Woodson Art Museum Offers Five-Day Tour of Detroit’s Cultural Highlights

WAUSAU, WISCONSIN: Just in time for holiday gift-giving, the Woodson Art Museum is offering a five-day trip to Detroit for an insider’s look at the Motor City and its regional art treasures, Tuesday through Sunday, April 29-May 4, 2014. Itinerary highlights include tours of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the nearby Toledo Museum of Art and its Glass Pavilion, Cranbrook Art Museum and the Saarinen House, University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Henry Ford Museum and Ford Rouge Factory, an evening at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, accommodations at the restored Westin Book Cadillac hotel, and innovative cuisine, including dinner at Roast, an “Iron Chef” Michael Symon restaurant.

The Detroit trip, planned and accompanied by the Museum’s director Kathy Foley and Academic Travel Abroad senior program manager Janet Varn features:

  • The Detroit Institute of Arts – its American and European collections and a behind-the-scenes visit to the conservation department.
  • Pewabic Pottery founded more than 100 years ago and known for its iridescent glazes found on the Shedd Aquarium and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Shinola . . . the Detroit-based manufacturer of the first watches made in America in more than forty years.
  • Cranbrook Art Museum and the Saarinen House – Eliel Saarinen’s Art Deco masterwork and the jewel of Cranbrook’s architectural highlights.
  • The University of Michigan Museum of Art, where a 2009 building project added 53,000 square feet and restored the historic Alumni Memorial Hall to create a 21st-century town square.
  • An evening at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer conducting, featuring pianist Louis Lortie; program includes Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1,” and Berlioz’s “Romeo et Juliette.”

The trip price of $3,273 for Museum members (per person, double occupancy) or $3,423 for non-members (per person, double occupancy) includes round-trip air transportation from Central Wisconsin Airport to Detroit, including one checked bag each way; accommodations for five nights at the Westin Book Cadillac; five breakfasts, five lunches, and five dinners; all admissions, including Detroit Symphony “Dress Circle” tickets, and guides throughout as well as all gratuities; and deluxe motor coach within Detroit and environs.

Single-occupancy adds $585 to the costs. Those who prefer to make individual travel arrangements deduct $445 from the stated costs. A $500 deposit by January 15, 2014 is required to reserve a place; the balance is due by March 31, 2014. Call the Museum at 715-845-7010 or email museum@lywam.org to request more information or to reserve a spot.

Woodson Art Museum Hours
Tues–Fri 9am–4pm
First Thurs of each month 9am–7:30pm
Thursdays during Birds in Art 9am–7:30pm
Sat–Sun Noon–5pm
Closed Mon & holidays, including New Year’s Day, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas

Admission: Always Free Admission
Phone: 715.845.7010
After hours press inquiries: 715.298.2901

Email: museum@lywam.org
Location: 700 N. 12th Street (Franklin & 12th Streets), Wausau, Wisconsin 54403-5007
Online: www.lywam.org

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