Presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Click here for registration information.
Albany Institute of History and Art
Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection
Our day begins with a guided tour of the Albany Institute of History and Art. Founded in 1791, the Institute features museum and library holdings documenting life and culture in the Upper Hudson region from the late 17th century to present day, and is famous for its significant Hudson River School paintings including 90 landscapes by artists such as Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Jasper Cropsey, and Asher Durand. Lunch is on your own; a list of restaurants will be provided.
We’ll walk a few blocks to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection, heralded as “the greatest collection of modern American art in a single public sight that is not a museum.” Our guided tour will feature highlights of this collection, which was assembled under Rockefeller’s direction by a commission of experts. The collection includes noted artists such as Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, Davis Smith, Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Nevelson, Clyfford Still, Isamu Noguchi, Joan Mitchell, and Alexander Calder.
$88; 78 Members, includes transportation, admission, guided tours, and gratuities.
7:30am Departs Manchester*
8am Departs New Britain*
4pm Departs Albany