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

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5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
• Led by a mural artist, enjoy an exploration of Philadelphia’s transformative public art.
• Enjoy a one-year membership to the Barnes Foundation – free – as part of your program price.

Activity Notes

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

Date Notes
9/6/2015
Lodging is at a full-service hotel in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district. This date includes entry to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s special exhibition, “Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting,” which runs June 24 - September 13. See how art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel played a pivotal role in the rise of Impressionism, inspiring and sustaining artists like Monet, Renoir, Manet, Pissarro, and Degas.

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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4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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