Art Travel


Art Lovers’ Travel

Our art lovers’ tours are organized and sponsored by the Gallery Council to benefit MAG and open to all interested travelers:

Carl W. Peters mural at the Perinton Historical SocietyCarl Peters in Rochester

Saturday, November 14, 2015    SOLD OUT!

Don’t miss a unique opportunity to see majestic, one-of-a-kind murals by a renowned artist from the Rochester area. Carl Peters’s murals depict his favorite subject—the agricultural lifestyle and the pioneer lives of peoples in our region, as it was affected by the Erie Canal. Peters painted these murals for the Works Project Administration (WPA) of the 1930s. Thirteen murals, four locations, and one astonishing look at what was our community in the early 1900s!

Cosponsored by the Gallery Council Art Tours Committee and the MAG Education/Academic Department and offered in conjunction with Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals. Contact Sharon McNamee @ 585-276-8910, Gallery Council assistant; or Linda Cassata @ 585-223-4647 or Jean Ligozio @ 585-442-2479, tour co-leaders.

Pictured: Early Days of the Erie Canal, Fairport Historical Museum of the Perinton Historical Society

Art Lover’s Provence

October 16–23, 2015   SOLD OUT!

vangogh-stremyFrom Cézanne to Matisse, Renoir to Picasso, artists have gravitated to Provence’s vivid sunlight and vibrant landscape. Join us in the south of France as we explore museums, studios, and homes, as well as meet contemporary artists, collectors and art lovers.

Pictured: In 1889, Vincent van Gogh committed himself to the Saint-Paul Asylum in Saint-Rémy (now the Clinique Van Gogh). During his year there he would produce such masterpieces as Starry Night.

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

Looking Back: Cuba Through 36 Eyes

Cuba Vinales Main St-webIn January 2014, the Gallery Council sponsored a week-long trip to Cuba licensed by People to People. The group spent time in Havana, Vinales Valley, Cienfuegos and Trinidad; toured museums, historic sites and artist studios; and enjoyed unique educational experiences. In spring 2014, an exhibition at Image City Photography Gallery on University Avenue featured art by 15 of the travelers, their Cuban guide, and two professional Cuban photographers who worked with them. Pictured is Main Street, Vinales by Michelle Turner.