travel logSpring 2016
Banking on Zurich: Land of Cheese, Chocolate, and Charm

with Lynn Zelevansky, The Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, Ingrid Schaffner, curator of the 2018 Carnegie International, and Daniel Baumann, director of Kunsthalle Zurich and co-curator of the 2013 Carnegie International

June 12-18, 2016

Join Lynn Zelevansky on a trip to picturesque Zurich. Enjoy VIP access to Art Basel, one of the world’s most prestigious international art fairs, with Ingrid Schaffner, curator of the 2018 Carnegie International, leading the way.

Clock Tower

While in Basel, travelers will have the opportunity to visit the Fondation Beyeler. Built to house the considerable modern collection of art dealer Ernst Beyeler, the impressive, single-level structure was designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano and allows visitors to explore the collection without the need to climb a single stair.

Zurich's shopping district
Art Basel

The headquarters for the week will be the five-star Widder Hotel Zurich located in the heart of the picturesque Old City. A supremely stylish hotel, the Widder is a pleasing fusion of modernity and traditional charm. Rooms and public areas across the eight individually-decorated town houses are tastefully adorned with painted ceiling beams, ornate stone intarsia, and antique furniture alongside modern design classics from the likes of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. The hotel’s private collection is displayed throughout the house and features works from Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Alberto Giacometti.

Travelers will enjoy a private view of Kunsthalle Zurich, including the Manifesta 11 Biennial, with its director, Daniel Baumann. Then they’ll take a day trip to the medieval town of Winterthur, a popular art destination and ancestral home of the du Pont family and fortune, from which their prominent Delaware home gets its namesake.




More Upcoming Trips

Consider traveling with us in 2016. For more information, contact Barbara Tucker at 412.578.2618.

Grand Hotel Mackinac: Arts Weekend with Detroit Institute of Arts and Michigan Museum of Art
June 23-27, 2016

From Austen to Hardy: English Authors and Hampshire Houses including London with Carnegie Museums President Jo Ellen Parker
Sept. 22-30, 2016

France: Paris Photo with Catherine Evans, Chief Curator, Carnegie Museum of Art
November 6-13, 2016

Two-Night Trips: Summer 2016
The Berkshires: Art, Music, and Theater Greenbrier with Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg





SCENES from India: From the Raj to the Taj, with New Delhi India Art Fair Jan. 28-Feb. 6, 2016

"When our daughters were growing up, Carnegie Museums was an essential part of their introduction to the world beyond western Pennsylvania. Now that they have grown, the Travel Program gives us an opportunity to spend time together and experience firsthand the art, culture, and history of fascinating places like India."
- Carole and Steve Huth

Travelers in front of the Taj Mahal.
Karen and Jim Johnson, Trustee and Carnegie Museum of Art Board member, and Suzy McIntosh at India Art Fair, Delhi.
Carole, Carly, and Steve Huth at the Rambagh Palace, Jaipur.





Also in this issue:

Masters of the Mesozoic Sky  ·  The Art Revival of Mr. Chow  ·  Unseen  ·  What is Contemporary?  ·  President's Note  ·  NewsWorthy  ·  Face Time: Adil Mansoor  ·  Artistic License: The Museum as Laboratory  ·  First Person: Race Against Extinction  ·  About Town: Awarding the Changemakers  ·  The Big Picture