Art Routes

Art Routes’ mission is to provide opportunities for travelers to deepen their understanding of the world through the arts and to generate innovative and creative ideas for the local community. A portion of the proceeds collected from these coordinated trips will go toward the Derek Gordon Fund which provides travel scholarships for student artists.

Art Routes

Art Routes’ mission is to provide opportunities for travelers to deepen their understanding of the world through the arts and to generate innovative and creative ideas for the local community. A portion of the proceeds collected from these coordinated trips will go toward the Derek Gordon Fund which provides travel scholarships for student artists.

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September 19-22, 2017
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Art Routes’ mission is to provide opportunities  for travelers to deepen their understanding of the world through the arts and to generate innovative and creative ideas for the local community.  A portion of the proceeds collected from these coordinated trips will go toward the Derek Gordon Fund which provides travel scholarships for student artists.

ART        •        ARCHITECTURE        •        JAZZ MUSIC

Join us for an exciting art excursion to the city of Bentonville, Arkansas nestled in the Ozark Mountains. While there, we will explore Crystal Bridges Museum, a series of pavilions nestled around two spring-fed ponds housing galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, and a large, glass-enclosed gathering hall and designed by world-renown architect Moshe Safdie.  Sculpture and walking trails link the Museum’s 120-acre park to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.  Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day including works by John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Georgia O’Keefe, Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol.  We will also tour the Bachman-Wilson House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Built in New Jersey in 1956, the home was relocated to the museum in 2015 in order to preserve it.  For jazz lovers, Jason Moran, an American jazz pianist and the Artistic Director of Jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center will present short jazz performances to punctuate his talk about how his work is frequently influenced by visual art.

 

Additional highlights of the trip:

•  Chihuly installation in the forest of the museum

•  Special exhibition of Stuart Davis – early American

    modernist painter whose work was influenced by       

    jazz music

•  Balsamic vinegar and olive oil mixing and tasting at   

    Ramo d’Olivio

•  James Turell’s ‘The Way of Color’ Sky Space

•  Fine dining at intimate, award-winning farm to table 

    restaurants