travel logWinter 2014
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

The Carnegie Museums group in front of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Carnegie Patrons Circle member Robert A. Barker with one of the limited edition Green Penguin sculptures by artist collective Cracking Art Group. The penguin sculptures are a signature piece at all 21c Museum Hotels.

Recently, members of Carnegie Museums Donors and Patrons Circle traveled to the world-renowned Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Alice Walton, heiress to the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. fortune and philanthropist, founded the museum which was designed by Moshe Safdie. Crystal Bridges has been consistently lauded by The New York Times, Art Newspaper, and other publications as one of the 21st century’s most significant museums. Travelers enjoyed a private, curator-led tour of the exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, a culmination of a year-long process focusing on some 10,000 American artists and more than 1,200 hours of in-studio interviews. This unprecedented effort examined every region of the United States, delivering a look at today’s American culture through the work of more than 100 contemporary artists.

“A whimsical art-filled hotel and a museum experience far exceeding all our expectations made for a weekend long to be remembered and cherished.”

Upcoming Trips

The Colony Hotel scarf designed by Carleton Varney.
In the Spirit of Palm Beach with Carleton Varney
February 13-15, 2015
Escape the winter blues and join us in sunny Palm Beach for an experience you won’t soon forget. Attend the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show private preview party and see the featured designer’s room vignettes. Enjoy a private, curator-led tour of The Artists of Paris at the Norton Museum of Art. The highlight of the trip will be the special opportunity to join Carleton Varney for a luncheon and talk in the Palm Court at The Colony Hotel. Recently redecorated by Varney, The Colony Hotel has been dubbed the center of Palm Beach society for the last 65 years. As guests of the The Colony Hotel, we will also enjoy the amenities and beauty of this famous hotel during our time in Palm Beach.

Tickets for the Carleton Varney Luncheon and Talk ONLY on February 14 are available. The Colony Hotel scarf designed by Carleton Varney.

Drayton Hall

Historic Charleston: Antiques, Houses and Gardens
March 19-22, 2015
Join us in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. Famed for its authentic southern charm and gracious hospitality, this vibrant city comes alive in early spring. Experience the intimate elegance of private residences and gardens during the Historic Charleston Foundation House and Garden Tour. Immerse yourself in Charleston’s rich history, decorative arts, and distinctive architecture with locale historian and author, Ruth M. Miller. Enjoy a private tour of Richard Jenrette’s Roper House located on the East Battery. Plus, take the opportunity to attend the Charleston Antiques Show preview party. Belmond Charleston Place Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Charleston, will be our hotel during the trip. With its sterling standards and fine accommodations, the hotel blends luxury, gentility, and old-world charm.

2015 Carnegie Museums Travel Program Schedule

A trip with Carnegie Museums provides opportunities for memorable discovery rarely found in conventional travel. Consider a 2015 trip today! For more information, contact Barbara Tucker at 412.578.2618.

In the Spirit of Palm Beach with Carleton Varney
February 13-15
(Tickets for the Carleton Varney luncheon and talk ONLY on February 14 are also available.)

Historic Charleston: Antiques, Houses, and Gardens
March 19-22

A Moroccan Palette: Arts from Tangier to Marrakech
April 16-26

Havana Art Biennial, with Arts & Architecture in Trinidad and Cienfuegos
May 22-30

Sailing the Mediterranean in the Age of Odysseus aboard the Sea Cloud
June 27-July 5</p>

French Riviera and Provence: Fine Art, Gardens, and Villas with Curator of Fine Arts Louise Lippincott
September 26-October 5

Vincent van Gogh, Wheat Fields after the Rain (The Plain of Auvers), 1890, Acquired through the generosity of the Sarah Mellon Scaife Family




Also in this issue:

Changing the Equation  ·  To Have and to Hold  ·  Art Responding to Life  ·  Living Large  ·  President's Note  ·  NewsWorthy  ·  Face Time: Tim Pearce  ·  Artistic License: An American Treasure in the Making  ·  About Town: Ask a Scientist  ·  Science & Nature: Painting the Parade of Life  ·  The Big Picture