When it comes to artistic heritage, Rome and Florence are certainly best known for ancient marble sculptures and masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo, Bernini, Caravaggio and Raphael. However, over the past decades these two italian cities have witnessed the proliferation of a thriving contemporary art scene and play host to a number of galleries and exhibition spaces focused on the art of today.
Join the Seattle Art Museum for this exclusive Italian trip to discover the innovative and vibrant art scene in Rome and Florence over the first week of October 2023. During these days we will be visiting private collections, artist studios and we will be received by directors and curators of the major galleries and museums in the two cities. Five full days of immersive art experiences and special visits, topped with culinary adventures to appreciate the best of Italian cuisine.
This trip will be led by SAM's Illsely Ball Nordstrom Director and CEO, Amada Cruz, and the Jane Lang Davis Chief Conservator, Nick Dorman, who will bring to life this amazing art. This trip will be accompanied by Artful Experience Directors, Milena Berman and Elisa Torcutti, who have an extensive knowledge of these cities. Please click on the itinerary below for more detailed programming information.
Our SAM patron experience is priced at $9,995 per person in a double room sharing and $11,270 for a single traveler which includes a $1000 per person contribution to SAM as well as all transportation, lodging, events, and specific meals during your trip. Two single travelers are welcome to share a room. your booking is requested as soon as possible, but no later than April 14th. Reservations will be processed on a first come, first served basis. A minimum of 14 guests is required to operate this trip.
Image: Roberto Casamonti Collection Florence
Image: Giovanni Floridi Collection Rome, Photo Courtesy of FAI