Hey everyone! The Art & Archaeology Trip to Chicago is scheduled for Thursday, March 24. There are some exciting things going on in Chicago museums in March and we can’t wait to share them with you.
The main attraction of the trip will be China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors at the Field Museum. You can read more about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the ancient Chinese sculptures here. We will have a group of discounted tickets for you to purchase. At the Art Institute, a special exhibit, Van Gogh's Bedrooms, will feature artwork from the Vincent van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.
More about the Trip to Chicago
The trip to Chicago is an all-day adventure. The bus leaves Building 3 at 8am and arrives back at about 11:30pm. Thursday, March 24 was specifically chosen for a couple of reasons. First, Thursday evenings are free at the Art Institute and it’s open until 8pm (however, to see the Van Gogh exhibit during the free evening, you will have to pay a fee of $15).
The second reason we selected this date is because the next day is a holiday at BHC – which means some well-earned rest after a full day for students. So clear your calendar and reserve your spot!
Making your Reservation
Reservations for bus seats go through Melissa Hebert-Johnson and are first-come, first-served. The price is $30 per seat and can be paid by cash or check written out to “Black Hawk College”. Payment is due at time of reservation. Reservations not paid within 48 hours may be discarded. Email to make arrangements or stop by to Building 4 room 135 in the Art & Vis Com offices. Tickets for the Field Museum may be purchased at the same time. Details on Field ticket options are below:
1) Blockbuster Discovery Pass (all permanent collections + Terra Cotta Warriors): $22 student/ $26.50 adult (Best Option)
2) Blockbuster All-access pass (all permanent collections + Terra Cotta Warriors + all other special exhibits (there is currently one on ancient Greece) + a 3D movie): $27.25 student/ $32.50 adult
3) Basic admission (only the permanent exhibits): $16 student/ $19 adult
Please let me know if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
Black Hawk College is a community college with campuses located in Moline, IL (Quad Cities) and Kewanee, IL.
Students majoring in art at Black Hawk can pursue an Associate's Degree in Visual Communication, Art or Fine Art, or a certificate in Art Technology.
ArtSpace is Black Hawk College’s art gallery. Located in the hallway of Building 4 of the Quad-Cities Campus, ArtSpace displays exhibits that rotate on a monthly basis.