About Art Explorations
Nadja Hansen leads fun interactive engaging tours of the NYC art world. She provides private customized tours of museum exhibitions and permanent collections, galleries, art fairs and auction previews for groups, kids and families, and organizations as well as group tours and a group series. There is a vast range of themed tours to choose from as well. Everything can be entirely customized to you!
Upcoming Group Tours and Series
October through June, once a month
Thursdays: October 24, November 21, December 19, January30, February20, March 26, April 30, May 14, June 18 @11am
This is a 9 month series visiting different museums and galleries around NYC emphasizing the most exceptional shows of the season with art ranging across different cultures and eras. This is an experiential tour, both engaging and interactive.
Sex and Death @ the Met Tour ( October 25 and November 2)
6:30pm- 7:45pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Open to Public/ $45.00 per person
What are the abiding threads that wind through millenniums of art, whether you’re in Reformation Rome or an ancient Assyrian palace? Sex and death. Let's see the different and surprisingly similar ways that cultures from India to Russia, China to France have dealt with the passion of sex and the inevitability of death. Explore how sex could be seen as bawdy or holy, dangerous or demure and death could be that fearsome reckoning or only the beginning of happiness. Looking at works that range from the flirtatious to the coy, the celebratory to the symbolic, the reflective to the sorrowful—we won’t be able to help re-evaluating these two endlessly questioned aspects of the human condition.
Notorious! @ the Met (October 26 and November 3)
6:30pm - 7:45pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Open to Public/ $45.00 per person
From adultery to abandonment, tax evasion to murder – the vices of our times are much what they were a thousand years ago. From the mythological lovers of ancient Greece to the femme fatales of 20th century Paris, the Met is rife with stories of corruption, intrigue, and boys (and girls) behaving badly! Lets crisscross the museum to find the good, the bad, and the ugly—those whose stories never die and whose visages continue to haunt the halls of the Met!
The New MoMA (December 10, February 10, March 10, April 10)
1pm-2:30pm The Museum of Modert Art
Open to Public/ $100.00 pp
After 6 years and 450 million dollars the MoMA has expanded its galleries and rehung its vast collection allowing for many more of its 200,00 works to be viewed. This "new MoMA" includes many more works by women and offers a much more global view of modern art allowing for new dialogues between the works and designing the new experience of the art around themes rather than an outdated stricly chronological and "ism" based understanding of the creativity of the last 150 years. Discover how 20th century artists shook the art world, influenced one another, fought one another, sought to evolve the nascent notions of the founders, and both inspired and repelled 21st century artists.
Temporary Special Exhibitions For Private Tours:
Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art
(November 25 2019 - March 1 2020)
Approximately 170 objects—including clocks, automata, furniture, musical instruments, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, print media, and more—from both The Met collection and over fifty lenders worldwide will be featured. Visitors will discover marvelous innovations that engaged and delighted the senses of the past, much like twenty-first-century technology holds our attention today—through suspense, surprise, and dramatic transformations.
Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019
At the Whitney
(Nov 22, 2019–Jan 2021)
Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 foregrounds how visual artists have explored the materials, methods, and strategies of craft over the past seven decades. Some expand techniques with long histories, such as weaving, sewing, or pottery, while others experiment with textiles, thread, clay, beads, and glass, among other mediums. The traces of the artists’ hands-on engagement with their materials invite viewers to imagine how it might feel to make each work. While artists’ reasons for taking up craft range widely, many aim to subvert prevalent standards of so-called “fine art,” often in direct response to the politics of their time.
Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Chrone
The Jewish Museum
November 1, 2019 - March 22, 2020
Rachel Feinstein‘s art is defined by dualities: her investigations of masculinity and femininity or good and evil are echoed in her formal explorations of balance and precariousness or positive and negative space. Her subjects, too, are drawn from oppositions and tensions: religion and fairy tales, high European craft and low American kitsch, her needs as an artist and the needs of her family. She explores these conflicts through characters borrowed from biblical and folk sources as well as objects from material culture, deconstructed and reimagined, suggesting that there is no fact without fiction, light without darkness, tranquility without chaos.