Friday October 25 2019
$325 per person – including transportation, exhibition tickets and lunch
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9:30 AM Amtrak train from NYC Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
A chartered bus will meet us and take us to the Barnes for a docent tour of the collection.
The Barnes is home to one of the world’s greatest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modernist paintings, with especially deep holdings in Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso. Assembled by Dr. Albert C. Barnes between 1912 and 1951, the collection also includes important examples of African art, Native American pottery and jewelry, Pennsylvania German furniture, American avant-garde painting, and wrought-iron metalwork.
We will then have a seated lunch as a group in the Garden Restaurant at the Barnes.
Our bus will then drive us 1/2 hour outside of the city to David Hartt’s immersive installation, The Histories (Le Mancenillier) at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed National Historic Landmark, The Beth Shalom Synagogue. Hartt, who is a 2012 Chicago Artadia Awardee, has offered to guide us through his installation. This is the first artist commission to activate the National Historic Landmark. Comprising video, sculpture, and music, amongst other elements, the exhibition considers histories of Jewish and Black diasporas in the United States
We will then return to Philadelphia to visit the ICA for a tour with Artadia Art & Dialogue partner, Alex Klein. Klein, the Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE60) Curator, will give us a tour of her exhibition, Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades. Time permitting we will check out other exhibitions at the museum.
The exhibition employs a fragmented architectural language to critique systems of power and consumption through a large site-specific installation that builds a decrepit cityscape both reduced to and suspended by rubble. Marking her most ambitious work to date, she weaves together earlier works with new pieces that formally allude to protest, human migration, ecological crises, and the ongoing impact of rampant gentrification.
We will be driven back to 30th Street Station for our 5:57pm Amtrak train to Penn Station.