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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.

Art in Palm Beach

Thursday, January 25

Join the Friends of Artis—Naples as we explore Palm Beach! The day begins at the Norton Museum of Art where we will tour Artists in Motion: Modern Masterpieces from the Pearlman CollectionThe exhibition features work by Degas, van Gogh, Pissarro, Cézanne, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec, as well as later artists, including Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine and Jacques Lipschitz who emigrated from Russia and Eastern Europe to the center of the art world. In addition to seeing their paintings and sculptures, exhibition tours will explore the lives of the artists and the innovations that made their works so influential. Tours will also introduce Henry Pearlman, the successful businessman who created the collection after World War II, and visit the Norton Collection to view related works by European modernists such as Brâncuşi, Picasso and Matisse.

Following the tour, we will enjoy a delightful lunch in the private dining room at The Restaurant at The Norton. Afterwards, the group will venture to Art Palm Beach, an internationally renowned art fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging and modern master art works.

Attendees will meet at Artis—Naples and board a motorcoach for transportation to Palm Beach. The group will return to Artis—Naples at the end of the day.

Tickets are $215; includes a $56 donation to Friends of Artis—Naples. Space is limited.

Treasures of St. Petersburg

Thursday, February 22

Experience a docent-led tour of the Imagine Museum, which features a spectacular collection of contemporary glass art from around the world. Encounter the evolution of the studio glass art movement of artists who have turned it into contemporary masterpieces of color, motion and light.

Enjoy a gourmet lunch at The Library, located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. This unusual and renowned restaurant was inspired by the legendary 1857 George Peabody Library in Baltimore.

Visit the always-popular Salvador Dalí Museum (The Dalí) at its exceptional waterfront setting and begin with a docent-led tour of the permanent collection and see the exhibition Dalí & the Impressionists: Monet, Renoir, Degas & More. This special exhibit is on loan from the MFA Boston and includes over 22 works by 18 major Impressionists from their collection. Of course, no trip to The Dalí is complete without a stop in their exciting gift shop!

The Art of Gardens and Glass

Thursday, March 14

Visit Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach with more than 7,000 Japanese art objects and artifacts, including a 500-piece collection of tea ceremony items, more than 200 textile pieces and fine art acquisitions. The 16 acres surrounding Morikami’s two museum buildings include expansive Japanese gardens with strolling paths, resting areas, a world-class bonsai collection and lakes teeming with koi and other wildlife. The wider 200-acre park features nature trails, pine forests and picnic areas.

Enjoy a delicious Japanese bento box lunch at Morikami’s Cornell Café overlooking the tranquil gardens.

Join a docent-led tour of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and the outstanding exhibition Glory of the World: Color Field Painting (1950s to 1983). Curated by Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator, the museum is exhibiting a selection of paintings focusing primarily on the earlier years of Color Field beginning in the 1950s with Helen Frankenthaler’s large stain paintings and ending in 1983 when postmodern and imagist painters began to dominate the art scene. 

Tickets are $215; includes a $63 donation to Friends of Artis—Naples. Space is limited.

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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