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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 23, 2013

it was good and if you don't have an arts background, it's worth it..also if you have limited time, knowing which ones to cover in 2 hrs is worth it

Thank Tamanna M
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

What a great way to discover the art gallery scene of NY. Merrily was a great guide and had picked amazing shows to see. She gave information on the artist, their work and enough time to appreciate it. Totally enjoyed the 2 hours tour!

Thank polentzeto
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

I live in New York, and I have always wanted to check out the Chelsea gallery scene, but didn't quite know where to start. Merrily picks a handful of more established galleries, introduces artists and their works in a very informative manner before heading in to each gallery, lets people stroll around at their own leisure, and approaches people to engage in conversations about the works displayed. She is very skilled at working with groups and also interacting with individuals.

Merrily is knowledgeable and kind, and the overall experience was very pleasant. I am looking forward to checking out some of her other tours around the city. I would highly recommend it!

Thank Regina P
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

This was a really great way to experience contemporary art, even if you live in New York City and have been to many of the galleries before. Merrily is thoughtful in her selection of galleries, and we experienced a wide variety of art as a result. We went to more established galleries like Pace and Gagosian, along with some smaller galleries that I'd never been to before. All of the work was excellent, and really made you see how varied contemporary art can be. Merrily made the work and the galleries seem approachable and not intimidating. At each gallery, she gave you a brief summary of each artist, and then let you explore on your own, though she was there to answer questions. It was relaxed yet informative and overall a really great way to see art. I would definitely take a tour led by Merrily again.

Thank Helen G
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

This was a really fantastic tour. Merrily's expertise and personal warmth made the Chelsea gallery district feel accessible and approachable. She selected a diverse group of shows, including work by Basquiat, Dieter Roth, and Zhang Xiaogang. We had a great time with a lovely group of people and will definitely do this again!

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