WAM Travel Membership
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WAM Travel Membership

Ready to pack your bags? The Weisman has joined the Museum Travel Alliance (MTA), a consortium of museums offering their patrons and donors an exclusive selection of intimate, expert-led trips, created especially with art-lovers in mind.

We’re thrilled to offer the WAM Travel Membership, giving you access to an exciting selection of both domestic and international trips exploring renowned art, architecture, and fabulous gardens. Once-in-a-lifetime cultural experiences will be at your fingertips, including special regional and international trips, exclusively for WAM Travel Members, curated and led by the Weisman’s artistic leaders.

Become a WAM Travel Member with a pledged gift to WAM of at least $5K per year for five years. Then, start taking advantage of MTA’s exceptional selection of art-filled journeys, near and far, right away: Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, travel on elegant chartered vessels and luxury trains. Go behind the scenes of exceptional cultural institutions, including internationally revered museums, where you’ll experience world masterpieces in person, with experts on hand to offer their insight and rich cultural and historical context.

Questions? Contact the Development Office at joinwam@umn.edu or 612-626-5302 to find out more about how to become a WAM Travel Member, and get ready to take your next trip!

As a WAM Travel Member, you’ll also enjoy:

  • 10% off your WAM Shop purchases for as long as your WAM Travel Membership is active.
  • A subscription to WAM’s e-newsletter, featuring upcoming programs, museum news, and special member offers.
  • Discounted registration to the most popular events of the year, including exhibition openings, special events and performances, and artist talks.
  • Free admission to more than 75 participating museums nationwide as part of the College and University Art Museums Reciprocal Program.
  • Access to members-only, seasonal sales in the WAM Shop.

✈️ How does a trip to Mexico in March sound?

Mexico City & Oaxaca
Ancient Inspirations & Contemporary Art with WAM Director Alejandra Peña Gutiérrez
March 1 – 7, 2024

The ancient civilizations of Mexico, such as the Aztecs, Maya, and Olmecs, left behind a rich legacy of art and culture, which continues to inspire artists today. In two of its most vibrant cities, MEXICO CITY and OAXACA, join ALEJANDRA PEÑA GUTIÉRREZ, DIRECTOR OF THE WEISMAN ART MUSEUM, for a behind-the-scenes look at how the use of symbolism, color, materials, and techniques from the ancient world can be seen in many contemporary Mexican artworks. Meet artists and weavers in their private studios, join experts in UNESCO-listed archaeological sites, and savor authentic, delicious dishes in these culinary capitals.

Discover Mexico City, where the echoes of its Aztec past harmonize with the pulse of contemporary life. Explore the city’s architectural wonders, where Mexican symbols, colors, and mural traditions come alive in stunning creations. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of UNAM, a testament to the genius of renowned architects and muralists. Step into the private homes and studios of celebrated artists and visit influential art galleries. Continue your journey in majestic Oaxaca, an ancient settlement deeply rooted in its Zapotec heritage. Indulge in a delightful lunch hosted by a Zapotec artisan and his family, gaining insight into their rich cultural heritage. Explore the monumental archaeological complex of UNESCO-listed Monte Albán, a testament to over 1,500 years of history and the legacies of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, and Mixtecs. Admire the ruins of palaces, temples, and a ball court, all while enjoying magnificent views of the valley below.

Become a WAM Travel Member today, and you’ll have access to this trip-of-a-lifetime! EMAIL JOINWAM@UMN.EDU, TO FIND OUT MORE, AND GET READY TO EXPLORE MEXICO!

Browse the WAM Travel/Mexico brochure for a full itinerary and trip highlights →

Image credit: Teotihuacan Galleries, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City. Courtesy of Museum Travel Alliance

WAM Travel Membership offers a unique opportunity to support the museum’s annual fund and take advantage of exclusive opportunities to travel with like-minded art-lovers on journeys that awaken new insight into art and culture. Find out more about the MUSEUM TRAVEL ALLIANCE on their website at www.museumtravelalliance.com.

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