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Travel with Friends

Art Excursions

The Travel with Friends series offers stimulating day trips to exciting museums, exhibitions and private collections. Previous outings have included visits to St. Augustine, Winter Park, Coconut Grove, Miami and Palm Beach. Join Friends of Artis—Naples at the Premier level or above to receive access to the exciting slate of upcoming 2022-23 trips.

Tampa Treasures

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Join us as we journey to Florida’s third largest city. Enjoy a guided tour of The Tampa Museum of Art, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020. The museum houses one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States. Explore the collection at the Florida Museum of Photographic Art in the heart of the Waterfront Arts District in the architecturally exciting building known as “The Cube.” Lunch is at the Columbia Cigar Restaurant in YBOR City followed by a walking tour of the historic immigrant neighborhood.

Tickets are $195; includes a $55 donation to Friends of Artis—Naples. For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Friends of Artis—Naples at friends@artisnaples.org.

Palm Beach

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Visit Whitehall, the Palm Beach Gilded Age mansion constructed by Henry Flagler. After our docent led tour, we will enjoy a traditional tea service luncheon in the Cafe des Beaux-Arts at the Flagler Kenan Pavilion overlooking Lake Worth. In the afternoon our group will explore the Palm Beach Antique Show which is known as the most sophisticated showcase of art, antiques and jewelry presented by notable dealers from throughout the world.

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

Savannah and Charleston

April 16-20, 2023
Join us for a four-night journey to Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, this April. Visit historic Middleton Place and the Gibbes Museum of Art. Hear from The Baker Museum Director and Chief Curator Courtney McNeil as we experience the best Savannah has to offer, including Telfair Museums, and visits to a renowned private collection. Enjoy luxury accommodations and award-winning fine dining in each city.

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

Museum Travel Alliance

Artis—Naples has recently joined 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 Leadership Circle members 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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