Art Travel

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

Art Tours to Look Forward To

The Art Tours committee continues to plan future trips so that once it is safe to travel again, we’ll be ready to immediately start scheduling them. Below is a list of trips to look forward to:

  • As a follow up to MAG’s Andy Warhol exhibit, we’ll be visiting the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh as well as other museums and galleries in the art-rich city.
  • Encaustic Art at MAG + Encaustic Workshop – tour encaustic art on a docent led tour of MAG and then create your own encaustic art
  • Ceramic Art at MAG + Ceramic Glazing – tour ceramic art on a docent led tour of MAG and then create your own glazed art
  • Workshop Hidden Galleries of Rochester – we’ll explore small galleries that are new to many of us
  • Johnson Museum + Cornell Campus Sculpture (Ithaca) – we’ll travel to Ithaca to explore the art on the Cornell campus and their extensive greenhouses
  • Arkell Art Museum (Canajoharie) + Fenimore Art Museum (Cooperstown) – we’ll take an overnight trip to discover wonderful art just a few hours away
  • Stratford Theater Festival (Stratford, Canada) – we’ll continue our tradition of visiting the charming town of Stratford while seeing three plays at the Festival
  • Art Lovers’ International Tour: Berlin – the Berlin tour was postponed from Sept 2020 but it’s all ready to go whenever it’s safe to travel again
  • Art Glass Tour of MAG + Make Your Own Glass Ornament Workshop – in Nov/Dec 2021 tour MAG’s glass art on a Docent-led tour and then create your own holiday ornament

Details for all of the above trips will follow as soon as it’s safe to travel.


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 tcrcinfo.org. 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.


See what you missed?

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.
Download a FLYER and REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)

Questions?
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.
Download a FLYER and REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)

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


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