We'll then hear about the life and art of Georgia O'Keeffe, who devoted much of her work to depicting this area.Lunch: Lunch at the Blue Corn Café on Water StreetAfternoon: After lunch, we'll visit the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. While the O'Keeffe Museum is not large, it is a primary destination for many who visit Santa Fe. Ms. O'Keeffe's paintings, as well as those of some other artists, are featured.
The rest of the afternoon is at leisure for independent explorations.Dinner: Dinner is on our own tonight. the group leader can offer suggestions for restaurants near the hotel and in the downtown area.Evening: Evening at leisure to enjoy Santa Fe nightlife or relax at the hotelLodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
After class, we'll depart for a field trip to the state capitol building, where we'll see its art collection.
We'll then go to Pojoaque, where we'll visit the Poeh Museum, and continue on to the northern New Mexico village of Chimayó, which remains much as it has for centuries.Lunch: Lunch at Rancho de Chimayó; housed in an old hacienda, the restaurant is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.Afternoon: After lunch, we'll go to El Santuario de Chimayó. Because many believe that the "holy dirt" inside the church possesses healing powers, it has been referred to as "The Lourdes of New Mexico," and numbers of the faithful make a pilgrimage to the Santuario on foot every Easter. We'll then visit a local weaving gallery. Many families in the area continue the tradition of Hispanic weaving, which is very different from that of Native Americans.
After departing from Chimayó, we'll travel to Santa Clara Pueblo for a visit to the home and pottery studio of Paul Speckled Rock. Santa Clara is known for its blackware pottery, and Mr. Speckled Rock is a master of his craft.
Our bus then departs for Santa Fe and returns to the hotel.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: Optional videoLodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.
The Museum of International Folk Art features the huge collection of folk art of Alexander Girard, displayed in charming scenarios.
Both museums have great gift shops as well!Lunch: Lunch at a selected restaurantAfternoon: After lunch, we'll go to Canyon Road. This charming area is home to a number of shops and galleries, and we'll have time to explore some of them this afternoon.Dinner: Dinner and closing comments at the hotel from 6:00 to 7:30 PMLodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 PM.Meals Included: Breakfast