The O'Keeffe Museum is not large, but it is a primary destination for many people who visit Santa Fe. Ms. O'Keeffe's paintings, as well as those of some other artists, are featured there.
Bus then departs for the state Capitol building, and returns to the hotel by 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PMEvening: Special presentation or optional videoLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After class, depart for a field trip to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art.
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is one of the State of New Mexico museums, and features pottery, jewelry, sculpture, baskets, and other objects made by Native Americans from all over the United States. Most of the work is from the Southwest. It's a beautiful museum on Museum Hill, and we think you'll enjoy going there for a self-guided tour. We don't usually utilize the docents, as most people in groups seem to prefer looking around at their own pace. There is a brochure available that explains all of the exhibits.Lunch: Lunch at the Museum Hill Café from 12:30 - 1:30 PMAfternoon: Continue museum visits until 2:30 PM. Bus departs at 2:45 for return to the hotel.
You'll have some free time at the hotel, then depart at 4:15 for the Lensic Performing Arts Center for the Santa Fe Concert Association's annual New Year's Eve concert.Dinner: Dinner at a selected restaurant following the concertEvening: Sparkling wine and dessert at the hotel, followed by an optional videoLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Return to the hotel by about 12:30.Lunch: Tamale luncheon at the hotelAfternoon: Free afternoon at the hotel or optional videoDinner: Dinner at the hotel or at a selected restaurantEvening: Free eveningLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bus then departs for a field trip to the village of Chimayó.Lunch: Lunch at Rancho de Chimayó. Rancho de Chimayó has been owned and operated for many years by a local family, and is one of the best-known restaurants in the northern New Mexico area. There are Mexican restaurants all over the United States and also all over New Mexico. We know that all of them are different. Depending on the area of the state, the cuisine can vary tremendously. There are some dishes prepared in the northern part of the state that many people in the southern part have never heard of. It's fun to discover the different preparation methods and recipes. Rancho de Chimayó is one of the most popular restaurants in the area, located in an old adobe hacienda. We think it will be a treat for you to visit this lovely dining establishment.Afternoon: After lunch, you'll visit the "Lourdes of Northern New Mexico," the Santuario de Chimayó, famous for its "healing earth."
Continue on to Santa Clara Pueblo, where you'll visit with Paul Speckled Rock in his pottery shop.
Santa Clara Pueblo is one of the friendliest pueblos of northern New Mexico, welcoming visitors.
The pueblo is famous for its blackware and redware pottery. Mr. Speckled Rock and his wife, Rosalda, offer a talk about how the pottery is made at Santa Clara, and they'll talk about the families who are best known for their pottery.
Return to Santa Fe by about 5:00 PM.
Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: Program closingLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 PM.Meals Included: Breakfast