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

Program Number: 20707RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/21/2013 - 6/25/2013; 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: $866.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Art History/Criticism Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 7; 4 Breakfasts, 0 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Gluten Free; 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

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.



Coordinated by The Philadelphia Society For The Preservation Of Landmarks.




Philadelphia

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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: Speaker phone, voice mail, cable television, data port with high speed internet access, hair dryer, tea/coffee maker, iron. refrigerator in room must be requested through customer service. Washer and dryer machines are availabel for use on the 12th floor of the hotel. Handicap rooms are available, however they only have a queen bed. No cots are allowed in the room due to size and insurance. Two rooms can be requested adjacent to each other if separate beds are required.
  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: 2013 $116 +tax additional nights- pre and post cost 2013 $116.00 plus 15.2% tax. Triples can be accommodated at $25 per night additional. Rooms are small which requires an upgrade to a larger room. Triple accommodations would include 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: 2013 $116 +tax additional nights- pre and post cost 2013 $116.00 plus 15.2% tax. Triples can be accommodated at $25 per night additional. Rooms are small which requires an upgrade to a larger room. Triple accommodations would include 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 Road Scholar Program registration and orientation at 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, Access is on 16th & 17 Street in the Parkway Garage located underneath Liberty One building A 30% Club Quarters discount is applicable once your ticket is stamped. The 24 hr cost is $22. Discount parking pf $15 is 4 blocks away.
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 3 blocks to the17th & Chestnut. Club Quarters hotel is located next to the Rite Aid drugstore.

 

Philadelphia

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Any taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$28.50 flat rate for cab- a gasoline surchage maybe added during the time of your travel.
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.

 
Driving Directions
  North, South, East, West From all directions: Take I-95 North/South to 676 West/East to BROAD STREET EXIT which feeds onto 15th STREET, Turn RIGHT onto JFK BLVD, then LEFT onto 17th STREET and turn right onto Chestnut Street. The hotel is located next to Rite Aid Drug Store on the corner of 17th & Chestnut. From North/West: PA 476 SOUTH to 76 EAST to 676 EAST to BROAD STREET... From East: I-95 SOUTH to 676 WEST to Broad Street...
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, Hotel Check-In, Orientation, Introductory Dinner at Davio's
(Friday, June 21)
   
 Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Available from 4:00pm.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet that will contain your name tag, updated schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation.

ORIENTATION: We will gather for a warm welcome and introductions, followed by an orientation to the program. We will review the schedule and any changes; discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures; and answer any questions you may have.

 Dinner: Dinner is in Davio's located off the hotel lobby. The idea behind Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is simple: regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill, and everything from the best ingredients. You will have a choice of entrée. Special dietary requests (vegetarian and gluten-free) can be accommodated with advance notice via your personal information form.
 Evening: FREE EVENING: The evening is free for you to enjoy making new friends or just have a good night's rest to prepare for the full day ahead.
   
Accommodations: Club Quarters Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Barnes Foundation on the Parkway, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Free Afternoon and Evening
(Saturday, June 22)

Note: Busing to and from study sites. Standing and walking in museums; wheelchairs are available for those in need.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a tasty breakfast at Davio's including your choice of hot and cold cereals, hard boiled eggs, pastries, bagels, yogurt, juices, fruit, coffee and tea.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: We board our bus for the short trip to the Barnes on the Parkway. This unique educational institution boasts a legendary art collection — the personal achievement of Dr. Albert C. Barnes — including some of the world's finest examples of post-Impressionist and early Modern works, African and other non-Western art, decorative arts, and more. The Barnes Foundation unveiled its new Philadelphia home in May 2012. This collection is now accessible to the public as never before in rooms reflective of the intimate layout and unique character of the original galleries in Merion.

We will have an introductory lecture on Dr. Barnes and the collection followed by time to visit the galleries on your own with audio cassette.

 Lunch: Lunch will be on your own to explore local restaurants.
 Afternoon: FREE AFTERNOON: following our visit to PAFA you will have time to explore other sites in Philadelphia
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. PAFA as it is known today was founded in 1805 by painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor William Rush, and other artists and business leaders. It is the oldest art museum and school in the nation. The current museum building opened in 1876 and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The collection is installed in a chronological and thematic format, exploring the history of American art from the 1760s to the present. We will have a docent-led exploration of this magnificent collection.
 Dinner: Dinner this evening is on your own to enjoy many of Philadelphia's outstanding restaurants.
 Evening: FREE EVENING: Take this evening to explore more of the city on your own, spend time with friends, or perhaps take in a performance of theater or music. The Avenue of the Arts, Walnut Street, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts are all nearby.
   
Accommodations: Club Quarters Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Dinner, Theater Performance
(Sunday, June 23)

Note: Busing to and from study sites. Standing and walking in museums; wheelchairs available at museum for those in need.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a tasty breakfast at Davio's including your choice of hot and cold cereals, hard boiled eggs, pastries, bagels, yogurt, juices, fruit, coffee and tea.
 Morning: LECTURE:

Following the lecture, we board our bus for our field trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

 Lunch: Lunch is on your own at the musuem. Choose from the Cafeteria or Granite Hill, the museum’s fine eatery, both operated by acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr’s catering group. The Cafeteria offers a variety of options from omelets to soups, salads, sandwiches, daily changing seasonal entrées, and a pastry table. Granite Hill’s French bistro menu also features seasonal appetizers, entrée salads, omelets, the freshest fish, and specialty cocktails and wines.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Explore the incomparable galleries of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, among the largest museums in the U.S., with 200 galleries and a collection of more than 227,000 works of art spanning the creative achievements of the Western world since the first century AD and those of Asia since the third millennium BC. The European holdings date from the Medieval era to the present, and the American collections are among the finest in the country. If there is a major exhibit on display, timed tickets will be provided for our group.

You may remain at the museum and explore as you wish, returning to the hotel on your own via readily available taxis or convenient public bus. Seniors with a Medicare card ride our public buses for free! The cost of a taxi to the hotel should be approximately $8 for up to 4 persons.

 Dinner: Dinner is at a local restaurant
 Evening: EVENING PERFORMANCE: We will attend the performance "Dino" at the Walnut Street Theater. Step back to the time of the Latin Casino in New Jersey when entertainers performed by singing and repartee with the audience such as Dean Martin. It will a time for nostalgia and an enjoyable evening for all
   
Accommodations: Club Quarters Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Lecture, Rodin Museum and Public Sculpture, Barnes Foundation
(Monday, June 24)

Note: Busing to and from study sites. Standing and walking in museums; wheelchairs available at museum for those in need.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a tasty breakfast at Davio's including your choice of hot and cold cereals, hard boiled eggs, pastries, bagels, yogurt, juices, fruit, coffee and tea.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP – Rodin Museum and Public Art. Learn about Rodin and the “lost wax” method dating back to the Greeks to understand the process of casting from clay to bronze. We will also see and learn about public art sculptures in the area and the “one percent clause.” In the late 1950s, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority included a clause in its development contracts requiring that at least one percent of construction budgets be allocated to fine art. The program has thus far funded more than 200 pieces of public art.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Barnes Foundation. We return with a private educator who will take us through the galleries in small groups to better understand and appreciate the “wall ensembles” created by Albert Barnes.
 Dinner: Enjoy a relaxing meal at the award-winning Prime Rib seafood and steak restaurant evoking memories of bygone supper clubs with a pianist playing live in the background.
 Evening: PERFORMANCE: The Curtis Institute of Music presents recitals by its highly talented students at The Curtis Mansion from mid-October through mid-May. If a performance is scheduled, we will attend; if there is no performance, please enjoy the evening on your own.
   
Accommodations: Club Quarters Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Morning lecture/lunch/program ends at 11 am
(Tuesday, June 25)

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



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a tasty breakfast at Davio's including your choice of hot and cold cereals, hard boiled eggs, pastries, bagels, yogurt, juices, fruit, coffee and tea.
 Morning: We enjoy a final lecture on sculpture art and architecture in Fairmount Park, the largest enjoyment park in the USA over 7,000 acres with colonial houses, golf courses, riding stables, caves and nature trails. Please note that hotel check out is at 12:00 Noon. We trust you have enjoyed this educational adventure into a world of art, and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar programs in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!
   
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.

Suggested Reading List


Building the City Beautiful: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway & the Philadelphia Museum of Art


Author: Brownlee, David B.


Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, The Annenberg Collection


Author: Susa Stein (Editor)


Description: Covering some of the most striking and extraordinary art to come out of the nineteenth and early-twentieth century, this handsome book presents more than fifty masterpieces by such luminaries as Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso, each work accompanied by clarifying texts and comparative illustrations.



The House of Barnes: The Man, The Collection, The Controversy


Author: Neil L. Rudenstine


Description: The House of Barnes: The Man, The Collection, The Controversy provides the first scholarly study on the historical, art history, and political context during which Dr. Barnes purchased masterpieces and attempted to redefine aesthetics with groundbreaking new terminology.





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