Travel with the Michener Art Museum
Looking for a new adventure? Let your Michener membership be your passport! The Michener Art Museum is pleased to announce that we have officially joined the Museum Travel Alliance. Now, you can take advantage of their exclusive selection of travel opportunities, exploring international and domestic destinations with like-minded culture enthusiasts. While planning will soon be underway for a Michener-curated expedition, members can already take advantage of the Museum Travel Alliance’s many offerings, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites, travel on elegant chartered vessels and luxury trains, and behind-the-scenes tours of major cultural institutions, all while supporting this institution you know and love.
Mediterranean Masterpieces: Cadiz to Nice Aboard Sea Cloud II
Joseph A. Greene from Harvard University • Catherine N. Howe from Williams College • Ashley Dunn from The Metropolitan Museum of Art • Nicolas C. Howe from Williams College • Patrick Bowe from Royal Oak Foundation
Apr 16 – Apr 25, 2020
The Spanish Riviera and Côte d’Azur have a special allure that has attracted visitors from the Phoenicians to Picasso. Sail these stunning coastlines aboard MTA’s most popular sailing ship, the elegant Sea Cloud II. Experience the archaeological treasures of 3,000-year-old Cádiz before embarking. Call at the British outpost of Gibraltar to discover its military history and famous wild monkeys, and from Málaga head inland to Granada to admire the enchanting Alhambra. In Valencia, see the UNESCO-listed historic quarter and futuristic City of Arts and Sciences complex. Stop at the often-overlooked ancient city of Tarragona, known as the Rome of the Iberian Peninsula, with its triumphal arches, aqueduct, and a Roman Forum. See the architectural highlights of Marseille before disembarking in Nice.
The Pearls of the Po: From Venice to Parma Aboard La Venezia
Joyce Chaplin from Harvard University • Craig Wright from Yale University • Keith Christiansen from Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 9 – May 17, 2020
The Po, Italy’s longest river, winds through the heart of the country for 400 miles, ending at the Venetian Lagoon. Embark on a delightful seven-night cruise along this remarkable waterway aboard the elegant S.S. La Venezia, an upscale river vessel with the atmosphere of a boutique hotel. Marvel at the natural beauty of the landscapes as you cruise gently from Venice to Parma. Step ashore to experience authentic culture and cuisine and immerse yourself the art, architecture, and history of some of Italy’s most beautiful cities.