Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art

Northwestern University 



March 2nd to March 9th, 2017

Includes seven nights at ‘4 star’ boutique hotels, double occupancy, 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, all trip-related guides, transportation and admissions.  Does not include airfare to Europe, airport transfers and alcoholic beverages.

Salzburg March 2nd to 4th, 2017 Accommodations: The Blaue Gans 

We will be welcomed to Salzburg by the curatorial team at Museum der Moderne who will make sure we are introduced to the very best of Salzburg's rich contemporary delights. In addition to the celebratory focus of our time in Salzburg, the opening of A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant Garde, 1960-1980's, during the morning and early afternoon of March 4, at the Museum der Moderne, we will visit the renowned Salzburger Kunstverein; enjoy studio visits with such artists as Elizabeth Schmirl, Stefan Heizinger and Erich Gruber and, as time permits, we will also visit galleries, including Galerie Thaddaeus, considered the best in Austria and--always a highlight--fit in a private collection or two.  Finally, because a good visit should always include a lively mix, we also have a performance at the Salzburg Marionette Theater on the schedule. 

Munich 4th to 9th, 2017 Accommodations: Hotel Louis

We will travel to Munich by train late afternoon on Saturday, March 4th, to begin a jam-packed five days that will include a walking tour in this jewel of a medieval town; visits to Munich's three cultural crown jewels: Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Moderne; as well as the more recent cultural additions of the equally celebrated Haus der Kunst, Museum Brandhorst and Lenbachhaus.  Other highlights will include tours of the Royal Residenz; private collections at Villa Stuck and Sammlung Goetz; the public art glass fabricator Franz Meyer, all under the expert guidance of the Mary and Leigh Block's Ellen Philips Katz Director, Lisa Corrin, and the Block's Curator of Academic Programs, Corinne Granof.

Optional trips to Dachau or 'Mad King Ludwig's' castle Neuschwanstein also available.