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2017 Conference Excursions
99th Annual AATSP Conference

Chicago, Illinois 

Excursions


Four excursions are available in 2017. You will have the opportunity to reserve your space when you register for the conference. If you are bringing a guest, you will need to purchase an additional ticket(s) separately.

 
Friday, July 7, 2017 


E1: Pilsen: Tour of Latino Murals and National Museum of Mexican Art

Time:  9:00am-12:30pm 
Cost:  $50.00
Meeting Point: Meet by 8:45am in the Hilton Chicago Hotel Lobby; the bus will leave promptly at 9:00am. This excursion will begin and end at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.

Itinerary: Located on Chicago’s West side, Pilsen is the heart of the Mexican-American Community and a canvas for many artists.  Join other teachers for a docent-led bus and walking tour of Pilsen’s murals.  Painted on the sides of both public and private buildings, the murals honor historical figures, express ideas of social and political reform, and visually communicate personal and cultural values.  Then visit the National Museum of Mexican Art where you can immerse yourself in over 3,000 years of creativity from both sides of the border as well as bilingual stories that guide you through the galleries.

What to wear and bring along: It is strongly recommended that participants wear cool, comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Participants may also want to bring along a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and/or an umbrella in case of rain.

   REMINDER: DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR CAMERA.



 

E2: Pilsen: Tour of Latino Murals and National Museum of Mexican Art

Time:  11:30am–3:00pm 
Cost:  $50.00
Meeting Point: Meet by 11:15am in the Hilton Chicago Hotel Lobby; the bus will leave promptly at 11:30am. This excursion will begin and end at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.

Description: See description above


E3: La Arquitectura de Chicago – Un recorrido a pie en español

Time:
1:00pm–4:00pm 
Cost: $25.00
Meeting Point: Meet by 12:45pm in the Hilton Chicago Hotel Lobby. This excursion will begin and end at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.

Itinerary: Después del Gran Incendio de 1871, Chicago llegó a ser el lugar del nacimiento de los rascacielos.  Este recorrido en español incluye rascacielos históricos y modernos. Siga la historia de los “edificios altos”, partiendo de modelos del siglo XIX hasta llegar a los rascacielos contemporáneos. Descubra distintos estilos arquitectónicos, desde el Beaux Arts y la Escuela de Chicago, pasando por el Modernismo de Mies van der Rohe y un edificio de Ricardo Bofill, nacido en Barcelona.  El guía nos analizará estas influencias en la arquitectura de Chicago.  Esta excursión comienza en el Hotel Hilton y termina en la parte norte del centro [Loop].  (AVISO: Esta excursión requiere que los participantes caminen aproximadamente 2 millas dentro de 2.5 horas.)

What to wear and bring along: Since this is a walking tour and you will be exploring various sites, it is strongly recommended that participants wear cool, comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Participants may also want to bring along a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and/or an umbrella in case of rain.

REMINDER: DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR CAMERA.

 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

 

E4: Chicago Architecture – Walking Tour

Time: 1:00pm–4:00pm 
Cost: $25.00
Meeting Point: 
Meet by 12:45pm in the Hilton Chicago Hotel Lobby. This excursion will begin and end at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.

Chicago became the birthplace of the skyscraper after the City was devastated by a great fire.  Join us on this walking tour of Chicago’s Loop and get an illustrated view of the great late 19th and early 20th century architectural landmarks as well as the iconic modern and contemporary skyscrapers.  See everything from Moorish revival and Art Deco exteriors to works by Barcelona-born Ricardo Bofill.  The tour begins at the Hilton Chicago Hotel and wraps up at the north end of the Loop. (NOTE: This excursion requires participants to walk approximately 2 miles over the course of 2 ½ hours.)

 

What to wear and bring along: Since this is a walking tour and you will be exploring various sites, it is strongly recommended that participants wear cool, comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Participants may also want to bring along a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and/or an umbrella in case of rain.

REMINDER: DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR CAMERA.



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