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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Study tours

From the Met to MOMA to MAD: The Arts of New York City

November 12-16, 2012

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What better way to warm the grays of late autumn than to plunge into the lighted streets and galleries of New York City? In the enthusiastic and illuminating company of Frank Robinson, Johnson Museum director emeritus and world expert on Rembrandt, we will seek the best exhibits the city offers during our visit. We'll take in the painting, sculpture, and photography of MOMA, the Whitney's collection of the art of living Americans, and the exhibits of the Morgan Library and Museum. We'll spend a whole day at the Met, reveling in its ancient Greek and Roman collections and in its Italian, French, and Dutch painting.

We'll enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at Christie's or Sotheby's, then visit Chelsea, alive with galleries and dealers. We'll choose among the Neue Galerie, the Frick Collection, the Museum of Art and Design (MAD), and the Brooklyn Museum. On two of our evenings together we will enjoy a fabulous dance, theater, or music performance. Make reservations for yourself at the Cornell Club if you are a member, the hotel of your choice, your friend's couch, or your very own bed. Then relish four full days of aesthetic, intellectual, and social excitement in the city that never sleeps.

Frank Robinson Frank W. Robinson is director emeritus of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Before coming to Cornell he was director of the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design Museum. He is a graduate of Harvard University and a widely published scholar of seventeenth-century Dutch art.

Program notes

Program fee:$2,322
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Fitness scale:Slightly strenuous. May require extended walking over uneven ground as well as the ability to climb stairs and to stand for considerable periods of time.