Summer 2015
A Moroccan Palette: Arts From Marrakech to Tangier

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The group in front of Villa Oasis, Marrakech

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Bob and Sue Brooks, El Morocco Club, Tangier
“Morocco was a great adventure, so much more than we expected. From the food to the art to the people, the interaction and tastes were so enjoyable. This was truly a country of tolerance and openness, and the best way to enjoy it is with the quality of services provided by the Carnegie.”
Bob and Sue Brooks

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Members of the Carnegie Patrons Circle recently traveled to the culturally rich and beautiful country of Morocco, often considered one of the most diverse countries on the continent of Africa. Carnegie Museums travelers experienced this firsthand. After enjoying a meal at Rick’s Café in Casablanca, the group had days to explore Marrakech and tour the coastal city of Essaouira. Following a stay in Fes, patrons continued on to the ruins of Volubilis and historic Meknes before the trip’s culmination in Tangier and Rabat. During their time in Marrakech, travelers stayed at the iconic La Mamounia, a 5-star hotel renowned for its beautiful gardens and its place in history. The itinerary included a private dinner at former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Frederick “Freck” Vreeland’s (son of the late Diana Vreeland) home, as well as a visit to Jacques Majorelle’s botanical masterpiece, the Jarden Majorelle, topped off by an exclusive, private tour of the renowned Villa Oasis, home to the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé.

 


 

Upcoming Trips:

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St. Tropez boats

French Riviera and Provence: Fine Art, Gardens, and Villas with Louise Lippincott
September 26-October 5, 2015
(optional prelude to St. Tropez, September 24-27, and postlude to Monaco, October 5-7)

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip to beautiful and breathtaking Southern France. Traverse the region, visiting St. Tropez, Avignon, Nice, and Monaco, following in the footsteps of the artists Signac, Van Gogh, Picasso, Cézanne, and Matisse. Visit stunning gardens, villas, markets, and world-renowned restaurants, and tour famous art museums with Carnegie Museum of Art Curator of Fine Arts Louise Lippincott.

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Taj Mahal at sunset

India: From the Raj to the Taj, with New Delhi India Art Fair
January 28-February 6, 2016
(optional prelude to Mumbai, January 26-29, and postlude to Varanasi, February 6-8)

Come and explore the exotic sights and sounds of India’s Golden Triangle. Immerse yourself in the vast and complex tapestry that is contemporary India. Named not only for the triangular shape formed by the geographic locations of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, the Golden Triangle’s namesake is also attributed to the extraordinary wealth of cultural and historical splendor in each of the three cities. We kick off the trip in New Delhi with the India Art Fair, South Asia’s leading international art fair for modern and contemporary art. We will also visit additional sites within both Old and New Delhi, the Amber Fort in Jaipur, and watch as the sun sets behind the Taj Mahal.

 


 

2015-2016 Carnegie Museums Travel Program Schedule

Consider traveling with us in 2015-2016. For more information, contact Barbara Tucker at 412.578.2618.

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Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo

St. Petersburg: The Russia of the Tsars, with optional extension to Moscow July 22-30, 2015 (July 30-August 1 extension)

Tiffany Glass at Winterthur: Painting with Color and Light September 9-11, 2015

French Riviera and Provence: Fine Art, Gardens, and Villas with Louise Lippincott, Curator of Fine Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art September 26-October 5, 2015

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Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

Carnegie Museum of Art Fellows Trip to Boston with Museum Director Lynn Zelevansky October 20-23, 2015

India: From the Raj to the Taj, with New Delhi India Art Fair January 28-February 9, 2016

Málaga to Rome: Voyage to Antiquity—Le Lyrial, with optional 3-day extension to Rome April 21-29, 2016 (April 29-May 2 extension)

From Austin to Hardy: English Authors and Hampshire Houses (including London) with Carnegie Museums President Jo Ellen Parker September 23-October 1, 2016

France: Paris Photo with Catherine Evans, Chief Curator, Carnegie Museum of Art November 7-13, 2016

 

 

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Also in this issue:

Saving the Songbird  ·  Before They Were Famous  ·  Visually Telling  ·  Cosmic Bling  ·  Special Section: A Tribute to Our Donors  ·  President's Note  ·  NewsWorthy  ·  Face Time: Cecile Shellman  ·  Artistic License: Born to Paint  ·  Science & Nature: Making It Count  ·  The Big Picture