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 17 years. You can join our scheduled gallery tours most Saturday afternoons, or you can arrange a private gallery tour Tuesdays through Sundays, or a premium private art tour daily.
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 the Lower East Side, Soho, Tribeca, Upper East Side, Midtown Manhattan, Bushwick Brooklyn and other locations that are gallery areas. 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 the temperature or weather, as the art is all indoors. Exhibits change frequently, so month to month we offer completely different tours!
Listen to this Art Insiders podcast for a 35-minute interview with our founder and director.
For artists looking to show in a gallery, schedule a consult with us to advance your career.
Our founder and director Rafael Risemberg, Ph.D. in arts education, founded New York Gallery Tours in 2002. He was a college professor for 16 years before devoting himself full time to gallery tours. For three years he was also the art critic for the New York Blade.