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Sustaining Fellows Travel

Sustaining Fellows enjoy exclusive five-star travel opportunities with distinguished Art Institute curators.

Trips Open for Enrollment

To reserve your spot, please contact Elif Senturk, Sustaining Fellows travel coordinator, at esenturk@artic.edu or (312) 443-3848.

Weekender: Photography in New Orleans


October 18–21, 2018

Explore photographic marvels in the Big Easy with Elizabeth Siegel, curator of photography. Enjoy behind-the-scenes visits to the New Orleans Museum of Art—home to an encyclopedic photography collection; private collections of photography and contemporary art; and visits to local artists’ studios and photographic galleries. Traditional and cutting-edge architecture and legendary bayou dining experiences enrich your journey.

View the brochure to learn more about the trip and your curatorial guide, Liz Siegel.

Upcoming Trips

For more information on the following trips, please contact Elif Senturk, Sustaining Fellows travel coordinator, at esenturk@artic.edu or (312) 443-3848.

Weekender: Architecture and Design in Mexico City

February 21–24, 2019

Venture to Mexico City with Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design, in advance of the Art Institute’s 2019 exhibition focused on the influential figures who worked in Mexico between 1940 and 1970. Meet with cutting-edge architects, tour historic Luis Barragán–designed residences, and visit ceramics ateliers, textile shops, and designers’ studios.

Weekender: Vancouver

September 19–22, 2019

Explore photography and contemporary and conceptual art in Vancouver with Matthew Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator of Photography. This weekend getaway features tours of the city’s finest museums, galleries, and private collections.

Weekender: Los Angeles

February 2020

Accompany Kevin Salatino, Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Chair and Curator of Prints and Drawings and native Angelino, on a multifaceted trip to the City of Angels. Gain insight into contemporary art, architecture, and, of course, prints and drawings, on visits to the city’s renowned museums, private collections, and more.


Sold-Out Trips

To join the waitlist for sold-out trips, please contact Elif Senturk, Sustaining Fellows travel coordinator, at esenturk@artic.edu or (312) 443-3848.

Spanish Painting and Sculpture

September 23–30, 2018

This trip with Gloria Groom, chair of European Painting and Sculpture and David and Mary Winton Green Curator, and Rebecca Long, Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, is not completely full.  View the full terms and conditions below. 


Terms and Conditions

Spanish Painting and Sculpture

Weekender: Photography in New Orleans



Vancouver, British Columbia.