Vermont Museums, Aug 7

Day Trip

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Middlebury College Museum of Art and
Shelburne Museum

Middlebury and Shelburne, VT

Enjoy a day of art, culture, and history in charming Vermont! Our day begins with a self-guided tour of the Middlebury College Museum of Art. The Museum’s collection of several thousand objects ranges from antiquities to contemporary art and includes distinguished collections of Asian art, photography, 19th-century European and American sculpture, and contemporary prints. Works from the permanent collection and two special exhibitions, Life’s a Beach and Deutsche Kunst aus unserer Sammlung are on display during our visit, as well as the college's collection of 20 works of public sculpture sited in various locations around the campus.

Next we travel to the Shelburne Museum, a diverse and unconventional museum of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 38 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, American paintings, and a dazzling array of 17th-to 20th-century artifacts are on view. Shelburne is home to the finest museum collections of 19th-century American folk art, quilts, 19th- and 20th-century decoys, and carriages. The afternoon here includes a boxed lunch, a highlights tour with personal guide, and plenty of free time to explore on one’s own.

Depart I-87: Exit 8 at 7 am, Exit 15 at 7:30 am, Exit 19 at 8 am
Return I-87: Approximately 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm, respectively

Cost per person: Hyde members $114; all others $139. Includes group transportation, admissions and tours, boxed lunch, and driver’s gratuity. Reservations open to members only until June 26, 2014. All reservations must be received by July 24, 2014.


Image: The Round Barn at Shelburne Museum serves as a unique gallery space for special exhibitions,