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Art Smart

48 reviews
New York City, NY, USA
About Art Smart
ART SMART offers privately guided art and culture tours of major museums and galleries in New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
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Brooklyn & Bushwick Art Tour
Brooklyn is home to one of the largest concentrations of artists in the world, and you can feel the creative energy in the area’s galleries and artist studio spaces. From Bushwick’s Clearing Gallery to Williamsburg’s Boiler and Pierogi galleries to the Brooklyn Art Space and the Gowanus Studio Space—ART SMART will guide you through the best commercial galleries and nonprofit and artist-run spaces on a private, completely customized tour.
Along the way you’ll discover amazing works of art based on your specific tastes. Our expert art historian guide will lead you to the most interesting, most cutting-edge art spaces, both in formal galleries or studios and in unexpected spots around these arty neighborhoods.
If the timing is right, we can also explore a curated selection of artist spaces during your guided tour of the open-studios on weekends scattered throughout the year. Contact us well in advance to organize up-coming dates.
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$400.00 per adult
Chelsea Art Galleries Tour
New York’s Chelsea neighborhood is at the heart of the city’s vibrant art scene, and on this private tour, you’ll visit a number of the area’s most in-demand galleries. Meet your art historian guide at a departure time of your choosing, and set off on a walk around Chelsea’s hottest art spaces. Your flexible itinerary can be tailored to suit your interests, and can also include stops at the High Line, the Meatpacking District, or other popular area attractions, if preferred.
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$400.00 per adult
Family Art Hunt at The Metropolitan Museum
1 review
Explore New York’s famous Metropolitan Museum of Art with the whole family on this private, customized tour geared toward children. With an art historian as your personal guide, craft an experience that suits your family’s interests. Visit Egyptian mummies and medieval knights, ancient Greek sculptures and impressionist paintings. Encourage your children’s curiosity with art booklets and scavenger hunts specially-designed for kids.
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$400.00 per adult
Feast Your Eyes Art Tour and Tasting
Feast Your Eyes Tour blends a love of food, drink and culture on a guided private tour through The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Carefully crafted by art historians and food scholars, this fresh offering details a visual banquet presented through more than twenty-five paintings, sculptures, and objets d’art peppered throughout the galleries. The artwork spans six different cultures ranging from ancient to modern.
Presented in ART SMART’s signature of-the-moment style, the Feast Your Eyes Tour conversation is inspired by dining rituals, popular culture, and contemporary food and drink trends. This Met tour supports ART SMART's mission to provide tours that speak to the unique interests and experiences of individuals while helping clients navigate the vast art resources of New York City and beyond in exceptional ways — this time with a foodie twist.
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$400.00 per adult
5 reviews
Immerse yourself in centuries of world-famous art on a 2-hour private guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum. In addition to the undivided attention of your dynamic guide, you’re also treated to a 100% personalized art itinerary, based on your personal tastes. Whether you prefer Pollock or are more of a Memling fan, your in-depth tour is guaranteed to go beyond anything you find in a brochure or guide book.
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$500.00 per adult
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a fun and informative tour of the MET. Whitney was patient, funny and brilliant with my two boys. They loved every minute of exploring the museum. Any question they had Whitney could answer them. It is a huge museum but Whitney guided us...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

My grandson and I had a private tour of the Met. It was simply outstanding. Whitney first ascertained the areas of interest and then delivered on a very personal tour hitting all of the high points, but also adding knowledge we wouldn't have even been...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

We booked a two hour private tour to see the highlights of the Met. Maite our guide was so knowledgeable and personable. It was a completely different experience than trying to visit a museum on your own. Her stories of Egypt were fascinating and she...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019

For my mother's 80th birthday, I arranged for a private tour of the Harvard Museum through Artsmart. My mother was thrilled and is still gushing about what a great activity it was. My mother is very knowledgable about art and architecture, so I wanted something...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

Could not have asked for a better guide through the Met than Whitney from ArtSmart. 2 hours was not enough time, but all we had and Whitney made the most of it. Kids liked the Egyptian exhibits, the Frank Lloyd Wright room, the medieval armor...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

We had a guided tour with Senta from Artsmart at the Met on a Friday evening (highly recommended as the museum was literally empty). Senta was able to adjust perfectly to our level of art understanding and gave us a fantastic tour. Very insightful and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Art S, Owner at Art Smart, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

Thank you Felix! It is always our pleasure. She's an incredible guide.

Reviewed January 28, 2019

Our tour guide Danielle was amazing. She showed us an awesome highlights tour of the AMNH and we enjoyed every minute. She was so patient and attentive to our kids 13,11,8 and asked them relevant questions to their curiosity. Highly recommend using ArtSmart for your...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Art S, Public Relations Manager at Art Smart, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Thanks so much for this kind review. We will pass this compliment along to Danielle - she is incredible! We look forward to working with you in the future!

Reviewed January 14, 2019

I can say that without this experience, the visit to the Met would have not been the same. Our tour guide, Whitney, was very inviting and engaging. Gave us a new perspective on the art collection and helped us understand so much more about what...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ZeusFonsi
Art S, Owner at Art Smart, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thank you so much for these kind words. We aim to make each art tour special and to help our clients make the most of their time. We will pass along your praise to Whitney as well! Thank you!

Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Our tour was fantastic. Our tour guide, Senta, was incredibly knowledgeable and personable which made the experience so worth while! I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a special experience at the New York Met!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Art S, Owner at Art Smart, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Thank you so much for the review! It is always our pleasure, especially at The Met! Best, ART SMART

Reviewed December 20, 2018

NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art is a vast depository of art from every part of the world and every era of human civilization. We started at ancient Egypt, then Rome and Greece, then reviewed the creation of Impressionism. Our guide, Maite, was friendly, had a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Art S, Owner at Art Smart, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Wow -- the best-- thank you. We appreciate your kind words. I'm so proud of our team and it is so wonderful to hear how much others appreciate their exceptional work. Thank you again!

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