TOURS for Winter/Spring 2017

 

MEXICO CITY
February 16 - 23
 
BOSTON & VICINITY
North Shore, Western Suburbs, Rhode Island (Providence and Newport)
May 31 - June 4
 
DENMARK & NORWAY: Culture & Architecture
Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg, Larvik, Oslo, Hamar
June 30 - July 8

 


TOUR DESCRIPTIONS: 

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s Artistic Heritage, Past and Present
Mexico’s Artistic Heritage, Past and Present
February 16 - 23, 2017

Frida and Diego Rivera

Seven day tour to Mexico City, focusing on the art of the great 20th century muralists Diego Rivera, Jose Orozco and David Siqueiros, as well as the artist Frida Kahlo, who was married to Diego Rivera. This tour is an exploration of the sites frequented by the renowned artist couple, and an immersion in the culture that shaped and surrounded them. There is also a day excursion to the Ancient Pyramids of Teotihuacan, as well as visits to contemporary Mexican museums and architecture, including the National Museum of Anthropology.

 

BOSTON & VICINITY:North Shore, Western Suburbs, Rhode Island (Providence and Newport)
Art and Architecture Tour
May 31 - June 4, 2017

 

With Boston as our home base, travel by coach through beautiful New England, exploring art and architecture. In Boston, visit the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Harvard Art Museums, and Henry Hobson Richardson's Trinity Church (see above) in Boston’s Back Bay.

In Salem, famous for the witch trials of 1692, visit the Peabody Essex Museum. In Gloucester, the Cape Ann Museum and the Sleeper-McCann House (Beauport). In Lincoln, see the Gropius House, designed for his family by German-born architect Walter Gropius, who came to the Boston area to head Harvard's School of Architecture before the World War II. Also in Lincoln, discover the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, a contemporary art museum in a beautiful setting.

Travel to neighboring Rhode Island to explore Providence, the capital of the First State, and on to Newport, to see The Breakers, the summer home of the Vanderbilt family, and other famed “cottages”.

 

DENMARK & NORWAY: Culture & Architecture
Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg, Larvik, Oslo, Hamar
June 30 – July 8, 2017

Copenhagen Opera House designed by Henning Larsen, 2005
Oslo Opera House designed by Snøhetta, 2007

The Copenhagen metropolitan area is currently a unique laboratory of contemporary architecture in the Nordic Countries. High quality of building has always been a characteristic of the Danish way of life.

During three days in Copenhagen, visit the Ordrupgaard Museum (with extension by Zaha Hadid, 2005); designer Finn Juhl’s House, 2007; the Bækværd Church by Jørn Utzon, 1968; Louisiana Art Museum; and more.

Take a ferry to Aarhus, where we stay two nights and see Point Dokk1 cultural center; the Iceberg housing; University of Aarhus, a design classic by C.F. Møller; Aarhus City Hall, a design classic by Arne Jacobsen, and Aros Aarhus Art Museum.

Then on to Aalborg to see the Utzon Center (for the study of architecture) and Kunsten Museum of Modern Art by Alvar Aalto before boarding our ferry to Norway.

Public building in Norway is in a class of its own, and its goal is no less ambitious than to create an ecologically and socially sustainable environment. We will explore in and around Oslo, visiting the Ski Jump at Holmenkollen; the Edward Munch Museum; the City Hall Museum of Architecture by Sverre Fehn; and we’ll walk on the rooftop of the Oslo Opera House designed by Snøhetta, 2007.

 

 

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