A Day of Enduring Beauty: Butler Institute of American Art and the Draime Estate Gardens
Friday, June 27, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Registration deadline and last day to withdraw for a full refund: June 6
Fee $75 for members/$80 for nonmembers (includes motorcoach transportation and all tours and admissions)
If you have never visited the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, you will be amazed at the collections of the first museum dedicated exclusively to American art. Enjoy a tour, led by the museum curator, of the permanent collection, featuring works by Homer, Fitz Hugh Lane, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Romare Beardon, and many others. Following the tour you have time to revisit the collections, including the recently opened Americana & Folk Art galleries and the American Western collection. Then, we travel to the Draime Estate Gardens. The gardens were started in 1990 by D. Max and Cecile M. Draime whose passion for unusual plants and unique sculpture drove them to travel through Europe to seek inspiration and gardening ideas from famous gardens in England, France, and Italy. In 2003, they partnered with Kent State University to form the Draime Estate Gardens as a place to provide hands-on learning experiences for Kent State horticulture students, to inspire visitors, and to serve as a model of excellence in horticulture and landscape management. Please note that the gardens cover nine acres and the tour will last approximately an hour and a half. While there will be occasions to sit, the gardens are not ADA accessible and feature gravel walkways that may be unnavigable with a walker or wheelchair.