Travel with ArtTableTOURS

ArtTableTOURS provide ArtTable members and guests with unique access to art world sites and attractions through domestic and international trips. Each trip accommodates 15-20 travelers and is a unique opportunity to create strong bonds with colleagues from around the country while receiving an in-depth look at the art scene in hard-to-get-to places. Questions? Please contact Mary Beth Brown at


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Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp | November 2017 

November 16–19, 2017

Prospect New Orleans is a citywide triennial of contemporary art founded in 2007 to help rebuild post-Katrina New Orleans through creative channels. In the tradition of the great international exhibitions, Prospect invites leading contemporary artists from around the globe to exhibit at venues that include major cultural institutions, as well as non-arts venues, and public spaces. The fourth iteration of Prospect New Orleans’ citywide art exhibition, P.4 will feature more than fifty artists selected by Artistic Director Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The theme and artist list of P.4 has not been officially announced yet – details to come. The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, November 11, 2017 and run through February 25, 2018 aligning with the City of New Orleans’s Tricentennial celebration. 

New Orleans: There's a rhythm to this most soulful of southern cities. Not just from its world-class music clubs and talented buskers, but from the unique blend of European and Creole influences. Known for its food, cocktails, music, annual celebrations, festivals and overall joie de vivre, the Crescent City is one of the great “must see” cities of America. 

“New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.” ~Mark Twain 

**New Dates and Reduced Price**
Member Price | $2,470 (double occupancy) | $2,880 (single occupancy) 
Guest Price 
$2,645 (double occupancy)
Includes: hotel for 3 nights, all lunches and dinners (including alcohol with dinners), ground transportation, admissions, gratuities, taxes, and a $500 tax-deductible donation to ArtTable
Not included: flights (ALTOURS will advise on preferred flights) and breakfasts. 
Payment Schedule
March 15, 2017 | $900 deposit per person is required to register
June 15, 2017 | $900
September 15, 2017 | Final payment of balance 
Members are encouraged to bring guests on this trip. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

This trip is being organized by ArtTable member Marella Consolini, managing director, ALTOUR.

image credit: "You belong here", Tavares Strachan, Prospect New Orleans 3, 2014 

Spiral Jetty + Sun Tunnels | June 2017

June 14, 2017

Join us on a very special four-day trip to Utah to experience two seminal earthworksSpiral Jetty by Robert Smithson and Sun Tunnels by Nancy Holt. We are extremely fortunate to be joined by Chris Taylor, a scholar, architect, and educator with deep expertise in the field of land art. Chris is the Director of the "Land Arts of the American West" program at Texas Tech, where he takes a group of students into the field for two months each year, traveling 6,000 miles and camping among the sites. 

The program will begin with dinner on a Thursday evening in Salt Lake City. On Friday, after a leisurely morning (with an optional visit to the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and/or a walking tour of Temple Square, the three square blocks that anchor the city to its founding tenets) followed by lunch, we will depart by bus for the Great Salt Lake, stopping at various points of interest along the way, including the Golden Spike National Historic Site, where one of nineteenth-century America’s most important accomplishments occurred: the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Smithson was reportedly drawn to the site for the Spiral Jetty (built 1970) because of its proximity to the Golden Spike.

We will arrive at the Spiral Jetty in the late afternoon, when we expect the lake to be at the perfect level for a full experience of the piece. There will be ample time to enjoy the changes at the site in the shifting late-afternoon light, followed by a camp dinner cooked on the shore. When dusk falls, we will watch Smithson’s film Spiral Jetty, at the Spiral Jetty

The next morning we depart for the Sun Tunnels, again making stops at points of interest along the way.  Completed in 1976, the four tunnels are concrete tubes laid out in an X shape, each drilled with holes to pattern the constellations of Draco, Perseus, Columbia, and Capricorn. They are massive - nine feet high by 18 feet long. They sit in a remote valley in the Great Basin Desert, west of the Bonneville Salt Flats. Among other sites, we will visit the Bonneville Speedway, one of America’s great landmarks, and the Tree of Utah, an 87-foot high sculpture by Swedish artist Karl Momen, who made it because he felt the salt flats were just too empty. Our accommodations that evening will be in a nearby town. On Sunday morning, we will drive back to Salt Lake City (two hours) and connect to flights home.

Member Price $3,475 (double occupancy) | $3,675 (single occupancy) 
Guest Price | $3, 625
Includes: A scholar/expert on Land Art accompanying us for the whole trip; local transport, accommodations, all meals including alcohol, admissions, gratuities and taxes, as well as a $500 tax-deductible contribution to ArtTable. Not included: airfare.

Payment Schedule 
September 15, 2016: First payment is due at time of registration (50% refundable until November 15, 2016)
November 15, 2016: Second payment is due (non-refundable)
Double occupancy = $1,000; Single occupancy = $1,200
March 31, 2017: Final payment due (non-refundable)

Members are encouraged to bring guests on this trip. Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

This trip is being organized by ArtTable member Marella Consolini with ALTOUR. 

Documenta Kassel: Athens + Berlin | July 2017 

July 18, 2017
Documenta is regarded by many as the most important exhibition of contemporary art in the world. Every five years the best of the contemporary art world is on view in Kassel, Germany. The 2017 edition is titled Learning from Athens, and that mythical Greek city will co-host the exhibition. Artigo Tours has developed a one-of-a-kind program for ArtTable members around Documenta 14. As Berlin currently houses one of the most vibrant art scenes in the world, we will start the tour in this cultural capitol. 

The journey begins by dipping our toes into the ever-evolving Berlin art scene, including meeting prominent artists, visiting collectors’ homes, and enjoying the best exhibitions at the major museums and hidden art spaces, as well as taking in the splendid architecture. From Berlin, we will cross the stunning German landscape by luxury high-speed train, arriving in Kassel in just two and a half hours. In Kassel, we will enjoy the best contemporary art on view and have access to private artist and curator visits and specialbehind-the-scenes tours of Documenta 14.

We will make our way to Athens by way of Cologne, where we will visit the spectacular Kölner Dam and the must-see Ludwig Museum. In Athens, the focus will be Documenta 14’s Learning from Athens. The exhibition will be spread out over the most stunning venues in this mythical city, providing an incomparable juxtaposition between ancient Greece and the splendid contemporary art on view.

Estimated Price: $4,850 (double occupancy) or $5,350 (single occupancy) | Includes: local transport, accommodations, all meals, as well as a $750 tax-deductible contribution to ArtTable. Not included: Transatlantic flights (Artigo will advise on preferred flights). Price calculated based on the Euro as of 5/12/16. 

Member Price | $4,850 (double occupancy) | $5,350 (single occupancy) 
Guest | $5,000

Includes: local transport, accommodations, all meals, as well as a $750 tax-deductible contribution to ArtTable. Not included: Transatlantic flights (Artigo will advise on preferred flights). Price calculated based on the Euro as of 5/12/16.

Payment Schedule
September 15, 2016: First payment is due at time of registration (non-refundable)
Double occupancy = $ 1, 213 | Single occupancy= $ 1,338

January 15, 2017: Second payment is due (non-refundable)
Double occupancy = $ 1, 212 | Single occupancy= $ 1,337

April 7, 2017: Final payment Due (non-refundable)
Double occupancy = $2,425 | Single occupancy= $ 2,675

We encourage members to bring guests. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note travelers are encouraged to arrive before July 1st. 
This trip is being organized by ArtTable member Caroline Sodenkamp, founder of Artigo Tours LLC.

To learn more about previous trips, please go here