New York

All-Art Experience in New York City: Met, MoMA and More

Immerse yourself in a world of culture as you explore the Met, MoMA and Frick Collection with experts, learning about art history, the museums and the galleries of New York.
Rating (4.5)
Program No. 8864RSBLOG
6 days
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At a Glance

Author Tom Wolfe said of New York City: “Culture just seems to be in the air, like part of the weather.” Absorb the art treasures of that culture at three iconic museums: the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection. First, explore the MoMA, often called the most important museum dedicated to modern art in the world today, boasting works by Dalí, Monet, Picasso, van Gogh and Warhol. Discover The Met, a museum that is to New York what the Louvre is to Paris with collections spanning from Ancient Rome and Egypt to the Renaissance and beyond. Step inside the opulent mansion of steel magnate Henry Clay Frick, where today the Frick Collection is housed, showcasing works by El Greco, Rembrandt and Vermeer.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking five miles over uneven ground, two flights of stairs; standing up to one hour; 3-5 hours of physical activity per day.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Lectures by scholars illuminate the history of art and of the great museums and galleries in New York City.
  • Explore the serene Frick Collection, housed in the mansion of Pittsburgh steel magnate Henry Clay Frick.
  • Delight in the masterpieces at the Museum of Modern Art, including Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.
Featured Expert
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Richard Turnbull
Richard Turnbull is an assistant professor in the History of Art Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and lectures regularly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. He has published numerous articles on topics from the challenges of being an adjunct professor to the photography of Luke Smalley, and has forthcoming articles on Islamic art and 70s pop music and culture. Richard earned his Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Richard Turnbull
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Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Building The Frick Collection
by Colin B. Bailey
What Are You Looking At?
by Will Gompertz
A refreshing, irreverent look at the history of modern art from the Impressionists through today.
Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X
by Deborah Davis
The story behind Sargent's most famous painting.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide
by Thomas Campbell

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