As travel is one of life’s greatest joys, we are happy to offer our members a variety of opportunities to discover regional and national cultural treasures. Our member travel program offers the chance to explore major art destinations with fellow members and museum leadership, to deepen your understanding of the world of art, architecture, and nature.
You won’t want to miss this exciting 2020 travel lineup.
Santa Fe, NM
August 17-20, 2020
Sustaining Circle and Kindred Spirits
Take in the unique visual themes of the Southwest, connect with artists, view private collections, and discover what makes Santa Fe an absolute must-see arts and cultural destination with Curator Dr. Mindy Besaw and museum leadership.
Please click here for a small overview on the Santa Fe Trip
Fall in the Ozarks
September 12, 2020
All Member Trip
Explore Crystal Bridges’ backyard as we discover some of the hidden gems of art, architecture, and nature in the Ozarks on this fun-filled day trip! Led by Special Projects Editor, Architecture & Design for Crystal Bridges, Dylan Turk.
Belgium: Brussels and Antwerp
September 30 - October 4, 2020
Curious about the European performing and visual art institutions that inspired the Momentary? Join us in Belgium for a tour of the Brussels art scene led by Momentary Executive Director, Lieven Bertels and Contemporary Arts Curator, Lauren Haynes.
Autumn in New York City
November 2020 [Exact dates TBD]
Take part in the fall auction season in New York City, which offers an array of Impressionist, Modern, Postwar, and Contemporary art to enjoy, guided by Chief Curator Austen Barron Bailly. Join us for exclusive sale previews, followed by the exciting evening sales, private collection tours, artist studio visits and much more!
The auction houses will announce the fall dates in late summer. We will announce our trip date at that time.
To be added to the interest list, please email [email protected] or call 479-418-5728.
Embracing New Perspectives
The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Our travel program includes unique experiences that may awaken your imagination, deepen your understanding of the past, present and future and at times provide opportunities to challenge your perception about art, nature and architecture. We ask for open hearts and minds, universal respect for staff and other patrons and the ability to have empathy as we explore creativity and new perspectives on local, national and global levels. In this professional and collaborative spirit, Crystal Bridges does not tolerate comments or behavior towards artists, hosts, staff, or fellow travelers that are not reflective of these values. We reserve the right to withdraw invitations to travel with the museum to any individuals who do not exhibit these shared values.
Expectations: There will be standing and walking for periods of time during museum visits or tours. Shorter travel days.
Appropriate for: Travelers in good health with overall good mobility.
Expectations: Longer touring days with many full-day motor coach excursions. Multi-day and night activities on the itinerary, may be planned. At times, standing and walking for long periods of time during tours, museum visits, and/or outdoor activities. Possible longer walks to get to locations where coaches are prohibited. Possible exposure to higher altitudes.
Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach time).
Expectations: Programs are multi-day domestic and international experiences and will include day and night activities on the itinerary, many that will include full-day motor coach excursions and for certain trips can include sea/water transportation. May also include longer walks to get to locations where boats and coaches are prohibited. In some cities, elevators may not be available and guests should be able to climb stairs at a leisurely pace. Possible exposure to higher altitudes and time zones that can be a difference of 6 hours or longer.
Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach time) or who have been cleared for physical activity under a doctor’s care and approved for long distance travel.