GEORGIA O’KEEFE AND THE BEAUTY OF NATURE: BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN AND BROOKLYN MUSEUM
We’ll start the day with a visit to one of Brooklyn’s most picturesque attractions, the 52-acre Brooklyn Botanic Garden. We’ll enter the gardens through the spectacular new visitor’s center, then enjoy a relaxing 90-minute guided stroll through the formal and informal gardens. We’ll come across themed areas such as a Japanese garden, a rock garden, a rose garden and a native flora garden. We’ll tour tropical, desert, and aquatic ecosystems in the Conservatory. Be prepared for rain and bugs of all kinds! We’ll then walk next door to the Brooklyn Museum for a buffet lunch surrounded by their lovely art. Following lunch, we’ll have a guided tour of the special Georgia O’Keefe exhibit entitled “Living Modern”. We’ll see her paintings, photographs of her and her home by famous photographers, and selected items from her personal wardrobe. We will learn how her principles of minimalism, seriality and simplification helped establish her as a pioneer of modernism and a style icon. The Brooklyn Museum is an especially appropriate place to see this exhibit, as Georgia O’Keefe had her first museum exhibition here in 1927, and she is featured prominently in their iconic “The Dinner Party” by Judy Chicago – a massive ceremonial banquet, arranged on a triangular table with a total of 39 place settings, each commemorating an important woman from history. Before heading for home, we’ll have time to revisit areas of special interest on our own, browse in the gift shop, or enjoy the lovely grounds.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fees, lunch, snacks and gratuities.
558 – $166
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 7:30 a.m.