
SATURDAY, MAY 25
Immerse yourself in art, architecture and nature on our very first visit to
GLENSTONE to see the vast modern and contemporary art collection of Emily and Richard Rales, located in
POTOMAC, MARYLAND, fifteen miles from Washington, D.C. The museum contains more than 1300 artworks from all over the world.
GLENSTONE recently reopened to the public after a significant expansion with a new museum complex called
THE PAVILLIONS designed by American Architect Thomas Phifer who was infuenced by the Ryoan-ji Zen Temple in Kyoto, Japan.
GLENSTONE is situated on 230 acres of landscape which includes paths, streams, meadows forests and wonderful outdoor sculpture.. Brunch is included at a nearby restaurant before our early afternoon visit.
COST: $135 including brunch.
SWAN LAKE at the AMERICAN BALLET THEATER
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26
Join our group for a delightful summer Saturday at
LINCOLN CENTER. We have
ORCHESTRA PREMIUM seating for a performance of
SWAN LAKE bY the
AMERICAN BALLET THEATER at the
METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE
. Tchaikovsky's quintessential ballet will be presented by the company's remarkable corp de ballet and will feature principle dancers Devon Teuscher and Aran Bell. An optional lunch will be planned near Lincoln Center.
COST: $175 for the ticket and the bus.
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