In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition The Impressionists and Their Influence, the Arkansas Arts Center and Poe Travel have joined together to host a Traveling Art Seminar to Paris and Normandy May 15 – 21, 2011.
Arkansas Arts Center Interim Director Joseph Lampo will lead this Traveling Art Seminar to Paris and Normandy where participants will visit the sites and tour the gardens where the Impressionists movement began. The Traveling Art Seminar is a wonderful opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime and experience the best of Impressionist France.
In Paris, participants will stay at the Hotel Madison. The stay in Paris features a cocktail reception and dinner at the Cercle de l’Union Interallieé, one of the oldest and most exclusive clubs in France, private tours with the directors of the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Marmottan and the Musée de l’Orangerie, and a private visit at the Residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to France and Monaco.
While in Normandy, participants will stay at the Villa Josephine in Deauville and visit the home and gardens of a world-renowned landscape architect in Giverny. Participants will also receive a private tour of Monet’s former home, tour the cliffs of Étretat and visit famous sites that were painted by the Impressionists. Private tours of the Musée Malraux, Boudin Museum and the Musée des Beaux-Arts will also be featured.
This Traveling Art Seminar is organized by Poe Travel. For a full trip itinerary and booking information, contact Poe Travel at 501-376-4171.