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Johannes Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

National Gallery of Art - Washington, D.C.
Thursday, Jan. 11, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

This is a unique opportunity to see and experience the works of Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries from 1650 to 1675.

This special exhibit combines 65 works of art by Vermeer and his fellow painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Background will be given on Vermeer, his life and style of painting in 17th Century Dutch society. Despite not having any formal training in the art world, his attention to detail and color has made him one of the great masters in the art world.

Lunch will be on your own and is offered at either the Cascades Café or the Garden Café in the National Gallery of Art. Both serve delicious salads, sandwiches and specialty entrees.

Online registration is not available for tours and day trips. Please contact the registrar at 703-744-9365, TTY: 711, for registration options.

Activity No. 7003.318

$55/$50 MCC district residents. Pick-Up/Drop-Off location: McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Rd. Arrive at 9:15 a.m. Bus departs promptly at 9:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 3:30 p.m. Please make checks payable to Excursionaire. Questions? Contact Maureen Cyron at 703-323-9040 or cyronfam@aol.com.

Day Trip Guidelines

Tour Refund/Cancellation Policy: Patrons who submit refund requests in writing to registrar@mcleancenter.org 14 days or more before the date of the trip will receive a full refund. Due to the costs associated with meal reservations, tickets and chartered transportation, refunds will not be granted to patrons who submit requests less than 14 days before a day trip date, unless a substitute is provided in their place.

Refunds/Cancellations may be granted only for medical reasons or for extenuating circumstances as determined by the General Programs Director and the Registrar. Medical requests must be accompanied by doctor’s note.

Please Note: Most of our tours require a fair amount of walking. Participants should be fit and able to handle the activities included in the tour. Someone who can and will be totally responsible for providing all required assistance must accompany participants who require extraordinary care.

MCC retains the right to decline, to accept or to retain any person as a member of a tour when such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the health, safety or general welfare of the group or the individual concerned.
Johannes Vermeer, The Astronomer, 1668. Oil on canvas.