Celebrate Black History month with a private museum tour!
In celebration of Black History Month 2019, we are proud to offer special rates on private museum tours exploring black art in America since the Civil War. $129 for first hour; $119 for the second hour. (Includes two tickets) Four museums in NYC feature excellent art about the American black experience: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum.
Tours consider how black and white artists alike have found innovative ways to respond to the Civil War in America, to the ensuing period of Reconstruction, to the Great Migration, and to the Civil Rights period of the 1960s and 1970s.
We'll look at Thomas Hart Benton's America Today murals to see depictions of cotton pickers in the Deep South. We'll consider Jacob Lawrence's pictures depicting the Harlem Renaissance in early 20th-century New York. And we'll study Winslow Homer's terrifying, world-famous scene, Gulf Stream, featuring a poor black man who stares down death while fishing astride sharks off the coast of Maine.
For audiences interested in global connections to black experiences, we'll visit the Met's fabulous African Art galleries and, time-permitting, consider one of the world's most fascinating black civilizations, that of Ancient Egypt.