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New York Art Tours

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Address: 508 West 26th Street, New York City, NY 10001
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+1 877-839-4926
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Join art critic and tour guide Merrily Kerr on a tour of New York’s...

Join art critic and tour guide Merrily Kerr on a tour of New York’s cutting-edge art galleries or world-class museums. A writer and trendspotter for magazines including Time Out New York, Merrily’s gallery tours take you to see artwork and exhibitions that are attracting critical attention while her museum tours showcase the city’s finest antique and modern masterpieces. Book a private tour or join a scheduled group tour, and enjoy a trip of cultural discovery.

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Fantastic Tour

My daughter is a third year illustration major at SCAD. We did the Chelsea tour with Merrily. Wow! She introduced us to different artists using various types of medium. Very well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
travelmom28
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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter is a third year illustration major at SCAD. We did the Chelsea tour with Merrily. Wow! She introduced us to different artists using various types of medium. Very well informed on the artists and the development of their art. If we had more time in the city, we would have done another tour with her. She was easy... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Merrily was very friendly and welcoming.she was extremely knowledgable and informative with relaxed interesting style .we would definitely like to go with her again .

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been on a number of Merrily's tours, both in Chelsea and the Lower East Side. Merrily is incredibly knowledgeable and always impeccably prepared. These tours are a great way to learn more about art and tour cool neighborhoods.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

February 2017 NYC Chelsea Art Gallery Tour with Merrily was excellent. She had done so much research on the artists/galleries prior to our tour and gave us much to ponder along with time to view the works. She selected from the large array of galleries in the Chelsea District a group of about 10 for us to tour. Delightful! Engaging... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Merrily makes a great selection of the best shows on view. She is well-informed about all artists, exhibitions, as well as the Chelsea gallery area, and explains very enthusiastically about all of these. To do all this research myself (and then walk a similar route) would take many hours of preparation and would most definitely not be as enjoyable. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Thank you Merrily for a wonderful tour of a fascinating selection of exhibitions. I was visiting from Australia and was very keen to get an insight into the NY contemporary art scene. Merrily's tour exceeded my expectations of what I would learn. It was great to view stimulating art, learn about the artists and their background, and to hear about... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Merilee is very knowledgeable about the NYC art scene, and offered lots of insight into the works she took us to see. Her selections were well curated to include some of the most exciting current exhibitions in Chelsea. She is delightful, friendly and put everyone at ease. We will definitely book another tour with her when we return to NYC.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I had an incredible time getting a tour of all the different galleries and it was eye opening to see what is right under our noses in this city. Merrily's personal touch was the best part of the tour! The enthusiasm she has for the scene shows through each gallery we went though. I look forward to taking another tour... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our tour with Merrily was so worth it. We come from a Central Plains state where we have to actively work to get exposure to art. A trip to NYC helps fulfill that yen. This time, with Merrily as our guide, we felt we were seeing into the art world as never before. When I get back to NYC, I... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

You've never seen art this way before! Merrily puts the art into context, providing background about the artists and the various forces that motivate their work. She is highly knowledgable and passionate about the art, but maintains a low-key air about her that makes it easy to get engaged. She is truly curious about what you think and can also... More 

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Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighbourhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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