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


Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago
May 18-20, 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.

The Dicke Collection
September 15, 2018

Join hosts Rick Sherman and Sherri Grubbs for a guided tour of the James F. Dicke II collection at the Crown Equipment Corporation’s headquarters in New Bremen. Jim Dicke is a renowned businessman, generous philanthropist, contemporary art collector and artist with an impressive collection of contemporary art. We will be visiting three of the buildings followed by lunch in the Crown Farmhouse Barn.

After lunch, you will visit the Bicycle Museum of America in downtown New Bremen. The museum houses an historic bicycle collection with many rare examples tracing the bicycle’s linage from the nineteenth century to the present.

The cost of the trip is $135 for CMA members and $145 for non-members. Register here, or contact the visitor experience team at 614.629.0359.

Cézanne, Van Gogh & the Arts in Provence
April 1-10, 2019

Travel with CMA’s Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes to the south of France, inspiration to artists through the centuries. Arles, immortalized in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh, will be our base for a week of fascinating visits with special access. Explore Paul Cézanne’s hometown of Aix-en-Provence and the home of a former Louvre curator near Avignon. In the medieval town of Uzès, admire its ducal palace and bustling weekly market. Discover innovative art in unique settings such as the outdoor sculpture collection at Château La Coste, the Carrières de Lumières art center, and the new LUMA Arles complex. Throughout our stay, enjoy regional wines and delicious local specialties.

This Art Escape has been organized in cooperation with Arrangements Abroad. For more view the brochure. Please note space is limited. For questions please email Art Escapes Coordinator Nancy Turner at