NEMOURS MANSION AND GARDENS WAIT LIST ONLY
LUNCH AT DUPONT COUNTRY CLUB
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Completed in 1910, Nemours is the grandest residence ever constructed in Delaware. Alfred I. duPont built the 77 room mansion for his second wife, Alicia, in the late 18th Century French style she adored. Encompassing 47,000 square feet of space, (a full acre under one roof) you will take a self-guided tour with docents stationed in various rooms throughout the mansion. The gardens are the finest example of formal French gardens in North America. It takes 157 jets three full days to fill its one acre pool with 800.000 gallons of water. The Art Nouveau-style mythology-based “Four Seasons” around the pool are by French-born American sculptor Henri Crenier. The chauffer’s garage has a collection of vintage automobiles that were used on the estate. Shuttle buses run between the visitor’s center and the mansion and will also take you around the property with designated stops and pick-up points.
Our luncheon will be at the du Pont Country Club. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL STEPS ON THE TOUR. Departure: 8:00AM / Return: 6:00PM.
Members: $122; Non-Members: $132
THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART
LUNCHEON AT THE CAFÉ SERAI
Thursday, October 13, 2016
The Rubin Museum presents and celebrates art that traverses Asia’s diverse cultures, regions, and narratives. Come and explore new experiences (in photography and multimedia) and art exhibits from contemporary life as well as the museum’s permanent collection which focuses primarily on the ancient arts and ideas of the Himalayan Region (including the Tibetan plateau, Nepal, India, China, Afghanistan and others). We will tour both permanent and new exhibits with special focus on the “Sacred Spaces” exhibit which includes a Tibetan Buddhist ShrineRoom.
Complementing our tour, we will enjoy a buffet luncheon at the Museum’s Café Serai’s in a charming dining area. We will delight in the aromas and flavors of the Himalayas. Chef Loukzada, born in Mumbai, India, has excellent credentials in preparing a tasty fare. After lunch, you will have time to revisit exhibits and enjoy a unique gift shop.
The Museum is accessible. We need 25 people by September 2, 2016 to run this trip. Depart: 9:00AM / Return: 4:30PM
Members: $105; Non-Members: $115
NEUE GALERIE WAIT LIST ONLY
GUSTAV KLIMT AND THE WOMEN OF VIENNA’S GOLDEN AGE, 1900-1910
LUNCHEON AT CAFÉ FLEDERMAUS
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Klimt was a central figure in the cultural life of Vienna at the turn of the twentieth-century, and provided a crucial link between nineteenth-century Symbolism and Modernism. His sensual portrayals of women are among his most celebrated works, as they embody the quintessence of fin de siecie Vienna. One of the highlights of the show is the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, The Woman in Gold. Bloch-Bauer was a wealthy society woman and hostess of a renowned Viennese Salon at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Our luncheon will be on-site at the Café Fledermaus an old-world Austrian coffeehouse serving savory dishes and Viennese pastries. After our luncheon enjoy the exhibit Masterworks of the Neue Galerie, organized in honor of the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the Neue Galerie in New York. The Neue Galerie opened in November 2001 when it showcased its permanent collection of Austrian and German fine and decorative arts from the period of 1890 to 1940.
Depart: 8:00AM / Return: 4:30PM
Members: $130; Non-Members: $140
THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN (MAD) WAIT LIST ONLY
LUNCHEON AT TRIBECA GRILL
Thursday, November 10, 2016
MAD, a unique Museum –Five floors of art, sculpture and crafts, all set in an amazing building on Columbus Circle. Huge windows on each floor, breathtaking vistas of the surrounding area of New York City: that is the backdrop for the Museum’s collection. MAD’s exhibits are dedicated to creativity, craftsmanship, and design from 1950 to present day. Come and enjoy a highlight tour of permanent and new exhibits, especially the sculpture, paintings, and pottery of Peter Voulkos. During our tour, we will visit the Artist’s Studio space and see artisans working and creating their pieces. We will have time after our tour to revisit any exhibit or to visit the Museum’s famous gift shop which displays one-of-kind crafts, jewelry, accessories, pottery, and much more!
Lastly, we will travel downtown to Tribeca Grill‘s Gallery Room for a delicious and relaxing three course luncheon. The Tribeca Grill is a New York City landmark, co-owned by renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent and legendary actor Robert DeNiro; it continues to win awards in cuisine.
The Museum is accessible. We need 25 people by September 2, 2016 to run this trip. Depart: 9:00AM / Return: 5:00PM
Members: $110; Non-Members: $120
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
JERUSALEM 1000-1400: EVERY PEOPLE UNDER HEAVEN
LUNCH AT THE PETRIE COURT CAFE
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
This exhibit will illuminate the key role that the Holy City played in shaping the art of the period 1000 to 1400. While Jerusalem is often described as a city of three faiths, that formulation underestimates its fascinating complexity. In fact, the city was home to multiple cultures, faiths, and languages. Over 200 works of art will be gathered from 60 lenders worldwide.
Our luncheon will be on-site at the Petrie Court Café in its unique setting adjacent to the European Sculpture Garden overlooking Central Park. There will be time to visit the Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche, a favorite of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world, and the many gift shops scattered about the Museum.
Depart: 8:00AM / Return: 5:00PM
Members: $125; Non-Members: $135
HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW AT THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDENS
LUNCH AT MARIO’S
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
This year is the 25th Anniversary of one of New York City’s favorite winter traditions, The Holiday Train Show. Enter the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and watch as model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each recreated with bark, leaves, berries, pine cones, cinnamon sticks, poppy seeds and other natural materials. Some of the miniature replicas you’ll see are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ellis Island, Grand Central Station and Radio City Music Hall. After your self-guided tour there will be time to do some last minute holiday shopping at the Botanical Gardens gift shop.
For five generations, Mario’s Restaurant, located on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, (New York’s other “Little Italy,”) has been serving first-rate Neapolitan fare the same way for 92 years. A glass of wine will be included with your meal. Please make your entrée selection on the Registration Form.
Depart: 8:45AM / Return: 5:00PM
Members: $88; Non-Members: $98