SARASOTA MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE - LARGEST CONCENTRATION OF F.L. WRIGHT'S BUILDINGS
SANTIAGO CALATRAVA' STUNNING FLORIDA POLITECH UNIVERSITY
J. RINGLING'S MANSION RESTORATION.
March 17 to 22, 2019
Included in the price:
5 nights in Sarasota - 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 4 lunches - reference books - private guides - entrance fees to sites
Accident/Illness insurance - Transportation while on tour.
$2550 per person in double occupancy - $2975 per person in single occupancy - 1,655 single participant not staying in hotel
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: February 29. 2019
Day One: Tuesday March 17 -
Arrive in Sarasota. Pick-up from the Tampa or Sarasota airports then transported to your hotel. You will have some time to relax and settle in, before the group meets for for a welcome drink and a brief orientation before having dinner with the group.
Day Two: Wednesday March 18 –
We will go to Ringling Museum Complex. John Ringling who owned banks, railroads and famous circuses, In the 1920s, built a vast complex in Sarasota that includes the Cad'zan Venetian style Mansion, a Museum of Art that was, in his time, housing his personal amazing art collection and a Circus Museum, all the midst of a beautiful park. The mansion has been very well restored and contains John and his wife Mable’s furniture and decorative objects. The museum has an important and good collection of art going through many centuries from classical to modern with the recent addition of a Pavilion dedicated to Eastern Art as well as another one concentrating on Glass Art. 4HSW
Day Three: Thursday March 19 -
Forida Polytech University designed by Santiago Calatrava! You will get a full private tour of this incredible state of the art building.
We will then visit a factory fabricating blocks of AAC (Autaclaved Aerated Concrete), a construction material with a superior insulation property, that doesn't burn, that is structural up to 7 floors; that can be used for walls, floors or roof slabs; that do not let mold grow, etc..
After lunch, we will visit Florida Southern College to tour the largest Frank Lloyd Wright site in the world, with 17 buildings, the last one finished only six years ago. 7HSW
Day Four: Friday March 20 -
We will visit Ybor City and Hyde Park neighbrohood in Tampa for their interesting history when both neighborhoods were developed to house the cigars makers and the managers of the manufactures. The architecture is simple but nonetheless offers a varied choice of house designs, some with a bit of F.L. Wright influence.
Then on to the Dali Museum, having the second largest collection of paintings of the artist in the world. We all go out for a group dinner. 6HSW
Day Five: Saturday March 21
Visit of Umbrella House and Cocoon House with a presentation on the Sarasota School of Architecture 6HSW
Day Six: Sunday March 22 -
You will be driven to the Sarasota or the Tampa Airports.