PNCWA offers unique and interesting programming which is open to all PNCWA members and guests. These programs provide unique educational value as well as social interaction.
Spring Social Event
Date and Time TBA
The Executive Board is planning the event and details will be coming out soon.
PNCWA Spring Trip
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Picasso and Chicago” and Shopping
Saturday, April 6, 2013
7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
“A century ago, in 1913, the Art Institute of Chicago became the first art museum in the country to present the work of a young Spaniard who would become the preeminent artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso. The museum celebrates the special 100-year relationship between Picasso and Chicago by bringing together over 250 of the finest examples of the artist's paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and ceramics from private collections in the city, as well as from the museum's collection, for the first large-scale Picasso exhibition organized by the museum in almost 30 years.” – AIC website
Chicago-loving Day Trippers, if you haven’t seen the museum since its remodel, or even if you have….if you like Picasso, hate him or don’t understand him, this is the trip for you!
“Featuring such diverse and significant works from the museum's own exceptional holdings and from collections throughout the city, Picasso and Chicago not only charts the full gamut of Picasso's artistic career but also chronicles the growth of Chicago as a place for modern art and the storied moments of overlap that have contributed to the vibrant interest in Picasso from 1913 to today. Adding to the celebration of this eminent artist and his connection to our city are special installations throughout the galleries.”
– AIC website
At 7 a.m., wearing a good pair of walking shoes, (!) share a Continental Breakfast in the Schwarz Vending Room featuring toasted bagels, schmear and donuts. Schwarz Hall is near the flag pole on the Purdue North Central campus. You may park anywhere in the parking lots except “24 hour permit parking.” Depart campus via luxury coach (with rest room) by 8 a.m. sharp for our usual Trader Joe’s visit. Pack up those purchases in the bus and travel on to the AIC for a 45 minute private auditorium slide show, “Picasso and Chicago,” led by a knowledgeable museum employee.
Have lunch together at a Fresh Tortilla Wrap Buffet in the beautiful Millennium Park Room. Choose among three wraps:
- Roasted Beef with Caramelized Onions and Horseradish Cream
- Roasted Vegetables with Honey Balsamic Dressing and Boursin Cheese
- Sliced Turkey with Watercress & Cranberry Relish (a favorite)
Meal includes sides of homemade Pasta, Potato Salad and Cole Slaw; desserts of Lemon Bars, Chocolate Brownies and Assorted Cookies; complimentary coffee or tea.
Then, cozy up to a head set for an audio tour of the exhibit enjoyed at your own pace. The rest of the day is on your own, seeing more of the museum or enjoying all that Chicago offers. Meet back at 4:45. Expect to return to campus by 6:15.
Cost for this once-in-a-century trip is just $85 for PNCWA members and $95 for others. Seating is limited and trips sell out quickly. Members and guests receive preference just until March 1, after which the public will be invited. We must insist, sorry, that your paid reservation is the only reservation we take. We are now accepting reservations by check made payable to “PNCWA” sent to Liz Bernel, Coordinator of Special Events and Marketing, PNC, 1401 S. Hwy. 421, Westville, Indiana, 46391. Include choice of wrap please. If unable to attend at the last minute, you will receive a full refund if we are able to resell your seat. For more information, contact Bernel at 219-785-5719; email@example.com .If you include your phone number or email, you will receive confirmation when your payment is received.
Information on the PNC Women’s Association, all of its many benefits and interest groups may be found at http://www.pnc.edu/pncwa. To join PNCWA, please add $15 to your trip payment; then your ticket will be only $85 instead of $95!