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MEMBERS-ONLY DAY TRIP - Old and New Masters at the Barnes and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts

ASG members will begin this day trip with a guided tour or the Kiefer Rodin exhibit on view The Barnes Foundation with Thom Collins, Executive Director of the Barnes. The Barnes is presenting new pieces by renowned contemporary artist, Anselm Kiefer, created in response to masterworks of sculpture and drawings by Auguste Rodin. The mission of the 100 piece exhibition is to promote a conversation between new and old art. This tour is followed by lunch at The Union League of Philadelphia which has a distinguished collection of art and artifacts and is on the Register of Historic Places. Members will then embark on a self-guided tour of The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts which has various exhibits on view including:
1) Chuck Close Photographs 
2) The Loaded Brush: The Oil Sketch and the Philadelphia School of Painting explores Thomas Eakins’ practice of making oil sketches
3) Graphic Women: rarely seen drawings, etchings, pastels, and watercolors by such professional Philadelphia women artists as Cecilia Beaux, Susan MacDowell Eakins and Mary Cassatt from 1880 to the early 20th century.
4) Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms - subversions and potentialities of feminine forms through works by women artists including Kara Walker, Lesley Dill, Betye Saar, Edna Andrade, Eleanor Heller, Nancy Spero, Joan Mitchell and Kay Walkingstick.