We'll return to the hotel at about 4:30.Dinner: Dinner at a selected local restaurantEvening: Optional video about Mabel Dodge Luhan or evening at leisureLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We'll then depart on a field trip to Pojoaque, where we'll visit the Poeh Museum, then continue on to the northern New Mexico village of Chimayó.Lunch: Lunch at Rancho de Chimayó from 12:30-1:30 PMAfternoon: The northern New Mexico village of Chimayó remains much as it has been for over 200 years. We'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. We'll also visit a nearby weaving gallery.
Chimayó is home to families known for their beautiful weaving. 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.
We'll continue on for a scenic trip to Santa Clara Pueblo, where we'll visit the pottery studio of Paul Speckled Rock.
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, will talk about how the pottery is made at Santa Clara, and they'll talk about the families who are best known for their pottery.
We'll return to Santa Fe at about 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: Video, "Georgia O'Keeffe: Portrait of an Artist"Lodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 current exhibition, "Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai'i Pictures," is the first to feature the artwork created in Hawai'i by Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams.
Our coach departs at 12:15 for our lunch destination.Lunch: Lunch at the Blue Corn Cafe on Water Street at 12:30Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure; our bus will return to the hotel after lunch. Those who wish may explore more of Santa Fe on their own, visiting the downtown Museums of New Mexico, browsing through shops and galleries, riding the "Santa Fe Pickup" around the downtown area, or taking a public bus to other parts of Santa Fe; just riding on the buses for an hour or two can offer a broader perspective of the city.Dinner: Dinner tonight is on our own. The group leader can offer suggestions for restaurants near the hotel and in the downtown area.Evening: Evening at leisureLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
After class, we'll depart for the State Capitol building, where we'll see its impressive art collection.Lunch: Lunch at a selected local restaurantAfternoon: After lunch, we'll go to Museum Hill, where we can 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. The exhibits are beautifully displayed and documented.
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!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