Join us for eye-opening tours of museums, galleries, and artists’ studios as well as exciting lectures exploring topics in art.

 

We are excited to announce our tours for Spring 2018!
Exact tour dates will be posted online shortly!

February
Katonah Museum of Art

Long Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition (Feb. 25 – June 17) focuses on a group of artists of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent whose work engages the diverse forms of Islamic visual tradition, exploring the religion, culture, and socio-political issues of today. The works in the exhibition draw from centuries-old forms—such as calligraphy, miniature painting, geometric patterning, textiles, and architecture—that have come to define historical Islamic art. The artists explore the rich meaning and complex constraints of religious and cultural customs; rituals of spiritual practice; political upheaval and violent conflict; and diaspora’s effect on identity and belonging. 

March
William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Over 200 artists are featured in the Foundation's collection, all collected by its benefactor, the late William Louis-Dreyfus. The collection is made up of pieces by self-taught and contemporary artists including James Castle, Red Grooms, Alison Hall, Stanley Lewis, Catherine Maize, Sangram Majumdar, Nellie Mae Rowe, E.M. Saniga, Beatrice Scaccia, Judith Scott, Leopold Strobl, Sam Szafran, Bill Traylor and Purvis Young, as well as works on loan from the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection. 

April
In the studio with...

Visit with two regional artists in their studios to learn about their creative process, the sources of their inspiration, and their preferred materials and techniques.

May
Christie's New York: The Collection of David & Peggy Rockefeller

This vast collection reflects the Rockefeller family’s deep, life-long passion for Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works of art, American paintings, English and European furniture, Asian works of art, European ceramics and Chinese export porcelain, silver, and American decorative arts and furniture.The sales will be conducted in keeping with David Rockefeller’s pledge to direct the majority of his wealth to philanthropy and provide for the cultural, educational, medical, and environmental causes long supported by the couple.

 

Pre-registration required for tours. Transportation is not included. Tours will meet at the destination.

Exact meeting point will be shared via email before the tour. 
Tours are led by Margot Clark-Junkins, M.A., History of Design & Curatorial Studies, Parsons School of Design/Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, with Eye on Art Co-Chair Sian Roath.

Private tours are available for groups of 8 - 12 adults. Please contact Adam Levi, Senior Director, at (914) 967-0700, ext. 24 or adam@ryeartscenter.org for details.