September 22-29, 2013
American artist Robert Henri (1865-1929) traveled to Spain seven times, often staying for extended visits. He found tremendous inspiration in Spanish history, culture, and in the colorful characters he encountered on his trips: bullfighters, dancers, gypsies, and others. Join other members of Telfair Museums and follow Henri’s footsteps in Spain. Spend four nights in Madrid at the Hotel Ritz, then take the high speed train to Seville for three nights at the Hotel Alfonso XIII, with day trips to Toledo and Jerez. The group will visit the Prado and other world-class museums, enjoy private lectures, receptions in exclusive clubs and private homes, and experience Spain as Henri did. The trip will be the perfect introduction to Telfair’s own Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain exhibition.
A leading proponent of American realism in the early 20th century, Robert Henri was one of the most influential artists of his generation. He is represented in the collection of Telfair Museums by the stunning painting La Madrileñita, one of over fifty works created during Henri’s numerous trips to Spain. In October of 2013, Telfair Museums will present the major exhibition Spanish Sojourns, the first museum show to examine this important aspect of Henri’s oeuvre.
For more information on this exclusive travel opportunity, please contact Linda McWhorter at 912.236.2840 or email@example.com.