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Saturday, June 23, 2018

ArtTable TOURS | Spain

Date(s): June 23, 2018

Time: 1:00 AM  EST - 1:00 AM  EST

Organization Details

Contact Email: travel@arttable.org

SPAIN: Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, and Santander
June 23–July 1, 2018
*waitlist only*

“I wanted the building to fly” architect Renzo Piano remarked about the Centro Botin, his stunning new museum, which opened on June 23 in Santander, Spain. A ‘must-visit’ for art- and architecture lovers alike. Of course, it will be part of the ArtTable Spain Art Experience 2018. During this ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour we will also explore the magnificent art scenes of the entirely different but equally enticing Spanish cities: Barcelona, Bilbao (to see the The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry), and Madrid. Architecture, music, and food culture are very much a part of the program as well. 
Madrid | Saturday, June 23–Monday, June 25
We will enjoy private tours of the Prado and the Reina Sofia museums, the unbeatable major art institutions of this cultural capital. But we will also experience Madrid’s contemporary art scene and cultural life. We will visit a splendid private collection and meet some great Spanish artists. An authentic Flamenco evening is also part of the program. And of course, we will savor the best food in local favorites and hidden gems. From Madrid, we will take a stunning drive to Bilbao and stop for lunch in the shade of the incredible cathedral of Burgos. 

Bilbao | Tuesday, June 26–Wednesday, June 27
A curator-led tour and enough time on our own to explore the Guggenheim Bilbao is definitely a part of the program. We will explore lesser-known treasures in the heart of Basque country. We meet key influencers in the local art scene and enjoy the best seafood this coastal town has to offer. 

Santander | Thursday, June, 28
We will then take a short scenic drive through the Northern Spanish countryside to Santander. Here we of course visit the new Centro Botin and see for ourselves if Renzo Piano has achieved his goal: to make it seem as if the museum flies. Thursday evening we will hop on a short flight to the final leg of the trip: Barcelona. 

Barcelona | Thursday, June 28–Sunday, July 1 
On the last stop of the trip, we will visit some of the most prominent artists and we have an invite to a stunning private collection. We will enjoy private tours of the Miro and the Tapies Foundations and the Picasso Museum–to name a few. Of course, the architecture of Gaudi is also very much part of the program. We visit a concert in the unbelievably beautiful Palau de la Musica. And we enjoy our ‘tapas’ and ‘cava’ with our toes in the sand of one of the great beaches.


Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Stay: Perfectly located comfortable luxury hotels
Meals: Breakfast, lunches, dinners included (alcohol not included)
Travel: Local transport Madrid, Bilbao, Santander, Barcelona – flight Bilbao-
Not included: Trans Altantic flights (Artigo will advise on preferred flights) 

Member price (Single occupancy)
 $5,900 + 750 tax deductible contribution to ArtTable = $6,650

Member price (Double occupancy)
 $5,450 + 750 tax deductible contribution to ArtTable = $6,200

Guest price (Double occupancy)
 $5,800 + 750 tax deductible contribution to ArtTable = $6,550

October 8, 2017 | 1st payment: $1,180
March 1, 2018 | 2nd payment: $2,360
May 1, 2018 | 3rd payment: (dependent on type of room)
Member (Single Occupancy): $3,110
Member (Double Occupancy): $2,660
Guest (Double occupancy): $3,060

All payments are non-refundable. The third and final payment includes the $750 tax deductible contribution to ArtTable. If you would like to make your contribution earlier, please contact Mary Beth Brown at mbbrown@arttable.org or by calling 212-343-1735 ext. 10

Guests are invited to come with a member. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a member. This trip is expected to sell out. We encourage you to book early! 

Artigo Tours: Caroline Sodenkamp, founder Artigo Tours lives partly in Barcelona and is excited to share her love for- and knowledge of the Spanish art world with fellow ArtTable members.

Previous art tours Artigo organized for ArtTable: The Documenta Art Experience, July 2017 & TEFAF and the best of the Netherlands, Feb 2015

Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 1993-97, (photo: Emilio I. Panizo, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
North façade of Prado Museum (Madrid, Spain).
Renzo Piano’s Centro Botín arts centre spreads its wings in Santander. Photograph: Enrico Cano
The Centro Botín in Santander. Photo Enrico Cano, courtesy Centro Botín.
Joan Miró Collection, Barcelona, Spain 
Exterior of Gaudi, Barecelona 
Interior of La Familia Sacrada Gaudi, Barcelona

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