LLI/NOVA Visual and Performing Arts SIG
Art-filled Spring Outing to Baltimore
When: April 21/22, 2018
Lodging: Marriott Waterfront @ Inner Harbor…we've reserved 15 rooms ($184.00 double room including taxes and fees)
Transportation: Carpooling is strongly recommended…Loren and Anna will facilitate. Alternatively, catch the MARC train from Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station for $8
o 9:00 am: Meet at driver-designated Northern VA location for a 9:00 am departure
o 10:30 am-12:30 pm: Hotel check-in if room is available…otherwise leave luggage with the concierge/light lunch
o 12:30 pm: Group departure to the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) in a hotel-reserved large SUV (about $12-$18 pp round trip)
o 1:00-4:00 pm @ Baltimore Museum of Art (admission is free)
o 4:00 pm: Return to the hotel via SUV
o 4:30-6:30 pm: Check-in/relax
o 6:30 pm: Group walk (10 minutes) to Little Italy for dinner at Sabatino's (http://www.sabatinos.com/ )
o Breakfast on your own at the hotel or the nearby Panera or Starbucks; hotel checkout
o 9:45 am Departure to the Walters Museum in a hotel-reserved large SUV (about $4-$6 pp)
o 10:00 am-12:30 pm @ The Walters Museum (admission is free)
o 12:30 pm: Group departure in a hotel-reserved large SUV (about $5-$8 pp) to the Inner Harbor Rusty Scupper for lunch
o 12:45-2:00 pm: Lunch at Rusty Scupper (http://www.rusty-scupper.com/)
o 2:00 pm: Walk across the street from the Rusty Scupper to the American Visionary Museum
o 2:00-4:00 pm @ American Visionary Museum (senior admission - age 60+ - is $14; otherwise, $16)
o 4:00 pm: Board the restaurant shuttle back to the hotel to head home
Questions or to RSVP: Anna Dixon (firstname.lastname@example.org; 703-517-3556) and Loren Brandman (email@example.com; 703-801-8419)
Museum overviews - Please see reverse side of this flyer
Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) - Admission is free; Museum open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The BMA's internationally renowned collection of 95,000 objects encompasses more than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse anchored by the famed Cone Collection of modern art, as well as one of the nation's finest holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs. The galleries showcase an exceptional collection of art from Africa; important works by established and emerging contemporary artists; outstanding European and American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; ancient Antioch mosaics; and exquisite textiles from around the world.
The Walters Art Museum - Admission is free; Museum open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Walters Art Museum is one of only a few museums in the world to present a panorama of art from the third millennium B.C. to the early 20th century. The thousands of treasures range from mummies to arms and armor, from old master paintings to Art Nouveau jewelry. The Walters' Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ethiopian and Western Medieval art collections are among the finest in the nation, as are the museum's holdings of Renaissance and Asian art and a spectacular reserve of illuminated manuscripts and rare books. Every major trend in French painting during the 19th century is represented in the collection.
American Visionary Art Museum - Admission is $14 for seniors over age 60; else $16. Museum open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
"Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself."
In short, visionary art begins by listening to the inner voices of the soul, and often may not even be thought of as 'art' by its creator.
The cost for a workshop is $2 per student. At this time, we can only accommodate groups of 10-60 students for a workshop.