Access to Art will take a bus trip on December 6th, to two major NYC museums, the Metropolitan Art Museum, with its terrific gift shop, and huge tree with Renaissance angels, and many international exhibits, and the MOMA museum with special exhibits on Magritte and Walker Evans, which they will visit at 4 p.m.. They will also visit the lit Christmas tree and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the early evening. They will leave at 8:30 a.m. and return home at 10 p.m. for a full day and evening in the city at Christmas.
They will leave the Acme in Cape May Court House at 8:30 a.m., where you can leave your cars.
We will meet at the lower half below the Acme and near the bank. The trip includes the bus, museum admissions, and a sandwich and coffee at the Metropolitan Cafeteria beautifully situated on Central Park. They can also purchase anything additional they might want there.
Access will also offer some wine and cheese on the way home on the bus.
“We have taken other trips to the Metropolitan Art Museum, which never ceases to amaze with its magnificent collections of art from all around the world. MOMA, which began in the 30’s, exhibiting modern art from around the world, will be our destination at 4 p.m. We will take in the Magritte Exhibit, and the Walker Evans photography exhibit there. Walker Evans shared a studio in the Village with Ben Shahn in the 30’s, and he had the first person one man photography show at MOMA. Since Access to Art opened its events with a WPA Show, Land of the Free, based on the poem by Archibald MacLeish, and showed the works of the FSA photographers, as well as the art of Ben Shahn, Bernarda Bryson, Clarence Holbrook Carter and Benton Spruance, we are interested in seeing a complete show of his work. He got in trouble with the Farm Security Administration for not taking enough photos, or filing his whereabouts often enough for Roy Stryker, who administered the program, so he was fired. Each one of his photographs was a perfect gem. He was among the very best of the photographers who photographed the Great Depression across America with its iconic photos of the suffering of the American people.” said Barbara Beitel, Access to Art, Director. “And he also photographed NYC during the 30’s as well. We followed that up with a photography exhibit, and a photo workshop with Bill Eppridge, now deceased, who had studied the work of the great photographers. They went on to be picture magazine photographers of Life, Look, Sports Illustrated.
A show of the Belgian surrealist Magritte is also available at MOMA.
Tickets are $90. And include the bus, sandwich and coffee or soft drink at the Met, museum admissions, and wine and cheese on the way home. “I tried to make the trip informative,
full of great art, and affordable.” Beitel said. “We need 40 people to make the costs work, and we currently have about ten from word of mouth,” Beitel said.
For tickets, send your checks to Access to Art, Inc., 417 E. Pacific Ave., Cape May Court House, N.J. 08210. Call (609) 465-3963.