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Sept. 24 Meeting to Discuss Chicago Art Trip Oct. 15-18

RELEASED: Sept. 16, 2009

Chicago skyscrapersEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's department of art & design invites the community to join them on their annual fall art trip to Chicago. This year's cultural adventure to the Windy City will leave Eau Claire Oct. 15 and return Oct. 18.

This year the focus of the tour is architecture and will include tours of the city.

An informational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 in Room 105 of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Notable attractions in Chicago include the following:

  • "Joseph Cornell and the Ballet"; "Arts of 17th-Century China"; "Picture Perfect: Art from Caldecott Award Books, 2006-2009"; and "Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago"; Art Institute of Chicago.

  • "Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection" and "Alexander Calder in Focus"; Museum of Contemporary Art.

  • "Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the 'Whydah' from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship"; Field Museum.

As always, Chicago has great food, music and theater to offer as well. Visit Chicago Reader for advance information on restaurants and shows.

Tickets are $195 for four-person rooms or $295 for two-person rooms and include three nights at the Howard Johnson Inn on North LaSalle Street, a chartered bus, a three-day rail/bus pass and one architectural tour. Tickets now are available at the University Service Center and are going fast. The trip is open to all UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff and the public.

For more information, contact Susan O'Brien or Jyl Kelley.

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