Discover the whole story of the Whitney as you explore the museum and then view one of its seminal exhibits

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In a Nutshell

Gallery expert Susan Zevon spins tales of American art history as she leads you through the Whitney and chats with you over coffee

The Fine Print

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What You'll Do

There's a story within every work of art, you just have to know how to read it. As you follow gallery expert and art writer Susan Zevon down the halls of the landmark Whitney Museum of American Art, she unearths the stories behind current pieces on display, and also discusses the museum's history and future move downtown. Tours culminate with coffee and conversation at Untitled, the museum's in-house cafe. Food, coffee, and museum entry are not included in this deal.

  • Introduction to the Museum
    Gallery expert and writer Susan Zevon discusses the Whitney Museum of American Art's past, present, and future

  • Guided Tour of American Art
    Susan then leads you through the American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe exhibit and discusses its best works

  • Chat Over Coffee
    After exploring, you continue the talk with Susan at the museum's cafe

Each event is capped at 12 participants; each event requires a minimum of 6 participants in order to take place.

Your Host

Susan Zevon Susan Zevon
Gallery Expert, Art Writer

For Susan Zevon, New York City is one giant art gallery. Growing up in the Big Apple, she immediately fell in love with its diverse artwork at a young age, and later obtained an Art History degree from Smith College. Today, her artistic eye remains as focused as ever. She currently consults for Elle Décor Magazine and serves as the docent for one of the top museums in the country.

Where You'll Meet

The Whitney Museum of American Art prides itself on being on the cutting edge of art. Its curators often obtain works the same year that they are created—and well before the artist gains notoriety. The museum, which was started by art advocate Gloria Vanderbilt Whitney, pays special attention to living artists, though it also collects and preserves works for posterity.

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    Upper East Side

    945 Madison Avenue

    New York, NY 10021

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