House, Garden and Sculpture Park
Travel by passenger van. Departing BBG parking lot at 8:15 am, returning 3:30pm.
Join BBG for a field trip to Kykuit, a preeminent Hudson Valley house and garden. This hilltop paradise was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil and, in his day, the richest man in America. This extraordinary house and gardens have been continuously and meticulously maintained for more than 100 years. Our tour will focus on architecture, gardens, art, history, and spectacular scenery. The 2 1⁄2 hour tour will explore the morning and brook gardens, the Italian garden, and the Adam and Eve fountain area, with a special focus on the exceptional terraced gardens containing Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller’s extensive collection of 20th-century sculpture. Artists represented include Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith, among many others. There is extensive topography and sturdy shoes are highly recommended. Following the tour, we will picnic at the Visitors Center on the grounds. Participants can choose to bring a bagged lunch or purchase lunch at the Visitors Center cafe.
Dress for the weather: comfortable, sturdy footwear and warm, waterproof outerwear, umbrella.
|Withdrawals: To withdraw your registration for a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days notice prior to the event, we will refund your fee less a $10 administration charge. Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.|
|Children under 12||Free|