New York
The Chautauqua Experience in Summer
Founded in 1874, the Chautauqua Institution is a celebration of art, history and culture. Join us for classes, lectures and performances, all in a uniquely American lakeside village.
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Program No. 20581RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Chautauqua is a unique institution due to the confluence of people and performers, viewpoints and cultures, art forms, theories and theologies. Summer programs focus on a mix of timeless and contemporary topics throughout the week, such as Art, Music, Literature, Nature, History, Politics, Law and Religions. Come and learn for yourself why the Chautauqua experience is so very special. Airport transfer at added cost.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile on uneven terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hear from notable experts during morning classes exclusively for our Road Scholar group.
  • Your tuition includes a Chautauqua gate ticket admitting you to Amphitheater lectures featuring world-class speakers plus numerous options each day for recitals, talks, nature walks and much more.
  • Each evening offers a dazzling array of entertainment events.

General Notes

A discounted option is available for participants age 90 or older. Please call for details. To book any additional nights, please contact reservations at the Athenaeum Hotel 800-821-1881 or 716-357-4444. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Ori Z. Soltes
Dr. Ori Soltes teaches theology, philosophy and art history at Georgetown University. He has also taught across diverse disciplines for many years at The Johns Hopkins University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Siegel College in Cleveland, and other colleges and universities. He has lectured at dozens of museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has been interviewed for a score of programs on CNN, the History Channel and Discovery Channel. He also hosted a popular series on Ancient Civilizations for middle school students. For seven years, Ori was director and chief curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, where he created over 80 exhibitions focusing on aspects of history, ethnography and contemporary art. As director of the National Jewish Museum, he co-founded the Holocaust Art Restitution Project and has spent ten years researching and consulting on the issue of Nazi-plundered art.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Ori Z. Soltes
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Tom Benson
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Marc Glassman
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