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

Art Escapes Celebrates the Dayton Art Institute 
August 21, 2019

Art Escapes will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Dayton Art Institute with a visit to three exhibitions which are part of the centenary: Our Century: Dayton Area Collects, Monet and Impressionism, and Impressive: 100 Years of Japanese Prints at the DAI. You and your hosts Martha West, Sharon Grubbs, and Poppy Thornton will begin your day with an early admission to the DAI docent tour of Our Century: Dayton Area Collects, an exhibition that reflects the diverse interests of individual collectors in the Dayton area. It will feature paintings, sculpture, and photography from artists such as Franz Franken the Younger, Norman Rockwell, Robert Henri, Alfredo Ramos Martinez, and Mary Beth Mackenzie. You also will have time to explore Monet and Impressionism which includes works by Monet, Degas, Pissarro, Sisley, Frieseke, Bonnard and Matisse, and Impressive: 100 Years of Japanese Prints at the DAI. The museum has focused on Japanese woodblock prints since opening in 1919 and now has a collection of more than 350 works. After exploring all Dayton Art Institute has to offer, you will enjoy a lunch before traveling to the Carillon Historical Park, the starting point for our shuttle to the Wright Brothers Estate, Hawthorne Hill. The home was designed by Wilbur and Orville with the intention of housing the families of both brothers. Sadly, Wilbur died before the home was completed, however, it was occupied for many years by the Wright family and hosted the greats of American and world aviation. We will have the opportunity to explore Carillon Historical Park museum as well as enjoying a docent lead tour of Hawthorne Hill.

Cost of the day trip is $145 for members, $155 for nonmembers, and includes transportation, lunch, and all admission fees. Your payment is your registration and Art Escapes will not make refunds unless the trip is canceled. To register click here. The deadline to register is July 21.


North Sea Trip

Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure No. 5 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

History, Art, and Architecture along the North Sea
August 23, 2019–September 1, 2019
Registration deadline: November 21, 2018*
*The North Sea Cruise deadline has been extended, however only a few spaces remain.

Some of the world’s most revered art and architecture lies on the short stretch of coastline between the Baltic Sea and the mouth of the Seine River—a tucked-away corner of Europe that has experienced a prosperity and influence disproportionate to its diminutive size. The Netherlands and Belgium were at the center of world commerce in the 17th century, and the wealth that accumulated in these countries led to what historian Simon Schama called “an embarrassment of riches.” Join CMA Executive Director Nannette V. Maciejunes on a leisurely cruise that celebrates this golden age and its superb artistic legacy.

In the space of nine days, you’ll visit some of the world’s best museums. Begin in Copenhagen with a visit to the marvelous collection of modern art at Louisiana Museum, situated at water’s edge with views of Sweden across the sound. After transiting the Kiel Canal, spend the rest of your journey exploring the great museums of Holland and Belgium—the stunning architecture and contemporary art of the Groninger Museum; the Dutch Masters of the Rijksmuseum and the Hague; the incomparable Van Gogh Museum; the Stedelijk Museum; Rubens’ masterpieces in the Antwerp Cathedral; Michelangelo’s Madonna in Bruges. During an overnight in Amsterdam, you will enjoy special access and a reception at the Stedelijk Museum of modern and contemporary art—an event that promises to be the highlight of a journey filled with unforgettable moments. For more information and to register, click here.

Crystal Bridges

SOLDOUT: Awesome Arkansas: Crystal Bridges and Eureka Springs
October 13–16, 2019

Art Escapes hosts Sherri Grubbs and Rick Sherman have arranged a fabulous trip to Bentonville and Eureka Springs October 13–16. We will spend three nights at the 21c Bentonville, a boutique hotel which is a short walk to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Our first night includes a private dinner by the James Beard Foundation Award Semi-Finalist Chef Matthew McClure and a private docent tour of the hotel’s private art collection. For more information click here. 

The cost of the trip excluding airfare is $995 per person for double occupancy. The price for a single room is $1,370. Space is limited to 20 passengers. Questions? Please contact Sherri Grubbs at 614.235.6110.

Whistler Prints and Cambridge Glass
October 30, 2019
Art Escapes offers a day of firsts as we travel to the Zanesville Museum of Art and then on to Cambridge Ohio to tour Mosser Glass and the National Museum of Cambridge Glass. We’ll start the day at the Zanesville Museum of Art and enjoy a docent tour of An American in Venice: James McNeil Whistler and His Legacy. Our docent will also lead us through some highlights of the museum before we enjoy some free time to explore the collection. Then, we’ll continue on to Cambridge for a factory tour of Mosser Glass as well as time to shop in their beautiful factory store. Lunch will be served at Theo’s Restaurant, a local favorite in Cambridge. We’ll round out our day with a tour of the National Museum of Cambridge Glass to understand the history and variety of the glass industry that has flourished in Cambridge for decades.

Cost of the day trip is $145 for members, $155 for nonmembers, and includes transportation, snacks on our coach, lunch, and all admission fees. To register please click here or call 614.629.0359. Your payment is your registration and Art Escapes will not make refunds unless the trip is canceled. The deadline to register is September 27.

[Image: James McNeill Whistler (American 1834-1903), The Palaces, 1879, First Venice Set, Etching, drypoint, and open bite (?), Printed in black ink on fine ivory laid paper. Collection Purchase, 2002.0060. Syracuse University Art Collection]

Treasures of St. Petersburg and the Baltic Sea
May 23-June 2, 2020
Join CMA Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes on this voyage where we will visit the great cities that ring the Baltic’s shores – Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn – and explore the treasures they contain. But the focus of our attention will be squarely on what is arguably the most magnificent city on the Baltic: St. Petersburg. Ever since Peter the Great opened his “Window on the West” in the early 18th century and began inviting the fashionable elites of Europe to visit his new court there, St. Petersburg has been a favorite destination for lovers of the fine arts. The unrivalled collections of art in the Hermitage; the plethora of Baroque and Neoclassical palaces in and around the city; the great churches and monasteries – this is the art and architecture, the cultural legacy, that we will come to know as we explore this special place, where virtually the entire city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Click here for the brochure. 

Ponant is handling registration for this trip. There is a registration form at the end of the attached brochure. To be sure the cabin you want is available, call Ponant at 844.747.3281 and give them a deposit with your credit card. You will then need to fill out the registration form and mail it to Ponant’s NY address. Please let Nancy Turner know that you will be joining us. Email here at