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September 18, 2021 

The iconic portraits of President Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley and First Lady Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald will be on view at the BROOKLYN MUSEUM until October 24. After making stops in Chicago and Los Angeles, they will continue on to Atlanta and Houston before returning to their permanent home at the Smithsonian American Portrait Gallery. The Obama Portraits Tour will reach millions who would not otherwise have the opportunity to see them in Washington, D.C.

Kehinde Wiley (American born 1977) Barack Obama, 2017. Oil on canvas, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful for the support of Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Judith Kern and Kent Whealy, and Tommie L. Pagues and Donald A. Capoccia. Copywriter 2018 Kehinde Wiley

This exhibit recently opened at the BROOKLYN MUSEUM showcasing over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, videos, sketches accessories and more. The exhibit pays homage to the history and legacy of the HOUSE OF DIOR and its many sources of inspiration such as flowers and nature to classical and contemporary art. Timed entry is required for this extraordinary exhibition and the cost is $16 which also includes entrance into the rest of the museum.

Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). Bar suit, afternoon ensemble with an ecru natural shantung jacket and black pleated wool crepe skirt. Haute Couture Spring–Summer 1947, Corolle line. Dior Héritage collection, Paris. © Katerina Jebb

Also on view at the BROOKLYN MUSEUM are spectacular collections of American Art, Art of the Pacific Islands, Egyptian Art, European Art, Photography and more!
The extraordinary Brooklyn Botanic Garden is right next door. https://www.bbg.org/
The BROOKLYN MUSEUM requires timed tickets in advance for entry ($10 for seniors) and there is an additional charge (total $16) and entry time required for the DIOR exhibition. Timed entry is not required for the OBAMA PORTRAITS. Expected arrival time at the BROOKLYN MUSEUM is Noon. Do not hesitate to call upon me if you need assistance in obtaining your timed entry.
COST: $95 per person for the bus. Payment is by check only. Please make your check payable to EXCURSIONS FROM THE SQUARE, and mail it to P.O. Box 2189, Philadelphia, PA, 19103. Credit may be applied from any trip cancelled by EXCURSIONS FROM THE SQUARE in 2020. All sales are final. Dates may not be changed. Please include your land line, cell phone number and email address with your payment.

The price includes round trip transportation from CITY LINE AVENUE or RITTENHOUSE SQUARE. Drop off and pick-up will be at the BROOKLYN MUSEUM. There are two options for lunch in the BROOKLYN MUSEUM. In addition, there are interesting food trucks on Eastern Parkway in front of the building and many wonderful restaurants in the neighborhood nearby.

Space will be limited to 38 passengers on a 52 passenger coach. Until further notice, masks will still be required at all times while on the motor coach. It will be necessary to follow protocols of the BROOKLYN MUSEUM. For your protection and that of your fellow travelers, all tour members must show proof that they have been fully vaccinated.

For more information, please contact Ellen Kay Coleman at 215 738 4500 or 215 732 8487 or ellenkay@prodigy.net / www.squaretrips.com