Art Travel

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

Art Basel

Switzerland-Zurich & Art Basel

June 7–15, 2018

Glittering lakes, glacier-encrusted mountain tops, medieval castles and green pastures are the images that have inspired artists for centuries. Join the Memorial Art Gallery as we journey through Switzerland where its spectacular landscapes and diverse traditions and cultures intersect, inspiring masters from the Romantics on their Grand Tour to artists of today. Our carefully designed program includes a special visit to Art Basel before it opens to the general public. With our specially obtained VIP Art Basel passes, Memorial Art Gallery Director Jonathan Binstock will lead our group through this greatest of art fairs.

Tour highlights include:

  • Cruise Lake Zurich at sunset while enjoying a glass of wine
  • Stroll Zurich’s iconic Old Town
  • Discover local contemporary art galleries and pop–up shows
  • Embark on a full-day excursion to the medieval city of Lucerne
  • Explore the impressive architecture at the Vitra Design Museum and Campus on a private tour
  • With a VIP Pass, attend the Art Basel Fair before it opens to the public
  • Enjoy a specially led tour of the Kunstmuseum by Memorial Art Gallery Director Jonathan Binstock who is the co-curator of a major exhibition devoted to Sam Gilliam that will be on view
  • Marvel at the innovative sculptures at the Tinguely Museum


For more information contact Michelle Turner | Phone: (585) 747-1547; Email: Michelle Turner

Refund Information

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.

Refunds: Complete a Gallery Council Refund Request Form and submit the written request to the Gallery Council Office. Requests for full refunds past the cancellation deadline of 9/15/2017 will be granted if the vacancy is filled. Partial refunds may be considered upon receipt of the written request. All refunds will be less non-recoverable costs and a $25 processing fee.

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.