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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

 Chicago

Chicago ArtTrek: David Bowie Is

December 6-7, 2014
Departure Time: 6:00 a.m. on December 6
Registration Deadline: October 29
Only a few spots left - register now!

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 Orso's and entertainment at the Second City. 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 $589 Single for museum members ($50 additional fee for non-members).

Click here to register online

Registration Deadline: October 29, 2014. 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. 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
A $500 Deposit must be paid by November 7
to be included on this trip.

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. Space is very limited for this trip, and a $500 Deposit must be paid by November 7 to be included on this trip. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Download the trip brochure

We'll be posting more about the trip soon, so check back often for updates! Call the ArtTrek office, at 937-223-5277, ext. 237, or email arttrek@daytonart.org for more information or to register.

Informational Meeting & Presentation

On Wednesday, October 29, Pat Sayre, a docent with the Taft Museum of Art, will give a presentation at The DAI about the trip. Pat has taken this barge trip five times, and she will present slides and answer questions about the trip. The informational meeting takes place at 1 p.m. in the museum's Private Dining Room; RSVP by calling 937-223-5277, ext. 237 or emailing arttrek@daytonart.org. Please attend if you have any questions or need more information.

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REGULAR MUSEUM HOURS
MONDAY Closed
TUESDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
THURSDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FRIDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
SATURDAY 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
SUNDAY Noon - 5 p.m.