Scheduled Tours

New York City Art Gallery ToursOur scheduled tours are the most affordable and fascinating, up-to-the-moment contemporary art tours you’ll find. Led by Rafael Risemberg, Ph.D., founder and director for 15 years.


LGBT gallery tour in Chelsea

Sat. Sept. 23 @ 1:00 PM
526 W. 26th St. near 10th Ave. – $25

Highlights of this tour, open to people of any orientation: (1) a gay artist’s evocative and surprisingly beautiful depiction of manholes, (2) joyous paintings by a rising-star lesbian artist who was included in the most recent Whitney Biennial, and (3) a photo exhibit of NYC gay activists fighting for their rights.  These are just 3 of 7 fascinating shows in a tour with lots of opportunity for socializing.

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Skyscrapers gallery tour Midtown

Sat. Sept. 30 @ 1:00 PM
24 W. 57th St. near 6th. Ave. – $25

This RARELY-LED tour of contemporary art – the least walking of any tour we lead, while covering just as many exhibits – will include: (1) new, delightfully humorous artwork by the world’s most famous living bronze sculptor, (2) DELICIOUS oil paintings that depict sweets in surreal ways, and (3) a haunting and ravishing photo show of American landscapes, among 7 wonderful exhibits in all.

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Chelsea “Best Exhibits” tour

Sat. Oct. 7 @ 1:00 PM and 3:45 PM
526 W. 26th St. near 10th Ave. – $25

This ALL-NEW tour will feature the top shows from Chelsea’s 300 galleries – the world’s center for contemporary art! It will be our most extraordinary tour in the entire month of October, in any gallery area. The two tours – at 1:00 PM and 3:45 PM – will be identical.

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Soho/ Tribeca gallery tour

Sat. Oct. 14 @ 1:00 PM
31 Mercer St. near Grand St. – $25

This tour will feature contemporary galleries in New York’s most legendary art neighborhood – Soho – plus galleries in nearby up-and-coming Tribeca. We lead this tour just a couple of times a year, so there’s no telling when the next one will be!

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Lower East Side gallery tour

Sat. Oct. 21 @ 1:00 PM
195 Chrystie St. near Stanton St. – $25

See ALL-NEW cutting-edge exhibits by the freshest artists and youngest gallery owners, in the city’s charming and rapidly-growing 150-gallery area!

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