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									                    Paris: Impressionism,
                    Fashion, and Modernity
                    O C TO B ER 9 –15 , 2012 A ND O C TO B ER 16 –2 2 , 2012
                    With Gloria Groom,
                    David and Mary Winton Green Curator of 19th-Century Painting and Sculpture

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       March 2012

       Dear Friends,

       It is with great pleasure that I share the details of our highly anticipated Sustaining
       Fellows trip to Paris this October with Gloria Groom, David and Mary Winton Green
       Curator of 19th-Century European Painting and Sculpture, Department of Medieval
       through Modern European Painting and Sculpture.

       The great impetus for this trip is to see Gloria’s pioneering exhibition Impressionism,
       Fashion, and Modernity at the Musée d’Orsay before it travels on to the Metropolitan
       Museum of Art and finally in the summer of 2013 to the Art Institute. In addition to a
       private exhibition viewing at the Orsay, Gloria’s custom itinerary includes visits to
       lavish private collections, renowned museums, and fashionable sites throughout
       Paris encompassing the historical to the à la mode.

       Reservations have been made at the au courant Mandarin Oriental, Paris, situated on
       the Rue Saint-Honoré, one of the world’s most fashionable streets, home to famous
       haute couture fashion houses, and just steps from the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and
       the elegant Jardin des Tuileries.

       Due to the high interest in this trip, I am pleased to share the très bonnes nouvelles
       that we will offer two sessions. The first will run October 9–15, 2012, and the second
       October 16–22, 2012. Capacity is limited to 24 participants per session. To avoid
       disappointment, I encourage you to register as soon as possible. Trip highlights as
       well as a reservation form can be found on the following pages.

       Should you have questions about this trip or suggestions for future destinations,
       please contact Natasha Stevens, assistant director of development in the office of
       Sustaining Fellows, at (312) 443-3131 or nstevens@artic.edu.

       Merci beaucoup for your ongoing support of the Art Institute. À bientôt—a Paris!


       Terry Perucca
       Sustaining Fellows Travel Committee Chair

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      Tour Operator: Tony Worcester, Patron Travel

      The land cost of the tour of Paris is     The solo traveler supplement is $1,960.
      $9,900 per person based on double/
      twin occupancy and includes:
                                                A limited number of special rooms and
      • Accommodation at the Mandarin           suites are available. Please call Patron
       Oriental, Paris                          Travel at the number below.
      • Full breakfast in the restaurant        Please note that airfare is not included
        each day                                in the cost of this trip. If you are making
                                                your own flight arrangements, please
      • All meals including fine wines at
        restaurants or private venues as per    note that the first activity begins at 3:30
        the itinerary                           p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, or Tuesday,
                                                October 16. The last Mondays of the
      • All other visits and special private    trip, October 15 or 22, are reserved for
        arrangements as per the itinerary       departures.

      • Visits and excursions by deluxe         For assistance with airfare arrangements,
        motorcoach, private cars, and boats     information on special rooms and suites,
        where required                          or any further details, please contact
                                                Patron Travel at (781) 641-2679 or e-mail
      • Museum entrance fees
      • Services of a Patron Travel tour
        director throughout

      • Expert guides and curators for visits
        as per itinerary

      • All gratuities for guides, porters,
        and drivers

      • Private limousine service from and
        to Charles de Gaulle Airport


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       • Accomodation at the five-star deluxe Mandarin Oriental, Paris, situated on one of
         the most fashionable streets in the world, the Rue Saint-Honoré, and close to both
         the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay

       • A rare private visit to the exquisite Hôtel Lambert, created in the 1640s by
         architects Le Brun and Le Vau. Previously owned by the Rothschilds, it is now
         being restored by its new owner the Emir of Qatar at a cost of 80 million euros.

       • A visit to the Musée Rodin de Meudon. Formerly the artist’s private villa, this is
         the Rodin museum that almost no one knows about. Rodin bought the Villa des
         Brillants in 1895, a beautiful house overlooking the Seine. The atmospheric studio
         remains filled with plasters and maquettes of some of his most famous pieces
         including The Gates of Hell, Balzac, and The Burghers of Calais.

       • Drive to Chatou, an island in the Seine that became a haven for artists in the 19th
         century. The quality of light attracted painters such as Manet, Monet, Morisot,
         Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley, who enjoyed boating and strolling along the banks
         of the Seine. The artists all met at Maison Fournaise, where Renoir was a regular
         guest; he painted no fewer than 30 paintings at Chatou, including the Art Institute’s
         Lunch at the Restaurant Fournaise (The Rowers’ Lunch). We’ll follow suit and enjoy
         lunch in the restaurant overlooking the Seine.

       • Special entrance to the Musée d’Orsay after it has closed to the public for a private
         viewing of Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity. The exhibition explores the role
         of fashion in the works of the Impressionists and their contemporaries, highlighting
         the vital relationship between fashion and art from the mid-1860s to mid-1880s,
         when Paris emerged as the style capital of the world, embracing la mode as the
         harbinger of la modernité.


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      • Private dinners in sumptuous chateaux and hôtel particulers among spectacular
        art collections.

      • Meals in fashionable Parisian restaurants, including Le Restaurant Ralph’s in the
        flagship Ralph Lauren store, which is set within a 17th-century hôtel particulier on
        the Boulevard Saint-Germain, and L’Opera in the Opera Garnier. In 1875 Charles
        Garnier declared in his projet définitif that he wished to create a restaurant in the
        Rotonde du Glacier; his wish has finally been realized by French architect Odile
        Decq. The restaurant features magnificent glass curtain walls that protect the
        original stonework and sinuous structures that weave through the new space
        evoking the Paris Opera’s infamous phantom. Lunch at the elegant restaurant
        Minipalais within the Grand Palais, with dishes by acclaimed chef Eric Frechon.

      • A visit to the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, a remarkable collection of costumes
        and accessories ranging from the Regency period to contemporary designs. We
        have a private tour of 19th-century clothing, focusing on how the fashions depicted
        in Impressionist paintings influenced Parisian consumer culture. Our visit coincides
        with the exhibition Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700–1915, on loan
        from the Los Angeles Museum of Art.

      • A visit to Rouen, the ancient capital of the duchy of Normandy. We visit the Gothic
        Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, subject of Monet’s landmark series of paintings
        of the cathedral’s west façade during the years 1892–94.

      • A second visit to see the Impressionist galleries and the new Van Gogh and
        Gauguin galleries at “Nouvel Orsay,” as the newly renovated Musée d’Orsay is
        being called.


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       • A visit to the apartment of Coco Chanel. Although Chanel retired to the Ritz each
         night, she spent most of her time at 31 Rue Cambon, which housed her showroom,
         workshop, and private apartment. Her creativity is evident in the décor of the
         apartment, where only intimate friends were entertained. It remains just as it was
         at her death in 1971.

       • A special dinner for Sustaining Fellows at the residence of Charles Rivkin, U.S.
         Ambassador to France, on the Rue Faubourg St Honoré.

       • A visit to the Musée Galliera (Museum of Fashion) is planned. The collection is
         dedicated to the history of French fashion from the 18th century to the present
         day and is the most extensive collection of its kind.


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      Sustaining Fellows Travel
      Paris: Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity

      Tour Arrangements: The travel arrangements for this tour of Paris, sponsored by the Art Institute of
      Chicago, have been organized by Patron Travel.

      Reservations: A refundable deposit of $4,500 is required to hold a reservation on the Art Institute
      of Chicago’s tour of Paris. Reservations are accepted in order of receipt. Waitlist reservations will also
      be processed in order of receipt. The final balance is due July 9, 2012.

      Cancellation Policy: For written cancellations received by Patron Travel before July 9, 2012, the
      deposit shall be refunded. Written cancellations received by Patron Travel after July 9, 2012 will
      result in the loss of the deposit. Full payment is due by July 9, 2012. There will be no refund for any
      cancellations received after July 9, 2012. After the tour has commenced, it is not possible to issue any
      refunds. Unused services during the tour cannot be refunded.

      Trip cancellation insurance is stongly recommended and will be sent to you upon receipt of your
      deposit. In the case of cancellation due to a shortage of participants, Patron Travel will notify all
      participants at least 45 days prior to departure. In such case, full refund of the cost of the tour shall
      constitute full settlement with the passenger. In exceptional circumstances, Patron Travel reserves
      the right to postpone the tour to a later date.

      Participation: We ask that participants consider their health to ensure that they are able to
      participate in scheduled activities. Patron Travel bears no responsibility for medical problems or for
      any medical costs of a participant. All medical evacuation costs are the participant’s responsibility.
      Persons who must leave the tour after it commences will receive no refund for unused services.

      Itinerary: Every effort will be made to adhere to the printed itinerary. However, circumstances be-
      yond the control of Patron Travel may force changes or substitutions. Patron Travel reserves the right
      to make any alterations to the itinerary for the benefit of the tour.

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      hereby agrees to waive all claims and suits against, defend, release, and hold harmless the Art
      Institute of Chicago, its officers, agents, representatives, and affiliated support organizations for any
      and all liability for personal injury, property damage, or loss of any nature whatsoever arising from his/
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      statement signed by an authorized agent of Patron Travel.


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       Sustaining Fellows Travel
       Paris: Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity

       Please complete the traveler information below. A refundable deposit of $4,500 is required to hold
       a reservation on the Art Institute of Chicago tour of Paris. The final balance is due July 9, 2012. No
       refunds will be issued after July 9, 2012. Payment should be made by check (payable to Patron Travel).
       Reservations will be accepted in order of receipt. Please review enclosed Terms and Conditions.

       • Please reserve     place(s) on the                     • I will be a solo traveler.
         October 9–15, 2012 tour of Paris.                      • I/we would like to be contacted about
       • Please reserve     place(s) on the                          air travel.
         October 16–22, 2012 tour of Paris.                     • I/we will be making our air travel
       • I/we would prefer a queen/king bed.                         arrangements.
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      Waiver, Release of Liability, Indemnification, and Consent

      In exchange for my being allowed to participate in Paris: Impressionism, Fashion and
      Modernity (the “Program”), sponsored by the Art Institute of Chicago (“AIC”), to
      take place from October 9-15, 2012 or October 16-22, 2012, I agree to be bound by
      each of the following:

      1. Voluntary Participation
      I confirm that my participation in the Program is voluntary.

      2. Identification of Risk
      I understand that there are risks associated with my participation in the Program.
      Such risks include, but are not limited to, the following: (a) loss of any or all money
      paid by me or on my behalf to participate in the Program as a result of bankruptcy,
      insolvency, mismanagement, or fraud on the part of the travel agent, tour operator,
      hotel, transportation provider or any other Program vendor; (b) injury, loss, damage,
      and/or harm to person or property as a result of crime, civil unrest, or acts of terror-
      ism occurring during the Program; (c) actions, inactions, or negligence on the part
      of AIC or its directors, officers, trustees, employees, agents (including Program ven-
      dors), volunteers, successors, or assigns, including but not limited to, risks created by
      the following: (i) the use and condition of various modes of transportation, premises,
      facilities, and equipment; (ii) the lack or inadequacy of policies, rules, or regulations
      of the Program; (iii) the failure of AIC to foresee or to protect me from actions, inac-
      tions, negligence, recklessness, or international or criminal misconduct of persons,
      other than those affiliated with AIC; (iv) the inadequacy or unavailability of medical
      facilities or treatment; or (v) the lack or inadequacy of supervision. I understand that
      the risks associated with my participation in the Program include the possibility of
      permanent disability and death.

      3. Assumption of Risk
      I understand that this Waiver and Release of Liability is intended to address all risks
      associated with the Program, and I voluntarily assume all such risks, whether known
      and unknown, foreseeable and unforeseeable, in any way connected with my partici-
      pation in the Program. I accept personal responsibility for any liability, injury, loss, or
      damage in any way connected with my participation in the Program.

      4. Release, Waiver, and Covenant Not to Sue
      I release AIC and its directors, officers, trustees, employees, agents, volunteers,
      successors, and assigns from and waive all claims and covenant not to sue for any
      liability, injury, loss, or damage, including attorneys’ fees, in any way connected with
      my participation in the Program, whether or not caused in whole or part by the negli-
      gence or other misconduct of AIC or any of the individuals mentioned above.

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       5. Indemnification
       I agree to indemnify and hold harmless AIC and its trustees, officers, employees,
       agents, volunteers, successors, and assigns from all claims of liability, injury, loss,
       damage, or expense, including attorneys’ fees, arising from any acts or omissions on
       my part during the Program. In other words, I agree to assume full responsibility for
       my own actions or inactions.

       6. Binding Effect
       This instrument shall be binding upon my relatives, personal representatives, heirs,
       beneficiaries, next of kin, or assigns and shall inure to the benefit of AIC and its
       respective successors and assigns.

       7. Consent to Medical Treatment
       I authorize AIC to provide to me, through medical personnel of its choice, customary
       medical assistance, transportation, and emergency medical services. This consent
       does not impose a duty upon AIC to provide such assistance, transportation, or

       8. Severability and Applicable Law
       If any provision (or portion of any provision) of this instrument is held to be invalid
       or unenforceable in part to the fullest extent permitted by law, and such invalidity
       or unenforceability shall not otherwise affect any other provision of this instrument.
       Because AIC is headquartered in the State of Illinois, and in order to provide cer-
       tainty in the law to be applied to the construction of this instrument, this instrument
       shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the law of the State
       of Illinois.


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      CHIC AG O
      Mission                                         Chairman
                                                      E.B. Smith
      Sustaining Fellows is the premier giving
      society of the Art Institute of Chicago for
      donors who provide annual unrestricted
                                                      Stephanie Sick
      leadership support of $2,500 or more to
      the museum. Its purpose is to cultivate
                                                      Travel Committee
      and foster enduring and intimate relation-
      ships between current and prospective
                                                      Terry Perucca
      donors and the museum through a variety
      of exclusive programs and experiences
                                                      Curatorial Liaison
      that provide educational insight into all
                                                      Karen Manchester,
      aspects of the Art Institute and its
                                                      Elizabeth McIlvaine Chair and Curator,
      collection, to present the opportunity to
                                                      Department of Byzantine and Ancient Art
      meet others with similar interests, and to
      offer deeper engagement for those
                                                      Barbara Bluhm-Kaul
      interested in participating in the volunteer
                                                      Bruce Dunn*
      committees of the Sustaining Fellows.
                                                      Erika E. Erich
                                                      Maurice F. Fulton*
                                                      Ethel Gofen
                                                      Lori Gray Faversham
                                                      Rita Knox
                                                      Mrs. William J. Neiman
                                                      Mary Jane Pollack
                                                      Margot Levin Schiff
                                                      Stephanie Sick
                                                      James M. Trapp
                                                      Roger Weston
      Cover: Édouard Manet. Woman Reading, 1879/80.
      Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial
      Collection.                                     *Chairman Emeritus


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