The Kimbell Art Museum is pleased to offer an exclusive opportunity for Circle and Sustaining Members to travel to China to explore its ancient historical treasures and booming contemporary art scene, while enjoying luxurious accommodations and expert commentary throughout.
The 14-day tour begins in Beijing, China’s political and cultural center for nearly 600 years. Experience iconic landmarks including the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall. Next, travel into China’s remote west to Dunhuang, once a major hub of the ancient Silk Routes, and journey through picturesque sand dunes to the renowned Mogao Caves. Continue to the historic city of Xian to explore the unparalleled Terracotta Warrior Army Site. In Guilin, experience the stunning natural beauty of the Li River and the amazing landscape and mist-covered rock formations that have inspired poets, authors, and artists for centuries. Conclude your trip in the thriving metropolis of Shanghai and discover the pace and thrill of one of the world’s most impressive cities. Travelers may also join a post-tour extension to Hong Kong and spend an additional three days exploring the art and culture of this exotic city where the traditional and the ultra-modern coexist at every turn.
Accompanying the group will be Jennifer Casler Price, curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell, and Robert McAn, manager of membership and special events, as well as tour managers and outstanding in-country cultural guides.
Space is limited, so we highly recommend that you make your reservations and deposits as soon as possible. Use this link china_travel_may2014_.pdf to view and print the full travel packet, which includes a reservation and deposit form.
For more information, please call Robert McAn at 817-332-8451, ext. 227, at your earliest convenience.