FREEING MINDS A Campaign for St. John's College
Nestled in the storybook landscapes of the Bavarian Alps, more than 2,000 residents of the quaint hamlet of Oberammergau stage one of the world’s greatest dramatic performances: the extraordinarily produced Passion Play, founded on unique local history and a legacy that encompasses nearly four centuries. Join us in 2020 for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the 42nd production of this time-honored tradition, the Oberammergau Passion Play, which is only reenacted every ten years. Spend two nights in the Oberammergau region, coupled with a delightful Danube River cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Queen through Hungary, Austria, Germany, and seldom-visited Slovakia.
Our customized and unique itinerary combines this internationally acclaimed event with the authentic art, architecture, culture, and history that recall the glories of the Ottoman, Habsburg, and Holy Roman Empires. Special tickets, unavailable to the general public, have been procured for your Passion Play experience. Visit four world-class cities and a host of UNESCO World Heritage sites, including storied Budapest and its Castle Quarter; historic Vienna and the spectacular Schönbrunn Palace, featuring the Habsburgs’; palatial gardens; and delightful Salzburg, known as the iconic setting for The Sound of Music. Immerse yourself in Bratislava’s well-preserved medieval past; the 900-year-old traditions of Melk’s Benedictine Abbey; and Munich, the quintessential capital of all things Bavarian.
Whether you are a first-time or seasoned traveler to these countries, you won’t want to miss this exceptional opportunity. It’s not too soon to book your reservation. Space is limited and sure to sell quickly, so don’t delay.
Download Oberammergau 2020 Brochure (PDF)
Voyage through Vietnam and Cambodia, where lush landscape and centuries-old culture are harmoniously linked. This exceptional itinerary features two nights in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi, an intriguing blend of French and Asian heritage, a seven-night cruise from Haiphong to Saigon, and three nights in Siem Reap to experience the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat.
Cruise the serene and storied shores of Vietnam, exploring its most captivating treasures, from tranquil ancient pagodas to bustling sampan-filled harbors, and tour the jungle-fringed ruins of Cambodia, steeped in mystery yet also revealing testaments to religious, imperial, and artistic traditions. Featuring four UNESCO World Heritage sites—beautiful Ha Long Bay, the Forbidden Purple City in Hué, ancient Hôi An, and the famed Temple of Angkor Wat—this unique program is a spectacular blend of Southeast Asia’s ancient world and dynamic modernity for an incredible value. Hong Kong Pre-Program and Bangkok Post-Program options in world-renowned, five-star hotels.
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Mitchell Gallery exhibition and program support provided by the Thomas P. Gohagan Company.
Trip to Holland, April 25–May 3, 2019 (PDF)
Trip to Dordogne Region, May 10–18, 2018 (PDF)
Trip to Dordogne Region, May 24–June 1, 2018 (PDF)
Mellon HallSt. John's College60 College AvenueAnnapolis, MD 21401
Hours:Tuesday–Sunday: 12–5 p.m.Friday: 6:45–7:45 p.m.Monday: Closed
Docent tours: Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. Free, no registration required.
Read Mitchell Gallery student guard Will Harrington's (A20) blog, where he reminisces about the artwork on display at the gallery.
Hradcany Castle, Prague, October 2015
Boarding the Amadeus Brilliant, Passau Germany, on the Danube River, October 2015
Rocamadour, above the Dordogne River, France, May 2011
Jardins d'Eyrignac, France, June 2011
Hotel Madeleine, Sarlat, France, June 2011
Overlook from Chateau de Beynac, France, June 2011
Troglodyte Village of La Madeleine, France, June 2011
Domme Marketplace, France, June 2011
Group photo, Chateau de Beynac, France, June 2011