After lunch, walk to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
The O'Keeffe Museum is not large, but 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 there.Lunch: Lunch at a selected restaurantAfternoon: There will be a walking exploration of Santa Fe, followed by a visit to Canyon Road. This charming area is home to a number of shops and galleries.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: Special Native American musical presentationLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals 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. It's a beautiful museum on Museum Hill. 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 a selected restaurantAfternoon: After returning to the hotel, we'll hear about the literature of the Southwest. Our instructor is very well versed in the works of authors with whom we should become acquainted. We'll explore examples of writings by many Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo authors, as well as some from other cultures.We'll then have a little time before departing 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
We then depart for a field trip to Pojoaque, NM, where we'll visit the Poeh Museum, then continue on 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 to visit this lovely dining establishment.Afternoon: After lunch, we'll visit the Santuario de Chimayó, famous for its "healing earth."
We'll then go to Santa Clara Pueblo, where we'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