New York City is the world’s center for contemporary art, with over 600 galleries, and New York Gallery Tours has been leading tours for over 13 years.
For our daytime tours we select the most extraordinary cutting-edge art exhibits, and on our evening tours we visit festive gallery openings that have the best advance buzz. With hundreds of gallery contacts, we also help artists find gallery representation.
Our most frequent tours take place in Chelsea, with its 300 galleries, plus we offer special tours in Soho, Lower East Side, Upper East Side, and Midtown. For each tour, our director selects the most fascinating and varied exhibits for you to explore — the newest in painting, sculpture, electronic media and photography, by American and international artists. At each stop, our director helps explain the artwork and leads the group in lively discussion.
Our tours take place no matter what the temperature or weather — rain or shine — as we are indoors over 90% of the time. Exhibits change frequently, so month to month we offer completely different tours!
As a third time visitor to NYC this was my first visit to Chelsea. I was very pleased with the tour and the knowledge of our guide Rafael Rosenberg. The tour was planned by a friend and most likely is not something I would have found on my own. The afternoon spent in Chelsea was one of the highlights of my trip. I will most definitely do another tour my next time in New York.
This was an excellent way to explore and understand the New York commercial art market and to see a very interesting and diverse group of artists. The tour is conducted by a knowledgable and entertaining guide. I would definitely recommend this tour to others visiting or living in New York.
This was great! A fantastic way to get educated about recent Chelsea galleries. No art knowledge needed!
Very interesting! I really recommend!
The tour was awesome. In fact, I’m quite surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Pace and length of the tour were perfect and I loved getting Rafael’s perspective/interpretation on the art. Definitely have a new appreciation for some of this contemporary art. Already thinking of my next tour(s)! Thank you.
The tour guide was engaging, knowledgeable, and took us to look at thought-provoking pieces at some galleries I’d never heard of or passed but did not realize these spaces housed galleries. The Lower East Side is such an incredible place for art and I’m glad I got exposed to more of it.
I thought the tour was great and can not wait to go on another one!
I really liked, I only wish we had more time in each gallery. I felt like we were rushing the whole tour.
Excellent selection of galleries!
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