Philadelphia’s Peerless Art
Visit the Barnes Foundation, one of the most important private collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early modern art in American, including works by such arts as Renoir, Cèzanne, van Gogh and Picasso. A senior member of the Foundation will welcome your group.
Enjoy lunch in a private home on Philadelphia’s fabled Main Line.
Proceed to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, unique among American museums in its integrated presentation of both the fine and decorative arts from Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Enjoy a private, docent-led tour of a featured exhibition.
Beautiful Bucks County
Built on a renovated historic site, the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown houses a fine collection of Pennsylvania Impressionists and displays the work of internationally known artist, George Nakashima. A curator from the museum will welcome your group and provide a private tour.
Proceed to Andalusia, a historic estate on the Delaware River and one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in America. The house is furnished with an extraordinary collection of American Empire decorative arts, family portraits and heirlooms. Feast on a box lunch on Andalusia’s beautifully manicured grounds overlooking the Delaware River.
The Contemporary Art Scene
Enjoy an afternoon in “Old City” visiting art galleries, design showrooms, decorative arts studios and artists’ cooperatives, and sample Philadelphia’s exhilarating contemporary art scene. A number of gallery directors and/or artists will welcome you and provide overviews of their work.
Continuing with this tour could include such galleries as The Snyderman-Works Gallery, one of the pioneer, all-media contemporary galleries in the U.S., and The Clay Studio, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to the promotion of the ceramic arts and the work of new clay artists.
Proceed to the Institute of Contemporary Art, located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The Institute prides itself in identifying and showing the works of innovative artists early in their careers.
Complete your day with a wine and cheese reception in a private home.