Museum Travel Program

Join Princeton University Art Museum curators and leadership staff at some of the world’s foremost cultural destinations. These remarkable itineraries offer one-on-one connections with experts and include unique opportunities to view private collections, visit artists’ studios, and go behind the scenes at major museums. Travel will be in small groups with hosts dedicated to the art of fine service.

The program is limited to benefactors and members of the Princeton University Art Museum.
Not yet a member? Join now and begin enjoying membership benefits—including these exclusive travel opportunities—immediately!



San Francisco
with Museum Director James Steward
October 7 - 11, 2018

  • Travelers will stay in the newly renovated Taj Campton Place, conveniently located in Union Square. This will be our home base as we explore the many artistic treasures in the Bay Area.
  • Curator-led tour and special behind-the-scenes experience at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Special visit to the Cantor and Anderson Museums at Stanford University
  • Insider's view of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Having spent several years as a curator at BAMPFA early in his career, James is uniquely positioned to provide insights about the collection
  • Exclusive visits to private collections and artists’ studios
  • Throughout the trip, we will dine at the finest restaurants in the Bay Area, including a special dinner at Alice Water’s world renowned restaurant Chez Panisse

Cost: $3,895 per person double occupancy (an additional $775 per person for single occupancy)

Includes: Hotel, most meals (one dinner on your own), all admission and tour fees (does not include travel to and from San Francisco)

Registration for San Francisco is currently at capacity. Please email to be placed on the waitlist.


with Karl Kusserow, John Wilmerding Curator of American Art
March 17 - 20, 2019

Join Karl Kusserow for a deep dive into the art and culture of one of the country’s most vibrantly transformed and surprising urban centers. Once best known for its steel manufacturing, Pittsburgh is now a model for revitalization, its vibrant art scene a national magnet that also offers a rich historical narrative, striking outdoor spaces, exceptional private collections, and world-class restaurants.

  • A private curator led tour of the Carnegie International, the 57th Edition. The Carnegie International, held every 5 years, is the oldest North American exhibition of contemporary art from around the globe. It showcases work by 32 artists and artist collectives, inviting visitors to explore what it means to be “international” at this moment in time.
  • The Mattress Factory, a contemporary art museum that is internationally recognized as a leader in by artists like James Turrell and Yayoi Kusama. Since its founding in 1977, the Mattress Factory has been a catalyst for community revitalization on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
  • Curator led tour of the Andy Warhol Museum, the largest repository of Warhol art and archives in the world.
  • Special behind-the-scenes tours of Fallingwater and Kentucky Knob—two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most spectacular and innovative creations. We will explore the ways in which Wright used cantilevered balconies, terraces, and windows that capture tranquil views of the natural surroundings and blur the lines between interior and exterior spaces.
  • A private tour of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art with chief curator Barbara Jones. In its newly expanded space, the Westmoreland Museum houses one of the country’s preeminent collections of American art with a special focus on the region’s rich agrarian and industrial past.
  • Curator-led tour of Henry Clay Frick’s impressive home and visit to The Frick Pittsburgh. This meticulously restored 22-room mansion is an exquisite example of Gilded Age architecture and one of the few intact homes left from Pittsburgh’s lost “Millionaires Row”. Both the house and art museum feature an impressive collection of fine and decorative art objects and scenic gardens.

Priority registration is currently open for upper-level members.  Please email for the registration form. 

Registration will open to all current museum members after October 17, 2018.

Space is limited. Trip registrations may only be received via USPS. Phone and e-mail requests cannot be honored; reservations will be processed according to the postmarked date of the mailed registration form. Please click on the trip title above for an itinerary and the printable registration form. 

If you have questions, please contact Gabrielle Markand by phone (609-258-3762) or by email (