Explore the world both near and far through our Art Escapes travel program.
Calder-Picasso in Houston
November 11-14, 2021
Join CMA Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes to experience the international exhibition “Calder-Picasso,” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibition was conceived by the artists’ grandsons — Alexander S.C. Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso. It will be the first major museum show to explore the artistic relationship between these titans of Modernism. The exhibition will include more than 100 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and archival photographs.
We will begin our visit to Houston at the Menil Collection where we will have a curator’s tour of the collection. There will also be time to visit the Rothko Chapel which has recently been renovated for its 50th anniversary, Cy Twombly Gallery, Dan Flavin Installation, and the outdoor sculpture garden. The following day we will visit the Kinder Building which is devoted to the core curatorial department areas of modern and contemporary art. And in the afternoon, we will tour house museums at Bayou Bend and the Rienzi—American and European collections respectively.
On day three we will visit the MFAH. As the Houston curator of the exhibition, Ann Dumas, a curator at the Royal Academy in London, Houston and Columbus, has agreed to give us a private tour of “Calder-Picasso” before the museum is open to the public. After lunch, Ann will take us on a tour of the remarkable collection’s highlights.
Ann Dumas, Nannette Maciejunes, and Nancy Turner will be your guides in Houston. The cost of the trip is $1475 double occupancy or $1875 for a single room which includes three nights at the Hotel ZaZa Houston Museum District. Airfare is not included and all dinners are on your own.
You must be a Museum member to register for overnight trips. 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. For more information, please email Nancy Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org. The trip is limited to the first 22 members who register.
Art in Provence and the French Riviera
March 30, 2022 – April 10, 2022
Visit Provence, arguably the most beautiful region of France, with CMA’s Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes and Ann Dumas, a renowned curator at the Royal Academy in London, Houston and Columbus. Since art is the focus of the tour, you will visit some of the homes, studios, and places where these important artists painted: Cezanne, Van Gogh, Renoir, Signac, Bonnard, and Matisse. We will also visit important museums, villages, a winery, and much more. Here are some of the highlights:
*We are still working on some attractions which are currently closed.
The cost of the trip is $7775 double occupancy excluding airfare; the single cost is $8975. Space is limited to 22 participants. A deposit of $4000 will reserve your place on the trip. Deposits are due no later than July 29 with final payment due on November 25, 2021. All deposits are refundable with a cancellation fee of $2000. After November 25, 2021, no refunds will be made. Please email email@example.com with questions