A Journey to the Arts: Santa Fe
July 25-29, 2012
Join us as we explore the wonders of Santa Fe; from the galleries of Canyon Road to the artistic heritage of Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch and the exquisite beauty of the world famous Santa Fe Opera. We will be granted special access to many of the venues and enjoy private talks from gallery owners and museum curators.
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Day 1: Wednesday, July 25 Gallery Visits on Cannon Road
- Following independent arrivals at Albuquerque airport, board a private coach and
Transfer as a group to Santa Fe.
- Check in at the charming, tranquil, and centrally located Inn on the Alameda, which is situated between the historic Plaza and the art-filled galleries of Canyon Road. This elegant four-star property is unquestionably one of the finest in central Santa Fe.
- Begin our cultural interlude with an introduction to Santa Fe's galleries and Canyon Road.
- Visit Gerald Peter's Gallery. Gerald Peters has long been recognized as one of the worlds most respected dealers of paintings of the Taos Society of Artists and the Santa Fe Art Colony
- 3:30 pm: Visit Morning Star Gallery where Director Henry Monhan will give us a brief talk. Morning Star is recognized for carrying cultural and artistic treasures of unparalleled quality and beauty from over fifty Native North American tribes.
- 6:30 pm: Celebrate our arrival in Santa Fe with a welcome dinner and reception hosted for us at the home of Sue Kimm'60 and Seymour Grufferman.
- Inn on the Alameda (Dinner)
Day 2: Thursday, July 26 The Rich Artistic Heritage of Santa Fe
- Following breakfast, which is included at the hotel each morning, gather for a private, before-hours opening and docent-led tour of the Georgia O'Keefe Museum.
- Follow an expert local guide on a walking tour of Santa Fe's Plaza area.
- Visit Andrea Fisher's gallery where she will give a talk on Native American pottery.
- For lunch, relax in the rarified atmosphere of the Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe's most luxurious hotel, while savoring a gourmet meal.
- Visit Blue Rain where Executive Director Peter Stoessel will give a brief talk on their collection.
- Dinner is independent this evening
- Tickets to a performance at Santa Fe's renowned Chamber Music Festival are included this evening (details pending 2012 schedual of performances). Chamber Music Concert starts at 6:00 and is in town.
- Inn on the Alameda (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 3: Friday, July 27 The World of Georgia O'Keefe & A Private Collection
- This morning set out for Abiquiu, the private home and studio of American modernist Georgia O'Keeffe.
- Upon arrival receive a private group tour of the 5,000 square foot Spanish Colonial-era compound restored by O'Keeffe, who moved here permanently in 1949 and stayed until 1984, just before her death. The site has been recently reopened after wildfire damage in 2000.
- Our local guide will also treat the group to a special visit to the nearby Ghost Ranch.
- A flavorful Southwestern lunch is included at the rustic Abiquiu Inn.
- After lunch, take in the beautiful rural chapel at Chimayo, still an important pilgrimage spot for both native and Catholic believers.
- Return to the Inn on the Alameda.
- Attend a preview dinner and performance of Rossini's Maometto II at the Santa Fe Opera
- Inn on the Alameda (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 4: Saturday, July 28 A Morning of Special Access and a Festive Evening
- After breakfast depart to Museum Hill. Tour the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art (9:00-11:30)
- Lunch at the Museum Hill Café.
- Proceed to Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian for a docent led tour and visit to the Case Trading Company.
- Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Santa Fe independently.
- Bid a fond farewell to Santa Fe during a grand farewell dinner at Santacafe, which the New York Times called "a restaurant to love." Pending availability ISDI will seat the group in the restaurant's courtyard.
- Inn on the Alameda (Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 5: Sunday, July 29 Farewell to Santa Fe
- After breakfast, board a morning transfer to Albuquerque airport for independent flights.
- For those who are interested and whose travel plans permit it, ISDI will offer an optional extension to the Acoma Pueblo (additional cost will apply.
- Inn on the Alameda (Breakfast)
- *This is west ABQ, and will take almost 2 hours by bus. It would mean an extra night in ABQ for those joining, so that cost would be factored in along with the staffing cost for an extra night.
Cost and Program Inclusions
|Land only (Double Occupancy)
Land Package Includes:
- Four nights (4) accommodations at the four-star Inn on the Alameda, Santa Fe
- Breakfast Daily
- Two Lunches, including lunch at the Inn of the Anasazi and lunch at the Abiquiu Inn
- Farwell Dinner at the Santacafe
- Welcome Dinner at the home of an alumna, overlooking the Jemez Mountains
- Tickets to the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
- Full sightseeing as indicated in the program with an expert local guides
- Transfer to/from airport on arrival and departure
- All gratuities to coach drivers and local guides
- Preview dinner, including wine and dessert, at our open-air cantina on the beautifully landscaped rehearsal grounds. A guest speaker offers an informative talk about the evening's opera during the dessert course.
- Tickets to Rossini's Maometto II at the Santa Fe Opera
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- Any domestic or international airfare
- Personal items and services such as laundry, wines, liquor and mineral water
- Personal insurance for health, baggage, and tour cancellation