Engaging Art Experiences Centered on You

Engaging Art Experiences Centered on You

Art Smart is a New York City-based provider of art museum and gallery tours for private groups and art advisory.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is one of the largest and most impressive art museums in the world.

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Our Guides

Our Guides

Art Smart’s art guides are primarily graduate-level art historians from top New York universities who have their fingers on the pulse of the art world.

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Why ART SMART?

Due to our custom approach and our reputation for service, leading press consistently recommend Art Smart as the preferred source for a personalized experience with the world of art.

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The Right Team

Our carefully selected art guides are professional art historians, not scripted actors or docents.

We Go Beyond the Highlights

Your Art Smart tour will be built around your interests, curiosity, and passions

Flexible Scheduling

You choose the time—whether it's a two-hour tour or a multi-day excursion.

Our Services in NYC

Our engaging personal art experiences focus on you.

NYC Museum Tours

We will design an exclusive tour just for you and your companions with a specific focus in mind.

NYC Gallery Tours

We know that finding your way to the best can be daunting. We'll eliminate the guesswork for you.

Corporate
Tours

Professionally-led engaging art tours designed with the corporate audience in mind.

Foreign
Language Tours

Through the Met Museum and Chelsea galleries: Private and Guided.

Family Tours

Family time is precious, and we created Art Smart Adventures to make the most of it.

Art Advisory

We offer expert art buying guidance and consultation for those considering an art purchase.

How Our Tours Work

All of our tours are private, not public. So the tour is arranged just for you and yours.

  1. We recommend using our online booking tool for up-to-date availability.
  2. Select your tour experience and set your preferred date and time.
  3. Our booking system will help you select the right guide from our team of art historians based on the guides' availability.
  4. Tell us a bit about your interests and private group. We'll customize your tour from there.
  5. Your confirmation will show where the guide will meet you at the museum.
  • Private tours for 1 - 4 people in your group booked online* are $180 per hour (a 5% discount over tours booked via email or phone).
  • All tours have a two-hour minimum.
  • Additional people and/or additional time have an additional fee.
  • Museum admission needs to be added for each person. This will be added during your booking.
  • We'll get your tickets ahead of time for you. So you can skip the lines!

Prefer a personalized booking experience?

* For those who need a bit more service via email and phone, our pricing is $200 per hour for 1 - 4 people. Larger groups are $50 per adult, $25 per child.

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What our visitors say about our tours.

My family had a fantastic experience with Joanna of Art Smart at the Met! She prepared a four hour survey of art history

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To grab the Met is a challenge. With Smart Arts support it was a perfect visit… Deep in knowledge and entertaining in communicating it.

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“My husband and I… and friends of ours visiting from the UK, had a wonderful 2 hour tour of Chelsea with guide, Mitra.”

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In the Press

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"The utterly privatized art experience... uniquely qualified to provide art lowers with tailor-made tours"

"At their best, these programs create little art lowers while educating and stimulating the grown-up participants."

"...helps clients navigate museums and galleries where Art Smart sonnects visitors to the restorative powers of art."

"Finding Magic at the Met"