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: 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. This Art Escapes is SOLD OUT.

SOLD OUT: Vermeer, Renoir, and their Contemporaries 
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. 

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


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. 


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 call Nancy Turner at 614.629.0301 with questions or to register.