Travel with Columbus Museum of Art

Travel with Columbus Museum of Art

Explore the world both near and far through our Art Escapes travel program. 

Upcoming Trips


SOLDOUT: Cincinnati: China’s Terracotta Army and Tiffany
May 2, 2018

Please join Art Escapes tour guides Martha West and Nancy Turner on May 2 for a visit to the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Taft Art Museum. We will begin our visit at the Cincinnati Art Museum and have a private docent tour of the exciting exhibition: Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China. The exhibition features 120 objects including terracotta figures of warriors, armor, gold, silver and jade ornaments and jewelry all from the Shaanxi provincial art and archeology institutions. Dating from 770BC-206BC, these objects represent ancient Chinese history, myths and burial traditions. We will take some time to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Cincinnati Art Museum. In the afternoon, we’ll make the short trip to the Taft Art Museum where we’ll have a private docent tour of the Driehaus Tiffany Collection. The cost of the trip is $135 for CMA members and $145 for non-members. The price includes a private motor coach, all entrance fees, lunch at the Cincinnati Art Museum, refreshments on the bus, all taxes and gratuities. Payment is due by March 26 and constitutes your reservation. No refund after March 26 unless Art Escapes cancels the tour. Register here. 

Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago
May 19-21, 2018
Join Sharon Grubbs for an Art Escape to Chicago for the annual Wright Plus Housewalk in Oak Park, Illinois. This year’s tour celebrates architecture, design; Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative vision; and the talents of his fellow architects. It features Wright’s home and studio along with other buildings by the famed architect and his contemporaries. Other highlights include a stop at the Art Institute of Chicago for a tour of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor plus a twilight river cruise. The group will also visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art and tour the Lilly house. The cost of the trip is $1,250 double occupancy and the single occupancy is $1,390 and includes motor coach transportation to and from Chicago and two nights at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook. For more information please call Sharon Grubbs at 614.235.6110. Register here.  

SOLDOUT: Scotland with Ann Dumas: Art, Architecture, and Gardens
June 17-27, 2018
Art Escapes invites you to join CMA’s Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes and Adjunct European Curator Ann Dumas as we visit Ann’s favorite places in Scotland. This is a trip you couldn’t possibly arrange on your own! Scotland is famous for its magnificent country houses, castles, and gardens and we will visit many of them. To call them “houses” is a vast understatement, they are more like “jaw-dropping palatial abodes.” While there, we will have guided tours, often by the Laird or Lady of the house, and enjoy a private lunch, tea, or dinner. For an itinerary and pricing click here. Please contact Nancy Turner with questions or to register. 

Athens, Ohio: Zenner House Tea and Dairy Barn Quilts
June 8, 2018
Built in 1927 by one of the wealthiest men in Ohio, the Zenner House and gardens were recently renovated by the new owners. The home is filled with gorgeous antiques and stunning works of art. The garden, where we will have a “high tea” luncheon, will be in peak display for our visit. We will tour Modern Quilts – Designs of the New Century and Modern Inspirations – Art quilts from 1970s through today at the Dairy Barn in Athens. The cost of the trip is $135 for Columbus Museum of Art Members, and $145 for non-members. Click here for more details. For further information, you can contact Mindy Marfurt at 614.804.6347. Reservation deadline is Monday, May 28, 2018. Register here.  Questions about registration? Please call 614.629.0359.