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“Certainly the knowledge gained together with viewing the whole painting experience from a different perspective exceeded my limited expectations of what might be achieved.”

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Photos (left to righ and downward)

1) New York City by night
2 )Admiring Les demoiselles d"Avignon
at the Museum of Modern Art
3) At the Museum of Modern Art
4) At the Armory Show
5) Monica at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York City Art Tour
Contemporary Art

Museums and galleries | Whitney Biennial

March 12 - 15, 2015 from Ottawa

Since 1992 our annual New York City art tour or Art Trip New York, a trip specially dedicated to art museums and galleries, is offered every spring, usually during the second or the third week of March. During this time of the year New York offers a marvelous variety of exhibits ranging from the classical and modern to the contemporary and the “very now”! New York Art Trip lasts three nights and four days; departing from Ottawa on Thursday early morning and returning to Ottawa on Sunday night.  People from all over the United States and Canada can join us as many have done in the past. Our price includes three nights in a beautifully located hotel in Midtown Manhattan, all transportation by deluxe coach Ottawa-New York-Ottawa (deducted if participants are from outside Ottawa) and to all museums and sites on schedule; and an art confrence before departure. We do group reservations for the major museums and exhibits, so our participants can enjoy a fast entrance and a reduced fare. Participants are free to visit New York at their own pace and to join the group for the art museums, galleries, and exhibits of their choice.
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On schedule
A typical schedule is as follows:

Departure from Ottawa at 06:30.
Arrival in New York City around 15:30.
Evening at leisure; catch a Broadway Musical.

Morning: A few highlights of the city by a bus.
Late morning: the Museum of Modern Art.
Afternoon: the Armory Show or the Chelsea galleries.
Evening at leisure.

Morning: the MET.
Afternoon: the Whitney Museum of Art or the Brooklyn Museum.
Evening at leisure.

Morning: the Guggenheim art museum.
12:30: Departure to Ottawa.
Arrival to Ottawa around 21:30.

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One belongs to New York instantly;
one belongs to it as much in
five minutes as in five years.
(Thomas Wolfe)


Since 1996, icscis walkthearts have been offering quality painting or art workshops and educational tours in France, Italy, Egypt, Spain, United States and Colombia. It is in Tuscany (around Montepulciano, Pienza and Cortona) that we paint in plein-air, learn and discuss, since the landscapes of the Val d'Orcia are just astounding and the quality of life, seducing.  Attended by hundreds of art lovers and artists from all around the world, mostly New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and Australia, our painting courses and art history seminars are given to small group by professional artists and art historians. walkthearts.com also provides educational travel for high school, college and/or university students, or on a private basis. Walkthearts offers a living experience through the arts.

updated April 24, 2014