This museum, founded in 1832, and more than 100,000 pieces in its permanent collection, is the oldest university art museum in the country. The gallery offers an excellent overview of art history, ranging from ancient to modern. There is an exquisite collection of American paintings, and an extensive display of 20th century European paintings. Classic objects from ancient Egypt and the Middle East, and treasures from the South Pacific and Far East are also on display. Guided tours, lectures, family programs and concerts are all ongoing. Check website for seasonal hours. Admission is free.
2.)When, finished, it's time for lunch from Latin America! Stroll down Chapel street, make a right - 2 delicious finds to choose from!
Pacifico: Nuevo-Latino Seafood cuisine. Along with traditional tapas, some of our signature ishes include Seafood Paella, Skirt Steak with Chino-Latino stir fried rice, Caramalized Salmon, and Dulce de Leche Cheesecake.
Oaxaca Kitchen: Guacamole, gazpacho, seafood salad, ceviche Veracruz, vegetarian quesadilla, beef tacos, barbacoa de res, duck breast with pistachio mole, scallops with pumpkin mole, sautéed shrimp with garlic and mezcal, sopapilla cheesecake. Ymmmm
3.) Shop your way back to your car! Peek in at a few fabulous boutiques along Chapel Street. Wave Gallery, Tracy b, Lisa Jones, 1804 Fashion Footwear, Hello Boutique. You'll find a great selection of clothing and jewelry that will WOW your friends.
If you need a treat for the ride home, quickly cross over York Street and on your left you'll see Insomnia Cookies. I never thought I would taste a better cookie than Mrs. Field's...but Insomnia has a recipe like no other! To die for!!