Travel Program

The Fine Arts Museums Travel Program offers exclusive opportunities to explore destinations across the globe with our expert curators. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access at leading museums, viewings of renowned private collections, visits to artists’ studios, and five star lodging and dining on domestic and international trips curated for the Museums’ valued supporters.

London Calling!

Visit London with Director Max Hollein and Associate Curator of European Paintings, Melissa Buron. Guests will enjoy an extraordinary program designed to immerse them in the world of the old masters and contemporary artists alike.

Activities include exclusive viewings of stunning collections in private homes, private curator-led visits to London’s top museums, studio visits with internationally renowned artists, and VIP access at the leading contemporary art fair, FRIEZE. Special dining experiences will include a welcome dinner at the hotel’s eighteenth-century William Kent Room and a closing event at The Wallace Collection. Guests will be accommodated at the luxurious Ritz London on Piccadilly Street in the St. James’s district.

October 2–7, 2017

 

Monday, October 2: Welcome to England
 

  • Artist Studio Visit: Antony Gormley
  • Curator Tour: The Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Welcome Dinner: William Kent Room

 

Tuesday, October 3: The Heart of the City and Holland Park
 

  • Curator Tour: National Gallery
  • Private Visit: Hauser & Wirth
  • Private Visit: Victoria Miro Gallery
  • Private Collection: Modern and Contemporary
  • Curator Tour: Leighton House Museum

 

Wednesday, October 4: Mayfair and Regents Park
 

  • Curator Tour: Tate Britain
  • VIP Access: Frieze Masters and Frieze London
  • Private Collection: Dudley House
  • Private Tour: Colnaghi London
  • Private Dining: Athenaeum Club

 

Thursday, October 5: Estates in the English Coutryside
 

  • Private Collection: Sydmonton Court
  • Tour and Lunch: Highclere Castle
  • Private Reception: Christie’s King Street

 

Friday, October 6: Royal Academy and Closing Dinner
 

  • Private tour: Royal Academy
  • Private Collection: Modern, pre-Colombian, and Latin American art
  • Exclusive Event: The Wallace Collection
Saturday, October 7: Departures throughout the Day

 

View a more detailed list of highlighted activities.

 

The international travel program is an exclusive opportunity for Leadership Circle donors ($25,000+). A domestic travel program will be launched in 2018 for Benefactor ($10,000) donors and higher.