Turning Points on the Civil Rights Trail

Mar 28–Apr 3, 2022

Travel with Valerie Cassel Oliver, VMFA’s Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art!

See the pulpits and bus stops from which Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks inspired thousands. Walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma where the late John Lewis and other activists were attacked on “Bloody Sunday.” Visit other influential museums and monuments to Freedom Riders and voters’ rights activists, as well as two of the South’s top art museums: the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Also included is a special visit to Gee’s Bend. Hailed by The New York Times as “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced,” Gee’s Bend quilts constitute a crucial chapter in the history of American art and today are in the permanent collections of over 20 leading art museums, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

7 days from $3,695 plus air

For more information or to register for this trip, please see the brochure or contact:
International Seminar Design, Inc. Tour Director Sinéad Walshe at 202-244-1448 or