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New York Art Tours

508 W 26th St, New York City, NY 10001-5504
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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

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 April 12, 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.

1  Thank 815carolynl
Reviewed April 4, 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 March 25, 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 March 2, 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 February 27, 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 February 26, 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 February 25, 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
Reviewed February 9, 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...More

Thank Bradley W
Reviewed November 28, 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...More

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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 neighborhood life. The
contemporary art scene is an integral part of the
neighborhood’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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