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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.

Miami Treasures

Visit James Deering’s breathtaking 1916 mansion on Biscayne Bay, Vizcaya. The tour includes 34 decorated rooms in the Main House, 11 acres of Formal Gardens and 11 historic buildings in the Vizcaya Village. Enjoy a delightful luncheon in the Glasshouse Café of the Fairchild Botanical Gardens followed by a narrated tram tour of the 83-acre site. The trip also includes a visit to the Lowe Museum in Coral Gables and the spectacular Paley Glass collection.

Dates and registration details to be announced at a later date.

Savannah and Charleston

Enjoy a four-night/five-day journey to Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina this December. In Savannah, we begin with an architectural walking and bus tour, visits to two private art collections, a private tour of the Telfair Museum of Savannah and dinners at local prestigious private clubs. In Charleston, a guided tour will explore the city’s famed landmarks and historic homes of downtown Charleston, followed by visits to The City Gallery of Charleston and the Institute for Contemporary Art. Fine dining and luxury accommodations will be enjoyed in both historic cities.

Dates and registration details to be announced at a later date.

Tampa Treasures

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.

Dates and registration details to be announced at a later date.

Palm Beach

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.

Dates and registration details to be announced at a later date.

Boca Raton and Dania

Visit the six distinct gardens at Morikami Museum in Boca Raton, each inspired by a famous garden in Japan. Enjoy a delicious Japanese bento box lunch in the Cornell Café, and then visit the Wiener Museum for a docent-led tour. The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts is a world-class collection of ceramic art and studio glass.

Dates and registration details to be announced at a later date.

Tastes and Sights of Miami

Enjoy a walking and tasting tour of Miami’s Little Havana. Lunch is at the Hemingway restaurant in the historic Cuban neighborhood. Visit Wynwood Walls. Our trip includes a walking tour of the greatest collection of street art ever seen in one place! Our final stop will be at the world renowned Rubell Museum in the Wynwood.

Dates and registration details to be announced at a later date.

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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