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Fort Worth: Assyrian Reliefs

The Oriental Institute and The Smart Museum Of Art

January 26-28, 1996

Karen L. Wilson
Curator, Oriental Institute Museum
Kimerly Rorschach
Director, Smart Museum of Art

The Oriental Institute presents "Fort Worth: Assyrian Reliefs", the third in our series of museum weekends focusing on ancient Near Eastern collections in American cities. This program takes you to Dallas-Fort Worth, where the Kimbell Art Museum is hosting the British Museum's magnificent Assyrian Reliefs. These pieces, previously exhibited at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, are making their final U.S. appearance. Karen L. Wilson, Curator of the Oriental Institute Museum, guides you through the delicate sculpture of this fierce people. Through our co-sponsorship with the Smart Museum of Art, we are also able to offer you fine modern art. Smart Museum Director Kimerly Rorschach accompanies you through these collections, including the Kiimbell's renowned collection of Old Master and modern paintings.

Friday, January 26

Individual arrivals in the late afternoon at the stylish Fairmont Hotel, ideally situated in the Dallas Arts District and a short walk from the West End Historical District. We will meet each other for a welcome reception in the hotel to get better acquainted and prepare for the weekend's activities.

Saturday, January 27

After breakfast at the hotel, board a deluxe motorcoach for the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Karen L. Wilson will accompany you through the Assyrian Reliefs exhibit, adding history and scholarship to the powerful visual experience of these pieces. Lunch at the museum is followed by a two-hour free period, during which you may return to the Assyrian reliefs, visit the Kimbell's permanent collection, or take in the Amon Carter Museum, one of the nations's premier collections of American art. The coach will then return you to the Fairmont for shopping or sightseeing. The group dines this evening at a fine restaurant offering the cuisine of the Southwest.

Sunday, January 28

After brunch, join Kimerly Rorschach for a tour of the Dallas Museum of Art, including its renowned Art of the Americas collection. The remainder of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or more museum visits.

Cost: $555 per person, double occupancy, exclusive of airfare

Single Supplement: $175

Strictly Limited to 24 Participants

Cost includes: Double occupancy room at the Fairmont Hotel, Dallas hotel taxes, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, welcome reception on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday, transportation to and from the Kimbell Art Museum, entrance fees and guided tours for the Kimbell and the Dallas Art Museum.

Not Included: Airfare; transfers to and from airport; meals and beverages except as indicated above; and other personal items. In the event of trip cancellation by the Oriental Institute or the Smart Museum, neither institution nor the University of Chicago shall be responsible for other expense incurred, including but not limited to travel costs.

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Revised: March 3, 2009

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