10 am Meet in the Lobby near ticketing
10:15 am Start browsing The Treasures of Kenwood House at your own pace.
Noon Meet at Taste Cafe for brunch. (Let's try to get the same table we had last time near the south-end door.)
After that, those that wish can continue browsing the collections. Also, if you are a late-riser, you can just meet the group starting at noon, and view the collections afterwards. It's up to you.
Here's my advice about building an awesome arty experience:
1. Make sure you are welcoming and at least say hello to each and every single person. Make eye contact.
2. Keep conversing and asking people about themselves, i.e. what they like, what they think, where they are from, favorite art, etc.. Then respond in a supportive way. It's important to help build the group in making everyone feel welcome and cared-for. So keep it up! I've had the pleasure to meet a lot of you and this is a top-knotch group of people. We are blessed! <3
About the show: This is a landmark show that you will not want to miss! We are going to see some classical art by European masters. This is your chance to get up close and see the details of some masterful works. So those of you that are artists, you may want to get your notebooks and take notes. Artists and Non-artists, I want to encourage you to branch out and dialogue and say what you think. Be bold and pose questions. Your experience will be maximized the more you voice opinions and observations.
Non-members cost: $20 Adult, $12 Student (with ID)
Members cost: FREE
About museum memberships: I highly recommend a membership. The reason why I am not doing this on a free day is because I want to get a good look at the paintings, unobstructed-- that is also why I want to show up right when the museum opens. A membership only costs $65 dollars ($80 for a duel membership or $40 each) With about 3 visits to the bigger shows ($20 or more dollars each), it pays for itself! Plus you get two free passes to use for your friends whenever you want... PLUS you can go to the museum whenever the whim strikes you... and then there are invites to special events!!! It would surprise me if you didn't get more than your money's worth and all while supporting an amazing museum!!! Think about it. As always, if money is an issue that keeps you from attending, please message me privately and I will see what I can do. We want you there!
Note: If someone wishes to go on a Free First Thursday, and is willing to help host, then please let me know and we will plan a second event. This is your group too! Your feedback and thoughts are always welcome.