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Art Encounters: Brazil and Argentina

November 6-18, 2006

Join in the pleasure and excitement of fully escorted international travel on the ASU Art Museum’s third trip to South America. Share experiences that our previous travelers continue to rave about!ASU Art Museum tour hosts: Marilyn A. Zeitlin, director/chief curator and Ted Decker, manager of special museum initiatives. 


  • Encounter art through the eyes of curators and participate in thoughtful and lively discussions with experts and fellow intellectually-curious travelers.
  • Tour, privately with extra viewing time, the 27th São Paulo Bienal - the largest contemporary art fair in Latin America and acclaimed as one of the best three of events of its kind in the world.
  • Gain privileged access to private collections, artists' studios and contemporary art galleries in Argentina and Brazil.
  • Enjoy premier hotel accommodations and exceptional regional and international cuisine at top-rated restaurants in Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
  • Visit significant architectural sites, gardens and museums, including the MALBA in Buenos Aires and Museu de Arte Contemporânea at the University of São Paulo, the ASU Art Museum's new international partner--all guided.
  • Revel in private samba lessons and evenings of tango in Buenos Aires and bossa nova in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Sail on a schooner cruise through Guanabara Bay as the sun sets over Rio de Janeiro, one of the world's most beautiful cities.
  • Visit the residence and art pavilion of Brazil's largest contemporary art collector--a tour exclusive.
  • Tour Buenos Aires guided by a University of Buenos Aires history professor.
  • Delight in free time for shopping and personal exploration in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.
  • Trip proceeds support the ASU Art Museum's rapidly expanding initiatives in exhibiting and collecting Latin American art. The ASU Art Museum is cited as "the single most impressive venue in the state for contemporary art."
  • Space is limited


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