LEW Program

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

7:30am – 8:30am Registration and Breakfast (LAI/LEF Board Members and Chapter Presidents) at Loews Hotel  
8:30am – 5:00pm LAI Business Meetings at the Loews Hotel
1:00pm - 5:00pm LEW Check In
LEW Begins
5:15pm - 6:30pm Optional Tour:  City Hall - meet in hotel lobby at 5:15pm  

6:30 pm – 8:30pm

Presidents Reception at the Loews Hotel, 33rd Floor Boardroom


Friday, April 28, 2017

8:00am – 10:00am Breakfast Program at Center for Architecture  
10:30am – 12:30pm Tour of the Comcast Technology Center  
12:00pm - 12:30pm Tour of the Schuylkill Banks Trail  
1:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch at The Study at University City (Presentation on the 30th Street Station Master Plan)  
3:00pm - 4:00pm Tour of the CIRA Center Complex  
4:30pm – 5:30pm Tour of Pennovation  
7:00pm Dinner at on your own at Philly's Top Restaurants  

Saturday, April 29, 2017

8:00am - 10:00am Breakfast Program at Center for Architecture  
10:30am - 12:00pm

Tour of Market East

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch on Your Own at Reading Terminal Market

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Tour of Fringearts

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Tour of Navy Yard

6:30pm - 9:30pm Awards dinner at Del Frisco's Vault Room in the Historic Packard Building  
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Optional Tour  

The Barnes Museum - http://www.barnesfoundation.org/collections/art-collection/

I was able to book two private docent-led tours for LAI members at The Barnes museum on Sunday, April 30 (one tour at 11 AM, and one tour at 1 PM), after the official end of our LEW schedule on Saturday night. Each tour will last approximately 1 hour, and I have reserved space for up to 30 attendees at each tour time. In order to reserve a spot in one of the tours, our members / guests need just do the following:

Call Colleen Delaney at 215.278.7222 (no later than 4 pm on Friday, April 28th).

Tell her you would like to reserve a spot in one of the LAI private tours on Sunday, April 30, and specify the 11 AM or 1 PM tour

Give her your credit card information.

cost for the tours is $47.25 per person, which includes the private docent-led tour, as well as full access to the museum for the rest of the day (including the “Person of the Crowd” special exhibition featuring works by over 40 street artists). If any LEW attendees have the ability to extend their trip and be in Philadelphia on Sunday, this would be a great way to see one of Philadelphia’s most impressive cultural institutions.

For those who aren’t familiar, The Barnes museum (barnesfoundation.org) features the art collection of Dr. Albert C. Barnes, who during the early part of the 20th century curated one of the world’s finest collections of post-impressionist and early modern paintings, with extensive works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine, and Giorgio de Chirico, as well as important examples of African sculpture and American craftwork and decorative arts. A documentary titled “The Art of the Steal” (available on Netflix) offers an entertaining (if biased) account of the controversial effort several years ago to relocate Dr. Barnes’ collection from his suburban estate to a brand new museum on Philadelphia’s premier cultural boulevard.