Art Travel

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

Day Trip: Explore the Works and Techniques of Alphonse Mucha

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 1-5 pm | Memorial Art Gallery and Nazareth College

The Art Tours Committee of the Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery invites you to an afternoon of exploration of the works and techniques of Alphonse Mucha, who played a prominent role in shaping the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century.

1 pm Docent-led tour of Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue, Rochester
2 pm Refreshments at MAG

3:30 pm Presentation with Ron Netsky, Director of the Studio Art Program on the art of making lithographs
Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

More information and registration FLYER
The maximum number of participants 24, so be sure to register early!

QUESTIONS? Contact the tour leader, Julie Reynolds. Call (585)820-3444 or email

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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