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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

An Art-Lover’s Dream: Become a Student of the Barnes Foundation

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Program #21591RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Henri Matisse once said, “The Barnes Foundation is the only sane place to see art in America.” Established by scientist, entrepreneur, and educator Dr. Albert C. Barnes in 1922, this legendary collection includes one of the world’s largest and finest groups of post-Impressionist and early modern paintings as well as other works of art -- all meticulously arranged by Dr. Barnes himself according to complex aesthetic principles. With privileged, exclusive access for Road Scholar participants, learn new ways of seeing and thinking about art as you debate and exchange ideas under the leadership of expert instructors. Founded as an educational art institution, the Barnes Foundation offers a progressive approach to learning in which an inquiry-based method encourages students to develop their visual and analytical skills under the direction of dedicated instructors. This is your chance to become a student of this revered institution with ample time to examine its collection of more than 2,500 objects, primarily the works of Impressionist and Modernist masters. The program price also includes a one-year membership to the Barnes Foundation for each participant, plus on some dates, privileged access to the Barnes when it is closed to the public.


Highlights

• Engage in the educational tradition of the Barnes Foundation on a program of discovery focusing on four giants of modern art: Cezanne, Renoir, Matisse and Picasso.
• Take in special exhibits in the Philadelphia art world that vary with the date of your program, including Cezanne works from other museums and an exhibit on William Glackens, Dr. Barnes’ lifelong friend who helped start his collection.
• Enjoy a one-year membership to the Barnes Foundation – free – as part of your program price.

Program Notes

This program will be offered for the most part in the off season; the weather should not be a major consideration as you will be inside a building most of the time taking classes. But keep in mind that transportation will be provided on a public bus, so you can dress accordingly. The commuter rate for this program does not include breakfast.

Activity Notes

Walking at a slow pace for several hours inside galleries; public transportation used throughout program.

Date Notes
9/7/2014
This program date will be lodged at the Club Quarters Hotel and will include private daily bus transfers from the hotel to the Barnes Foundation and back, in lieu of public bus. This program date also features a special exhibit at the Barnes Foundation, The World is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cezanne, which runs from June 22 to September 22, 2014.11/16/2014
This program date will be lodged at the Hyatt Bellevue and features a visit to the special exhibit on William Glackens at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, which runs from November 2014 through February, 2015.12/7/2014
This program date will be lodged at the Club Quarters Hotel and will include private daily bus transfers from the hotel to the Barnes Foundation and back, in lieu of public bus. This program date also features a visit to the special exhibit on William Glackens at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, which runs from November 2014 through February, 2015. Should you decide to sign up for this program date, you might also consider enrolling in either program #20707 or #9068, both commencing when this program ends on December 11. Should you choose to do so, we will replace your visit to the Barnes Foundation with a visit to the University of Pennsylvania Archaeological Museum.

Coordinated by The Philadelphia Society For The Preservation Of Landmarks.


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips

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4.2
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