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Private Paris & Beyond

June 9 - 17, 2017

Tour arranged by Arranged by Pamela Huntington Darling, Consultant, Exclusive Cultural Travel Programs

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is delighted to announce the travel program Private Paris & Beyond: Exemplary Private Sites, Residences, Chateaux & Gardens. Guests will experience behind the scenes access to some of the city’s most fascinating architectural treasures.
Tour Highlights:

-Private Behind-the-Scenes Full-day Visit to the Château de Versailles, the day it is closed to the public. We will visit Marie-Antoinette’s estate, including the Petit Trianon, and rooms not open to the public: the Théâtre de la Reine, the Pavillon Français, and the Chapelle de la Reine.

-Private Day trip & Lunch at Jacques Garcia’s historic Château du Champ de Bataille, near Paris: Château du Champ de Bataille is one of the finest 17th century estates in France and houses an exceptional collection of art. We will also enjoy a private visit of the splendidly restored French gardens inspired by Le Nôtre.

-Private reception at Hôtel de La Rochefoucauld-Doudeauville, the magnificent private residence of the Italian Ambassador to France. With its exquisite French Regency décor and the 18th-century Théatre Sicilien, transported from the Palais Butera de Palerme in Sicily, and an enchanting garden, the Hôtel is classified a French Historic Monument.

-Recital with celebrated pianist Jay Gottlieb & Dinner Reception at a Private Residence located in a beautiful 17th century hôtel particulier, housing handsome décor and impressive works of art, 16th century to Contemporary. Our hostess is a prominent member of the art world, author, specialist in Frida Kahlo and Marc Chagall, and organizer of noteworthy art exhibits.

-Private Visit to the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte with Alexandre de Vogüé, for a memorable discovery of his family’s emblematic residence. Built from 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, Louis XIV’s finance minister, Vaux-le-Vicomte was one of the most influential works of architecture and décor of mid 17th-century Europe. For the first time, architect Louis Le Vau, landscape architect André le Nôtre, and artist-decorator Charles Le Brun worked together to achieve this exceptional feat, which marked the commencement of the “Louis XIV style.” Following our visit, we will enjoy drinks in the gardens with our host.

Our expert lecturer:
Pierre-Jean Cornuat, is a French national expert guide and has been leading architectural, decorative arts, and garden tours for over 30 years all over France, including Paris and its surroundings, the Loire Valley, Normandy, Champagne, Burgundy, Alsace, and other regions. He studied French history and Art history at the Ecole Nationale de Commerce and at the Ecole du Louvre.

Accommodation:
Guests will stay at the new 4-star luxury hotel & spa Le Saint, 5 rue du Pré aux Clercs, 75007 Paris, in the elegant Saint-Germain-des-Près.
Their Superior rooms are beautifully furnished, with marble bathrooms, gracious service, and a fabulous
location. http://lesainthotelparis.com

Tour Price:
$8,750 per person double occupancy;
$9,750 single occupancy;
+ a fully tax-deductible $500 contribution to the Institute’s Annual Fund

Tour Price Includes:
8 days of private visits and receptions;
8 nights accommodation in 4-star luxury hotel;
8 breakfasts;
5 lunches;
5 dinners;
transportation to and from all events in a private coach; all private visits and expert lecturers.

This unique, behind-the-scenes travel program, with exceptional access, will be limited to 20 participants. The Tour Price is based on 18 confirmed participants.

For more information and to assure availability of this significant tour: Please email Pamela Huntington Darling or call (Paris, France) Tel. +33 1 45 67 62 81. Website: www.exclusiveculturaltours.com Confirmed participants will receive a full itinerary of this exceptional tour.

Please note a fully tax-deductible donation of $500 per person is required to participate in this Travel Program.

To make your required donation, click here.

Photo Credits: Audrey Chtchepine


Private Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island

August 24 - 27, 2017

Tour arranged by Classical Excursions

The towns of one of Maine’s most revered resort islands were described by the maritime historian Samuel Eliot Morison in his book, The Story of Mount Desert Island, “It used to be said that to be a summer resident at Bar Harbor you needed money but no brains; at Northeast Harbor you wanted brain but no money; but at Southwest Harbor, neither brains nor money!”

Morison was a longtime resident, and the island;s trademark town has been Bar Harbor, which in the late 19th century became a summer stopover for the upper echelons of American society. Other towns on the island witnessed the seasonal stays of university presidents, professors, scientists, and the clergy, among others. From the standpoint of the island’s rustic vernacular architecture constructed mainly of wood shingle siding and field stone, one town didn’t supersede another.

The island has been a destination for inspiration, relaxation, and outdoor activities since the 1840s. Ar first, Hudson Valley School painters, most notably Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, travelled to Mount Desert Island, and in particular to Bar Harbor, to paint images of the area’s spectacular seascapes and landscapes.

After the Civil War, great hotels were built for vacationers or “rusticators,” but ultimately the “cottages,” rambling shingle-style mansions, and middle class summer residences took over the landscape. Disaster hit Bar Harbor with the Great Fire of 1947, when a third of its 222 cottages were destroyed. Today, with a social history that rivals Newport, the Berkshires, and Tuxedo Park, and great scenic beauty all its own, Mount Desert Island remains a major summer destination. Like most of the 19th century resorts, many of the seasonal homes remain in private hands, while others have become museums, belong to institutions, or offer overnight accommodations as bed and breakfasts.

What connotes the shingle style? In his book on the area’s most famous architect, Maine Cottages: Fred L. Savage and the Architecture of Mount Desert, architectural historian John M. Bryan states that for “practical and economic factors” wood shingles weather well. The fact that they overlap can allow movement with changes in climate without dampness penetrating. New England shingles, made of “rot-resistant white cedar,” were turned out in vast quantities in squared off or rounded shapes.

One other major aspect of Mount Desert Island is nature and the cultivation of beautiful gardens. One person stands out for her highly talented contribution, the legendary landscape designer Beatrix Farrand, who summered at Bar Harbor for over half a century, creating over 60 gardens. One of her greatest projects is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden at the Eyrie, the family estate at Seal Harbor. Large collections of plants from her Reef Point home can now be seen at the Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden, both at Northeast Harbor. Another Farrand garden can be found at her last home, Garland Farm, Salisbury Cove, now the headquarters of the Beatrix Farrand Society.

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) in collaboration with Classical Excursions is pleased to announce that an exclusive tour is being offered of Bar Harbor and other significant towns and areas on extraordinary Mt. Desert Island.

An opening lecture on “The Shingle Style on Mount Desert from William R. Emerson to Robert A.M. Stern” will be given by Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr who serves as director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and is the Maine State Historian. He has written extensively on Main history and architecture. We will have two guides, Sargent Gardiner, an architectural historian whose family has summered at Bar Harbor for several generations and who is also a partner with Robert A.M. Stern Architects, as well as architectural historian Willie Granston, a native of Mt. Desert Island.

Tour highlights include:

  • A private tour of Redwood, Bar Harbor, designed by William R. Emerson, considered to be one of the most architecturally important summer cottages in Maine

  • A private tour of La Rochelle, Bar Harbor, designed by Andrews, Jacques & Rantoul, with its unique and elegant blend of French Renaissance and English Georgian architecture

  • A private visit to Skylands, designed by Duncan Candler, built of local pink granite with grounds designed by landscape architect Jens Jensen. Edsel Ford and his family summered here, and it is now the Seal Harbor estate of Martha Stewart

  • A private tour of Garland Farm at Salisbury Cove with the president of the Beatrix Farrand Society

  • A private visit to Mountaintop House, a 21st century shingle-style house by Albert, Righter & Tittmann

  • A private tour of The Turrets, Bar Harbor, designed by Bruce Price. The mansion is an interpretation of the French chateau style with a complex roof line of a wealth of projections, capped towers, and dormers

  • A tour by boat of Somes Sound to view the estates that line the shore

  • Exclusive tours of Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor

  • Overnight accommodations at the Harborside Hotel, Spa and Marina, overlooking Frenchman’s Bay in Bar Harbor.

    For further information contact Tom Hayes, contact@classicalexcursions.com or 413-445-7972.


The tour price is $2,295. A $400 single supplement applies. Please note a fully tax-deductible donation of $500 per person is required to participate in this Travel Program.

Image Credit: Beatrix Farrand Society, Willie Granston


New 20th and 21st Century Classicism in England

September 28 - October 5, 2017

Tour arranged by Classical Excursions

In the 1977 edition of Classical America, Editor William A. Coles wrote an article titled “The Architecture of Raymond Erith, R.A.” Erith was considered the most distinguished English classical architect of the post-World War II era, a time when the endeavor of classical architecture in Great Britain (as well as in America) was nearly extinguished. Erith had died four years earlier, but fortunately his former pupil and then business partner was Quinlan Terry, who today continues the highly respected and successful practice in Dedham, Essex.

Coles underscored this important stance: “…that American classical architects be in touch with their counterparts abroad. Work in different countries will always differ according to local tastes, materials, and traditions of building, but the experience of classical design is a precious accumulation which must be shared if it is to continue and to prosper. Our Classical America President John Bayley and Mr. Quinlan Terry have both spoken of the essential uses of experience in architecture. Mr. Bayley, during his work on the Frick Museum extension, remarked to me that for a design problem which he had to solve laboriously, a McKim or a Trumbauer would most likely have had a solution at hand because they had encountered the problem before…. Mr. Quinlan Terry…makes a similar point: ‘a knowledge of Vitruvius is fundamental, but knowledge tempered by experience is essential to avoid amateur results…’ ”

With these thoughts in mind, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), in collaboration with Classical Excursions, is pleased to inform you that Clive Aslet, renowned architectural historian, former editor-in-chief and now editor-at-large of Country Life magazine, will lead an eight-day tours with special access to some of England’s finest new classical architecture.

Focusing briefly on London and then the counties encircling the city, as well as Cambridge, Clive will take us to see city and country residential work, collegiate settings, new urban communities, and even the studios and homes of some of the leading classical architects today.

The excursion will include the work of Raymond Erith, Quinlan Terry, John Simpson, Robert Adam, Hugh Petter, George Saumarez Smith, Craig Hamilton, and Ben Pentreath, among others, and proves that 20th and 21st century classical architecture in England remains thriving and influential.


Highlights of the tour include:

  • Visit to the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace designed by architect John Simpson

  • Private lunch and tour at the new classical Laskett Gardens and home with owner Sir Roy Strong, CH, the former director of the National Portrait Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum

  • Visit to Easton Neston, an early 18th century house by Hawksmoor with a new wing and restoration designed by Ptolemy Dean for the American designer Leon Max

  • Visit to Williamstrip Park, c. 1700, a Cotswolds country house redesigned by John Soane in 1791 and restored a few years ago by architect Craig Hamilton, who also added a new family wing and a separate Greek Revival pool house. Mark Gillette was the interior designer for the projects

  • Visit to Fawley House, Oxfordshire, brought up to date by Ben Pentreath

  • Visit to Great House, Dedham, the former home of Raymond Erith, and now the home of his daughter Lucy Archer

  • Visits to the ADAM Architects offices at Winchester, as well as nearby country houses

  • Visits to the Gothick Villa, Corinthian Villa, and Hanover Lodge designed by Quinlan and Francis Terry Architects in Regent’s Park, London

  • Visit to Poundbury, the new traditional town commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall in Dorset preceded by a talk on its development by architect Hugh Petter

  • Visit to McCrum Yard at Eton College designed by John Simpson, as well as Howard Theatre at Downing College, University of Cambridge designed by Quinlan and Francis Terry Architects

  • Private events hosted by Quinlan Terry at his home Highham Hall, and by John and Erica Simpson at their London home, among others

    For further information, contact Tom Hayes, contact@classicalexcursions.com, 413-243-4155.


The tour price is $3,890 per person, based on double occupancy. A single supplement of $900 per person applies. Please note a fully tax-deductible donation of $500 per person is required to participate in this Travel Program.

Image Credit: Quinlan and Francis Terry Architects, Wikimedia Commons/Stephen McKay


Genoa, Turin & Milan: Exceptional Private Estates, Gardens & Historic Sites

October 14-21, 2017

Tour arranged by Exclusive Cultural Tour Programs

Optional Extension: The Lakes – Saturday, October 21st to Wednesday, October 25th (departure): 4 days / 4 nights

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to offer this exceptional tour, during which we will be received by members of the Italian cultural elite for exclusive visits of historic, emblematic estates, offering a rare opportunity to savor unique architecture, decor, art collections and gardens in Genoa, Turin, and Milan, with an optional extension to Lake Maggiore and Lake Como.

Contessa Violate Balbo Di Vinadio, maiden name Contessa dei Conti Brandolini, will accompany us on our significant discoveries in Genoa, Turin, and Milan to emblematic private residences and sites, where we will be welcomed by their distinguished hosts, Italian aristocrats.

Highlights of the tour include:

Genoa:

  • Private visit to the Castello Mackenzie, a historical manor offering a perfect example of Gothic Revival architecture. Built between 1893 – 1905, it was designed by Gino Coppedè, renowned Art Nouveau architect

  • Private reception at the Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The palace, built in the 16th century by the Lombard architect Giovanni Battista Castello, called Il Bergamasco, features admirable stuccowork and magnificent fescoes by Bernardo Strozzi, whose work had considerable influence on artistic developments in both Genoa and Venice

  • Visit to the historic center of Casale Monferrato to admire its many splendid palazzi, dating from the 15th to the early 19th century, restored to baroque and neo-classical style.

  • Private visit with the Owner to the Castello di Camino. Built in the 11th century and enlarged at the end of the 18th century, surrounded by a sumptuous park, overlooking the Basso Monferrato hills, Castello di Camino is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Italy, both for its architecture and its perfect state of preservation

  • Truffle discovery during the Alba White Truffle Festival & Lunch at a private estate in Racconigi, a baroque residence of French influence built in 1773 by architect Carlo Ceppi.

  • Visit to the exquisitely well preserved 15th-century small town of Saluzzo, with cobbled streets, churches, and elegant palaces, perched on a hill overlooking a vast, lush plain, followed by a Private reception at the marvelous historic residence of an aristocratic family


Turin:


  • Dinner at the exclusive, members-only club Societa del Whist Accademia Filarmonica, of the Piedmont aristocracy and the elite, housed in a magnificent palace with exceptional décor.

  • Private visit & Lunch at a historic residence with admirable décor and works of art, welcomed by the owners, an aristocratic Italian family.

  • Dinner at the private residence of a distinguished art collector.

  • Private visit to the Bramafam Revello garden & Lunch with the owner, Paolo Pejrone, student of Russell Page and among Italy’s leading garden designers.

  • Private visit to the residence gardens of a distinguished Italian family, one of Italy’s most splendid examples of garden design, with Paolo Pejrone

  • Private visit to the Villa Silvio Pellico, a magnificent 18th-Century villa with an extraordinary garden designed by Russell Page.


Milan:

  • Lunch at the prestigious, aristocratic, members-only club Circolo dell’Unione, whose members are of the old nobility of Milan and Lombardy, with admirable architecture and décor.

  • Early evening visit to Cenacolo Vinciano to view The Last Supper, painted by Leonardo da Vinci, closed to the public during our visit.

  • Private cocktail reception at the famous Galleria Lia Rumma, welcomed by Lia Rumma, a leading contemporary art gallerist presenting works of her private collection, including artists Michelangelo Pistoletto, Anselm Kiefer and William Kentridge.


Optional Extension: Lake Maggiore & Lake Como:

Our significant and privileged discovery of Lake Maggiore & Lake Como will be led by Steven Desmond, an architectural historian and landscape consultant specialized in the conservation of historic parks and gardens. Author of “Gardens of the Italian Lakes”, Steven lectures at Oxford University and at the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies. He is an advisor on historic gardens to the National Trust and broadcasts for the BBC. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture and Professional Associate of the Royal Horticultural Society.

  • Luncheon with Conte Jacopo Cicogna Mozzoni at his magnificent Villa Cicogna Mozzoni on Lake Maggiore, one of the most elaborate gardens of northern Italy displaying unique Renaissance frescoes.

  • Private visit to the illa Visconti Borromeo Litta, inspired by the Medici villas in Tuscany, first built in 1585 by Count Pirro I Visconti Borromeo with architect Martino Bassi. This vast estate, with its sumptuous gardens spreading over 10 acres, houses an exceptional collection of mosaics, statues, frescoes, and more, by the leading artists of the time, including Francesco Brambilla, Marco Antonio Prestinari, Camillo Procaccini, and Giovanni Battista Volpino.

  • Luncheon with the owner Azzurra Sommi Picenardi at Villa Sommi Picenardi, where we will admire a beautiful example of terraced Italian Garden.

  • Private visit to Villa Della Porta Bozzolo in Casalzuigno, built in the 16th century with an impressive Baroque terraced garden and water features added in the 18th century.

  • Private visit to Villa Balbianello, where the natural setting on a promontory and the architectural harmony of the villa and garden make for one of the most impressive gardens of the area.

  • Visit to Isola Bella with its monumental Baroque palace & majestic Italian gardens, offering a series of terraces planted with roses, oleanders and pomegranates, descending to the Lake.

  • Farewell dinner at the historic and exemplary private residence of an aristocratic family on Lake Como.

For more information and to register: Please email Pamela Huntington Darling: pdarling@exclusiveculturaltours.com; or call (Paris, France) Tel. +33 1 45 67 62 81. Website: www.exclusiveculturaltours.com

The tour price is $9,000 per person based on double occupancy. The tour price is $10,000 for single occupancy. Please note a fully tax-deductible donation of $500 per person is required to participate in this Travel Program.

To make your required donation, click here.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Casalmaggiore Provincia, Wikimedia Commons/Daderot, Wikimedia Commons/Henry Kellner


Japan: Architectural, Decorative Arts & Garden Treasures

November 10 -20, 2017

Tour arranged by Exclusive Cultural Tour Programs

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is pleased to announce an exclusive tour of the treasures of Japan, during which participants will be received by members of the Japanese cultural elite for exclusive visits of historic estates, offering a rare opportunity to savor unique architecture, art collections, and gardens in Kyoto, Nara, Naoshima Island, Nikko, and Tokyo.

Highlights of this tour include:

Kyoto:

  • Walking tour with an expert of Japanese wooden architecture in the old Gion district to explore traditional architecture of tea houses, restaurants, and geisha houses

  • Private visit to the Katsura Imperial Villa and Gardens, one of Japan’s most important large-scale cultural treasures. The villa and garden in their present forms were completed in 1645 as the residence for the Katsura Family, members of Japan’s Imperial Family

  • Curator-led visit to the Kyoto National Museum, one of Japan’s oldest and most distinguished museums, hosting a wide variety of Japanese archaeological relics, sculptures, ceramics, calligraphy, costumes, and paintings

  • Curator-led visit to the Miho Museum, designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, located in the Shiga mountains outside Kyoto. The Museum houses Mihoko Koyama’s private collection of Asian and Western antiques. Highlights of the collections have been featured in traveling exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1996

  • Exclusive Tea Ceremony inside the Sagawa Museum, an architecturally unique museum where the tea room is constructed under the water garden to resemble a floating isle. You will admire raku bowls, masterpieces crafted by the ceramic artist Raku Kichizaemon, 15th generation member of the Raku family. For 450 years, successive generations of the Raku family have passed down the raku technique and tradition without any modification

  • Visit to the Sanjusangendo Temple, built in 1164, known for its Hall of Thirty-Three Bays, Japan’s longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 large wooden statues of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy

  • Visit to the emblematic complex of Nara, former capital of Japan from 710 to 794, where eight temples, shrines, and ruins remain and collectively form “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site, accompanied by an architectural historian. Discover en-route the Great Buddha at the Todai-ji Temple complex

Teshima Island & Naoshima Island:

  • Accompanied by a curator, we will visit the Teshima Art Museum, housing one of the most intriguing contemporary installations in Japan, uniting the creative visions of artist Rei Naito and architect Ryue Nishizawa. The museum stands on a hill, overlooking the Seto Inland Sea; in this setting, nature, art and architecture come together in limitless harmony

  • Visit to Naoshima Island, Japan’s major destination for avant-garde art and architecture with unique buildings designed by architect Tadao Ando and outdoor artworks by world-renowned artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Niki de Saint Phalle, Dan Graham, and Michelangelo Pistoletto

  • Curator-led visit to the Chichu Art Museum, where we will admire works by Claude Monet, Walter De Maria, and James Turrell. We will also visit the Lee Ufan Museum

Tokyo & Nikko:

  • Lunch at the Park Hyatt Tokyo’s New York Grill to savor the best wagyu (Kobe beef) in Tokyo and admire a stunning view of the city

  • Tour by private luxury coach to admire the architectural treasures of Tokyo, designed by world-renowned architects such as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Tange Kenzo, and Tadao Ando

  • Visit to the Meiji Shrine complex, dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken. Surrounded by a large forested area, the main shrine buildings offer a peaceful atmosphere contrasting with the densely built-up and bustling city of Tokyo

  • Dinner at the members-only Tokyo American Club, an extravagant and magnificent contemporary complex, designed by the acclaimed American architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, where we will be welcome by prominent members

  • Stroll in Ueno Park, followed by a curator-led visit to the Nezu Museum, founded in 1941 to conserve and exhibit the collection of pre-modern Japanese and East Asian art that Nezu Kaichir (1860-1940) had passionately built

  • Visit to one of the last traditional kimono makers, Yasutaka Komiya, designated as a “holder of important intangible cultural property” and as an “honorary citizen of Tokyo,” using old dyeing techniques, hand paintings and gold embroidery

  • Day trip to Nikko, a stunning concentrated consortium of Japan’s spectacular temples, with gorgeous mountain scenery, waterfalls, huge ponderosa pines, cedars, and fall foliage

  • Visit to Ryuzu Waterfall and Lake Chuzenji, as well as the elegant Italian Embassy Villa, a former summer residence of the Italian Ambassador to Japan, located on the southeastern shore of Lake Chuzenji

  • Farewell dinner at the private residence of a distinguished art collector

Our significant and privileged discovery will be led by Dr. Monika Hinkel, lecturer and curator in the field of Japanese art, architecture and gardens. Dr. Hinkel is a Research Associate of the Japan Research Centre at SOAS, University of London, the only Higher Education institution in Europe specializing in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. Dr. Hinkel was Curator of Japanese art at the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne, and spent three years as a Guest Researcher at the Gakushuin University in Tokyo.

Participants will enjoy five-star accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto, the JR Hotel Clement in Takamatsu, and the Capitol Hotel Tokyo.

For more information and to register: Please email Pamela Huntington Darling: pdarling@exclusiveculturaltours.com; or call (Paris, France) Tel. +33 1 45 67 62 81. Website: www.exclusiveculturaltours.com

The tour price is $10,995 per person double occupancy; $12,990 single occupancy. Please note a fully tax-deductible donation of $500 per person is required to participate in this Travel Program.

To make your required donation, click here.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Martin Falbisoner, Wikimedia Commons/Kimon Berlin, Wikimedia Commons/Jaycangel, Wikimedia Commons/Gorgo


Private Palm Beach

December 3 - December 6, 2017

Tour arranged by Classical Excursions

We have wealthy industrialist Henry Flagler to thank for founding the town of Palm Beach, Florida. Attracted by the area’s warm, balmy weather and tropical environment, Flagler, whose own estate Whitehall, designed by Carrère and Hastings in 1902 and is still visited by the public, helped establish Palm Beach as a premiere locale for the winter social season. It soon became a resort town with lavish hotels and opulent residences designed by such architects as Addison Mizner, Maurice Fatio, Howard Major and Clarence Mack.

Over 100 years of graceful evolution that has never faltered, Palm Beach is world-renowned for its extraordinary beauty and quality of life. The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art invites you to join this Private Palm Beach tour of some of the city’s most significant homes and interiors.

For further information, contact Tom Hayes, contact@classicalexcursions.com, 413-445-7972.

Please note a fully tax-deductible donation of $500 per person is required to participate in this Travel Program.

Image Credit: Flickr / Ray_LAC