EXCURSIONS FROM THE SQUARE

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CULTURAL TOURS SINCE 1992

 

February 16, 2018  

BALTIMORE CRAFT SHOW
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018
THERE ARE STILL A FEW SPACES LEFT
There is still time to join us for our annual trip to the AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL SHOW in BALTIMORE. Hundreds of the nation's highest caliber artisans will sell their work in wood, glass, clay, jewelry, leather, metal and textiles. You can also visit the BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART known for its fine collections of European, American, Asian and African paintings, decorative arts and sculpture
www.artbma.org Also on view at the nearby WALTERS ART MUSEUM www.thewalters.org is FABERGE AND THE RUSSIAN CRAFT TRADITION. The cost is $90 including admission to the
BALTIMORE CRAFT SHOW.
 

SPRING DAY TRIPS
  NEW YORK CITY DAY TRIPS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018
 THREE TALL WOMEN

We still have a few good seats for the revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S Pulitzer Prize winning drama, starring GLENDA JACKSON, LAURIE METCALF and ALISON PILL, who play the same woman at three different life stages. The play is directed by Tony-award winner JOE MANTELLO. In additional to our mid-town pick-up at the end of the day, we will stop in the theater district should you decide to purchase tickets for a different play or  musical. Optional lunch plans will be available. COST: $230 includes ticket and bus. 
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 21. 2018
TOUR OF THE UPPER EAST SIDE

Join us for a wonderful springtime Saturday beginning with lunch (optional) at a local cafe followed by a walking tour in one of the world's most luxurious neighborhoods. Learn about the evolution of the area (East 60's and 70's) from the late 18th century when it was farmland, to Marcel Breuer's Modernist masterpiece on Madison Avenue - the former WHITNEY MUSEUM, now the MET BREUER. The emphasis will be on the GILDED AGE, the late 19th and early 20th centuries when New York's elite resided in their magnificent, opulent mansions there. See sites associated with Richard Morris Hunt and Stanford White as well as the Morgans, Tiffanys and Vanderbilts.  The tour ends at the elegant FRICK COLLECTION, where you can see industrialist Henry Clay Frick's world-class collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and more. COST: $110 includes the bus and guided tour. 
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018
 FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT FOUR FREEDOMS PARK

It is the first Memorial dedicated to FDR in New York State and the last work of Philadelphia architect LOUIS I. KAHN. The park is located on the southern tip of ROOSEVELT ISLAND and celebrates the FOUR FREEDOMS: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want and Freedom from Fear,  proclaimed by President Roosevelt in his State of the Union address in January of 1941. We will enjoy lunch at an East Side eatery before crossing the East River by tram where shuttles will transport us to the memorial for a private tour and breathtaking views of NEW YORK CITY. COST $100 includes, bus, tram to Roosevelt Island and the tour of FOUR FREEDOMS PARK.
 
We also have a New York trip planned for Saturday, May 26. You can always ride our comfortable and congenial coach and "do your own thing". Take advantage of our convenient pick up and drop off points and join our regular group of travelers to the BIG APPLE. The bus cost for our New York day trips is $70. Payment for our day trips is by check only. Please make your check payable to EXCURSIONS FROM THE SQUARE, and mail it to PO Box 2189, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19103. All sales are final and dates may not be changed. Please include your land line and cell phone numbers as well as your email address with your payment. For more information  call 215 732 8487 or   ellenkay@prodigy.net 
WASHINGTON DC
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018  
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Robert Motherwell, Figure in Black (Girl with Stripes), 1947, Oil on paper on fiberboard, 24 x 19 7/8 in. 
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C
 
CEZANNE PORTRAITS at the NATIONAL GALLERY  
See sixty of PAUL CEZANNE'S portraits drawn from collections from around the world. It is the first exhibition devoted to portraiture by the important post-impressionist painter. Also on view at the NATIONAL GALLERY of ART  is MICHEL SITTOW - ESTONIAN PAINTER AT THE COURTS OF RENAISSANCE EUROPE. The exhibit explores the artist's relationship with his Netherlandish contemporaries and his likely teacher, Hans Memling; and OUTLIERS AND AMERICAN VANGUARD ART, an exhibit showing how self-taught artists have played an important role in the history of modernism. www.nga.gov



TEN AMERICANS: AFTER PAUL KLEE 
 
at the PHILLIPS COLLECTION 
Explore the work of Swiss-born artist PAUL KLEE (1879-1940 and his influence on American artists such as
ADOLPH GOTTLIEB, ROBERT MOTHERWELL, JACKSON POLLOCK and others. It features more than 60 works from collections in the United States and Switzerland. The PHILLIPS COLLECTION, located in the DUPONT CIRCLE area of Washington, was founded in 1921 by collector DUNCAN PHILLIPS and is America's oldest modern art museum. www.phillipscollection.org

COST FOR THE BUS IS $75. The National Gallery of Art is free. There is an entrance fee to the Phillips Collection.
 

EXCURSIONS FROM THE SQUARE

PO BOX 2189, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103

For details about all of our day trips and extended trips   

to CHICAGO, the MARLBORO MUSIC FESTIVAL,

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call 215 732 8487                     ellenkay@prodigy.net 
 
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