Museums, Mansions and Masterpieces: Hudson Valley to Boston

Ron Ramsey with Sebastian Smee

Gain a new insight into American art, history and architecture with a focus on the collections and mansions of the Hudson Valley, and the rich art collections of Boston and Massachusetts.

In New York State, join Ron Ramsey, Executive Director of the Art Gallery Society of NSW, to discover dynamic art galleries and collections, including the spectacular landscape paintings of the 19th century ‘Hudson River School’ which make for a fascinating comparison with Australian landscapes of the same period.

Travel to the Hudson Valley and visit Kykuit, the Rockefeller Mansion which has been home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Wander through the Dia:Beacon contemporary art museum and Magazzino, warehouse for Italian Art. Visit the FD Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum at Hyde Park as well as Olana, the residence of the eminent Hudson River School painter, Frederic Edwin Church.

In Boston, guest lecturer and renowned art critic Sebastian Smee will share his insights on the city’s outstanding collections, such as the Museum of Fine Arts. Explore the local contemporary art scene at Mass MOCA, and enjoy a cluster of modern and contemporary art districts including Newbury Street and South End ‘SoWa’.

Information available July/August 2018. For further details, please click ‘Request Info’.


This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.

Per person, twin-share (approximately)

AUD 10,000

Single supplement* (approximately)

AUD 2,250

*Single travellers may request to share.
Please advise at time of booking.

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