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Berrie Center at Ramapo College Will Sponsor Garden and Museum Tour

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 1, 2004

(Mahwah) – Travel to historic Boscobel Restoration in Garrison, New York on Saturday, May 1. The trip, sponsored by the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts, leaves the Ramapo College campus at 8:45 a.m.

Boscobel is an elegant, neoclassical mansion situated high above the Hudson River in the Hudson Highlands, where the river cuts through the Appalachian mountain range creating a rocky gorge of unparalleled beauty. Below is the Constitution Marsh Sanctuary and across the river is West Point. Built by States Morris Dyckman (1775-1806), a descendant of one of the early Dutch families of New Amsterdam, Boscobel was fully restored and opened to the public in 1961.

The mansion is considered one of the nation’s leading historic house museums. It features an important collection of decorative arts from the Federal period, with high-style furniture by Duncan Phyfe and other recognized New York cabinetmakers of the day. Much of Dyckman’s English china, silver, glass and part of his library are on exhibit. After touring the interior of Boscobel, led by a docent, explore the formal gardens and woodland trail on the grounds.

The trip continues to Dia:Beacon Riggio Galleries, the Dia Art Foundation’s new museum situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York. The museum holds one of the world’s most distinguished collections of contemporary art. Ample time will be allotted to tour the galleries, which include the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Irwin, On Kawara, Andy Warhol, Robert Whitman and other significant artists of the last half century. There will also be time to visit the formal garden, designed by Robert Irwin. The motor coach returns to Ramapo College at 5 p.m.

The trip costs $65 for adults and $60 for senior citizens and students and includes roundtrip transportation, the Boscobel and Dia:Beacon Riggio Galleries tours, and a box lunch. For more information, please call Peggy Monges at 201.684.7202 or contact her via e-mail,


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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