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WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables
Luncheon at Fig and Olive
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Come and revisit The Whitney Museum at its new location in the West Village – springtime on the Highline – and view a marvelous exhibit of 20th century artist Grant Wood. Morris Museum Trips sponsored a visit a couple of years ago and found this new location spectacular. The permanent collection was originally selected by the art patron Gertrude Vanderbilt is uniquely displayed on the floors of this building. She wanted this museum to focus on 20th and 21st American artists, both established and emerging.
In May of 2018, The Whitney will feature the work of Grant Wood, including his most famous painting, The Double Portrait of the Pitchfork Wielding Farmer. This exhibit will feature everything from his early works and impressionistic oils to his mature paintings. The Museum’s highly trained educators will lead two tours to explain this complex and sophisticated artist’s art form and his interest in fables. It is said that Wood wanted to fashion a world of harmony and prosperity to help people cope with the Depression going on at this time. Wood also struggled with some dark issues. The Museum offers a beautiful view of New York City’s vista from terraces on several floors, in addition to access to the Highline.
Our Museum visit will be followed by a leisurely late luncheon in the White Room of nearby Fig and Olive Restaurant. The three-course meal is a tribute to the Province region in France and the Mediterranean Gastronomic heritage.
This trip will need 35 people to run and can accommodate a total of 45.
Members: $140.00 Departure: 8:45 a.m.
Non-Members: $150.00 Return: 5:30 p.m.
Image Credit: Whitney Museum of American Art
THE BRANT FOUNDATION ART STUDY CENTER
LUNCH at the Ginger Man Restaurant
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center was established in 1996 by businessman and philanthropist, Peter Brant. Its mission is to promote education and appreciation of contemporary art for individuals for scholarly study and examination. The Brant Foundation presents long-term exhibitions from the collection which is remarkable in that scores of artists are represented in depth, including works from the earliest period of their practice through their most recent works. Past artists represented have been Jason Rhodes, Jean-Michael Basquet, Julian Schnabel and Andy Warhol.
Following our docent-led tour we will have lunch at The Ginger Man Restaurant also located in Greenwich.
In August 2017 the Brant Foundation Art Study Center was honored by the Greenwich Historical Society’s Landmark Recognition Program which honors distinctive properties that reflect the unique architectural heritage of Greenwich.
NOTE: The exhibition to be shown in the spring has not yet been announced.
Members: $90.00 Departure: 9:00 a.m.
Non-Members: $100.00 Return: 4:30 p.m.
Image Credit: Brant Foundation Art Study Center.