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Art Gallery Trip to Hudson River Valley June 4 - June 6

May 14, 2008

Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow, New York, courtesy of Historic Hudson Valley

A three-day cultural excursion to Tarrytown, in the beautiful Hudson River Valley of New York, is being offered by the Friends of The Art Gallery. The museum trip takes place from Wednesday, June 4 through Friday, June 6. Departing from UNH by motor coach, travelers will visit the historic sites of Philipsburg Manor, Sunnyside, Union Church, and Kykuit, as well as the renowned Dia: Beacon. Advance reservations are required and must be received no later than May 16.

The trip will include a tour of Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, New York. The Manor, which thrived as a center for farming, milling, and trading during the 1750s, remains a working farm with a functioning, water-powered gristmill. Interpreters in period costumes will bring the site to life. Also included is a tour of Sunnyside, the romantic, picturesque estate which belonged to America’s first internationally known author, Washington Irving.

A visit to the lovely Union Church in nearby Pocantico Hills will showcase Henri Matisse’s last work, the “Rose Window” as well as the nine dramatic windows created by Marc Chagall. The historic site of Kykuit, the hilltop paradise that was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, will also be toured. This stunning six-story stone house offers remarkable architecture, gardens, art, and scenery. Lastly, participants will view Dia: Beacon, a nearly 300,000-square-foot historic printing factory that was converted into a museum featuring important works of art of the 1960s and later.

Accommodations will be provided at the newly renovated Doubletree Hilton in Tarrytown, where amenities include outdoor and indoor swimming pools, whirlpool, fitness center, tennis courts, and a business center. The trip’s many dining opportunities include a luncheon at the Sunset Cove Restaurant, where panoramic views of the Hudson River are combined with mouth watering cuisine. Harvest on the Hudson is the site of one of the special evening dinners. This restaurant, modeled after a Tuscan farmhouse, is famous for both its cuisine and its view overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades.

The cost for this three-day, two-night trip to the Hudson River Valley is $550 per person (double occupancy) or $739 (single occupancy) and includes transportation by motor coach, two nights at the Tarrytown Doubletree Hilton; entry fees and tours of Philipsburg Manor, Sunnyside, Union Church, Kykuit, and Dia: Beacon; box lunches at both Philipsburg Manor and Dia: Beacon; lunch at the Sunset Cove Restaurant, and dinners at the Doubletree Hotel and Harvest on the Hudson. Breakfast is not included. The cost of the trip does not include parking fees of $8 per day per car at the UNH Visitors Center.

For more information on this three-day trip to the Hudson River Valley, or to register, contact Catherine A. Mazur, education and publicity coordinator, at 2-3713, or visit www.unh.edu/art-gallery.

The Art Gallery is open during the academic year: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; closed Fridays. The Art Gallery will be open on Commencement Day, Saturday, May 24, from 1-3 p.m.

Exhibitions and programs are supported in part by the Friends of The Art Gallery. Guided group tours for schools and other organizations are available with advance reservation by contacting Catherine A. Mazur, education and publicity coordinator, at catherine.mazur@unh.edu or 2-3713. For more information on the exhibitions and programs, contact The Art Gallery at 2-3712, art.gallery@unh.edu, or visit www.unh.edu/art-gallery.


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