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Friday, October 29, 2010

Art and Archives tour to London and Madrid, March 31 - April 11, 2011

Denver Botanic Gardens’ Botanical Art and Illustration Program is arranging an exciting and informative art and archives tour to London and Madrid. In London, we will start with Hampton Court Palace and see the Botanical Archives and also get a special tour of the Royal School of Needlework on their Floral Treasures through the history. We then explore Kew’s art collections and visit Shirley Sherwood Gallery; Lindley Library in London and Wisley (Royal Horticultural Society); the English Gardening School in Chelsea; Collections of Botanical Documentation at the Natural History Museum and the Linnean Society. The tour includes a day trip out of London to visit prominent artist and teacher, Ann Swan, at her studio in Wiltshire. Stonehenge will round out the day trip. We round up in London with the press preview of the SBA (Society of Botanical Artists) 2011 exhibit before taking off for Madrid. 

In Madrid, we will delve into the vast botanical art collections at the Royal Botanical Gardens, National Library, and National Archives. We’ll also visit Museo del Prado, La Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza. A visit to the Royal Palace and related collections is included in the program.

There will be time for shopping and explorations on your own. 

The trip runs March 31 - April 11, 2011. There is an option to stay longer if you so wish.
Price without the airfare is $2,775US (includes hotel accommodation with breakfast daily, London Travel pass, Madrid Travel pass, Private Day excursion to Wiltshire, Group Travel Insurance, Entry tickets where applicable).

Hotel: Royal Gardens Hotel in London and Agumar Hotel in Madrid.

The tour is limited to 13 participants only and at the moment we have 11 confirmed travelling art enthusiasts  leaving two places open. For more information, please call 720-865-3653 or send and an e-mail.


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Travel Planner said...

Architecture and metal are forms of art. It's not a question of whether or not you like art, it's a question of what art you like. (Actually, based on your list of things you're interested in, I think the Louvre is worth a visit, but not for the things that draw the crowds. Seeing the Mona Lisa in person is even less inspiring than seeing a picture of it on the internet.