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Yet_land_bg Hudson River Valley: Artistic Legacy & Splendid Estates

Dates: October 21 - October 26, 2018

Total Duration: 6 days

Cost: $4,999 per person, double occupancy

Deposit (per participant): $1,000

Activity level: Moderately Active


Tour Operator: Arrangements Abroad

Region: North America And Caribbean


Admire the celebrated landscapes that inspired the Hudson River School artists on an autumn sojourn in the historic Hudson Valley. Tour spectacular gardens, splendid mansions, and historic homes including Kykuit, the magnificent Rockefeller estate, and Lyndhurst, home of railroad magnate Jay Gould. Stroll amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age at the Vanderbilt Mansion at Hyde Park and visit Olana, created by Calvert Vaux for painter Frederic Edwin Church. Admire the stained-glass windows designed by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse at Union Church in Pocantico Hills. At the outdoor sculpture park Storm King Art Center, see site-specific works created by artists including Alexander Calder and Richard Serra. View contemporary art at Dia: Beacon, and enjoy a wine tasting at the oldest vineyard in America. In the village of Rhinebeck, the Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn will provide the ideal accommodations. The hotel -- a member of the National Trust's Historic Hotels of America program -- has operated continuously since 1766.

Susan Ball

Susan Ball (PhD 1978, History of Art) was, until her recent retirement, deputy director of the Bruce... more>>