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, and Benefactor levels. Call or email Debbie Davis, Manager of Museum Advancement and Finance, for information at or 413.538.2096.

Highlights of our recent trips include:


  • Reception with Florence Finch Abbott Director, Tricia Y. Paik
  • Five private collection visits
  • Tours of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Architectural cruise along the Chicago River

San Francisco, Spring 2016

  • Five private collection visits
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the conservation lab at SFMOMA
  • Tours of SFMOMA, the Legion of Honor Museum, the di Rosa, the Hess Collection Art Museum & Vineyard, Pier 24 Photography, and the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

New York, Spring 2015

  • Private reception at Galerie Lelong with alumna artist Jane Hammond (Class of 1972)
  • Six private collection visits featuring ancient to contemporary art
  • Tours of the Noguchi Museum, Asia Society, the Drawing Center, the Museum of Biblical Art, and Socrates Sculpture Park
  • Private tour of internationally renowned sculptor Mark di Suvero’s studio

Houston, Spring 2014

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

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.