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Get to know the Pre-Raphaelites in D.C. this Spring

Have you ever been to Washington, D.C. in the Spring time? It’s pretty gorgeous. This Spring it’ll be even more so.

 Cherry blossom

  Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin

That’s because The Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant Garde exhibition is coming to town, and Arts and Craft Tours has organized a weekend trip which will center around a guided visit to see it at the National Gallery. Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief of Fine Art Connoisseur and a leading scholar of 19th century British Art will be along for the ride.

   Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriele Rossetti, On loan to the exhibition by the Delaware Art Museum 

 The tour will then journey to Wilmington Delaware, where the group will visit the Bancroft Collection at the Delaware Art Museum. This collection of Pre-Raphaelite art is the largest in any American public collection and fits exceptionally well with their 19th Century American collections.

Staying with the British flavour, participant will stay at The Churchill Hotel in Washington and then move on to the lovely Hotel at Montchanin in Wilmington set in a few lovely acres and with a marvelous restaurant. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

There are lunches and dinners and several guests. And a knowledgeable group to travel with.

 Click here for a more complete description.  And while you’re at it, check out the Bloomsbury Bliss tour scheduled for late April.  Click here for the itinerary.   

 For more information email Elaine or Gail at: artsandcraftstours@gmail.com, or call 212 362 0761

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