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An Art Lover's Poland: Warsaw, Lodz, and Kraów
September 9–18, 2017
As the 21st century evolves, Poland continues to emerge as a growing cultural hub within Europe. Few countries saw a more tragic 20th century than Poland, but as the country’s deepening economic and artistic ties to Germany and Western Europe continue to expand, the beautiful cities of Warsaw, Lodz, and Kraków are thriving. Despite this, few Americans have explored the cultural treasures of Poland. Our one-of-a-kind itinerary is primarily based in the great cities of Warsaw and Kraków, but we also go off the beaten path to the colorful city of Lodz and beautiful private estates in Tulowice and Lowicz. Learn about Poland’s rich aristocratic and artistic history through specialized lectures, and delve into the history of World War II, the difficulties of the Cold War, and the nation’s ongoing recovery. The program features centrally located hotels with plenty of historic character, a wide array of memorable meals, and the academic leadership of artist and popular Art Institute study leader Regina Mamou. We hope you will join your fellow members on this special journey in September.
You’re invited to join us on an extraordinary journey to uncover the great art treasures of Scotland. Travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh with detours into the Highlands and Dumfries countryside, taking in Scotland’s great historical collections and museums. Experience the nation’s thriving contemporary art scene, visit remarkable private collections and artists in their studios, and see beautiful new projects by Andy Goldsworthy and others. Enhanced by the insights of Art Institute study leader Alexis Culotta, this program promises to be a truly special experience. Space is limited, so early reservations are encouraged.
Cruise for ten nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe, 90-passenger MS Volga Dream through Russia’s old-world heartland. Enjoy two nights in both St. Petersburg and Moscow. Visit 10th-century Uglich; the 14th-century Kirillo-Belozersky monastery in Yaroslavl, near Goritsy; and the open-air museum of Kizhi Island. A pre-cruise option to St. Petersburg and a post-cruise option to Moscow are available.