Travel Program

The BMA and its Friends Groups offer incredible travel opportunities for Members. Whether stateside or abroad, travel with fellow art enthusiasts, learn from expert tour guides, and experience extraordinary public and private collections—all while enjoying deluxe accommodations.

Eligibility to travel is based on Membership level and destination:

Participation is limited, and these trips do sell out. Please call 443-573-1800 for more information.

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Members Day Trip: The Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Barnes Foundation

June 8, 2018

Spend an artful day in the City of Brotherly Love with your friends from the BMA. Travel with us to some of the exciting museums that make Philadelphia a top arts destination. This exclusive trip includes tours of both the renowned permanent collection at the Barnes Foundation and a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art titled Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950. Travelers can enjoy a delicious lunch offered on the gorgeous East Balcony of the PMA.

Price: Members $200; Member Guests $225 – Includes transportation, parking, lunch, entry to Museums and two guided tours. Payment in full is required for reservations.

Registration begins February 1, 2018.

Contact the Membership office at 443-573-1800, or email LStachowiak@artbma.org for more details.

Spring Sale at Bendel's Florine Stettheimer, American, 1871 - 1944.

Florine Stettheimer. Spring Sale at Bendel's. 1921.


Members International Travel: Enchanted Ireland

June 24 - July 6, 2018

Ireland charms on this full, yet well-paced, small group tour. Begin your 13-day journey touring the intimate capital of Dublin, including Trinity College and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Proceed to Galway, stopping at 6th-century Clonmacnoise and continuing through the legendary Connemara to beautiful Kylemore Abbey. Next destination: Inismor, largest of the dramatic Aran Islands. Travel County Clare's fabled coastline, passing through The Burren and visiting the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Ferrying to County Kerry, you'll tour charming Killarney and travel by boat to historic Muckross House. Experience the Ring of Kerry's stunning mountain and coastal scenery; then it's on to Blarney, where you'll see its 15th-century castle, and to the celebrated Rock of Cashel. The final stop is Kilkenny, a well-preserved medieval city and Ireland's cultural capital, before returning to Dublin. An optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension to Northern Ireland is available.

Information & Registration Form

Enchanted Ireland is open to $550+ Sponsor Members. Upgrade today to take advantage of this wonderful travel opportunity!

For more information, contact the Membership office at 443-573-1800.

The coast of Ireland.

Scenic Ireland.


Join a Friends Group to enjoy exciting travel opportunities


Join a Friends Group and enjoy a variety of benefits, including exciting travel opportunities. Whether you are an art lover, collector, or novice, joining a Friends Group enriches your Membership experience. To learn more about each Friends Group and how to join, e-mail friends@artbma.org.