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In collaboration with colleague Karen Pope of Art inSight, Barbara implements trips based on exciting art exhibitions and discoveries regionally and nationally.

Long weekends in spring and fall, with focus on major art collections and historic architecture.
Group arrangements include historic hotels and special receptions.



March 4-9, 2020



Historic houses, a fine historic hotel, delightful dining, good company.

Included in the itinerary:

  • Orientation city tour

  • Savannah History Museum, addressing city's history 1733-1865+ Battlefield Memorial Park

  • Harper-Fowlkes House (1842)

  • Green-Meldrim House (1860)

  • Owens-Thomas House (1816)

  • Davenport House (1820)

  • Jepson Ceter for the Arts (2006, Moshe Safdie)

  • Telfair Academy (1818), oldest art museum in the South

  • Mercer Williams House (1868)

  • Cathedral of St John the Baptist (1876)

  • Flannery O'Conner Childhood Home

  • Juliette Gordon Low House (1818)

  • Andrew Low House (1848)

  • Gullah Culture: tour of St. Helena highlights and a Gullah lunch

  • Beaufort: an excursion to this scenic and historic South Carolina city, emphasizing it's antebellum architecture


Mostly walking from our well-located historic hotel, The Marshall House (1851)

Exceptional dining:  Olde Pink House private dinner; traditional afternoon tea at Gryphon Tea Room; marina-side happy hour in Port Royal SC; farewell private lunch at Abercorn House (1888 state headquarters home).


Chartered coach transportation, lunch, museum admissions, snacks, readings, and commentary

throughout the day from art historian Karen Pope, PhD.

"Victorian Radicals:

From the Pre-Raphaelites

to the Arts & Crafts Movement"

Year End Daytrip to San Antonio

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Visit the San Antonio Museum of Art for the opportunity to view a major loan exhibition from world's largest collection of PRB (Birmingham, England). A perfect complement to the Ransom Center's exhibition (on view until July 14, 2019) "The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts & Crafts Movement in Britain & America". 


Lunch at the historic Argyle Club and time to view an intimately small exhibition of the McNay’s beloved suite of aquatints, inspired by Cassatt’s encounter with Japanese woodblock prints in Paris in 1890, The Ten à la Japonais, in companionship with a special loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Cassatt’s The Cup of Tea.

Follow the link below for more info on the Cassatt exhibit as well as a lecture by our Karen Pope at the McNay's "Tea With Mary Cassatt". 


The Body, The Senses"

Winter 2020 - Daytrip to Fort Worth 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

In recognition of the centenary of Renoir’s death, the Clark Art Institute and Kimbell Art Museum present Renoir: The Body, The Senses. This daring exhibition is the first major exploration of Renoir’s unceasing interest in the human form, and it reconsiders Renoir as a constantly evolving artist whose style moved from Realism into luminous Impressionism, culminating in the modern classicism of his last decades.

Renoir: The Body, The Senses includes approximately sixty paintings, drawings, pastels, and sculptures by the artist as well as works by his predecessors, contemporaries, and followers. 

Lunch at our favorite, Café Modern, at the Modern Art Museum and an opportunity to visit the Amon Carter Museum after it's renovation and reinstalled collection with time to view the "James Surls: Seven and Seven Flower" sculpture and the permanent collection.  


Crystal Bridges


Heartland Collections & America’s New Art Museum

September 21-24, 2019 

Four-day adventure in Oklahoma and Arkansas to explore major collections of American and European art, the Oklahoma City Memorial, a remarkable woodland chapel, all while enjoying a boutique, historic hotel with modern amenities. 


The Late Years" at the Kimbell

Bastille Daytrip to Fort Worth

Saturday, July 13, 2019 


View the collection at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, enjoy lunch at Café Modern, and spend the afternoon at the Kimbell: "Late Monet" special exhibition of 52 paintings which trace the evolution of Monet's practice from 1913, when he embarked on a reinvention of his painting style that led to increasingly bold and abstract works, up to his death in 1926.

Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum

Treasures of Houston:  Two Historic Houses

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Starting at Rienzi, view the English collection of art and decorative arts in Masterson home-cum-museum, followed by a buffet lunch at Bayou Bend and "expert" tours in small groups.  We'll conclude our visit to Bayou Bend with free time in the gardens.  Click the link below for schedule and to register via credit card on the NCHM website.

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