Art Travel

Our ART LOVERS’ tours are organized and sponsored by the Gallery Council to benefit MAG and are open to all interested travelers.

*Canceled The 2020 Stratford Shakespeare Festival

October 7-9, 2020

ART Travel to Stratford

The Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery is going back to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival once again! We head to Stratford, ON to enjoy North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Spread across four distinctive venues the festival features classics, contemporary dramas, and musicals. Spend two days exploring the ambiance of the lovely town, enjoy farm-to-table dinners and free time on your own.

*Canceled Art Lover’s: Berlin

September 9 – 15, 2020 Schloss Sanssouci

We invite you to join us for an extraordinary opportunity to explore the cultural capital of Europe on a 5-night program to Berlin. Led by Art Historian, Fiona Bennett, we will dive into the vibrant art scene as we discover both the old masters and the contemporary visionaries which make Berlin one of the great destinations for art lovers. Set during Berlin Art Week, our program will feature visits to special exhibitions and galleries as Berlin transforms into a hub for contemporary art where German and international artists come together.

We will step out of the city on excursions to see Frederick the Great’s extraordinary Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam and to the charming cities of Lehde and Lübbenau, set within the UNESCO-protected Spreewald. Our leisurely paced program will allow you plenty of free time on your own to explore the many museums and cultural sites throughout Berlin at your leisure.

Download a flyer for more information and your Registration Form.

The Memorial Art Gallery’s tour operator, Distant Horizons, is a California Seller of Travel (CST #2046776-40) and a participant in the California Travel Restitution Fund. Information regarding the rights of California residents to make a claim may be found at California law requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. Distant Horizons has a trust account.

For more information on this and other upcoming trips, or to be added to our priority email list, email the Gallery Council Office or call 585.276.8910.

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Travel to Spain

New Adventures in Spain

September 14-22, 2019

The Memorial Art Gallery and University of Rochester Travel Club are pleased to invite alumni, friends, and family to join us on an exclusive art, architecture and Spanish cuisine adventure to Madrid and Barcelona. Our program blends contemporary Spain with historical, as in most countries the old and new are inextricably linked but perhaps more so in Spain where regional differences run deep and have created something truly unusual. We begin in the capital of Madrid, discovering the Art Walk with its master-packed museums. Explore Old Madrid’s historical alleys and wander through its imperial palace. Hop on a high-speed train and discover the miraculously wonderful Barcelona, where our adventures will take us to Richard Meier’s Museu d’Art Contemporani, Fundació Joan Miro, and the breathtaking 1929 Mies van der Rohe Pavilion for the World’s Fair. We will also get up close to and inside some of the masterworks of Modernist genius Antoni Gaudi. Take a scenic drive along the coast to Figures and the beautiful coastal villages of Cadaques to visit the museum and home of Salvador Dali. Throughout the program, we will enjoy wonderful Spanish and Catalan cuisine.

Michelle Turner at (585) 747-1547 or email or Corinne Dagen (585) 273-2680 or email.

Crystal Bridges

March 26-30, 2019

Join the Memorial Art Gallery Council on a program celebrating American art, architecture, and landscapes as we visit Kansas City, Missouri, and Bentonville, Arkansas. Visiting these two remarkable cities you will enjoy special gallery visits and private curatorial tours showcasing the influence art has had on this region. We begin our program in Kansas City, where this urban Midwestern city has made a big impact on the art scene. Here we will take in state-of-the-art museums, such as the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nelson-Atkins Museum, while also discovering the emerging galleries at the Crossroads Arts District. We will then make our way to Bentonville where the Moshe Safdie designed, Crystal Bridges Museum stunned the art world when it opened in 2011. Together with Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart’s founder, Safdie, and Walton have excelled in recreating the idea of a museum. Along the way, we will be enjoying wonderful meals, including a stop at Arthur’s BBQ, named one of the best BBQ restaurants in the US. We welcome you to join us on what promises to be an exceptional trip.

Michelle Turner at (585) 747-1547 or email and Andie Adams

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