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ArtTrekFrom Columbus to California to China, ArtTrek offers unique adventures for art lovers of all ages throughout the year. These art focused trips combine curatorial expertise with well-planned itineraries, including private tours and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities. Come join us for a day trip or a week-long journey, connect with other like-minded travelers, have fun and be inspired!

To join our mailing list for information about upcoming trips, please contact the ArtTrek office at 937-223-5277, ext. 237 or email arttrek@daytonart.org. Be sure to provide your name, email and full mailing address. You may also  click here to join The DAI's email list.

ArtTrek is a benefit of membership at The Dayton Art Institute. You must be a museum member to travel with this program. Click here for more information about membership. 

Image: ArtTrek's recent trip to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
 

Upcoming ArtTreks

 Toledo

Toledo Museum of Art

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Departure Time: 8:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline Extended! Augst 27

Join The Dayton Art Institute’s ArtTrek Team as we take a day trip to the Toledo Museum of Art, to see one of the world's most comprehensive and historically significant collections dedicated to the medium of glass. This ArtTrek is held in conjunction with The DAI's summer special exhibition, Dayton Celebrates Glass: Chihuly, Littleton, Labino and Beyond.

Opened in 2006, the Toledo Museum of Art's postmodern Glass Pavilion is home to its world-renowned glass collection, featuring more than 5,000 works of art from ancient to contemporary times.A docent-led tour will guide us through the collection. Objects have been continuously acquired, studied, conserved, published and exhibited, and the collection’s creation and growth are as unique as the Museum itself. There will also be time to explore the museum's permanent collection. Following the visit, enjoy dinner at the Real Seafood Co., one of Toldeo’s top-rated restaurants.

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The cost of the Toledo ArtTrek is $190/person member and $240/person, non-member. Cost Includes: Roundtrip transfer via deluxe motorcoach, refreshments, tours and dinner.

Click here to register online

You may also register by calling the ArtTrek reservation line, at 937-223-5277, ext. 237 with your credit card, or send a check payable to The Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio 45405-4700. Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Deadline Extended: Reservations are due by August 27, 2014. Space is limited: reservations will be accepted in the order received, and based on space available on the motorcoach.

 Chicago

Chicago ArtTrek: David Bowie Is

December 6-7, 2014
Departure Time: 6:00 a.m. on December 6
Registration Deadline: October 29

ArtTrek is planning a special trip to Chicago, December 6-7, to attend the new exhibit about David Bowie (yes, you read correctly!) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The trip also includes a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as evening activities in the Windy City. You will depart The DAI at 6:00 a.m. on December 6 and travel by deluxe motorcoach to Chicago, with a one-night stay at the Palmer House Hilton. On December 6, visit David Bowie Is at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Enjoy dinner on Saturday night at Orzo's and Entertainment at the Second City Comedy show. On Sunday, December 7, visit the Art Institute of Chicago or shop on the Magnificent Mile. We board the motorcoach for the return trip home at 2:00 p.m. on December 7.

The cost of the Chicago ArtTrek is $495 Double and $588.53 Single for museum members ($50 additional for non members).

For registration information and a detailed itinerary, call 937-223-5277, ext. 237. You may also register by sending a check payable to The Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio 45405-4700. Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Registration Deadline: October 29, 2014. Space is limited: reservations will be accepted in the order received, and based on space available on the motorcoach.

 Netherlands

JUST ANNOUNCED!

Barging the Netherlands: The Old Masters

April 9-18, 2015
 

You won't want to miss the spectular new trip we have planned for the spring of 2015! Explore the art world in the Netherlands, focusing on the Old Masters, their lives and style. Discover the inland waterways of the Netherlands on an exclusively chartered barge, while exploring unique Dutch villages that are off the beaten path and the landscape that so inspired the Old Masters. Join art historians for an introduction to the great masters, and visit renowned art collections in museums large and small.

Highlights:

  • Accompany art historians to examine the works of Rembrandt, Vermeer, van Gogh, Frans Hals and van Eyck while exploring the Mauritshuis in The Hague, and several smaller museums.
  • Visit the famous Keukenhof gardens with millions of flowers.
  • Attend a presentation at the Porceleyne Fles in Delft, the oldest surviving porcelain factory in the Netherlands.
  • View the historic Golden Age altar panels by Pieter Pourdus and Jan Steen at the Museum Gouda.
  • Enjoy an excursion to the Boijmans Museum to view the fine collection of Old Masters.

Cost: $3,250 per person, double occupancy ($750 additional for single occupancy), airfare not included.

We'll be posting more information in the coming weeks, so check back often for updates! Call the ArtTrek office, at 937-223-5277, ext. 237, or email arttrek@daytonart.org for more information and a detailed itinerary.

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