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

Vermeer, Renoir, and their Contemporaries SOLD OUT
Washington DC—November 4-6, 2017
The National Gallery in Washington DC is bringing together 65 works by Vermeer and his fellow painters of the Dutch Golden Age in Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry, The exhibition features 10 paintings by Vermeer, many of which have not been seen in the United States since 1996. At the same time The Phillips Collection has organized an exhibition of Renoir and Friends based on their own Luncheon of the Boating Party. Nannette Maciejunes, David Stark, and Nancy Turner will be your guides to these and much more in the nation’s capital. The cost of the trip is $1,500 double occupancy or $2,165 for a single room which includes two nights at the Willard Hotel. Airfare is not included.

The deadline to register is September 4, after which there will be no refunds. In the event the trip is cancelled, Art Escapes will fully refund your money. If you cancel prior to September 4, you will receive a refund minus a $500 cancellation fee. Art Escapes suggests purchasing trip insurance. This Art Escapes is SOLD OUT. 


From ABC’s to Athenian Pottery SOLD OUT
Toledo, Ohio —Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Art Escapes is heading to Northwest Ohio for a day trip to visit a new venue and explore an old favorite, The Mazza Museum and the Toledo Museum of Art. Findlay, Ohio, is the home of the Mazza Museum which houses the largest collection of children’s book illustrations in the world. With more than 10,000 works, many are by winners of such prestigious awards as the Caldecott and the Newbery Medals.

The Toledo Museum of Art is hosting The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C.  Eighty-four vessels and statuettes of bronze and terracotta will be shown, including dozens of the finest vases attributed to the Berlin Painter along with works by other extraordinary artists of the period. This exhibition includes works on loan from the British Museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Vatican’s Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, and the Musée du Louvre. The cost is $130 for CMA members, $145 for non-members. This Art Escapes is SOLD OUT.


Rodin Centenary Celebration in Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio – Tuesday October 24, 2017
The Cleveland Museum of Art joins museums around the world to celebrate the centennial of Auguste Rodin’s death. Art Escapes will tour Cleveland’s impressive collection of Rodin sculptures, learn about Cleveland Museum of Art’s relationship with the famed sculptor, and enjoy a private luncheon at the art museum. Then Art Escapes will take a backstage tour of Severance Hall, the home of the Cleveland Orchestra.  Severance Hall was built during the Great Depression and is still known as one of America’s greatest Art Deco interiors.

The cost of the day trip is $145 for nonmembers and $135 for members. To register by phone please call 614.629.0359 or to register online please click here.


Mucha, Art, and Crafts 
Dayton, Ohio – Saturday, November 18, 2017

Art Escapes is returning to Dayton to enjoy the delightful work of Alphonse Mucha at the Dayton Art Institute and works from Miami Valley artists at the Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC). Get a great start on your holiday shopping with a private tour at the DVAC. Their annual Holiday Gift Gallery features work from more than 75 Miami Valley, Dayton, Ohio, and International artists. After lunch, take a docent tour of Dayton Art Institute’s exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau. The exhibition is from the finest private collection of the artist’s works in the USA and includes 75 works by Mucha including rare, original lithographs, paintings, drawings, and ephemera.

The cost of the trip is $145 for nonmembers and $135 for members. For details, please call 614.629.0359 or Sharon Grubbs at 614.235.6110. To register click here