Join us this fall for one of our fantastic Road Trips…or treat yourself and sign up for them all! We’ve taken advantage of Curator Mary Birmingham’s extensive knowledge of the contemporary art scene to provide insider experiences unlike anything you’ll get from any other museum. You’ll tour a variety of galleries and museums and sample the local fare in a some of today’s most vibrant art locales.
Our first trip, on Thursday, October 12, takes us to the growing art scene and vibrant community that is DUMBO, Brooklyn. With its amazing waterfront access, beautiful parks featuring views of Manhattan, and a thriving art scene, DUMBO (which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) has become one of Brooklyn’s most buzz-worthy neighborhoods. It features art studios, luxury residences, and hip restaurants. We’ll travel by luxury coach to DUMBO where we will have an early private lunch at DUMBO Kitchen. Mary Birmingham will guide us through several galleries such as Smack Mellon and Minus Space. The bus departs from the Art Center PROMPTLY at 8:45 am and returns approximately 4:30. Tickets are $100 for members and $125 for non-members.
On Thursday, November 16 we return to New York City, this time to explore Long Island City with a visit to the Noguchi Museum and a private lunch at The Astor Room & Landmark Café at Kaufman Studios, originally built as the commissary to the movie studio opened by Hollywood icon Adolph Zukor and frequented by early movie stars such as Charlie Chaplin and Mary Astor. Following lunch, we will visit MOMA PS1 where Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting, the first comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s prolific six-decade career will be on view as well as their permanent collection featuring site-specific works by artists created over the organization’s 40-year history. The bus departs the Art Center promptly at 8:15 am and returns approximately 4:30. Tickets are $125 for members and $150 for non-members.
We’ll head to Doylestown, Pennsylvania on Thursday, November 30 for a visit to the James A. Michener Museum, a regional art museum which focuses on the rich tradition of artists working in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. On view will be A Time to Break Silence: Pictures of Social Change, as well as their permanent collections which include George Nakashima Reading Room and their modern and contemporary art. Our luxury coach will then take us to downtown Doylestown which features a variety of restaurants, shopping, and small galleries for lunch on your own. We’ll also visit Fonthill Castle, a poured concrete castle built by Henry Chapman Mercer for his amazing collection of textiles and handcrafted tiles. If you prefer, you can use the time to visit the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark, a museum where handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery’s founder and builder, Henry Chapman Mercer. The bus departs the Art Center promptly at 8:15 am and returns approximately 4:30. Tickets are $100 for members and $125 for non-members.
To make your reservation contact Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika, Development Department, 908-273-9121 ext. 225 or via email at email@example.com. Due to limited seating, tickets are non-refundable. Reservations are also available here.