Enrich your Museum experience with exclusive travel opportunities. Excursions for MFAH members offer a unique way to connect with fellow art enthusiasts while exploring the globe. These trips are created with your love of art, exploration, and discovery in mind.
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Museum Travel Alliance for Spring 2016
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is pleased to partner with the Museum Travel Alliance, a consortium of museums whose members share a passion for cultural travel. As a member of the MFAH, you are invited to participate in exclusive travel opportunities including three upcoming tours in the spring of 2016. Each itinerary is designed to awaken new insights into art, culture, and natural beauty—all led by world-renowned curators and scholars.
For more information on these tours, and to view a full list of tours available to Museum members, visit museumtravelalliance.com or call 855.533.0033.
Dutch and Flemish Landscape Painting
April 10–18, 2016
Cruise the Netherlands and Belgium aboard M.S. AmaPrima, travel with Metropolitan Museum of Art associate curator Freyda Spira, visit the home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp, and enjoy a guided tour of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, reopened in 2013 after extensive renovations.
• Reservations recommended before November 10, 2015: Learn more
Ancient Civilizations of Peru
April 29–May 10, 2016
Travel in a small group from Lima to Machu Picchu, an extraordinary landmark featured on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Visit the Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains, probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca empire at its height. Savor the commanding panoramic views in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, a setting of extraordinary beauty.
• Call 855.533.0033 by November 13, 2015, to reserve your spot.
Jewels of the Western Mediterranean
May 11–20, 2016
Travel from Rome to Malaga in high style on Sea Cloud II. Enjoy a private reception with the owners of one of the largest estates on Menorca, in the Balearic Islands. Savor a morning in Grenada at the legendary Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.
• Reservations recommended before December 11, 2105: Learn more
On this trip with Rice University’s Traveling Owls, Museum members enjoyed a memorable excursion through Italy, a land rich in history, culture, and art. Accompanied by curator Christine Gervais, members traveled from the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, to Rome—the Eternal City—and then on to the Umbrian and Tuscan countryside, and ultimately to the Venice Biennale.
In the dynamic city of Los Angeles, members visited incredible museums, galleries, and outdoor spaces. This tour included a private tour through James Turrell: A Retrospective at LACMA; guided tours of the Hammer and J. Paul Getty museums; and exclusive visits to some of L.A.’s world-renowned galleries.
An unforgettable tour of Philadelphia combined some of the city's best-known treasures and best-kept secrets. Kaylin Weber, the Museum's assistant curator of American painting and sculpture, accompanied the group on visits to the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Winterthur, and more.
Members traveling to Washington, D.C., toured many hidden gems. Highlights included a greeting at the U.S. Department of State diplomatic reception rooms; a guided tour of the National Mall by William Lecky, architect of the Korean War Veterans Memorial; and a studio tour of Emilie Brzezinski’s contemporary work.