Gage is proud to lead year-round excursions to local and national museums, artist’s studios and private collections featuring some of the country’s most celebrated art and artists. These tours feature a guided inside look at the art and artistry of the Northwest and beyond, and offer unparalleled access to inspiring art destinations.

Domestic Tours 2017

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Gage Guided Tour with Mike Magrath at Portland Art Museum
Rodin: The Human Experience

2017 | Friday, March 17

$75/per person

Join Atelier instructor Mike Magrath for a tour of the beautiful exhibit Rodin: The Human Experience at the Portland Art Museum. In addition to touring the exhibit, you will also tour the museum’s permanent collection of important Old Master works and enjoy lunch in Portland.

Photo of Portland Art Museum


Balzac in Dominican Robe, 1893; cast 1981, Bronze, 41 3/4 x 20 1/8 x 20 inches, Courtesy of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation


One of the greatest artists of his time, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) revolutionized the art of sculpture with works that probe expression with the human figure and face. While his sculpture always remained faithful to nature, he departed from traditional practice in seeking to reveal the creative process. This exhibition of stunning bronzes will demonstrate Rodin’s particular passion for modeling the human form in clay, the medium in which his hand and mind are most directly evidenced.

The selected bronzes in the show represent the major achievements of Rodin’s long career. They include powerful studies for The Burghers of Calais, as well as works derived from his masterpiece, The Gates of Hell. Others, such as The Night (Double Figure), demonstrate his experimentation with assemblage. Rodin: The Human Experience also features sculptures, such as Monumental Torso of the Walking Man, which demonstrate Rodin’s admiration for Michelangelo, and Dance Movement D, which speaks to his interest in creating an illusion of movement.

Gustav Mahler, 1909, Bronze, Overall: 18 x 13 1/2 x 12 inches, Courtesy of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

The exhibition is especially rich in portraiture. Included are Rodin’s famous depictions of the writers Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac; the composer Gustav Mahler; the artist Claude Lorraine; one of his favorite dancers, Hanako; and his portrayal of God, which is also a self-portrait.

Rodin’s ability to use bronze to represent living flesh and his interest in expressing extreme psychological states were highly influential upon younger artists, both in Europe and America. Rodin: The Human Experience reveals why the artist is considered the crucial link between traditional and modern sculpture.

Organized by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation and host curated by Dawson Carr, The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art.


New York Tour with Mark Kang-O’Higgins

2017 | Monday, April 10

$475/per person

Join Mark Kang-O’Higgins for an unforgettable journey to the artistic and cultural capital of the world!

Immerse yourself in the vibrant neighborhoods and destinations of Manhattan’s eclectic art scene, including guided stops at the Guggenheim, MoMA and the Met; and experience the artistic heartbeat of the Big Apple as you enjoy special access to masterworks at the City’s great museums, including entrée to special collections and studios.

SPACE IS LIMITED: reserve your spot with a $200 per person non-refundable deposit! Remaining balance due 3 weeks before the tour. For more information regarding this option, please call the registrar at (206)323-4243.

The deep dive into the art scene of New York takes you into the city’s most hallowed art schools and galleries and to the studios of some of the country’s premier artists, with the opportunity to purchase work at a discounted price.

This is an unfiltered look at the artist’s life in NYC. Mark Kang O’Higgins has designed this tour to inform and educate you about the art world in New York and help demystify the NYC artist’s career path from beginner to professional.

Click HERE to download the full itinerary.

Because of the special access to artists, galleries and museums, atelier students have found this tour to be a life and career changing experience.

Art Tour at Portland Art Museum Rodin: The Human Experience – Magrath
Friday 3/17

Tour the beautiful Rodin exhibit at the Portland Art Museum with Mike Magrath.
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New York Tour with Mark Kang-O’Higgins

Tour the dynamic art destinations of NYC with Mark Kang-O'Higgins
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