Experience Glenstone and insider art in Washington, DC, and Baltimore

The centerpiece of this trip is a day experiencing magical Glenstone, one of the most exciting new private museums in the world. Located in Potomac, Maryland, 15 miles from downtown Washington, D.C. and set on nearly 300 acres, Glenstone is renowned for its idyllic architectural spaces and unparalleled collection—1,300 works by some of the most important post-World War II artists from around the world. The first exhibition building was designed by Charles Gwathmey; its new building ("the Pavilions") was designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners.

Developed and financed by the not-for-profit Glenstone Foundation, co-founded by billionaire American businessman Mitchell Rales and curated by his wife and museum director Emily Wei Rales, Glenstone—which collects artists in-depth and will only pure work after an artist has been exhibiting for 15 years—has been compared to other internationally-renowned and historically-revered U.S. private museums such as the Frick Collection and The Phillips Collection. During your time in Baltimore and Washington DC, you will also visit major museum exhibitions of the moment, as well as artist studios, new galleries, and collector homes.

Our Glenstone Jaunt is priced at $5,500 per person and includes all transportation, lodging, and meals during your trip. Our trips do not include flights to or from your destination.

Itinerary Details
  • A unique opportunity to learn from an experienced Art Educator
  • Behind-the-scenes visits to outstanding museums
  • Access to art world influencers, curators and collectors
  • Visits to artist studios and collector homes
  • Expert guidance on any potential art purchases
  • Fabulous boutique accommodations
  • Explore the wonderful food scence in DC

  • Leadership by an experienced Art Educator, a dynamic and highly-educated expert in art history, contemporary art education, and art collecting
  • Luxury accommodations at a five-star hotel
  • Meals and cocktails at exciting and art-connected Washington D.C. dining destinations
  • Kickoff summit, providing an overview of contemporary art now, background on Glenstone, and major sites to be visited
  • Full-day visit to Glenstone, which was recently called "...a 21st century version of the Frick, the Phillips Collection or the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum"
  • Exclusive visits to the seldom-seen homes of major collectors
  • Behind-the-scenes visits to selected D.C. museums, such as the newly-opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • Lunches, cocktails, and dinners with art world influencers, such as museum curators, collectors and journalists
  • An expert Artful Advisory team to help guide any interest you may have in purchasing works
  • The Artful digital dossier, accompanying your visit, with information about all artists, venues, and individuals visited, as well as expert tools and recommendations for further research, travel and collecting
  • Accommodations at The Ivy Hotel, a Gilded Age brownstone in Baltimore.
  • Entry to all studios and museums, including an exclusive guided tour of Glenstone.
  • All meals and cocktail programs from Thursday morning until Sunday afternoon.
  • All transfers from your arrival on Wednesday until your departure on Sunday, including airport pick-up and drop-off.
  • All fees and gratuities, including baggage porter services.
  • Please note, flights are not provided with our programming.

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