Art tours

I don’t pretend to an art specialist but I’ve been booking art tours for students from SUNY New Paltz for many years now, so I’ve learned a thing or two.

Everyone knows about the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy and the two Tates – Britain and Modern.

But not so many people may be familiar with the Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London, which hosts, or boasts, a ‘collection of old masters including Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin, Murillo, and Gainsborough, amongst others’.

Dulwich Picture Gallery (telegraph.co.uk)

Dulwich Picture Gallery (telegraph.co.uk)

Or Kenwood House, the beautiful Robert Adams-remodelled stately home at the top end of Hampstead Heath, recently reopened after extensive refurbishment, where you can find originals by Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Vermeer, Turner and others.

Rembrandt self portrait (Kenwood House)

Rembrandt self portrait (Kenwood House)

Then there’s the street art, aka graffiti, embellishing the urban streets of Shoreditch and Hackney (and elsewhere). I can’t take you on a guided tour of these myself but I can direct you to someone who knows all there is to know about Banksy, Eine and others. For more on street art please look at my blog.

Cop with poodle

Cop with poodle: a Banksy behind perspex

That’s just a taster. Whether or not you know what sort of art you are looking for I should by now be able to offer you advice and guidance. Please contact me here.

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