Admirers of Dallas Contemporary’s curating prowess will want to take note: This fall, the noncollecting museum is taking a group of enthusiasts for a week-long jaunt through Mexico City, which has quickly become a hub for world-class art.
No stranger to curated art trips, the Contemporary has also arranged forays to New York during Frieze, Miami Beach during Art Basel and Paris during FIAC. Mexico City has been on the museum’s travel bucket list for a while now.
“In the past 10 years, Mexico City has become the contemporary art center for Latin America,” says executive director Peter Doroshenko. “So many artists have become active internationally in Mexico City.
“Individuals spend time with the biggest collectors, artists and museum professionals,” says Peter Doroshenko. “It becomes not only a trip, but an amazing art history experience.”
There has been a wave of important private museums opening in the past two years, making it a natural destination point. With the mix of modern and ancient historical art, it will be a very memorable visit.”
From September 28 to October 4, the group will explore Mexico City’s powerful murals, first-rate museums and thriving galleries. If you have been looking for a good time to discover Mexico City’s modern and contemporary works, as well as its Aztec monuments, there has never been a better time to go.
Doroshenko says those who travel with the Contemporary get much more out of their trips than an average visit to an art museum abroad.
“Dallas Contemporary chooses unique destinations and creates VIP access that most trips or tours could not match,” he says. “During the trips, individuals have the opportunity to meet and spend time with the biggest collectors, artists and museum professionals in each city. It becomes not only a trip, but an amazing art history experience.”
The group is traveling in style, staying at the Four Seasons hotel on the historic Paseo de la Reforma near Chapultepec Park. With such a jam-packed itinerary, of course you’ll want a luxurious place to rest your head to prepare for the next day’s artistic adventures.
Not far from the Four Seasons are the Museo Soumaya, housing telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim’s trove of works by Picasso and other European masters, and the Júmex Collection, said to be the largest private contemporary art collection in Latin America. Travelers can also browse the leading galleries of the San Miguel Chapultepec and Colonia Roma districts and enjoy a private reception at an important gallery in the Colonia San Rafael neighborhood.
Participants can also view revolutionary murals by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco throughout the city, most notably at the National Palace, home to Rivera’s The Epic of the Mexican People. They can also spend a day devoted to Rivera’s partnership with his wife, Frida Kahlo, at a restored hacienda that holds the largest single collection of their work, and at La Casa Azul, where the couple lived together and where Kahlo was born and died.
The full trip has been carefully curated by the Contemporary and travel partners at Academic Arrangements Abroad in New York City, who know the exact interests of the museum and its discerning travelers after.
“They are one of the best travel companies working with the biggest museums in the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Los Angeles County Museum of Art,” Doroshenko says. “With a history of organizing major art trips for more than 20 years, all trip participants will be wow’ed by this once-in-a lifetime itinerary.”
The Mexico City trip costs $5,500 per person and includes the following:
- Six nights a the Four Seasons
- Breakfast daily, seven lunches, three dinners (including beer and wine), two receptions
- Enrichment program of lectures and special events
- Escorted sightseeing and entrance fees
- Gratuities to guides and drivers
- Airport/hotel group transfers and fees
- Taxes and service charges
To find out more about the Dallas Contemporary’s fall trip to Mexico City, contact Academic Arrangements at email@example.com or 212-514-8921.