AGGV tour heading to Santa Fe for culture, cuisine and fun

AGGV’s chief curator Michelle Jacques will lead a six-day tour of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s art galleries and museums

At the heart of Santa Fe is art, which is why the Associates of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria can’t wait to explore New Mexico’s sunny capital city this spring – and you can join them.

AGGV’s chief curator Michelle Jacques will lead a six-day tour of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s art galleries and museums from May 19 to 25.

The group will be immersed in the art of the region with visits to the New Mexico Museum of Art, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Museum of International Folk Art, the Indian Arts Festival and other galleries.

It will also take a day trip to Taos and Georgia O’Keeffe’s house, talks by local experts, visits to world-renowned restaurants, and visits to historic locations including Old Town Santa Fe and Santa Fe’s Palace of the Governors – the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States and officially named a national treasure.

Set at the southern end of the Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe exists in a high-desert landscape bordered by national forest and enjoys more than 330 days of sunshine per year. It is home to native American communities that existed before the arrival of the Spanish.

Today these communities are centres of art, craft and culture, and provide a glimpse into centuries’ old traditions.

The tour is expected to sell out.

The package includes airfare, airport transfer, accommodation at the AAA four-diamond Eldorado Hotel and Spa, all-American breakfasts, one lunch, one dinner, taxes, gratuities, most museum entrance fees and the day trip to Taos and Georgia O’Keeffe’s House.

Want to know more about Santa Fe before registering? Join the Associates at the Gallery, March 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. for a presentation by Andrew Beckerman. Now a Victoria resident, Beckerman lived in Santa Fe for more than a decade, and will share his knowledge of the city’s rich history, landscape, culture and more.

The Associates of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria were founded in 1952 to foster interest in, and give voluntary service to the gallery. Over the years, the associates have raised more than $800,000 to contribute to the Gallery as well as offering unique art tours in and around Vancouver Island, across Canada, and around the world.

For more information, please go online to aggv.ca/events/art-tours or phone 250-384-4171.

 

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