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Secret Stories of Color Tour

Discover the hidden histories of your favorite colors at The Met in NYC

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Secret Stories of Colors Private Museum Tour

Immerse yourself in the histories of your favorite colors on this exclusive, privately guided art tour hosted by ART SMART.

Our Secret Stories of Colors Tour traces the inventions and discoveries of color from ancient to contemporary times, including medieval lapis lazuli blue in from Afghanistan mountains, poisonous green pigments and lead white paint, the surprising source of Turner’s famous florescent yellow, and the contemporary fight between artists to access patented Singularity and Vantablack.

Aside from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, this tour is also offered at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and at The Art Institute of Chicago.

What to Expect on Your Secret Stories of Colors Tour

As always, your tour will be led in ART SMART’s signature conversational style, ensuring you and yours a fun and fresh experience.

Upon booking, we will begin to customize your tour to meet the needs and interests of your specific group. Please let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to focus on during your tour.

Admission
$22 per adult, $15 per senior, $10 per child.


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Private tours for 1 - 4 people in your group booked online* are $190 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 is added during your booking. We will get your tickets ahead of time for you. So you can skip the lines.

* 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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