Travel Program

The Fine Arts Museums Travel Program offers exclusive opportunities to explore destinations around the globe with our expert curators. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access at leading museums, viewings of renowned private collections, visits to artists’ studios, and luxurious accommodations and dining on domestic and international trips designed exclusively for the Museums’ valued supporters.

For more information about the travel program, please contact us at patronscircle@famsf.org or 415.750.3555.

Upcoming Trips

Boston I June 6–9, 2018

Experience Boston in a new light with Timothy Anglin Burgard, Ednah Root Curator in Charge of American Art. Over three days of exclusive programming, guests will enjoy curator tours at the city’s most beloved art centers, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the new Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, and the conservation labs at the Harvard Art Museums. Attendees will also explore some of Boston’s finest sprawling gardens and private collections, ranging from historic decorative arts to modern and contemporary art, and celebrate our nation’s history with special visits to the Paul Revere House and the Old North Church. Accommodations at the stylish Taj Boston in the beautiful Back Bay neighborhood along with dining experiences featuring seasonal New England dishes and international fare will round out our insider experience in this dynamic cultural capital.

The domestic travel program is open to Fine Arts Museums donors at the Benefactor level and higher.
 

Berlin I October 8–13, 2018

Director and CEO Max Hollein and Claudia Schmuckli, curator in charge of contemporary arts and programming, will lead travelers on a deep dive into the vibrant, multifaceted art and culture scene of Germany’s capital city. The itinerary features an array of experiences that will immerse travelers in the world of the old masters and contemporary artists alike, including curator-led tours of national museums and visits to stunning private collections and the studios of prominent artists such as Olafur Eliasson and Ai Weiwei. Other highlights include an excursion to Frederick the Great’s extraordinary Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam and the opportunity to experience the city’s world-renowned musical excellence with a concert by the celebrated Berlin Philharmonic in their iconic building designed by Hans Scharoun. Travelers will also enjoy the city’s culinary scene, special private parties, and a luxurious stay at the Regent Berlin, in the heart of the historic Mitte district, overlooking the Gendarmenmarkt.

The international travel program is an exclusive opportunity for Leadership Circle donors.

Past Trips

London I October 2–7, 2017

Led by director and CEO Max Hollein and Melissa Buron, director, art division, participants enjoyed a week of extraordinary activities in London. Highlights included visits to the studios of internationally renowned artists Sir Anish Kapoor, Edmund de Waal, and Sir Antony Gormley; exclusive visits to the homes of several prominent collectors; private curator-led tours at the National Gallery, Leighton House Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Academy, and Tate Britain; a day trip to the English countryside for a special tour of Highclere Castle (made famous from the popular Masterpiece Theatre show, Downton Abbey) with Lady Carnarvon; and VIP access at Frieze London, one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs. Special dining experiences included a welcome dinner at the hotel’s eighteenth-century William Kent Room and a closing event at The Wallace Collection. Guests were accommodated at the luxurious Ritz London on Piccadilly Street in the St. James’s district.

View the trip itinerary.