Join Dr. Louis Zona, director of the Butler Institute of American Art, and others who love art for a tour of New York City Oct. 9-13.
This year's Butler New York City tour includes one night in the Poconos and a visit to the Buck Hill Falls, Pa., studio of Peter Maier. Formerly a designer for General Motors, Maier's artistic explorations have transformed the image of the automobile into an icon. His realist works have been exhibited at the Butler in two solo shows.
While in Manhattan, the Butler group will tour the Beaux-Arts building that houses The Hispanic Society of America to view that organization's art collection, which includes paintings by El Greco and Valazquez, as well rare textiles, sculpture and historic artifacts.
A stop to view the permanent collection of The American Academy of Arts and Letters -- whose current members include painter Jasper Johns, architect Philip Johnson, writer Toni Morrison and composer Stephen Sondheim -- is also planned.
Visits to The American Folk Art Museum, The American Craft Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, a luncheon at the Russian Tea Room and behind the scenes tours of two well-known New York galleries round out the tour.
The tour, organized exclusively for The Butler by Burger Travel of Youngstown, features great food, shopping and superb accommodations.
For information and/or a complete itinerary, call (330) 744-5035.