After class, we'll depart for a field trip to Pojoaque, where we'll visit the Poeh Museum, then continue on to the northern New Mexico village of Chimayó.
This old village remains much as it has for centuries. On arrival, we'll stop for a visit 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.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 visit a local weaver. Many families in the area continue the tradition of Hispanic weaving, which is very different from that of Native Americans.
We'll then go to Santa Clara Pueblo, where we'll visit 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: Class: Literature of the SouthwestLodging: 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.
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 visit the New Mexico Museum of Art downtown, followed by some leisure time at the hotel.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