**REGISTRATION FOR THIS TOUR IS FULL** (4/25/2014)
Please note: Social Security Numbers will be collected ahead of the conference due to Homeland Security regulations. Once registered, you will be contacted by phone to securely capture this information. Thank you for your compliance.
Attendees will travel to two government institutions to view their fine and decorative art collections. Participants will begin the tour at the Federal Reserve Board
where participants will learn about the architectural history of the Marriner S. Eccles building, the Fine Arts Program, and will view highlights from the art collection. The Fine Arts Program has organized more than 150 special exhibitions to highlight individual artists, art movements, and thematic trends. The Federal Reserve Board’s Fine Arts Program was established in 1975 by former Chairman Arthur F. Burns in response to a White House directive encouraging federal partnership with the arts. The Board’s growing collection consists of more than 1,000 works of art, including drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures. No government funds are used to purchase art. All of the works have been either donated or purchased with funds given by private citizens expressly for the purpose of art acquisition.
The next stop will be across the street at the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the Department of State
, which are used for official functions hosted by the Secretary of State and other government officials. The Diplomatic Rooms hold a premier collection of early 18th and 19th century American furniture, paintings and decorative arts, reputed to be one of the top ten collections from the time of our country’s founding and of its formative years. The museum-caliber collection boasts more than 5,000 objects from the period of 1750-1825. Participants will be treated to a tour of the rooms and their objects. Please note:
Participants on this tour will travel by bus to The Federal Reserve Board and to the Diplomatic Rooms at the Department of State. Costs associated with this tour cover bus transportation. On Friday, May 2 a tour to the Diplomatic Rooms of the Department of State will be offered, however, participants will take Metro, and will walk approximately ½ mile to/from the Department of State. Because no transportation is being furnished for the May 2 tour, participants will only need to pay for Metro transportation. No Social Security numbers will be collected for the May 2 tour. Maximum Participants:
Walking and standing.Transportation:
Transportation via bus. The bus for this tour will leave at 8:45am. Please meet the tour shepherd near the shoe shine stand in the hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to departure.