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Travel with Friends

The Travel with Friends series offers stimulating day trips to exciting museums, exhibitions and private collections. Tickets for these travel opportunities will be available to Friends of Artis—Naples at the Premier level and above.

If you are not yet Premier level and would like to receive access to the exciting slate of 2023-24 trips, please contact the Development Department at 239-254-2719.

2023-24 Season Travel with Friends
Tickets go on sale approximately six weeks prior to each trip.
To purchase tickets, call 239-597-1900.

Miami’s Vibrant Art Scene

Thursday, November 9

Join the Friends of Artis—Naples as we explore Miami! The day begins with a visit to the de la Cruz Collection in Miami’s Design District where we will tour the exhibition House in Motion, which brings together paintings, sculptures and site-specific installations from their collection. The annual exhibitions represent the collection's history and revisit works within the context of the moment. Rosa and Calos de la Cruz began their collection in their home, and in in 2009 opened the 30,000 square-foot museum. The group is then transported to Wynwood Walls, Miami’s original street art museum, for an exciting guided golf cart tour featuring the greatest collection of street art seen in one place. Enjoy a delightful four-course lunch at the award-winning restaurant Verde, located in the Perez Art Museum with a gorgeous view of the Biscayne Bay. Following lunch, we will tour the Perez Art Museum, located in the celebrated building by Herzog and Meuron. The museum is home to a thought-provoking contemporary collection that focuses on international art of the 20th and 21st centuries from the perspective of the Americas. Our tour features the outstanding Yoyoi Kusama Love Is Calling exhibition.

Attendees will meet at Artis—Naples and board a motorcoach for transportation to Miami and return to Artis—Naples.

Tickets are $125 per person, including a $55 donation. Space is limited.

The Revs Institute—
The Art, Design and Engineering of the Automobile

December 2023
Hit the throttle with a special visit to The Revs Institute in Naples. Guests will experience the incredible art, engineering and history of some of the most iconic automobiles. Join us for a comprehensive docent-led tour of one of the most extensive collections of automobiles in the world, set to include a short film on the history of the Revs’ collection.

Art in Palm Beach

January 2024
The Friends return to the east coast for an exciting day that kicks off with a tour of the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach. Founded in 1941, this museum features over 8,200 works in five curatorial departments, ranging from European and American art to contemporary photography. After lunch, we will attend Art Palm Beach, which will showcase over one hundred contemporary, emerging and modern art galleries. There will be an opportunity to explore and acquire works by notable emerging artists as well as top names in the modern, classical, postwar and pop eras.

The Art of Gardens and Glass

February 2024
Visit the six distinct gardens at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Boca Raton, each inspired by a famous garden in Japan. Enjoy a delicious Japanese bento box lunch in the Cornell Café. Experience a fascinating glass blowing demonstration at Hollywood Hot Glass, followed by a visit to the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in Hollywood, a world-class collection of ceramic art and studio glass.

Treasures of St. Petersburg

March 2024
Visit the popular Dalí Museum housing the largest collection of Salvador Dalí works in the world! The museum offers a regularly changing exhibition of the legendary surrealist artist’s melting watch canvases and a wide variety of his sculpture and fiber objects. Enjoy a light lunch in the lush garden of a noted gallery featuring contemporary works by American and international glass artists. Tour the Imagine Museum, which features a spectacular collection of contemporary glass art from around the world.

The Revs Institute—
The Art, Design and Engineering of the Automobile

April 2024
A second chance to experience the incredible collection of The Revs Institute, complete with another comprehensive docent-led tour of automobiles through the ages and a short film on the history of the collection

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North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association

Friends of Artis—Naples at the Ambassador level and above receive free or reduced admission to art museums through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association. Details about the 800-plus participating arts, cultural and historical institutions can be found at www.narmassociation.org.

  NARM Website

Museum Travel Alliance

Artis—Naplesis delighted to be a part of the Museum Travel Alliance (MTA), which provides donors of participating museums with access to unique, high-end cultural travel programs. Friends of Artis—Naples and patrons in the Leadership Circle are eligible to take advantage of this benefit, joining travelers affiliated with other participating museums from across the country on MTA tours. All tour programs are developed and operated by Academic Arrangements Abroad, the leader in museum travel since 1977.

  Museum Travel Alliance Website

For more information about Friends of Artis—Naples, contact friends@artisnaples.org.

Friends of Artis—Naples

Scott Meloun, President


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