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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 Aleksandra Matic, associate director of donor travel, at or (312) 443-3115.

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 and designers’ studios.

View the brochure to learn more about the trip and your curatorial guide, Zoë Ryan.

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 former Angeleno, 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.

Berlin’s Contemporary Art

May 2020

Travel to Germany with Ann Goldstein, deputy director and chair and curator of modern and contemporary art, to experience an once-in-a-lifetime tour of Berlin’s thriving contemporary art scene. Exemplary private collections, museums, and fine dining complete this journey.

Weekender: Dallas and Fort Worth

September 2020

Spend a weekend in Texas with Constantine Petridis, chair of the Department of the Arts of Africa and the Americas and curator of African art. This getaway will explore the legacy of African art in Dallas and Fort Worth through visits to museums, galleries, and more.

Sold-Out Trips

To join the waitlist for sold-out trips, please contact Aleksandra Matic, associate director of donor travel, at or (312) 443-3115.

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 completely full.  View the full terms and conditions below. 

Weekender: Photography in New Orleans

October 18–21, 2018

This trip with Elizabeth Siegel, curator of photography, is completely full. View the full terms and conditions below.

Terms and Conditions

Weekender: Architecture and Design in Mexico City

Spanish Painting and Sculpture

Weekender: Photography in New Orleans

Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.