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Day Art Tours are organized by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
Old Westbury Gardens and the Heckscher Museum of Art
Travel to Long Island, NY to visit one of the grandest Gold Coast Mansions. Step back in time on a docent-led tour of Old Westbury Gardens and the former home of U.S. Steel heir John S. Phipps and his family. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts, and the gardens will be bursting with iris, peonies, lilies, and much more.
After lunch at the Old Westbury Diner, continue on to the Heckscher Museum of Art. The museum’s collection of 15-20th century European and American art includes paintings and sculpture.
Tickets: $132; $22 members, includes transportation, admission, guided tours, lunch, and gratuities.
Departs Manchester: 6:45 am
Departs West Hartford: 7:15 am
Departs New York: 4:30 pm
Please Note: Effective immediately, Day Art Tours will no longer depart from the University of Connecticut, West Hartford campus parking LOT B at 1345 Trout Brook Drive. The new departure point for participants west of the Connecticut River is the Park & Ride Lot off CT-71, approximately 1/2 mile south of West Farms Mall in New Britain. Entrance to the Park & Ride Lot is on the right side of the street across from Target, offering easy access to I84 East, and I84 West.
Click here for more information, access to the registration form, and the full Spring Day Art Tours schedule.
Changing Images of Childhood in American Art
Chief Curator Robin Jaffee Frank leads a tour through evocative images of American childhood over time, in conjunction with the exhibition The End of Innocence: Childhood Torments in the Contemporary Art Collection. Free with museum admission. Meet by the Museum Shop.
Image: William H. Rinehart, Sleeping Babes, 1842, Marble, Gift of General Lucius A. Barbour, 1910.9