A Weekend in the Heart of the Valley

For over a century the Hudson River Valley has inspired artists with its breadth and beauty. You are invited to join us in the mountains and forests celebrated in the sublime 19th-century paintings of the Hudson River School, home to world-class contemporary art museums and sculpture parks.

Let our experts curate your time in the Valley, traveling from South to North as we highlight the modern-day movements still taking place. Visit Dia: Beacon, one of the largest exhibition spaces for modern and contemporary art in the United States. Enjoy your stay at a brand-new boutique retreat in Hudson, with meals driven by the flourishing local farm and wine programs.

Our Hudson Valley Jaunt is priced at $4,200 per person and includes all transportation, lodging, and meals during your trip. Our trips do not include flights to or from your destination.

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We're excited to announce that our upcoming Hudson Valley jaunt is now also available to single-day attendees. For the first time, this new option allows guests to attend individual days of our multiple-day contemporary art experiences that are coupled with fine dining.

Choose between two experiences: Connoisseur (our premier level of experience, which offers exposure to top collectors and artists) or our Discover option (our introductory-level experience appealing to emerging collectors). As always, our intimate groups are limited to only fourteen people, and days will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Connoisseur // Friday, October 22nd

Visit Storm King, one of the most important sculpture parks in the United States, which since 1960 has set the precedent for how contemporary art, nature, and people can masterfully cohere. Enjoy a walkthrough of Magazzino, a museum dedicated to advancing scholarship and public appreciation of postwar and contemporary Italian art in the United States, with the Museum's founder, Nancy Olnick. Spend your evening at the home of Alexander Gray, the highly respected gallery owner and collector, who has outposts in New York City, and in the past year, Germantown, New York. 

Day One: $1,000 per person including transportation, lunch, and dinner. Daily pricing does not include lodging. Hotel rooms are available upon request with limited availability.

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Discover // Saturday, October 23rd

Visit Dia: Beacon—arguably the most important and influential contemporary art museum in the valley—which houses icons of minimal and post-minimal art and occupies a magnificent 160,000 square foot former Nabisco box printing factory on the banks of the Hudson. Experience the studio of Keltie Ferris, a critically-acclaimed painter known for his spray- and hand-painted large-scale canvases that contain pixelated, atmospheric, and geometric elements. Dinner is provided at Silvia's, a chic local kitchen serving a responsibly-sourced American menu.

Day Two: $1000 per person including all transportation, lunch, and dinner. Daily pricing does not include lodging. Hotel rooms are available upon request with limited availability.

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Itinerary Details

  • Select museum visits including Dia: Beacon and Maggazino Italian Art
  • Exclusive visits to major collectors' homes and artist studios
  • Luxurious boutique accommodations
  • Dining driven by Hudson River Valley farms and sustainable practices

  • Enjoy the opportunity to join Artful using your own mode of transportation
  • Leadership by an experienced Art Educator, a dynamic and highly-educated expert in art history, contemporary art education, and art collecting
  • Access to exclusive art locations not open to the public
  • Lunches, cocktails, and dinners with art world influencers, such as museum curators, collectors and journalists
  • Luxury accommodations at charming boutique properties
  • Meals and cocktails at exciting Hudson River Valley locations
  • The Artful app, accompanying your visit, with information about all artists, venues, and collectors visited, as well as expert recommendations for further research
  • An expert Artful Advisory team to help guide any interest you may have in purchasing works
  • Accommodations at a unique, brand new hotel set in the sprawling hills of the Hudson Valley.
  • Entry to all studios and museums, with extensive guided access to sprawling Dia: Beacon and Maggazzino Italian Art.
  • All meals and cocktail programs from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon, featuring a seasonally-driven Italian dinner catered at the studio barn of a local gallery owner.
  • 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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