Venture near and far with fellow art enthusiasts for an insider’s glimpse into regional, national, and international contemporary art scenes. ICA at VCU travel opportunities are carefully designed, with access to private collections, artist studio visits, global art fairs and festivals, premier exhibitions, and galleries. Stay tuned for additional 2024 and 2025 offerings!

Upcoming Trips

Exploring Modern and Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.
May 16 – 17, 2024

Join us as we explore art in our Nation’s Capital! This overnight trip will include visits to the National Gallery of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Rubell Museum, and more! Our itinerary will include at tour of the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden with Molly Donovan, the museum’s Curator of Art, 1975-present, and a tour of the museum’s special exhibition – The Anxious Eye: German Expressionism and Its Legacy with exhibition curator Shelley Langdale, Curator and Head of Modern Prints and Drawings. Participants will also enjoy a private evening reception with friends and alumni of VCUarts. Traveling with you will be Chase Westfall, Interim Executive Director of the ICA. Please click here to learn more and register.

Cuba: Art, Culture & History
In Support of the Cuban People
October 19 – 25, 2024

Join travelers from our fellow cultural institutions as part of this Museum Travel Alliance trip. With its vibrant art, beautifully preserved architecture, and energetic music and dance, Cuba will inspire you with its creative vitality. This October, join us in Havana, where we’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness aspects of contemporary Cuba that few visitors see. Highlights include a curator-led tour of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana, where we’ll encounter the vibrancy of contemporary Cuban art, the chance to explore the homes and studios of some of Havana’s leading artists, and a reception and presentation of Cuban art with the President of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba and local artists. Beyond Havana, we’ll venture into Cuba’s countryside. Traveling with you will be art historian, museum curator, and ArtCurious host Jennifer Dasal. Click here to learn more and to register (link coming soon).

Travel with the ICA: Cuba

Recent Trips

Washington, D.C. and Glenstone (2023)

Miami Art Week including Art Basel Miami Beach (2023)

The Museum Travel Alliance (MTA)
Are you seeking additional curated, art-focused travel opportunities? The ICA at VCU belongs to the Museum Travel Alliance (MTA), 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!

Click here to access VCU’s alumni travel program

For more information about ICA travel opportunities, please contact Sarah Beasley, Donor Relations Associate, by phone at 804-828-0105 or by email at