On March 20, a tour of The Kreeger Museum has been arranged. Formerly a private residence of the late philanthropists and art lovers David and Caren Kreeger who began their collection in 1959 by purchasing paintings by Renoir, Courbet and Corot. Over the years they added work by artists including Monet, Degas, Bonnard, Picasso, and Rodin.
The house is also considered a
masterpiece. Designed by Philip Johnson, one of the most influential architects of the past century, the house is located on six acres of prime Northwest Washington property in a beautiful neighborhood known for its many ambassadorial homes.
2012 was quite a year for Philadelphia, at least when you are talking museums. In May, the Barnes Foundation re-opened in a new state-of-the-art building in the downtown museum quarter. The world-renowned art collection is displayed faithfully in the way Albert Barnes himself had the work installed in the Merion location.
In July, after being closed for almost three years during renovation, the Rodin Museum reopened. Historic paint colors, wall fabrics, and plaster finishes add to the look the Museum had in 1929 when it was built. Restoration to the garden and grounds has also been completed.
Additional information about this trip will be available in February.
For further information on upcoming trips, please contact our Special Projects Administrator, Ursula McLaughlin, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757.221.2707.