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Sustaining Fellows Travel

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

Upcoming Sustaining Fellows Trips

Weekender: Adjaye’s D.C. with Zoë Ryan
September 29–October 2, 2016

Experience the nation’s capital through the eyes of architect David Adjaye. Visit the new National Museum of African American History and Culture with Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design, and enjoy rare access to private homes, must-see museums, and compelling collections.

There are a few spots still left! Space is limited, and reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please contact Kathryn Covello at or call (212) 969-9410.

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Weekender: Asian Art in San Francisco
March 30–April 2, 2017

Accompany Tao Wang, Pritzker Chair of Asian Art and curator of Chinese art, to San Francisco for a new perspective on Asian art. Enjoy special access to the impressive Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the newly reopened San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, significant private collections, and contemporary artists’ studios.

Tarsila and the Birth of Modernism in Brazil
May 15–21, 2017

Take a unique journey through São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro with Stephanie D’Alessandro, Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator of International Modern Art, before the exhibition Tarsila do Amaral: Reinventing Modern Art in Brazil opens at the Art Institute in October 2017. Visits to private collections and behind-the-scenes tours of museums provide an illuminating insider’s look at one of the great masters of Brazilian art.

Reservations and Inquiries

These trips are open exclusively to Sustaining Fellows. Space is limited. The Art Institute of Chicago strongly recommends that travelers purchase travel insurance. Please direct all inquiries to the Sustaining Fellows travel coordinator at (312) 443-3848.