BCCC Foundation offers a Rembrandt, Rockettes trip

Published 12:11 am Thursday, September 22, 2011

Join the Beaufort County Community College Foundation Nov. 12-13 for a trip to the Triangle to see an exhibit of works by Rembrandt at the North Carolina Museum of Art and a performance by the famous Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

The trip includes a four-hour shopping excursion to the Tanger Outlet Mall in Mebane and first-class accommodations at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham.

The cost of the trip, open to all BCCC students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college, is $361 per person, double occupancy, and $435 per person, single occupancy. It is limited to 22 participants. The registration deadline is Oct. 28.

The price of the trip includes tours of two exhibits and lunch at the N.C. Museum of Art, one night at the inn, one breakfast and one dinner Nov. 13, tickets to the Christmas Spectacular at DPAC and transportation, tips and taxes.

Those making the trip will leave the BCCC parking lot by 7:30 a.m. Nov. 12 and arrive at the art museum about 10 a.m. Once there, the group will be met by a docent and tour the museum’s collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings. Among the masterpieces are works by Hendrick ter Brugghen, Govaert Flinck, Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan Steen, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Gerard Seghers, Jacob Jordaens and Anthony van Dyck.

Following the tour, the group will have lunch in the museum’s Iris Restaurant, a full-service restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine in a distinctly modern setting. This luncheon menu will include braised-beef short-rib pot pie, roasted root vegetables, puff pastry crust, mixed field greens in an herb-and-shallot vinaigrette dressing, and a beverage.

After lunch, the group will tour the museum’s “Rembrandt in America” exhibit, the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings ever presented in an American exhibition and the first major exhibition to explore in depth the collecting history of Rembrandt paintings in America. The museum is the only East Coast venue for this show that features works of art from across the United States.

After leaving the museum, participants will be driven to the Washington Duke Inn on the campus of Duke University. Tour participants may choose from a number of different activities: shopping at the new Tanger Outlet Mall, a visit to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens or a stroll around the Duke University campus.

For additional details about the trip, including the Rockettes’ show, or to register, contact Marcia Norwood at 252-940-6218 or Judy Jennette at 252-940-6326. Information about the trip is available on the BCCC website at www.beaufortccc.edu.