We recommend the following art and design related educational visits, programmes and workshops, including:-
Walking Tours - 3 Hours
Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour - this tour will feature viewing the major monuments of 20th-century American architecture and exploring the history of the communities in the Midtown areas. You will also view the interiors of some of these monuments. Highlights include: the hidden residential enclave Tudor City, the United Nations Building (exterior), the Chanin Building, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, Carrère and Hastings’ New York Public Library and the Daily New Building.
Alternative New York Street Art: Lower East Side - join your guide in one of NYC’s oldest neighborhoods and let them bring the art alive. The Lower East Side is well known for its diverse ethnic neighborhoods and astonishing street art. Historically, the Lower East Side is known for hosting immigrants coming off Ellis Island, and in the second half of the 20th century, the area became flooded with artists. The growing counter-culture population in the Lower East Side drew more and more artists. Soon the area quickly exploded with creative expressive graffiti art that illustrated the social and cultural movements that would influence American society in the 21st century.
Alternative New York Street Art: Brooklyn - delve deep into the dynamic Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick and Williamsburg through an exploration of their vibrant street art. A democratic art form offering unparalleled accessibility both to artists and their audience, street art offers a unique lens into contemporary American culture. Make your way to Bushwick and check out iconic work from bold urban artists. Learn how this subculture has been uniting people of diverse backgrounds for the past fifty years by fostering creative, non-curated public expression, and gain a new understanding of Brooklyn. Then, take to the streets of Williamsburg and view cutting-edge graffiti murals from some of NYC’s most innovative emerging artists. This concludes with the opportunity to shop and eat at some of Brooklyn’s trendiest stores and restaurants.
The Hidden History of the NYC Subway: Art and Architecture - discover the art and architecture of one the oldest and most extensive subway systems in the world. Learn the harrowing tales of how the subway was first constructed by workers called “sandhogs” and discover the innovative architecture and design that makes the NYC subway system famous. From its urban legends to its graffiti to its towering architecture, the NYC subway has captured the imaginations of generations of New Yorkers and helped make NY one of the greatest in the world.
Frank Lloyd Wright's stunningly designed museum has been a daring addition to Fifth Avenue landscape since the late 1950s. We can offer an interactive education programme in which students enjoy a thematic gallery tour, before participating in a related studio workshop experience, where they create their own works of art in the museum's digital or studio art labs.
Museum of Modern Art
MoMA has committed itself to amassing the world's leading collection of the art of our time. The collection is unparalleled and features the work of masters such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Warhol along with works of the greatest living artists of today. Through discussion-based guided lessons, MoMA educators encourage students to look closely at works of art and articulate their ideas about them.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Founded in 1870, this mighty museum has a vast collection of anything and everything of artistic value ever produced anywhere in the world.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
The Cooper-Hewitt Museum is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to the study of historical and contemporary design, exploring many diverse facets of art and design with outstanding temporary shows. The visit includes a guided tour and workshop.
Top of the Rock
A New York City landmark for nearly 75 years, the Rockefeller Center is located in the heart of Manhattan. At the start of a visit you can enjoy the multi-media theatre exhibit which presents the historyof the Rockefeller Center. The Sky shuttle elevators then take you at speed up to the Observation decks on the 67th, 69th & 70th floors which give spectacular views of New York City.
Empire State Building
Reaching a ¼ of a mile into the Manhattan sky, The Empire State Building is New York’s best known skyscraper conceived in the booming 1920’s and completed in the gloom of depression in 1931. The observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floor are open daily, late into the evening, offering 360-degree views of this vibrant city.