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.

 

Just Posted

Vehicle cuts path of destruction through busy Victoria parking lot

Blue Subaru damages seven vehicles in parking lot near Beacon Hill petting zoo

Poison found near Vic West off-leash dog park

Dog owner finds box of poison in bushes at Barnard Park

Victoria company looks to build better lives for challenged youth

Horizon Pacific’s Step Up Community Build aimed at reducing daily barriers in youth’s lives

Woman admits to accidentally starting Dallas Road brush fire: Victoria Fire

Woman taken to hospital with burn to head suffered while trying to put out fire

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 12

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Would you consider living in a tiny home?

Victoria is the latest Capital Region community to take a look at… Continue reading

Leivo nets shootout winner as Canucks edge Stars 3-2

Schaller scores first 2 goals of season for Vancouver

UBC study shows honey bees can help monitor pollution in cities

Scientists analyzed beehives in high density urban areas to those off on Galiano Island

Most Read