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Art in Context in   

NY's Hudson River Valley

September 2024  

Join Art in Context as we take in the vistas of Thomas Cole and Frederick Church and explore the Hudson River Valley and learn about America’s history. We will stay from Sunday to Friday in the Valley, based in the quaint, centrally located town of Beacon. From there we will launch each day for adventures via coach.

We will visit the significant Contemporary art sites in the Valley, including DIA: Beacon, Storm King Art Center and private tour of Wright’s home Manitoga.  Colonial history will be discussed as we visit Westpoint in the Hudson Highlands and have lunch at Macarthur’s Riverview.

The trip will also be rich in 19th century history of the Valley. We cruise the Hudson River, have a private tour of Frederck Church’s Olana and visit Thomas Coles Historic Home at the base of the Catskill ranges.  All the while, taking plenty of time to explore the happening town of Hudson. We will also visit some of the Great Estates of the valley with art in mind and visit the Rockefeller chapel in Pontico Hills to view the stain glass windows by Matisse and Chagall.

While this trip is designed to be fun and relaxed, it will require the ability to walk some distance; uphill walking on dirt paths and gravel.   The itinerary will include full day activities as well as half day activities. Mobility will be a requirement. Also, Art in Context explains that there may be travel changes outside of my control.  Therefore, I am explaining that Art in Context and my liability is limited by your agreement to proceed with the tour in light of this warning and my disclaimer of liability.  If there is a problem or concerns, please let me know.

Art in Context will provide all accommodation (based on single occupancy), which included a continental breakfast, museum entrance, bus fare, local guides, and art expertise.   Lunch and dinner are not provided with a few exceptions.  We will be staying at the well-located Roundhouse Hotel in Beacon. Art in Context is organizing a group flight to NY and airport transfer (separate fee).  It is also possible to train directly to/from Beacon from Grand Central in NYC,   The itinerary is organized to arrive in Beacon on Sunday, September 22nd and depart on Friday, September 27th. 

Cost: $5000 pp. 

To reserve your place, please mail check for $2000 pp deposit made out to Art in Context. Payment in full is due by May 31, 2024   Full refund if cancelation before June 31, 2024 after that, only partial refund possible. 

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Thomas Cole, Sunrise in the Catskills, 1827 DC: National Gallery of Art CC
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Storm King Art Center Windsor, NY Wikipedia Commons
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