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OverviewCelebrate the genius of American art during visits to the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the venerated Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Popular art historian Bill Kloss provides insight throughout this unique new art tour.
At the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, take an in-depth tour of key works by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and others. Then travel to Bentonville, Arkansas, home of Crystal Bridges, the first major museum dedicated to American art to open in nearly 50 years. Its spectacular galleries, nestled in the scenic Ozarks, feature a breathtaking collection of American masterworks, from Asher B. Durand to Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol among other luminaries. Youíll also take an excursion to the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Missouri. Accommodations are at the Raphael Hotel/Kansas City and Double-Tree Suites/Bentonville.
New Departure Date AddedDue to the popularity of this tour, we've added a new departure for September 23-26, 2013! But you'll want to Book Today to ensure your space as it will surely sell out soon!
Smithsonian ExpertBill Kloss is an art historian who has led over 100 tours for Smithsonian Journeys and our travelers continually look to him for new insight into the world of American and European art.
Special HighlightsSee one of the nationís finest public collections of American art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City.Tour the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, and view the permanent collection of American masterworks, from the colonial period to contemporary pieces.Visit Independence, Missouri, boyhood home of President Harry Truman, to learn about his humble beginnings and his journey back in the last years of his life.Enjoy in-depth lectures by popular art historian Bill Kloss on some of Americaís most renowned artists, providing background for your visits.
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