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An Artful Day in Philadelphia: Modigliani and Matisse

In-Person Program

Weekend All-Day Tour

Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1CD004
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$285 - Non-Member
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Materials for this program

  1. COVID Guidance for In-Person Tours

Jeanne Hébuterne by Amedeo Modigliani, 1919

Please Note: The tour departs by motorcoach from downtown Washington, DC with a designated secondary pick-up outside the city. Content delivered by the study leader on the way to the destination, after the secondary pick-up, is an integral part of the study tour experience. Meeting the group once the tour is en route is discouraged.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for participation on all tours; additionally, current CDC and Smithsonian COVID-19 guidelines (at the time of the tour) will be followed, including but not limited to masks on the bus and indoors.

The art of 20th-century creators is in the spotlight during a visit to two of Philadelphia’s outstanding collections led by art historian Ursula Rhen Wolfman.

Begin with a guided tour of the Barnes Foundation’s newest exhibit, Modigliani Up Close, which explores Modigliani’s working methods, materials, and how he created his works. The exhibition is a detailed investigation of the artist’s unique style, casting new light on his practice that brings together important pieces from museum collections.

After a three-course lunch at the Barnes, spend the afternoon at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s newly opened special exhibition, Matisse in the 1930s. A guided tour of the exhibit considers changes in the artist’s work across multiple formats, including easel and decorative painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, and the illustrated book.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

General Information

  • Registration for this tour will end by 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 10, 2022.
  • The tour meets at and leaves by bus from the Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St., SW (corner of 6th and C Sts., SW) with a pickup stop at the I-495 Exit 27 commuter parking lot at about 7:55 a.m
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*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.

Departs from the Holiday Inn Capitol at
550 C St SW (corner of 6th & C Sts)
Fringe: I-495, Exit 27 carpool parking lot