Art Tours

Our ART LOVER’S tours are organized and sponsored by the Gallery Council to benefit MAG and are open to all interested travelers. Click HERE to become a Gallery Council member.

For questions or assistance, please contact the Gallery Council at [email href=”gallerycouncil@mag.rochester.edu”]gallerycouncil @ mag.rochester.edu[/email] or (585) 276-8910.

Sailor Boy (Portrait of Robert Nunes) by Pierre-August Renoir, 1883

Highlights of the Barnes Foundation: Part 2

November 15, 2022 I 3 pm I $50

The Gallery Council Art Tours Committee is delighted to present the Barnes Foundation virtual tour, back by popular demand!

The first tour was such a huge success that participants requested we visit the galleries we didn’t have time for during the first visit. Once again, we’ll enjoy a special private docent tour with the innovative 360 degrees technology that allows us to zoom in so close we can see the artists’ brush strokes.  

The Barnes collection includes 181 paintings by Pierre-August Renoir, the largest in the world, as well as 69 by Cezanne, 59 by Matisse, 46 by Picasso, Degas, Van Gogh, and every other impressionist painter you’ve ever admired. Its founder, Dr. Albert Barnes, collected only the very best masterpieces. It’s an amazing collection.

See what you missed!

Art Lover’s London – Viewed Differently

September 13-21, 2022

England has one of the best vaccination news in all of Europe. Join us for a safe and exciting tour of hidden gems most tourists don’t experience. Led by an engaging and knowledgeable art historian, we’ll explore both timeless classics and vibrant contemporary artists.

MAG’s Director, Jonathan Binstock, will guide us through a visit to the famous young British artist Isaac Julian’s studio whose work appeared at MAG in 2019. Jonathan has also arranged a special treat— a visit to a private art collection, a secret until it’s revealed in London. As with his previous private collection visits, this will undoubtedly be a highlight of the trip.


portrait of Andy WarholPrince of Pop: Andy Warhol’s Life and Times

March 23, 2022 | 3 pm

Join us on a virtual tour of the Warhol Museum! Led by a knowledgeable Warhol docent, this interactive tour introduces Warhol’s biography and explores highlights of the museum’s permanent collection, including works of art, film, and archival objects.

Some of his most notable artworks include 1960s pop art paintings of consumer products, including Coke and Campbell’s soup cans, as well as portraits of stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley.

We hope you can attend this entertaining tour as we continue our journey of touring regional museums from the comfort of your living room.

Image Credit: Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait (Fright Wig), 1986. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg; Founding Collection, Contribution. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. (c) The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 1998.1.2890


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