Dickson Mounds Museum to Offer Bus Trip to Chicago Art Institute Exhibition
Life, death and renewal in the ancient Native American world are the focus of Hero, Hawk and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South, a new exhibition of American Indian art featured at the Art Institute of Chicago. Dickson Mounds Museum offers a one-day bus trip to Chicago to view the exhibition, on Saturday, December 11, 2004. The cost of the trip is $85.00, which includes bus fare, gratuities, a continental breakfast and an evening meal.
The exhibition features works of the highest aesthetic and symbolic quality, yielded from 150 years of excavations along the Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, and Mississippi Rivers and in adjacent parts of the Midwest and Southeast, and will feature several objects from the Illinois State Museum collection. Visitors to the exhibition will learn about the cosmology, sacred geography, rituals, imagery and cultural connections of ancient communities of the Midwest.
Participants will check-in at Dickson Mounds between 6:45 and 7:20 a.m., where they may enjoy a Continental breakfast. The bus will depart from the museum at 7:30 a.m. making one stop to pick up passengers at the I-74 Bartonville exit (McDonalds parking lot) and one bathroom stop near Pontiac. We will arrive at the Art Institute at approximately 11:00 a.m. At that time participants may eat lunch at their own expense in one of two restaurants located in the Art Institute and enjoy a variety of exhibits and shopping at the Art Institute throughout the day. Special tickets and audio guides for the Hero, Hawk and Open Hand exhibit will be provided to the group. Participants will depart from Art Institute at 4:30 p.m. and head to "Greektown" for a family-style supper at the Parthenon restaurant. Following the evening meal the bus will depart for Dickson Mounds and is expected to arrive back at the museum between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m.
Click here for a registration form. Registration and payment must be received by December 1, 2004.
If you have any questions, please contact Julie Barr at Dickson Mounds Museum (309) 547-3181 email@example.com