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Chelsea Contemporary Art Tour with NYC Professional Art Critic provided by New York Art Tours

Chelsea Contemporary Art Tour with NYC Professional Art Critic

Chelsea Contemporary Art Tour with NYC Professional Art Critic
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Tour snapshot
Hear detailed commentary about the art scene in New York
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    6
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Benefit from a guided tour of the top contemporary art galleries in Chelsea to find the best artworks among the many options in New York City. See seven or eight exhibitions that are chosen by your guide, a professional art critic and writer who knows where to find the must-see shows of the moment. Galleries and exhibits visited will change on a regular basis according to your guide's expertise.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See works by both famous and lesser-known artists
  • Save time by traveling with a guide who knows the galleries in depth
  • Find out about the latest trends in New York City's ever-changing art world
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See works by both famous and lesser-known artists
  • Save time by traveling with a guide who knows the galleries in depth
  • Find out about the latest trends in New York City's ever-changing art world
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 33192P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local tour guide
  • All taxes and fees
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Chelsea, New York, NY, USA Departure Point: Chelsea, NYC Address: Tours meet in a different location in Chelsea for each tour. Please look for a message prior to the tour with our meeting location. Exact location will be confirmed one week prior to the tour, but please get in touch if you need a more precise location sooner.
Additional information
  • Tours take place rain or shine and meet in a different gallery for each tour. A message with the meeting location will be sent prior to the tour.
  • Your tour guide is licensed by New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs as a tour guide and is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA USA).
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Some galleries have stairs. Please let us know in advance if you need to avoid stairs so we can make sure the itinerary is accessible.
  • Travelers should be able to stand and walk for two hours. Seating is usually not available.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local tour guide
  • All taxes and fees
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Chelsea, New York, NY, USA Departure Point: Chelsea, NYC Address: Tours meet in a different location in Chelsea for each tour. Please look for a message prior to the tour with our meeting location. Exact location will be confirmed one week prior to the tour, but please get in touch if you need a more precise location sooner.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Tours take place rain or shine and meet in a different gallery for each tour. A message with the meeting location will be sent prior to the tour.
  • Your tour guide is licensed by New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs as a tour guide and is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA USA).
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Some galleries have stairs. Please let us know in advance if you need to avoid stairs so we can make sure the itinerary is accessible.
  • Travelers should be able to stand and walk for two hours. Seating is usually not available.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 14 Oct 2021
A note from Chelsea Contemporary Art Tour with NYC Professional Art Critic
Masks are required in most galleries. Masks aren't required when we talk outdoors. Groups are limited in size to allow for social distancing. Some galleries require proof of vaccination and photo ID, so please bring that with you on our tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Chelsea
    Chelsea, New York, NY, USA
    Departure Point: Chelsea, NYC Address: Tours meet in a different location in Chelsea for each tour. Please look for a message prior to the tour with our meeting location. Exact location will be confirmed one week prior to the tour, but please get in touch if you need a more precise location sooner.
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    Chelsea
    Stop: 2 hours
    On this 2-hour tour, you’ll visit approximately seven of the most important contemporary art gallery shows of the moment, seeing and discussing artwork in variety of media. Exhibitions change every five to six weeks, so there is always something new to see. Your itinerary will include a range of mega-galleries and smaller space showing artwork by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Barbara J
Missoula, MT7 contributions
Jan 2020
Merrily gave us an enriching, entertaining and most welcome tour of select Chelsea art galleries. The introductions to the work of the particular artists and galleries were well planned and thoughtful in scope. On our next visit we will do another tour with Merrily.
Written 1 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LMA
New York City, NY13 contributions
Jan 2020
Our guide, Merrily, had thoroughly researched each gallery and artist before compiling a list of places to visit. Walking through the galleries unguided would have been pleasant in itself, but the added insight about each artist was a huge bonus and it made the experience so much more enjoyable!
Written 31 January 2020
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Steverheum
Melbourne, Australia64 contributions
Done several of these before. Probably the best. No faffing around. Great knowledge without any judgemental pomposity. Merrily is very Charmin as well as highly efficient. Generous with both time and discussion. Impossible to imagine doing any better. We do collect some art and have more than average experience and she met and exceeded all expectations
Written 16 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Clara R
52 contributions
Feb 2020
Very well run, Merrily selects the most important and interesting exhibitions of Chelsea. She gives you insights about every artist and is able to explain the importance and meaning of every exhibition giving them a whole new perspective.
Highly recommend this tour!
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cheryl t
San Francisco, CA104 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Merrilyn is an art major and a art teacher and has deep knowledge of the gallery scene in New York. She has been doing this a longtime so she was able to talk about the artists, the galleries and the evolution of the scene over time in a very professional way. She brought an iPad to expand the knowledge of each artist we viewed. She was articulate in a down to earth way and made our discussion fun and interesting.

My partner is a successful artist on her own so she gauged what places to take us. She was able to talk to both the knowledgeable and the neophyte customer at the same time and keep our interest. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR. We also did the lower east side tour with her and it was also totally wonderful. Very much worth the price.
Written 1 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RANDOMtom
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
May 2018 • Couples
Very enjoyable way to spend the morning. Merrily was engaging, knowledgeable, and approachable. She allowed us to see New York's art district like we likely wouldn't have on our own. She gave us an idea of what's going on in the neighbourhood, as well. Highly recommended.
Written 16 May 2018
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kbclark72
Brooklyn, NY1 contribution
May 2018 • Friends
Merrily is an excellent guide, she was calm and engaging and incredibly knowledgable. She chose great shows and made them even more interesting by adding background information about the artist and the works and engaging in conversation if we had questions. It was a delightful experience--I look forward to my next tour with Merrily!
Written 6 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fanis V
Athens3 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Very interesting tour, Merryl explained everything we saw with clarity and insight
Different artists with varied styles
Written 20 February 2018
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niki
Athens, Greece4 contributions
Apr 2022
It is very interesting selection of galleries and art work which I wouldn’t have discovered myself. Explaining by using comparison with other artists
Written 30 April 2022
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Traveler09665719281
I love making those connections between artists who are communicating with each other - sometimes across centuries! Thanks for our great conversations!
Written 13 May 2022
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Margo R
Bophut, Thailand3 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Extreme well run. She was very knowledgeable and curated an interesting overview of the most important current exhibits in Chelsea. She is extremely knowledgeable so would be able to tailor the experience based on individual expertise and interest. Highly recommend this tour if you are looking to gain an insiders perspective to the art scene in NYC.
Written 27 October 2019
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Smashing tour of the Met
Merrily was marvelous! 100% responsive to our requests re: what we wanted to see. Very friendly and flexible, and t
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We liked it very much
The tour of the galleries in Chelsea brought us to places and revealed to us artists we could not have reached by o
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Outstanding Downtown Architecture Tour with Merrily Kerr
We were delighted with New York Art Tours. Merrily Kerr is brilliant. She guided us through downtown Manhattan an
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Architectural Tour of Lower Manhattan is outstanding!
We took a private tour with Merrily Kerr yesterday and can't sing her praises enough! The 2 hours flew by as she he
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outstanding Downtown Manhattan architectural tour.
Friendly, engaging and well informed. A great way to familiarize oneself with lower Manhattan wether visiting or a
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Lower east side galleries with Merrily
Loved the tour with Merrily! Her selection of galleries, personable nature, knowledge and background of installatio
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Tour of the Met with Merrily
An informative and enjoyable tour. Merrily kept it amusing and interesting. I would definitely recommend it.
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Excellent Saturday morning tour
We took the Chelsea galleries tour with Merrily. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We visited 7 gallerie
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Merrily Kerr Chelsea art galleries tour
The tour was very interesting. It included different sorts of up to date art exhabitions. Merrily chose it very wel
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Interesting and worthwhile architecture tour of the Highline
I like to look at buildings and a good way see a city's architecture is to take a tour with a knowledgable guide. F
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a very interesting tour in lower east galleries
Merrily is a very knowledgeable and pleasant art teacher and guide. She took us to very interesting new exhibitions
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This was my second tour with Merrily. First tour was of Chelsea galleries and this tour was of Chelsea architectur
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Merrily's tour is a treasure
Merrily carefully leads you on a tour to her hand picked locations and then uses her wealth of knowledge to explain
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Private guide
My Mum and I were very lucky to have a private tour of the east side Galleries. We did the LES in NYC with Merrily.
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Very Enjoyable
Merrily provided history of the artists and their works which helped put what we were seeing in context and gain a
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