While our inspiring, one-of-a-kind art tours around New York City are postponed until further notice, we’ve been working on developing and leading bespoke online art experiences. Contact us to discuss ideas, to check rates and to customize an experience for you or your group. We also invite you to take a look at our Fall/Winter 2019/2020 menu. Although not currently available, it provides an overview of the breath and scope of experiences we organized in the past as well as the broad range of expertise you can find in our network of scholars, art historians and curators.
ART HISTORY CRASH COURSE AT THE MET
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) houses one of the most significant and comprehensive art collections in the world, spanning more than 5000 years and containing more than 2.5 million objects. Based on the museum holdings, we weave our way through Art History, from the earliest known statues to the contributions of modern art. The tour gives a chance to visit or revisit a colossal museum like the MET from a broadened understanding. Even the less familiar visitor leaves it feeling more confident about his/her ability to appreciate art.
MET AFTER DARK
As the crowds dissipate, we begin with a sunset viewing of the Temple of Dendur, exploring the space as if on the shore of the Nile at dusk. We then weave our way through the American Wing, and corridors to discover the museum’s most beautiful hidden gems.
RECOVERING LOOTED ART
The Nazi destruction machine included the systematic theft of artwork and its subsequent sale to collections around the world. This top-secret tour discusses Nazi-looted art still available in NYC’s museums collection, an an overview of the issues involved in the recovery of Nazi looted works, and the current status of these legal disputes. (the chosen itinerary may change according to returns and/or schedule of institutions).
Nestled at the top of Manhattan, along the Hudson River, the MET’s branch of medieval art and architecture is a hidden gem of the city. On this tour, we discuss the building, its gardens planted according to horticultural information found in medieval poetry, tapestries and stained-glass windows, and its collection. If you have kids, we also include art activities.
GUGGENHEIM AT 60
The starting point of this tour is the building itself, built to house the most radical art of its time (Kandinsky’s Abstractionism, Klee and Mondrian, among others). After an introduction to the museum’s architecture and history, we move on to the works in the permanent collection. If you have kids, we will also include hands-on art activities.
UPPER EAST SIDE, CHELSEA, TRIBECA AND BROOKLYN GALLERIES
The first two neighborhoods house the main galleries of the world art circuit, while the other two have a more independent vibe. Regardless of the region you choose, the tour begins by discussing the history of the neighborhood and then the art itself. The selection of galleries changes with each tour, from what is displayed on the date of visit.
ARTISTS’ STUDIOS IN BROOKLYN
This experience offers a glimpse to the practice of artists in their work space. We also visit nonprofit and artist-run galleries.