NYC Art Tours
““Art for art’s sake . . . achieves a purpose which is not its own.” Benjamin Constant (1804)
Metropolitan Museum of Art: The largest museum in the United States presenting magnificent collections from prehistory to the 21st Century. A docent-led “Highlights of the Metropolitan” tour may include Greek and Roman galleries, Temple of Dendur, Frank Lloyd Wright room, Tiffany stained glass windows. Explore the American Wing, Rockefeller Wing, the Egyptian galleries, and see special works on exhibition.
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA): Home to the world’s largest collection of modern painting and sculpture, MOMA houses some 3200 works by modern masters from Picasso and Miro to Warhol and Rauschenberg. A docent-led tour includes an introduction to the building and highlights from the museum’s permanent collection. Then explore favorite galleries and exhibitions on your own.
Rubin Museum of Art: Home to a comprehensive collection of Himalayan art from the 12th Century onward. A docent-led tour through beautiful, well-designed galleries showcases exquisite paintings, sculptures, textiles, artifacts and photographs from the Himalayan region.
Artists & Lofts: A behind-the scenes look into the real New York art world. Visit artists in their lofts in Gramercy Park, Chelsea, Greenwich Village and Soho; talk to the artists about their works; find a treasure on the streets in Soho. See what's new in the downtown galleries.
Guggenheim Museum Tour: One of the most distinctive structures in New York City is this 5th Avenue landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Guggenheim Museum houses one of the most impressive modern art collections in the world. Paintings and sculptures by world-renowned artists grace the walls and salons. Major works by Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky and Calder are just some of the treasures you’ll find here. As you walk through the museum, your docent will provide a history of the museum, its founders, benefactors and famous architect.
Guggenheim Museum New York - photo by Michael Do