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Into the Woods: An Excursion into American Art and History

Neill-Cochran House Museum Study Tour # 19

Wednesday, March 20 - Saturday, March 23, 2024





Approximate Itinerary

DAY 1: Wednesday, March 20

Flights to Tulsa, arriving early afternoon

Lunch and collections tour: Philbrook Museum of Art (splendid collections of Old Masters, modern and contemporary art in the gracious Italianate home built by Genevieve and Waite Phillips, set into a hillside above an expansive park graced with sculpture)Drive to Bentonville

Check into 21C Museum Hotel

Welcome Dinner at 21C


DAY 2: Thursday, March 21

Walmart Museum Heritage Lab

Optional walk through the scenic woods between Bentonville’s town square and Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: Lunch at Eleven Restaurant

Guided tour of collection highlights and generous free time until Museum closing

Free evening in Bentonville


DAY 3: Friday, March 22

Drive to Eureka Springs, arrive mid-morning

Thorncrown Chapel (1980, the world-famous design of E. Fay Jones, apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright and winner of AIA’s Gold Medal)

Lunch at Crescent Hotel (1886, ornate Victorian style, celebrated among Ozarks landmarks)

Bella Vista: Mildred Cooper Chapel (1988, E. Fay Jones)

Bentonville (time permitting): Peel Mansion Museum and Gardens (1875, Italianate)


DAY 4: Saturday, March 23

Return to Tulsa

Lunch: Tulsa Club, a modern tavern in Tulsa’s Deco District

Tour: Tulsa’s Art Deco heritage (the most Art Deco buildings of any American City)*, including Boston Avenue Methodist Church (1929), Philtower (1927), and Philcade Building (1931)

Early evening flights from Tulsa to Austin


*Our tour will celebrate the centenary of Art Deco style, born in Paris at the 1925 Exposition of Decorative Arts and proliferating around the western world, appearing especially in the noble buildings constructed to observe the Texas Centenary of 1936


Join us!


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