Register with the group leader between 4:00 and 5:30 PM.
Dinner: Dinner at the hotel at 6:00 PMEvening: Program orientation and introductions in hotel meeting room from 7:00 until 8:30 PMLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Dinner
We'll drive through a lot of Santa Fe, including the historic downtown area as well as more modern parts of the city.
Part of the exploration will include some walking; the rest will be via bus.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel or a selected restaurantEvening: Evening at leisure or optional video about Mabel Dodge LuhanLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The restaurant, located in a large hacienda, has been owned and operated for many years by a family from Chimayó, and is one of the best-known restaurants in the northern New Mexico area. In the warmer months, you can dine outside in terraced gardens; in the winter, sit in front of pinon-burning fireplaces and view the lovely art work featured throughout the restaurant. It's a dining experience you'll remember for many years to come!Afternoon: The northern New Mexico village of Chimayó is much as it has been for over 200 years. You'll visit El Santuario de Chimayó, which has been called the "Lourdes of Northern New Mexico," because of the reputed healing powers of the earth found inside. You'll also visit a nearby weaving studio.
Chimayó has several families who have been known for their beautiful weaving for many, many years. The Hispanic weavings are different from those of Native American origin, and it's interesting to see all of the things that can be made from the beautiful naturally dyed wool that is used.
The bus then departs for a scenic trip to Santa Clara Pueblo, where you'll visit with Paul Speckled Rock at his pottery studio.
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.
The bus will arrive back in Santa Fe at about 4:00 pm.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: Video: "Georgia O'Keeffe: Portrait of an Artist"Lodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You'll then learn about the life and art of Georgia O'Keeffe.Lunch: Lunch at the Blue Corn Cafe on Water Street at 12:30Afternoon: After lunch, we'll visit the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The O'Keeffe Museum is not a large museum, 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.
The rest of the afternoon and evening are at leisure. Bus departs from downtown for those who would like to return to the hotel, or you can explore Santa Fe on your own. You can visit downtown museums and galleries, ride the "Santa Fe Pickup" around the downtown area, or take a public bus to other parts of Santa Fe; just riding on the buses for an hour or two can give you a broader perspective of what the city is all about.Dinner: Dinner is on your own tonight. Your group leader can offer suggestions for restaurants near the hotel and in the downtown area. If you've chosen to remain downtown this afternoon and evening, you'll need to arrange your own transportation back to the hotel.Evening: Evening at leisureLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Bus departs at 4:15 for return to Santa Fe, arriving back by 6:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: Special presentation from 7:00-8:00 PM by Ronald Roybal, an award-winning Native American flutist, guitarist, and singer. He'll tell you about his background, his music (he's a composer as well as an historian of Native American music) and his life as a musician.Lodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After class, we"ll depart for downtown Santa Fe to visit the state museums there.Lunch: Lunch at a selected restaurantAfternoon: After lunch, we'll depart for Museum Hill, where we'll explore 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.)
The bus departs at 4:00 PM to return to the hotel for some leisure time before dinner.Dinner: Dinner and closing comments at the hotel from 6:00 to 7:30 PMLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 PM.Meals Included: Breakfast