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A World of Art: Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum, PAFA, Rodin and More

Program Number: 20707RJ
Start and End Dates:
2/15/2013 - 2/19/2013; 10/12/2014 - 10/16/2014; 10/30/2014 - 11/3/2014; 11/20/2014 - 11/24/2014; 1/21/2015 - 1/25/2015; 3/25/2015 - 3/29/2015; 4/8/2015 - 4/12/2015; 4/22/2015 - 4/26/2015; 5/4/2015 - 5/8/2015; 5/20/2015 - 5/24/2015; 6/24/2015 - 6/28/2015; 9/23/2015 - 9/27/2015;
Duration: 4 nights
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Price starting at: $798.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Art History/Criticism Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 8; 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt; Low Fat    

Philadelphia is home to some of America’s finest art museums, with exceptional collections spanning the breadth of artistic history including a wealth of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. Get an in-depth view of this extraordinary world of art as you learn from experts and go behind the scenes for perspectives not available to tourists. As an added delight, enjoy a cultural event from current offerings.




Highlights

• During two visits to the Barnes Foundation’s splendid new building, view Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, as well as American decorative arts, treasures from antiquity and more.
• Experience the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s renowned collections in some of its 200 captivating galleries.
• During field trips to the Rodin Museum and public sculptures around the city, a renowned sculptor takes you inside his craft.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile on city streets.




Date Specific Information

2-15-2013, 10-12-2014, 11-20-2014

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10-30-2014

In order to offer you more flexibility and meal options and to keep costs down, we are offering lunches on your own on this date, with the exception of the last day of the program when there is a farewell lunch.
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3-25-2015

We are sorry, Road Scholar is unable to provide roommate matching services on this program date.



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Accommodations
Lodging varies by date. Please call or visit www.roadscholar.org/20707 for more info.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Nancy Webster

Nancy Webster is a student and teacher of history. After receiving her B.A. magna cum laude from Radcliffe College of Harvard University, Nancy’s interest in early American history took her to William & Mary College where she received a double M.A. degree in American studies and museum curatorship. Today, she lectures and consults on planning, preservation and historical research. She is a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars, Fellows in American Studies, the Friend’s Historical Association, Women Historians of the Delaware Valley, and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Nancy is also curator and a board member of the Delaware Historical Society.
 
John Giannotti

John Giannotti received a BFA degree magna cum laude from SUNY Buffalo, NY, and an MFA degree from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He is presently Professor Emeritus at Rutgers where he was a faculty member at the Camden & New Brunswick branches for over 30 years. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited worldwide including solo shows in London, England and Florence, Italy. Locally, his works are on exhibit at the New Jersey State Aquarium, as well as in Mt. Holly, Camden, Willingboro and Atlantic City New Jersey.
 
Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson, former curator of education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, earned a master’s in art history at the University of Pennsylvania. She was associated with the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 1965 until her retirement in 2005, and during that time, presented numerous lecture series on art history, as well as gallery talks on specific objects in the museum’s collections. In addition to her activities at the museum, Elizabeth taught at LaSalle University, Drexel University, Rosemont College and St. Joseph’s University. She continues to be a guest lecturer at both the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Princeton University. Elizabeth is a former secretary of the Philadelphia chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Museum Council of Philadelphia; a member of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society and The Athenaeum of Philadelphia. She is currently a trustee of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Club Quarters Hotel
  Philadelphia, PA 4 nights
 Club Quarters Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: Club Quarters is a private hotel available to members only. It is housed in an architecturally significant building constructed in the 1920's in the then-popular Georgian Revival style, for Provident National Bank. Our meals are in Davios restaurant (one of Philadelphia's finest). This stylish, upscale restaurant offers a variety of Northern Italian specialties. Philadelphia Magazine "Best of Philly" Award 2000, 2004, 2005. Wine Spectator Magazine "Award of Excellence" 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. The hotel is ideally located in the Rittenhouse Square District and close to, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and centered around world-class dining restaurants and shopping, and all the unique historical sites that make Philadelphia a national treasure. With easy access to I-95, Philadelphia International Airport is only 20 minutes from our hotel.
  Contact info: 1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-282-5010
web: www.clubquarters.com
  Room amenities: hair dryer, T.V, cable, Internet hook up, two telephones. Refrigerators in room is request only.
  Facility amenities: Instant check-in/fast check-out, 24-hour member services desk, fitness facility, and delivery of exercise equipment to room available at extra charge, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, washer and dryer available.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: 2012 $109 +15% 2013 $112 +tax additional nights- pre and post cost 2012 $ 109 plus tax of 15.2% and for 2013 $112.00 plus 15.2% tax. Triples can be accommodated at $40 per night additional. Rooms are small which requires an upgrade to a larger room. Triple accommodations would included sharing a queen size bed and adding a cot and/or using the sofa bed. Three members of the same sex would then have three different beds to sleep on. Customer service would need to contact the Provider to make these arrangements.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: 2012 $109 +15% 2013 $112 +tax additional nights- pre and post cost 2012 $ 109 plus tax of 15.2% and for 2013 $112.00 plus 15.2% tax. Triples can be accommodated at $40 per night additional. Rooms are small which requires an upgrade to a larger room. Triple accommodations would included sharing a queen size bed and adding a cot and/or using the sofa bed. Three members of the same sex would then have three different beds to sleep on. Customer service would need to contact the Provider to make these arrangements.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:00 PM Program registration in hotel. You will be staying at Club Quarters Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends at Noon. You will be staying at Club Quarters Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Across the street from the hotel is the (enclosed) Patriot Garage 1616 Chancellor St. 215 735 0843 . $21 for 24 hrs. as of Jan 2012. Hotel valet parking is $34 for 24 hours.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Philadelphia, PA
  Nearest city or town:  Wilmington DE and Camden, NJ
  Nearest highway: Interstate 95 and PA 76.
  Nearest airport:  Philadelphia International Airport - PHL
  From End of Program
  Location: Philadelphia, PA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Philadelphia

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
SEPTA Rail

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$1 for seniors - $5.00 regular
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

25 minutes 

   

Rail service from the airport to Suburban Station at 17th & JFK Blvd is operated by SEPTA transit company at www.septa.org. Suburban Rail Station is 5 blocks from the hotel. Take elevator from the underground rail to corner of 17th & JFK BLVD. Turn left onto 17th St heading South and cross 5 blocks to the Radisson Hotel on right side of street.

 

Philadelphia

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Any taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$25.50 flat rate for cab
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes (not during rush hour) 

   

Many public taxis transport to Center City hotels at a flat fee of $28.50 for 1 to 4 persons in the cab.

 

Philadelphia

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Lady Liberty
phone: 215-724-8888

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$10.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes if direct. 40 minutes depending on number of hotel drop-offs. 

   

Lady Liberty Transportation is a Philadelphia-based company that provides airport transfer service between the Philadelphia International Airport and Center City/University hotels and residences. They also offer charter services to the Philadelphia suburbs, New Jersey, Delaware and New York.

 
Driving Directions
  North-South-East-West Take I-95 north to 676 west to Broad Street exit which feeds into 15th Street, Turn right onto JFK Blvd., then left onto 17th Street and right onto Chestnut Street. Hotel Club Quarters is next door to Rite Aid on corner of 17 Street and Chestnut.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival, Check-In, Orientation, Introductions
(Friday, February 15)
   
 Afternoon: Registration at 4:30 PM, followed by orientation. After you pick up your arrival packet, we?ll gather for welcome, introductions, and an orientation to the program.
 Dinner: Enjoy a relaxing meal at The Prime Rib award winning seafood and steak restaurant which evokes memories of the bygone Supper Clubs as you listen to a live baby grand piano. Vegetarian meals andd gluten diets can be accommodated.
 Evening: Nothing is planned so that you can rest up for the upcoming activities.
   
Accommodations: Club Quarters Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Visit Barnes on the Parkway/Rodin Museum/Evening Lecture
(Saturday, February 16)

Note: Busing to and from locations. Walking: 1 block between museums. Normal amount of standing and walking in museums. Wheelchairs are available.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a Businessman's Breakfast at the hotel restaurant which will include fruits, juices, coffee, tea, bagels, bread, sweet buns, hardboiled eggs, cereal hot and cold
 Morning: Our bus takes us to The Barnes on the Parkway. We will enjoy an introductory lecture on Dr. Barnes and the collection followed by time to visit the galleries on your own with your audio cassette. Afterwards, we return to the auditorium for a question and answer period.
 Lunch: Lunch at the Barnes cafeteria.
 Afternoon: Adjacent to The Barnes Foundation is The Rodin Museum which we will visit on our own as. On Day 3 our reknown sculptor will discuss Rodin and his lost wax method. We return to the hotel after our visit.
 Dinner: Dinner this evening will be at a local restaurant close to the hotel. This restaurant can accommodate special diets and vegetarian.
 Evening: Enjoy an evening lecture.
   
Accommodations: Club Quarters Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Field trip to Bronze Casting studio/Philadelphia Museum of Art/Free Evening
(Sunday, February 17)

Note: Busing to and from locations. Must be able to stand for a short period of time at casting studio. Normal amount of standing and walking in museums. Wheelchairs are available at the museum only.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a full American breakfast at the hotel restaurant
 Morning: We depart by bus to meet our renown sculptor at his casting studio to learn about the "lost wax method" dating to the Greeks as well as to better understand the process of casting from clay to bronze
 Lunch: Lunch is on your own at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. There is a choice of two restaurants, the cafeteria or the Granite Hill for fine dining.
 Afternoon: Now is the time to explore the galleries at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, especially the Impressionist gallery. If a major exhibit is being offered then timed tickets will be provided. Return to the hotel on your own via public bus or taxis which are very convenient and readily available. Seniors with a Medicare card ride our public buses for free. Taxi cost is approx $8 for up to 4 persons.
 Evening: This evening is free for you to enjoy an evening performance at a theater on the Avenue of the Arts or Walnut Street or a music concert performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
 Evening: Tonight is your free evening to explore other Philadelphia neighborhoods for dining or meeting friends.
   
Accommodations: Club Quarters Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Architecture lecture/Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts/Free Afternoon/Dinner/ Performance
(Monday, February 18)

Note: Busing to museum. Normal amount of standing and walking in museums. Wheelchairs are available at the museum only.



   
 Breakfast: Full American breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: Learn about Philadelphia Architecture and the 1% percent clause relating to public sculpture
 Afternoon: Our bus takes us to The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to view its American only artist collection. The focus will be on American Impressionism. The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts was founded by Charles Wilson Peale noted painter of George Washington and other 18th century luminaries. It is the first art school in American and still functions as an esteemed fine arts college today
 Dinner: DAVIO'S: Dinner this evening is at Davio's (1.5 blocks from the hotel) Craig LaBan, restaurant critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer, wrote, "few have delivered delicious specialties with the consistency I experienced at Davio's. "This self-styled Northern Italian steakhouse is in fact a stylish, up-scale restaurant on the second floor of the historic Provident Bank Building.
 Evening: For your last night in Philadelphia you will attend a concert or a performance at one of Philadelphia's performance's halls
   
Accommodations: Club Quarters Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: The Barnes Foundation on The Parkway/ program ends at Noon
(Tuesday, February 19)

Note: Busing to museum. Normal amount of standing and walking in museums. Wheelchairs are available at the museum only.



   
 Breakfast: Full American breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: We leave this mornig for a final wrap up visit at The Barnes Foundation. We will return to the hotel at 11:45. Check out is at Noon. Our program ends at noon.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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