Artful Expeditions

 
 

The Collectors Circle travel program, which began in 1987, has continued to grow and expand over the years. Our Collectors Circle art tours provide entry to some of the most exclusive private collections in the world, behind-the-scenes access to artists’ studios, introductions to significant museums and contemporary art spaces, and the opportunity to interact with our Director and Curators in order to expand the comprehension and enjoyment of contemporary art in a hands-on way.

See below for information about International Collectors Art Tours, Contemporary Collectors Art Tours, and Miami Art Basel.

INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ART TOURS

International Collectors are invited to join Director Hugh. M Davies and Chief Curator Kathryn Kanjo for one International jaunt per year, engaging in the art, culture and history of varied destinations spanning the globe! These special art tours offer the chance to experience contemporary art with the guiding hand of our resident experts, mingling with some of the most important artists, collectors, and art world figures of today.

MCASD’s International Collectors have explored some of the most significant global art destinations through the years, and we are thrilled to announce that our fall 2014 art tour will take place in Berlin and Munich, October 12 - 22, 2014! Please stay tuned for additional details and registration materials in the New Year!

This invitation is exclusively reserved for our International Collector-Level Members. For further information regarding the Collectors Circle Travel Program or to secure your spot for our most current International Collectors Art Tour, please contact Lesley Emery, Special Events and Travel Program Manager, at 858 454 3541 x165 or lemery@mcasd.org.

A list of our most recent destinations is outlined below – click each destination to view the trip itinerary.

October 2013                Belgium and Paris                                        *View Images

October 2012                Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil          *View Images

October 2011                Istanbul and Venice                                       *View images

October 2010                Beijing and Shanghai, China                        *View images     

 

CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS ART TOURS

Our Contemporary Collectors are invited to participate in one to two domestic art tours per year led by an MCASD Curator, and they have experienced artful adventures in both big cities and up-and-coming art destinations throughout the years. Similar to our International trips, our domestic excursions offer behind-the-scenes access to contemporary artists, private collections, and the most significant museums, galleries, and art spaces in the U.S.

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming spring 2014 trip to Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum) and St. Louis! Taking place April 3 - 6, 2014, Contemporary & International Collectors are also invited to enjoy a visit to the divergent destinations of Bentonville and St. Louis, in a special collaboration with our friends at the UCSD Stuart Collection. Our two groups will take in the sights together at the groundbreaking Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, before MCASD takes off on a private charter flight to the metropolis of St. Louis for the remainder of the tour. This is a special opportunity not to be missed! The itinerary for the trip can be viewed here, and you can download the reservation form and recommended flights as well. The cost to attend is $2,855 per person (including a $100 tax-deductible contribution to MCASD), and registration and deposits must be submitted by February 1, with final payments due March 1, 2014.

These invitations are exclusively reserved for our Contemporary and International Collector-Level Members. For further information regarding the Collectors Circle Travel Program or to secure your spot, please contact Heather Cook, Donor Stewardship and Travel Programs Manager, at 858 454 3541 x165 or hcook@mcasd.org.

A list of our most recent destinations is outlined below – click each destination to view the trip itinerary.

February 2014                Marfa                                                                *View Images

April 2013                       Denver                                                              *View Images

April 2012                       Santa Fe                                                           *View Images

April 2011                       Boston                                                              *View Images

April 2010                       Chicago                                                             *View Images

 

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

International and Contemporary Collectors are also invited to attend Art Basel Miami Beach with MCASD each December. The group is granted access to the exclusive VIP Preview events at the fair, in addition to private collections throughout the city and a welcome dinner with other Museum Patrons. This is always a highly anticipated fair and a long weekend of events, not to be missed by those who are focused on acquisition and expanding their personal collections.

For further information regarding the Collectors Circle Travel Program, please contact Lesley Emery, Special Events and Travel Program Manager, at 858 454 3541 x165 or lemery@mcasd.org.