Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Paris, Part V 
La Madeleine's on Lemmon
Mondays, May 6 and May 20
Before we stop  with our Biography of Paris series for the summer, we'll have two sessions, May 6 & 20. If need be we'll finish up the revolution, and  then continue on to examine Napoleon's impact on the city. Early discounted registration is due April 22. For complete details, please visit:  Paris V.
There are some great exhibits in Fort Worth  that will soon be closing.   In Fort Worth, there's the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition which closes April 28. We went to see it last weekend. It's great! Wonderfully  and thoughtfully presented, this exhibit will be of interest to all who love the Titanic.  Details at: http://www.fwmuseum.org/Titanic%20The%20Artifact%20Exhibition

At the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, be sure to make time to see Bernini, Sculpting in Clay on view through May 5. This is an unusual exhibition devoted to the models for some of Bernini's most iconic works. If you love this master of the Baroque, go see it: http://bernini.kimbellart.org/

Dallas: If you enjoy more modern masters, then visit the Chagall: Beyond Color exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art  on view through May 26. Details: http://www.dma.org/View/CurrentExhibitions/dma_488367

Friday, February 22, 2013

Paris: Biography of a City, Part III

The information for Paris: Biography of a City, Part III, is available. Please visit: http://www.marcoarttours.com/ParisPt3.html. These illustrated slide lectures will take us on into the 17th and early 18th centuries. Come see what the Louis' are up to, and the decision to depart from Paris. Even if the king leaves Paris, the grand old city keeps going. Join us for these fun evenings at the La Madeleine's on Lemmon Ave.

Early discounted registration is due March 4.Price: $75.00/person early discounted registration if received by March 4 ($85.00/person thereafter).

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay!

Get a preview of the Bernini exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Check it out:
http://www.star-telegram.com/static/labs/Bernini/index.html. You can take a look at the gallery.

I saw the exhibit last Friday, and I was highly impressed. I would say that the Kimbell has hit a major home run with this unique show.

Come prepare for a visit to the Kimbell by taking Brush Up on Bernini! Check out the March dates: http://www.marcoarttours.com/Bernini.html Early discounted registration is due March 1. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is the exclusive U.S. venue for this blockbuster exhibit of approximately one-hundred works from the Prado Museum in Madrid which is one of the top museums in the world. The masterpieces on display depict the story of Spanish painting from the 16th through the 19th centuries, and reflects the changes in all areas of Spanish society. The top artists from each period will be highlighted, and include: El Greco, Goya, Murillo, and Velazquez. The Spanish royal family were known as discerning art collectors during this period. Accordingly, many of the superb royal treasures by such artists as Rubens, Tiepolo, and Titian will be featured in the exhibtion. This is an extraordinary not-to-be-missed show. Tour length: an estimate of tour length would be approximately 1.5 hours.
Price for Portrait of Spain (not including Picasso): $87.00/ person including the ticket, guided lecture tour, and museum booking fees. No refunds after February 1. . Travel to and from Houston is on your own as we have always done.

The MFAH's rule is that group bookings must be made at least one month before the tour to the MFAH.

Registration form, please click. Make payment to Dr. Martha Fielder, and mail to: Dr. Martha Fielder, Marco Art Tours, 1412 El Campo Drive, Dallas, Texas 75218. Questions: call us at 214-321-9051 or email us. Travel to and from Houston is on your own as we have always done. We will meet at the MFAH at the designated time to see the exhibit. Please remember that you are not on the list until you are registered. If you wish to pay by credit card, please visit: http://www.marcoarttours.com/Prado.html