National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists
Join Stephen Mead, professional museum tour guide, for an insider private tour of the National Gallery of Art. On his 40 plus list of paintings, sculptures, and more, he will show us Museum Highlights, historical show stoppers, and fan favorites of the Renaissance, 18th Century, and Medieval Art periods. With each piece he will discuss the symbols, stories, and reason why the artists painted the art work.
Time Tour Starts 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Group meets at the West Building Entrance 6th and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20516
Price $30.00 per person
National Gallery of Art East building – Modern and Contemporary art
Join Stephen Mead for an insider private tour of the National Gallery of Art: Focus Modern Art. Our storyteller will walk you into the stories of Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keefe, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollack, and Andy Warhol. View 40 plus pieces of modern art and learn what the message could be and how the artists are telling it.
Time Tour 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Group meets at the East Building Entrance 150 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Price $30.00 per person
Stephen Mead, tour guide and historian of the arts, lived in London until six years ago, where he was invited to lead tours of exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert museum and give talks for the National Arts Collection Fund (UK). and worked for many educational institutions in Britain. Since moving to the DC area, he has led many tours of the capital’s museums and monuments for tourists, student groups and adults. Stephen is also a professional storyteller and brings his skills in story telling to the historical and artistic areas he covers in his tours, providing both an educational and enjoyable experience.
“The tour guide has a British accent. He was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained during our entire trip.” – customer review on yelp
“Stephen really gives it his all. His performance as a tour guide is award-worthy”- customer review on TripAdvisor
“While guiding us to a selection of the art at the gallery Stephen Mead was entertaining and informative. He had a story to tell about each piece of art that he took us to view and pointed out details that would have escaped most of us if we were on our own. In the process we learned something about art that we didn’t know before the tour. It will stand us in good stead as we continue to view and enjoy the masterworks of the art world wherever we go.” Goldstar