Travel to picturesque Lake Chautauqua for a thought-provoking week featuring the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma and in-depth discussions on how art can cross cultures and create global understanding.

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 Yo-Yo Ma speaking to the audience. Credit: Robert Torres and The Silk Road Ensemble  Bestor Plaza, reflecting the ambiance of Chautauqua  Performance by the Silk Road Ensemble. Credit: Khalid Al Busaidi and The Silk Road Ensemble  Workshop with Silk Road Ensemble musician. Credit: David Bazemore and The Silk Road Ensemble  Workshop with members of the Silk Road Ensemble. Credit: Khalid Al Busaidi and The Silk Road Ensemble  Silk Road Ensemble musicians. Credit: Max Whittaker and The Silk Road Ensemble  Silk Road Ensemble musicians. Credit: Liz Linder Photography and The Silk Road Ensemble  Performance by the Silk Road Ensemble. Credit: Ken Jacques Photography and The Silk Road Ensemble  Performance by The Silk Road Ensemble. Credit: Max Whittaker and The Silk Road Ensemble  Yo-Yo Ma with Silk Road Ensemble musician. Credit: Khalid Al Busaidi and The Silk Road Ensemble  The tranquil gardens of Chautauqua  The Athenaeum Hotel, centrally located in Chautauqua, New York  The idyllic porch at the historic Hotel Athenaeum  The scenic lakefront at Chautauqua

Smithsonian at Chautauqua: Featuring the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

8 days from $3,695

Travel to picturesque Lake Chautauqua for a thought-provoking week featuring the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma and in-depth discussions on how art can cross cultures and create global understanding.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

The Chautauqua Week, in particular the lecturer provided by Smithsonian Journeys, made the intellectual and community aspect of the stay remarkable.  

- Edward W.

Chautauqua is unique and Smithsonian programs exploit all of its wonderful opportunities. 

- Douglas M.

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Aug 4 - 11, 2018 Departure
Ursula Rehn Wolfman

Ursula Rehn Wolfman

Ursula Rehn Wolfman is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Born in Steinfeld, Austria, Ursula was educated in Germany, England, France, and the United States. As an independent scholar who formerly worked with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, her particular field of interest is the relationship between the arts, literature, painting/sculpture, architecture, and music. She has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad on French literature and its relationship with the arts. She received the Diplome Superieur from the Sorbonne in Paris and completed her graduate studies in the United States at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a doctorate in French literature and philosophy as well as a minor in art history.