Washington, D.C. Study Trip

[draft — some program details may change, basic schedule is correct]

Bus departs Saturday 10/12 from Baker parking lot at 9:00am
[Readings in the dropbox. Also on paper in the reader.]

12:30-ish lunch and rest stop on the way

3:45 Arrive Jefferson Memorial

4:00pm – 6:00pm walking tour and mini-lectures by faculty [tentatively, Profs. Ewington, Bory, Tamura, Quillen] at the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial.

6:00pm your host families meet you at the Lincoln Memorial (bus parking area, south side) or you take public transportation to your host families.
Dinner with your host families.

Sunday 10/13
10am meet at the National Museum for African American History and Culture (north side, Constitution Ave.) Divide into assigned groups (14 x 5 plus fellows).

10pm – 2pm your two Smithsonian museums (assignments tbd) and lunch on your own in museum eateries.

2:30 pm Phillips Collection — meet up outside in your groups , mini-lecture by Prof. Munger
Rothko Room — study these closely, (note no photos allowed, so take notes in your red notebooks)

5:00 pm meet outside, then out to dinner in groups in the DuPont Circle neighborhood
7:30 pm meet (tba) in homestay groups to head to your host families

Monday 10/14
10am meet at the Library of Congress in your new groups, mini-lectures by Prof. Robb, Librarians Landi, Evanson
10-1 LoC assignments in your groups

lunch on your own in groups

2:30 pm National Portrait Gallery (list of assigned portraits to come) and Smithsonian American Art Museum (see Jenny Holzer, “For SAAM”), mini-lecture Prof. Wills

5:00pm gathering (place tbd) for snacks and conversations and then to go to the alumni event together

Monday evening 10/14
Davidson Washington, D.C. Chapter — Alumni, Friends, and Family Event.
Professor Carol Quillen and Humanities students present.
All Humanities students, fellows, faculty, librarians present.
6:30-8:30pm. Includes light dinner. Place TBA.

back to host families for the night

Tuesday 9am meet at the World War II Memorial
memorials and public memory, walking tour and mini-lecture Prof. Denham
WWII Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans War Memorial

Bus departs 10/15 Tuesday 11:00 am from the Lincoln Memorial parking lot.

quick stop for lunch about 12:30, arrive Davidson about 5:30pm