Join Us for a Fralin Members' Trip!
Washington, DC | Wednesday, March 27
Breathtaking Art of Pierre Bonnard, Mark Rothko and Alma Thomas
Hosted by The Volunteer Board at The Fralin Museum of Art!
Travel with us to the Phillips Collection to explore 60 of Pierre Bonnard’s celebrated paintings from museums and private collections across the world and to experience three newly installed Mark Rothko paintings on special loan. After lunch at Zaytinya, discover with the curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, artist Alma Thomas’ dazzling interplay of pattern and vibrant color inspired by nature.
The trip is a special benefit for museum members. Trip information will be forthcoming and will be sent to members via email. To ensure your membership is current, or that the museum has your correct email address, please contact Sophie Pugh at 434.924.7554 or email [email protected].
Spring Members' Trip to Philadelphia, Brandywine, & Winterthur | May 14-17
Run the Arts Gamut with The Fralin — From Acclaimed Artists and Museums to Vibrant Public & Urban Artists
This unforgettable trip boasts three exclusive and distinctive opportunities, which you won’t want to miss!
- Get to know famed speaker, Victoria Wyeth
- Attend the exclusive opening reception of the headlining exhibition, Mary Cassatt at Work
- Learn the inside scoop about Philadelphia’s much anticipated new Calder Gardens
Travel with The Fralin this May for a special trip that’s sure to surprise and delight! To kick off our time together, we will have the company and expertise of special guest Victoria Wyeth, granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth. At our opening reception, Victoria will present “Three Generations of the Wyeths: N.C., Andrew and Jamie.” The next day, we’ll tour the artist studios of N.C. Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth and view Jamie Wyeth: Unsettled along with Victoria and the Chief Curator. Next, we’ll visit the renowned Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, before enjoying a specially-arranged visit to the superb Barnes Foundation. All will enjoy the unique bus tour focusing on the “Three Generations of the Calders,” which showcases numerous sculptures located throughout the city. Of course, we’ll also sightsee the well-known murals located throughout Philadelphia on the Mural Arts tour, in addition to exploring the mesmerizing Philadelphia Magic Gardens. Lastly, we’ll visit the world-class Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) and attend an invitation-only reception and private viewing of the new traveling exhibition, Mary Cassatt at Work. Last but not least, we’ll enjoy delicious and exquisite meals throughout our trip, in addition to experiencing a top-notch stay at the 4.5 star Sofitel in Center City.
Don’t miss the chance to travel with The Fralin on this exciting trip! Spaces are limited to the first 25 members, so we encourage you to register as soon as the trip is launched on March 1st. Priority registration will be given to Patron level members and above. For more information, please visit the Members Trip page, or contact Barbara at [email protected], or Liz at [email protected]. To confirm your membership status, please reach out to Sophie at [email protected].
TUESDAY, MAY 14:
Check into the highly rated Sofitel in Downtown Philadelphia with an opening reception at the private Acorn Club to celebrate the beginning of our trip. Meet Victoria Wyeth, granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth, and learn about her family through an illustrated talk, “Three Generations of Wyeths: N.C., Andrew, and Jamie.”
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15:
Travel to Chadds Ford with Victoria to continue exploring the artistic legacies of her family at the Brandywine Museum of Art. The Director of Brandywine will welcome us and the Chief Curator will give us a special guided tour of the museums and studios of the Wyeth family. Afterwards, we’ll have lunch in the Millstone Café before heading to Winterthur—William DuPont’s magnificient 175-room house and gardens. For dinner, we’ll return to Philadelphia, which was rated one of the “10 Best Foodie Cities in the U.S.”
THURSDAY, MAY 16:
Learn about the “Three Generations of Calders” on a guided bus tour featuring sculptures located throughout the city. Next, we’ll head to the Barnes Foundation to explore the museum and dine midday onsite. Following is a 90-minute guided Philadelphia Mural Arts Tour showcasing the largest collection of public mural arts in the U.S. Last is our visit to the spectacular Magic Gardens, an outdoor art environment comprised of complex mosaics and mixed media. Before our private farewell dinner at The Acorn Club, we have been invited to a special invitation-only opening reception of the new Mary Cassatt at Work exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
FRIDAY, MAY 17:
On our last day we’ll visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the most significant art museums in the country. There, we’ll tour the museum’s diverse collections with expert guides. All will enjoy an exquisite lunch at Stir, the only Frank Gehry designed museum restaurant in the northeast. Our last stop will be touring the Rodin Museum before heading home.
SAVE THE DATE | 2024 Members' Trips
Save the dates for these fun – and art-filled – excursions!
- DC Day Trip | March 27
- Philadelphia, Brandywine, & Winterthur areas | May 14-17
- Mystery Trip | June 2024
Membership has its benefits! Did you know that Fralin members at the Patron level and above have priority registration for the Members Trips Program? If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at [email protected] or 434.243.8874.