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!



Boston and Cambridge
with James Steward
March 28-31, 2017

  • Visit the recently reopened Harvard Art Museums,  including private tours of the new building and the exceptional Wertheim Collection, featuring masterpieces of French Impressionist and PostImpressionist art. 
  • Hear firsthand from collectors about their collecting practices. The group will dine at superb restaurants such as L’Espalier, featuring James Beard–award winning chef Frank McClelland. 
  • Join the behind-the-scenes tour of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, explore one of the most important collections of American Art, the Addison Gallery at Phillips Academy, located in Andover on one of the most historic and picturesque campuses in New England, and visit with distinguished private collectors along the North Shore.

Italian Art in NYC
with Veronica White
April 19, 2017

  • Behind-the-scenes visit to the Morgan Library and Museum to view extraordinary drawings and letters by the seventeenthcentury Italian artist Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, best known as “il Guercino.”
  • A lunch at a restaurant in the hip Murray Hill neighborhood, we will continue our discussion of Italian art with a visit to two local galleries where the owners will share their recent acquisitions and research, as well as give us an inside look at their restoration and framing processes. 

Sculpture in the Landscape: A Visit to Long Island City
with Mitra Abbaspour
May 18, 2017

  • Visit the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, which showcases elegant mid-century modern sculptures, sketches, and design objects by the renowned Japanese American sculptor. 
  • Explore how artists are inspired by the natural world, visiting art spaces dedicated to the power of sculpture to transform an environment, interact with the human body, and raise our awareness of our surroundings. The day will conclude with a visit to an artist’s studio.

Download the registration form

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 (609-258-4057) or by email (