MHCAM gets rave reviews every year for our two-day art tour led by Florence Finch Abbott Director, Tricia Y. Paik. These Director’s Circle events are exclusively for Friends of Art members at the Associate, Patron, Benefactor, and Leadership Circle levels. Call or email Keeley Anderson, Communications and Stewardship Coordinator, at or 413.538.2096.

Highlights of our recent trips include:

Pittsburgh, SPRING 2023

  • Tours of the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Troy Hill Art Houses, and the Andy Warhol Museum
  • Visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob
  • A private collection visit and tour of artist Lenka Clayton’s studio
  • Optional tour of the Mattress Factory


  • Private tours of the Whitney Biennial, the Guggenheim Museum, and Sotheby's
  • Behind-the-scenes tours at seven galleries

Please note that Director’s Circle trips were paused in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cleveland, SPRING 2018

  • Tours of moCa Cleveland, the Cleveland Museum of Art including their textile conservation lab, and the Transformer Station
  • Public art tour with the Director at LAND-Studio
  • Tour of the Progressive Art Collection, three private collection visits, including a sculpture park
  • Optional tour of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


  • Tours of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Five private collection visits
  • Optional architectural cruise along the Chicago River

San Francisco, Spring 2016

  • Tours of SFMOMA (including a tour of their conservation lab), the Legion of Honor Museum, the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, the Hess Art Collection, Pier 24 Photography, and the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
  • Five private collection visits

New York, Spring 2015

  • Tours of the Noguchi Museum, Asia Society, the Drawing Center, the Museum of Biblical Art, and Socrates Sculpture Park
  • Tour of sculptor Mark di Suvero’s studio
  • Reception with alum artist Jane Hammond ‘72
  • Six private collection visits featuring ancient to contemporary art

Houston, Spring 2014

  • Tours at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Project Row Houses, the Rothko Chapel, the Menil Collection, and Richmond Hall
  • Seven private collection visits ranging from 19th-century American to contemporary art

Join Friends of Art today at the $1,500 level or above to receive your invitation to the Director’s Circle Art Tour! Please note that those who give at the $2,500 level and above receive first opportunity to register for the Director's Circle Art Tour.