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Vol 58 No. 2 : February, 2006
Vol 58 No. 2 : February, 2006
UAM Establishes New Domestic Travel Program

The University Art Museum (UAM) is going on and off the road in 2006 to explore both urban and remote art in the American landscape. Four trips have been planned for the 2006 UAM Travel Program that include exclusive tours with museum curators, private discussions with gallery directors, and visits to artist’s studios. Museums across the nation are finding new and innovative concepts to attract new members and fund their programming. Museum sponsored excursions to art-related destinations not only offer travelers a unique enlightening experience, they assist the non-profit organization with the necessary funding to continue their educational programs. Each trip the UAM sponsors includes a donation to support the UAM.

The UAM Travel Program includes excursions to New York; Marfa, Texas; Santa Fe, N.M.; and the high desert in California. In March, the UAM will join the art world in New York City for the Whitney Biennial and spend five days visiting the city’s art galleries and museums, including a train trip to Beacon, N.Y., for an exclusive tour of Dia: Beacon, a new museum built to house the permanent collection of the Dia Art Foundation.

The second tour is planned for May as the UAM heads for Marfa, Texas, a center for minimalist and land art. Private tours have been arranged at the Chinati Foundation, created by artist Donald Judd; Ballroom Marfa, an alternative art space; and the new land project, Prada Marfa, by contemporary artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. In April, the UAM will head out to California’s high desert to view a series of experimental earth art sites, spearheaded by international artist Andrea Zittel.

The final destination is New Mexico to experience Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field, Tour Site Santa Fe, and visit the studios of artists Ken Price, and Larry Bell in Taos.

Detailed information and pictures can be found on the UAM’s Web site at by clicking on special events. For further information, contact Sarah Vinci by phone at 562/985-4299 or via e-mail at

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