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Exclusive to MTA Members
Mexico City & Oaxaca: Ancient Inspirations & Contemporary Art
March 1-7, 2024

In partnership with the Weisman Art Museum, all MTA members are warmly invited to join the upcoming program, Mexico City & Oaxaca: Ancient Inspirations & Contemporary Art, March 1-7, 2024.

Led by Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez, Director of the Weisman Art Museum, enjoy private, exclusive and behind-the-scenes access to cultural institutions, private collections, museums, galleries, and more to observe firsthand how ancient symbols, colors, materials, and techniques are reflected in contemporary works.

  • Enjoy our exclusive pre-opening visit to Casa Azul, the home and studio of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, with an expert guide.
  • View local masterpieces up-close on our after-hours private tour of the Museo Nacional de Antropología, led by a local archeologist.
  • Gather at the private home of artist Pedro Reyes and fashion designer Carla Fernandez for an intimate lunch and a private shopping experience with Carla.
  • Visit the studios and workshops of Mexican, Oaxacan, and Zapotec artists and artisans to learn about their craft firsthand.
  • Marvel at the spectacular skill on display in our guided visit to the Museo Textil de Oaxaca, and meet with renowned Oaxacan textile artist Remigio Mestas Revilla.
  • Relish in a guided visit to Monte Albán, Oaxaca’s archaeological powerhouse and the capital of the Zapotec civilization between 500 B.C.E and 800 C.E.
  • Indulge in award-winning Mexican and Oaxacan cuisine by pioneering chefs and restaurateurs.

All this and more await you on this exciting program, crafted exclusively for our MTA members. As usual, your $500 per person commission applies to every guest who joins and is affiliated with your museum.

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ABOUT THE LECTURER: Prior to her role as the Director of the Weisman Museum of Art, Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez served as Executive Director of Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico. She previously lived and worked in Mexico City as the Deputy Director-General of Artistic Heritage in Mexico City’s Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.

Museum Travel Alliance (MTA) is a consortium of museums and cultural institutions whose patrons and members are passionate about cultural travel. MTA is able to offer its constituents access to a curated selection of exclusive travel opportunities led by renowned scholars and curators. Travel with like-minded enthusiasts on international and domestic journeys that awaken new insights into art and culture. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, travel on elegant chartered vessels and luxury trains, go behind the scenes of major cultural institutions as you discover world masterpieces in context, and enjoy local culinary delights. Please join us!

Exclusive to MTA Members
The Arts in America’s Heartland, Kansas City & Crystal Bridges
May 14-19, 2024


Featuring: Jennifer Dasal
Art Historian, Author, Museum Curator, and Creator/Host of the ArtCurious Podcast,

Embark on a captivating journey, as we delve into the vibrant art scene nestled in America’s heartland. Join us as we explore two dynamic cities that have risen to prominence as unparalleled art destinations.

First, immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Kansas City, Missouri, where seasoned curators will lead us through awe-inspiring museum collections that have garnered international acclaim. Delight in the masterpieces housed within these walls, from works by Old Masters such as Caravaggio and Rembrandt, to contemporary icons like El Anatsui and Isamu Noguchi, each telling a unique story of creativity and innovation.

But the adventure doesn’t end there! Venture further into the heartland as we make our way to Bentonville, Arkansas, home to the illustrious Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Ozark forest, this architectural marvel, conceived by the visionary Alice Walton, promises a day of unparalleled wonder and discovery.

Join us for an exclusive, curator-led exploration of Crystal Bridges, where every brushstroke and every sculpture whispers tales of America’s artistic legacy. Lose yourself in the beauty of 120 acres of pristine wilderness, where art and nature intertwine to create an experience like no other. Stumble upon Frank Llyod Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House or venture into Yayoi Kusama’s infinity room, My Heart is Dancing into the Universe.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to witness firsthand the cultural renaissance thriving in the heartland of America. Reserve your place now, as space is limited to just 20 participants!

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Traveling with you: Jennifer Dasal is an art historian and the creator and host of the acclaimed ArtCurious podcast (2016–23), which introduced listeners worldwide to “the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history.” In September 2020, Dasal’s first book, ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History, was released by Penguin Books. Dasal is the former curator of modern and contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), where she worked for 13 years. She earned a B.A. from the University of California, Davis, and an M.A. from the University of Notre Dame, both in art history. She also completed Ph.D. coursework in art history at the Pennsylvania State University.

Museum Travel Alliance (MTA) is a consortium of museums and cultural institutions whose patrons and members are passionate about cultural travel. MTA is able to offer its constituents access to a curated selection of exclusive travel opportunities led by renowned scholars and curators. Travel with like-minded enthusiasts on international and domestic journeys that awaken new insights into art and culture. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, travel on elegant chartered vessels and luxury trains, go behind the scenes of major cultural institutions as you discover world masterpieces in context, and enjoy local culinary delights. Please join us!