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the Bayly Art Museum
Bayly Art Museum
not only brings the art and culture of distant lands to its visitors
through exhibits and lectures, it also has begun offering guided
tours to various destinations far beyond its walls.
The new venture, which ties into the international initiative
of the University's Virginia
2020 strategic plan, started last fall with a trip to Spain,
followed by a summer jaunt to Montreal and Ottawa. This fall,
a trip to Mexico is set to coincide with the Day of the Dead festival,
followed by an art history tour of Northern India, from Dec. 26
to Jan. 14.
Bayly is celebrating Mexico's most famous festival with a trip
to Oaxaca, Mexico, from Oct. 30 through Nov. 5, in conjunction
with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Chrysler Museum of Art.
Featured in the tour will be: a reception of chocolate y pane
de muertos (Day of the Dead chocolate and bread) at the Museo
de Arte Contemporaneo; lunch in the home of world-renowed Mexican
artist Rodolfo Morales; private receptions at the Galeria Quetzalli
and the Galeria Arte de Oaxaca; and a special tour with an expert
in Colonial art, archaeology and indigenous cultures of the Oaxacan
tours also tap the wealth of resources here, said Bayly Art Museum
director Jill Hartz. For example, art history professor Daniel
Ehnbom, who is also the adjunct curator of South Asian Art at
the Bayly, helped design the tour to India and will be its study
trip begins in Bombay, and includes explorations of the Ajanta
Caves in Aurangabad and the caves of Ellora, one of the most impressive
art historical sites in India, Hartz said. Also on the itinerary
are Udaipur; the Jain temples of Ranakpur; the 15th century fort
of Jodhpur; the red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri; and Agra,
home of the Taj Mahal.
The trips are open to Bayly Art Museum members only. Anyone may
become a museum member. The annual membership fee is $35. For
a brochure or more details on either trip, call 924-3592.