Museums, Mansions and Masterpieces

Ron Ramsey and Sebastian Smee

Gain a new insight into American art, history and architecture with a focus on the collections and mansions of New York State’s 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 paintings of the same period.

In the Hudson Valley, visit Kykuit, the Rockefeller mansion and estate which has been home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Wander through the Storm King outdoor sculpture park, then explore the Dia:Beacon contemporary art museum, and Magazzino, a new warehouse art space for contemporary 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 Massachusetts, explore the local contemporary art scene at MASS MoCA and the Clark Art Institute.

Finally in Boston, renowned art critic and Pulitzer Prize-winner Sebastian Smee will share his insights on the city’s outstanding art collections, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, and guide us through a cluster of the city’s modern and contemporary art districts.

Information available November 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, sharing (approximately)

AUD 10,000

Single supplement* (approximately)

AUD 2,250

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