Marfa and Houston
April 27 – May 1, 2014
Thirty AFIM supporters enjoyed five days in Marfa and Houston visiting private collections and museums. In Marfa, the group spent the day touring the Chinati Foundation, the Judd Foundation and Ballroom Marfa and were hosted for dinner in the home of Fairfax Dorn. In Houston, we visited many private collections, were hosted for cocktails and dinners by Israel Museum supporters and saw the Rothko Chapel, the Menil Collection, the home of Dominique and John de Menil, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston.
June 11-15, 2015
The 2015 Post-Council trip to Venice took place June 11-15 with a group of 50 AFIM supporters. They were joined by Mira Lapidot, Yulla and Jacques Lipchitz Chief Curator of the Fine Arts Wing. Mira and Rita led the group through the Venice Biennale as well as sites throughout Venice. The schedule included visits to Palazzo Fortuny, the Cini Foundation and Punta della Dogana as well as extraordinary visits to private palazzos, and dinner with supporters of the Guggenheim.
June 9-12, 2016
The 2016 Post-Council trip to Amsterdam took place June with a group of 20 AFIM supporters. The schedule included visits to designers Joris Laarman, Marcel Wanders and Studio Drift, artists Rineke Djikstra, and Jacco Olivier; a collection visit to the home of Renee and Bob Drake, many museum visits, Shabbat dinner hosted by US Consul General David McCawley, and visits to the Anne Frank house and the Portuguese synagogue.
June 8 – 12, 2017
Following the 2017 International Council, a group of 20 AFIM supporters travelled on to Athens. The trip began with a visit to the Jewish Museum of Greece, and included archeological sites, private collection visits, and Documenta locations. We enjoyed lunch at the home of collectors Lietta and Dakis Joannou, visits to the Acropolis Museum and the Cycladic Museum, Shabbat dinner at the home of Rebecca Camhi, and joined the Israeli Friends for dinner on Saturday at the home of Constantine Papageorgiou.
UnHamptons, Hudson Valley & CT
July 14 – July 16, 2015
A group of twenty AFIM supporters enjoyed a trip to the Hudson Valley in July 2016. The trip was organized by Ruth and Bil Ehrlich who also hosted the group for dinner. The program included visits to the studios of artists Terry Winters, Tip Dunham and Laurie Simmons; collection viewings at the homes of Lauren and Mark Booth, Allison and Neil Rubler, BZ and Michael Schwartz, and Federic de Vera; and visits to the Re Institute where the group met artists Judy Pfaff and Henry Klimowicz, The School in Kinderhook, and Olana State Historic Site, the home of Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900), one of the major figures in the Hudson River School of landscape painting.
June 11-13, 2015
Members of IMJI (Israel Museum Jerusalem Internationals) – a network group of our younger international supporters – continued on from the International Council on June 11-13 to Tel Aviv for three days of collection visits; gallery and studio tours; sightseeing; a guided tour of the new archaeological excavations in Caesarea; meals at top Tel Aviv restaurants; home hospitality at the homes of Israeli Friends Sharon and Gil Brandes, Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker, and Rachel and Moshe Yanai – and a lot of fun!
October 28 – November 2, 2014
Twenty-eight AFIM supporters traveled to Havana, Cuba in the fall of 2014. The trip included four days exploring art and architecture, alongside visits to the synagogue and the Jewish Community Center, artists’ studios, museums, art foundations, meals in noted Paladars, and a farewell dinner hosted in a private home.
November 7-8, 2018
Twenty AFIM supporters enjoyed an overnight trip to Bentonville, Arkansas to visit Crystal Bridges. The visit began with a sunset viewing of the James Turrell skyspace. The following day the group visited Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson house, toured the North Forest trail with artist Brian Tolle, and enjoyed a private tour of the permanent collection of the museum.