Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

On behalf of the Office of Alumnae Relations, we’d like to wish each of you and your families a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!  We hope that you will all have a wonderful and magical season full of love and joy.  We are very thankful for each of you and wish you the best in the coming year. 

-Office of Alumnae Relations 

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Don’t forget to make your gift to Meredith College!

Time flies when you’re an Angel!

Don’t forget to make your tax-deductible gift before December 31. Angels are needed to make a difference for Meredith College and keep her strong.  Watch this video with President Jo Allen to learn how your gift impacts Meredith.

Remember: participation is what’s important. All gifts enhance the Meredith community and ensure that future Angels have access to the wonderful traditions and educational opportunities Meredith College offers.

Click here to Support The Meredith Fund!

Want to donate stock? Here is Meredith College’s new account information:
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Account: Meredith College
Account #3998 1579
Baird’s DTC #0547


On behalf of The Meredith Fund, we thank you for your continued support! Happy Holidays and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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Save the Date: Collecting Matisse & Modern Masters – The Cone Sisters of Baltimore

Save the Date!

On Thursday January 31 at 6:00pm we will be joining Dr. Beth Mulvaney, head of the Meredith College Art Department and Professor of Art History, at the Nasher Museum for the Cone Sisters exhibition.  The cost will be $12 per person and space is limited.

More information to come! Please stay tuned for an event invitation in the New Year.

To read more about the exhibition, please see below for an excerpt from the event website:

“Henri Matisse fondly called Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone “my two Baltimore ladies.” The two Cone sisters began buying art directly out of the Parisian studios of avant-garde artists in 1905. At a time when critics disparaged Matisse, and Pablo Picasso was virtually unknown, the Cones followed their passions and amassed one of the world’s greatest art collections. The exhibition tells this story and features more than 50 of these masterpieces–including paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, van Gogh, Pissarro, Courbet and more–on loan from The Baltimore Museum of Art.

In addition to modern masterpieces, the exhibition includes textiles and decorative arts from Europe, Asia and Africa that the Cones collected, as well as photographs and archival materials to highlight the remarkable lives of these sisters. Also featured in the exhibition will be an interactive virtual tour of their adjoining Baltimore apartments, showing their remarkable collection as it was displayed in their home.

All works are from the collection of The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland.”

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Join Meredith Alumnae in Sansepolcro!

You are invited. . .

…to join Betty Webb, ’67, Professor Emerita, Department of English, and director of Meredith in Sansepolcro, and Becky Bailey, Professor Emerita, Department of Art, as they lead Meredith alumnae and friends in exploring the charms and beauty of Tuscany and Umbria. Enjoy a unique travel experience discovering the allure of the small hill towns, enhanced by the expertise of our guides who have intimate knowledge of the region.

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Experience an Italy you won’t find in any guide book as Betty and Becky introduce you to the authentic life, fabulous food, and welcoming people of one of the most picturesque areas of Europe.  Imagine . . .

  • Sipping cappuccino in the piazza while watching the swallows dip and dive in the twilight
  • Dining with students in Meredith’s recently renovated 16th-century palazzo in Sansepolcro
  • Touring the world renowned museums in Florence and throughout the region
  • Enjoying a guided tour and tasting in Italy’s wine country
  • Learning from experts who enrich your understanding of the history, architecture and art of Tuscany and 
  • Umbria
  • Shopping for art and jewelry at a private showing at the Palazzo Alberti

There are special places every Tuscan tour simply must include—Florence, Assisi, Siena, for example. But the beauty of this tour is found in places that only those who know this part of Italy intimately can introduce us to. Examples of these unique opportunities include:

  • the tiny monastery in Montecasale where St. Francis would retreat to rest, sleeping on a rock ledge;
  • the headquarters of the elegant, internationally known Busatti domestic textiles, where we will be introduced to the weaving process by the owners;
  • an introduction to the world of Piero della Francesca by the Professors Banker, experts on this 15th -century, Italian artist;
  • Castello di Sorci, an ancient stone restaurant and inn outside Sansepolcro, so off the beaten path that it’s easily missed, where you will enjoy a multi-course, traditional Tuscan meal; and
  • Fattoria Resta, built in the second half of the 16th century, that was once a monastery but now home to winemaker Anna Lisa Tempestini, who will be our guide to the exceptional wines of the region, including her own label.

Make plans now to join us!

Trip price: $3,750 per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement: $600. Airfare is not included but a group flight option is available. Secure your reservation with a $500, non-refundable deposit by February 1, 2013. Total amount due: March 1, 2013.

Space is limited to 30 guests. Reserve your place early. Please contact Susan Metts at mettssus@meredith.edu or 919-760-8589. For a complete description of the trip and travel details, visit: www.meredith.edu/alumnae/travel.htm.

To view an invitation from Dr. Allen, ’80, please click here.

We hope that you will be able to join us for an unforgettable trip to the heartland of Tuscany.

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Give yourself a Tuscan Holiday for Christmas!

We are now enrolling for the exciting 2013 Tuscan Intensive classes!

Here is the Spring & Fall Schedule:
Taste of Tuscany 1: April 5-17
Following the Piero Trail: April 18-30
Taste of Tuscany 2: May 2-14
Tuscan Gardens and More: September 11-26
The History of the Tuscan & Umbrian Hill Towns: Oct 1-15

Questions?
Contact Linda FitzSimons, Co-coordinator of the Tuscan Intensives with Meredith College, at lindafitzsimons7@gmail.com.

Please click here for all of the details, visuals and an application.

– Linda FitzSimons

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