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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Japanese Art, Architecture, and Gardens

October 7–15, 2023

Join Associate Curator of Asian Art Zoe S. Kwok for a bespoke, luxury journey to Japan. Our carefully curated tour takes us from the heart of traditional Japanese culture in Kyoto to glittering demonstrations of modernity in art and architecture in Naoshima and Tokyo. 

Journey to three unforgettable locations: Kyoto, Tokyo, and a group of tiny “art islands” in the Seto Inland Sea.  Along the way, we’ll be welcomed by artists, scholars, and collectors, and other experts who will guide us on a personalized tour of Japan’s distinctive and mesmerizing visual culture. To top it all off, we will lodge at some of the most beautiful hotels in Japan and sample the range of exquisite delicacies found in Japanese cuisine. 

Details to follow.

For more information, contact Gabrielle Markand at or 609.258.3762.

Image credits | Right: Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)), Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as The Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei), ca. 1830–32. Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, 25.7 x 37.9 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929