Discover the New York art scene with Young Collectors Circle! In five days you will get to know the best art places in the city. You will discover emerging galleries in Tribeca, feast your eyes on the Blue Chip Galleries in Chelsea and visit the best Museum exhibitions. We'll also take you to special private collections of New York collectors and look inside artists' studios. During our visit, you'll get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the major auction houses and see the city through different eyes on a public art tour. All tours, a welcome cocktail, a group-dinner and brunch are included!
Programme (subject to change)
WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER
On arrival day, we have listed some great tips for you to visit at your own pace, including top exhibitions in museums, must-sees for your first time in New York and handy tips on how to navigate the city. Prefer to relax in your hotel room after the long flight? That's possible too, of course. We meet this evening at 18.00 for cocktails in a beautiful New York bar, where you can already taste the atmosphere of the city and meet your travel companions!
THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER
Discover the vibrant gallery scene in TriBeCa on a gallery tour, where we visit hip, up-and-coming galleries (such as Artist Space and Theta). After a lunch break we take you to impressive artworks in hidden places, such as a skyscraper lobby designed as a total installation by James Turrell and the famous Earth Room by Walter de Maria, hidden above a Ralph Lauren flagship store. After this art tour, we will visit the leading New Museum and get a peek into the home of a New York collector who will open their private collection especially for us. We conclude the day with a joint dinner in a cosy restaurant.
FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER
We take the subway (or Uber) to the famous Upper East Side where we visit a large auction house, and we get a unique look behind the scenes of the auction business. We continue our journey via a number of exceptional works of art in the (semi) public space - by Alicja Kwade, among others - to the famous gallery district of Chelsea. Here, mega-galleries such as PACE, David Zwirner and Jack Shainman present artists who belong to the world top. The afternoon is concluded with an Art & Architecture Tour on The High Line, after which you have the opportunity to visit, for example, the Whitney Museum.
SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER
On Saturday we will spend the whole day in Brooklyn, the hip, raw borough of New York. It is not without reason that this district is embraced by artists and other creatives. We start the day with a studio tour in which we visit the studios of various New York artists, the perfect moment to spot new talent; even before the big, international galleries have discovered them. We will also visit a number of art institutions just off the beaten track and pay attention to the architecture, street art and history of the district.
SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER
We conclude the trip together with a casual brunch where you can exchange your experiences with your travel companions. Of course we will give you tips to discover the rest of the art scene of the city yourself that afternoon!
Deadline for sign ups: 1 May 2023. Please note: the trip will only take place when there are enough participants, you will receive a message from us on 2 May whether the trip will take place, together with a payment request to finalize your registration. Register via email@example.com.
Programme costs: €750 (incl. 1x cocktails, 1x breakfast/brunch, 1x dinner, all tours and entrance to museums that are part of the programme, excl. flight and hotel and all meals that are not mentioned in the programme)
Please note: Booking this trip is at your own risk. If the trip cannot take place due to the corona measures in place at the time, you will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. We will cancel the trip if the events in the programme (museums, galleries, collections, studios, auction houses) are cancelled or closed, or if at the time of the trip there is a ban on entry or a quarantine requirement for the destination in question. If a negative test result or vaccination certificate is required, you must provide this yourself. At the moment, everyone who travels to the United States has to have a valid vaccination certificate and a negative test result. Keep an eye on the website of the government for the current state of affairs.
Note 2: Booking travel and accommodation is on your own, we recommend the flights in the (preliminary) programme below, if you book this you will be assured of attending all parts of the programme. Of course you can also leave earlier or extend your stay. Our team will be staying at the CitizenM Bowery Hotel, you can book with extra discount via this link (only valid for this trip and for Young Collectors Circle members).
Please note 3: You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the airport and between the different program parts. All meals not mentioned in the programme (or meals on own initiative) are not included in the price.
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