Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum trips provide exceptional experiences that often highlight unusual and off-the-beaten-path finds. Previous destinations include Sweden and Denmark, Pittsburgh, Maine, Montreal and Quebec City, Detroit, Seattle and Tacoma, Cuba, Tulsa, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Charleston and Savannah, Chicago, Milwaukee, the Netherlands, Baltimore, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Milwaukee/Racine, and Colorado.
Upcoming Museum Trips:
Art & Architecture in the Heartland
March 27 – April 1, 2023
Columbus, Indiana, known around the world for its astonishing collection of significant modern architecture, will serve as the base for Woodson Art Museum members and friends to explore the region’s remarkable, and often overlooked, art and architecture scene in late March 2023.
We invite you to join us for an action-packed, immersive, and all-inclusive experience, encompassing Columbus, Bloomington, and Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and architectural masterworks en route and on return.
We’ll depart from the Woodson Art Museum on Monday, March 27, returning Saturday evening, April 1. The motorcoach will be ours throughout the six-day trip. [For those eager to join the group from locations far beyond Wausau, we can make arrangements to connect with you at stops along the way or you can join the group Monday evening in Columbus.]
Please consider these highlights of our Art & Architecture in the Heartland itinerary:
- Visit Newfields, formerly known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Eiteljorg Museum, dedicated to the art of the American West.
- Tour Columbus, Indiana, with an architectural historian as our guide, and encounter a veritable “who’s who” of modern architecture, including structures designed by I.M. Pei, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Cesar Pelli, Robert Venturi, and Richard Meier.
- Experience Eero Saarinen’s Miller House and Garden, among the most important mid-century modern residences, considered on a par with Fallingwater, featuring interior design by Alexander Girard and landscape design by Dan Kiley.
- Delight in two Frank Lloyd Wright residences: the acclaimed prairie-style Robie House and the John and Catherine Christian House, known as “Samara,” one of the most complete existing Wright homes.
- Explore the Indiana University campus, including a visit with Professor Jiangmei Wu – a familiar name to those who viewed the winter 2019-20 Origami exhibition at the Woodson; the Eskenazi Museum of Art; and a recently completed Mies van der Rohe-designed building that resulted from the discovery of drawings thought to have been lost.
- Take in Louisville, Kentucky, highlights, including the Speed Art Museum and Victorian-era mansions described as “America’s most exuberant neighborhood.”
- Enjoy a wide variety of exceptional cuisines and surprises that make Woodson Art Museum travel adventures extra special!
We are enormously excited to again offer a custom-designed travel program in tandem with our long-standing and trusted partners at Academic Travel Abroad. Those who have traveled previously with the Museum know that Academic Travel Abroad is meticulous in both the planning and the delivery of travel experiences. In addition, a commitment to traveler health and safety is paramount. **
The trip price – $3,695, double occupancy for Museum members; $3,845, double occupancy for non-members; $600 single supplement – includes the following:
- Deluxe motorcoach transportation throughout
- Accommodations for five nights at Hotel Indigo Columbus Architectural Center
- Five breakfasts, six lunches, and five dinners, including wine and/or beer each evening
- All admissions and guides throughout
- All gratuities
- What’s not covered in this all-inclusive travel opportunity? Personal items such as room service, valet/laundry, liquor, à la carte orders, and souvenirs you might wish to purchase.
Our Art & Architecture in the Heartland venture will offer terrific new experiences as well as unexpected discoveries and is limited to twenty-two travelers. Do not delay in expressing your interest and remitting a $1,000 deposit [deposit by check due by August 1; balance due in January 2023]. Call the Museum at 715-845-7010 to reserve your spot or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
** The safety and security of travelers and tour staff are of the utmost importance. Academic Travel Abroad developed extensive policies and procedures for traveling during the pandemic in accordance with the World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels protocols. Academic Travel Abroad continues to monitor coronavirus developments, using many information sources. All trip participants, including staff, must show proof of being up to date with vaccinations – including boosters – completed at least fourteen days prior to the start of travel.