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New York Art Tours

508 W 26th St, New York City, NY 10001-5504
+1 877-839-4926
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Chelsea Contemporary Art Tour with NYC Professional Art Critic
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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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508 W 26th St, New York City, NY 10001-5504
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Merrily provided history of the artists and their works which helped put what we were seeing in context and gain a perspective of the artists. My husband and I normally tour the galleries on our own, but I’ve come to realize that without the context,...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I took Merrily's Chelsea art tour and we covered 8 galleries within a short distance of each other within the 2 hours, nice easy walk. Merrily was very knowledgeable and passionate about art. Her groups are small, we had less than 10...More

Thank Sandra I
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I have done several tours now with Merrily Kerr, each one different and each one enormously informative. Merrily knows about places and things in NY that are generally off my radar, so spending an afternoon with her opens my mind to a NY art/architecture scene...More

Thank bonnie g
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The review with Merrily was thoughtful to display different mediums of art. In a small group it moved at a good pace and was informative. Well worth attending. My teen boys and I reflected and discussed the pieces after, we would all attend again.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I have done three tours with Merrily. Since I am usually in NYC for a conference I don't have as much time as I would like to see all the shows so it is great to have a 2-3 hour window to catch several different...More

Thank KunstFrau
Reviewed 26 March 2017 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...More

Thank travelmom28
Reviewed 3 March 2017 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 .

Thank lizlea3
Reviewed 27 February 2017 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.

Thank Halee S
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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...More

Thank ar k
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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)...More

Thank JvPTT
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
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