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Your reservation information must be completed and fees paid by no later than March 8. Contact Mary or Laura in the Friends office if you have any questions or need assistance in registering, 574-631-5516.
DAY 1 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM
Founded in 1881 and located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. We will have a guided tour of the temporary exhibition Women Breaking Boundaries, break for a group lunch, and then tour the Museum's The Story of Art in Cincinnati.
Krohn Conservatory is Cincinnati Parks' nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. It was built in 1933 at the height of the Art Deco era and boats five unique floral shows annually, including the ever-popular "Butterfly Show," which will be occurring during our visit. Thousands of butterflies are free to fly throughout the show room in a specially themed garden.
THE HILTON AT NETHERLAND PLAZA
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is one of the world's finest examples of French art deco architecture in existence and a true modern marvel. But the most important thing they offer is unequaled commitment to quality & service. We will experience an abundance of art, history and luxury at one of Cincinnati's landmark institutions. Dinner on your own.
LOIS & RICHARD ROSENTHAL CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (OPTIONAL)
With the center's addition and re-opening in 2003, Zaha Hadid became the first woman ever to design an American art museum. The Rosenthal Center itself is one of the largest and most dynamic Contemporary art galleries in the United States and located just blocks from the hotel. Open until 9 pm on Wednesday nights, this is an optional stop for those who want to visit while we are in our open evening hours. Free admission.
DAY 2 THURSDAY, MARCH 26
HATHAWAY DINER (OPTIONAL)
Located on the first floor of the historic Carew Tower next door to our hotel, Hathaway's has been serving comfort food to downtown diners since 1956. We will eat breakfast as a group, but pay individually.
ROOKWOOD POTTERY AND TILE - FLAGSHIP STORE The Rookwood Pottery Company was first founded in Cincinnati 130 years ago by pioneering artist Maria Longworth-Nichols. She quickly built the company into a world-renowned ceramics studio, attracting the attention of famed artists and ceramicists all over the world. Today, Rookwood continues to build upon its rich heritage and creates the highest quality art pottery and architectural tile in the United States. We will tour and observe the process, the people, and the product, and have time to shop (with a $10 coupon) for that perfect Rookwood piece to bring home.
TAFT MUSEUM OF ART
The Taft Museum of Art is one of the finest small art museums in America. Housed in part in a National Historic Landmark built in 1820, the Taft is home to an extensive art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts. We will have a docent led tour of the home and visit the temporary exhibition N. C. Wyeth, New Perspectives. This exhibition showcases 50 large-scale paintings bringing to life the stories of Treasure Island, The Last of the Mahicans, and The Boy's King Arthur. Group lunch included at the Taft home.
CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER
Cincinnati Museum Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal, a historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark. It is the largest cultural institution in the city of Cincinnati, with more than 1.4 million visitors per year. Trip includes a tour of the Terminal architecture and history, with free time for you to choose your specific area of interest: The Natural History Museum; the Cincinnati History Center; the special exhibition, Maya; the Omni max Theater; or the Holocaust & Humanity Center.