The Trustees of Reservations invites you to join them for an exceptional opportunity to explore the art of Washington D.C. and its surroundings. This program will be led by Jessica May (VP, Art and Exhibitions, and Artistic Director, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park at The Trustees of Reservations) and will survey the region's rich artistic history, with an emphasis on outdoor spaces, parks, and gardens. We will explore foundational institutions and historic house museums, as well as contemporary art spaces with visits to world-class private collections and new private museums.
Highlights of this program include a curator-guided tour and welcome from Director Melissa Chiu at the Hirshhorn Museum, with a focus on the temporary exhibition and sculpture garden, redesigned by Hiroshi Sugimoto. The Glenstone Foundation is a sculpture-focused private museum owned by Mitchell and Emily Rales, the visit will focus on sculpture and their effortless approach to blending indoor and outdoor spaces. The experience will also include special visits to private collectors' houses, the newly opened Rubell Museum, established by Miami and D.C. collectors Mera and Rubell, as well as the National Museum of African American Art and Culture, a newer part of the Smithsonian. Guests will also enjoy a special visit to the National Museum of Asian Art, courtesy of a friend of The Trustees, and curator-led tours of such renowned arts institutions as the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens and the Dumbarton Oaks Museum and Gardens. Additionally, participants will enjoy dining experiences with invited members of the arts community, and a final dinner at one of the best farm-to-table restaurants in the city.
Guests will stay at the Dupont Circle Hotel, which was named one of the top D.C. hotels of 2023 by Condé Nast Traveler. It features a café, restaurant, and lounge bar with sweeping views of the lively Dupont Circle neighborhood, known for its fine dining and nightlife. Originally built in the mid-twentieth century and renovated in 2019, the space retains its original architectural charm with a modern, design-focused interior aesthetic. The Doyle Collection is committed to socially conscious and sustainable practices and is certified in the sustainable tourism certification program by Green Tourism and Greengage.
Your Trustees contact is Maddie Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Customer Experience Manager Latasha Thomas (email@example.com or 781-658-2270, office phone).
The Trustees DC and Maryland experience is priced at $4,950 per person in a double room sharing and $5,500 for a single traveler and includes all transportation, lodging, and specific meals during your trip. This trip is limited to 20 guests and your booking is requested by August 18, 2023. A minimum of 12 guests is required to operate this trip.
No refund will be provided for cancellations within sixty days of the trip's start date. If the museum has another patron to fill a spot a substitution will be allowed. After the trip has commenced, no refunds are available, even if the client does not partake in all of the trip's activities or leaves the trip early. Guests should plan to arrive by the evening of November 8, departure is at your leisure on November 12. We highly recommend trip insurance offered when booking.
All programming may change and is subject to availability of hosts, collectors and artists.