| Breakfast: ||At hotel|
| Morning: ||Following our lecture, we will go to The Rodin Museum which has been rejuvenated to its 1929 origins. The Rodin Museum, located just a few blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, houses the largest public collection of works, outside of Paris, by the celebrated late nineteenth-century French sculptor Auguste Rodin. With extraordinary works of art and a spectacular garden, the Museum offers a calm retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.|
| Morning: ||Enjoy a fascinating lecture on the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art by an art educator.
| Lunch: ||The Philadelphia Museum of Art has three locations for you to dine on your own for lunch. The museum cafeteria in the museum or in the Perelman annex and fine dining at The museum's Granite Hill Restaurant.|
| Afternoon: ||The Philadelphia Museum of Art is now among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. Constructed in 1928 of Minnesota dolomite, it's modeled after ancient Greek temples but on a grander scale. The museum was designed by Julian Francis Abele, the first African-American to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture. Inside, you'll see Saint-Gaudens's statue of Diana; she formerly graced New York's old Madison Square Garden. The museum has several outstanding permanent collections: the John G. Johnson Collection covers Western art from the Renaissance to the 19th century; the Arensberg and A. E. Gallatin collections contain modern and contemporary works by artists such as Brancusi, Braque, Matisse, and Picasso. Famous paintings in these collections include Van Eyck's St. Francis Receiving the Stigmata, Rubens's Prometheus Bound, Benjamin West's Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky, van Gogh's Sunflowers, Cézanne's The Large Bathers, and Picasso's Three Musicians. The museum has the world's most extensive collection of the works of Marcel Duchamp, including the world-famous Nude Descending a Staircase and The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even. Also worth seeking out is a fine selection of the works by 19th-century Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins, including The Concert Singer and some notable portraits. The most spectacular "objects" in the museum are entire structures and great rooms moved lock, stock, and barrel from around the world: a 12th-century French cloister, a 16th-century Indian temple hall, a 16th-century Japanese Buddhist temple, a 17th-century Chinese palace hall, and a Japanese ceremonial teahouse. Among the other collections are costumes, Early American furniture, and Amish and Shaker crafts. An unusual touch -- and one that children especially like -- is the Kienbusch Collection of Arms and Armor.|
| Afternoon: ||You are on your own this afternoon to enjoy the galleries of the museum. Docent led tours are available every 1/2 hour concentrating on different collections of the museum|
| Dinner: ||at hotel|
| Evening: ||Off to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, performance home of The Philadelphia Orchestra. enjoy them in concert. Prior to the concert, we will attend a lecture presented by a musicologist about the works to be presented.
Haydn, Schumann, Stravinsky
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Haydn Symphony No. 38
Schumann Symphony No. 1 ('Spring')
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring