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.
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Ancient Art in NYC 
with Museum Curator Michael Padgett
April 5, 2018

Join the Princeton University Art Museum’s curator of ancient art, Michael Padgett, for a very special day, including visits to the two finest private collections of ancient art in New York City, followed by lunch and the unique opportunity to view the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ancient art collection with Michael in the afternoon.

Timing: Depart by 8:30 am.; return by 6 pm
Cost: $235

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Photography in Philadelphia
with Museum Curator Katherine Bussard
May 2, 2018

Spend the day with Katherine Bussard, the Museum’s Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, exploring the work of photographers who experiment with uncommon materials and printing processes. The day starts with an exclusive visit to artist Diane Levell’s studio in Bucks County and culminates at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There, we will enjoy a tour of the Keith Smith exhibition led by curator and Princeton doctoral candidate Amanda Bock, followed by a visit to the study room, where Kate and Amanda will present a special selection of photographs to the group. 

Timing: Depart by 8:30 am.; return by 6 pm
Cost: $235

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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.


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 (