Art Historian, Educator, Tour Guide Emily Sacharis an art historian, educator, and public speaker who is an instant hit with students of all ages. She is intimately familiar with the holdings, exhibition schedules and layout of all of New York City’s museums and can speed you to the art you most want to see (she’ll also zip you to the most convenient restrooms and eating facilities).
Why are Emily's tours unique? Emily engages you with wit, stories, bios, and insights. Emily is a professional educator. And Emily doesn't yap a string of facts at you while your eyes glaze over. She leads you to the heart of the art with story-telling and conversation, all the while deploying an oversized iPad to augment your tour with videos, maps, and photos. Even with young kids, and especially with appreciative adults, Emily will share sharp insights and socio-political context that makes the art on view feel even more alive and meaningful. Emily sees beauty in the details and she does sweat the small stuff -- so your tour or party will come off without a hitch.
What's Emily's background? Emily graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and American history. After working for 20 years as an award-winning journalist, book author and corporate executive, Emily decided to return to school to study art history, studying for her masters degree at Hunter College/The City University of New York.
Today, Emily is an independent art historian on the faculty at New York University, SUNY Ulster, and the New York Academy of Art. She is also a senior docent and art educator at the Brooklyn Museum and a former docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Emily has led more than 500 art tours in the past 12 years and has lived in New York City for 34 years.
Madame Charpentier and her Children, Pierre-August Renoir, 1878, Metropolitan Museum of Art