Take a walk through the historic streets, alleys, and courtyards of Washington, D.C., stopping to take in the art, snap photos and learn about the artists and what messages and meanings may be behind their…
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Meets inside Modern Art Building at the benches next to the Information desk
- Adult & Senior
Tour the City’s Modern Masterpieces
Join Stephen for a two-hour private tour of Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art Modern Art Building, Washington, DC. Our small group will begin at the beginnings of Modern Art when Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, and Georgia O’Keefe begin to shake things up. Next, your group will then go to the upper level of the Museum to see iconic Modern Art that defined the 60’s and 70’s by viewing Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol, and more contributions. Our tour includes the sculpture tower where you will find wonderful examples of Modern Art Sculptures. This well curated tour of Modern Art is comprised of new ideas, materials and techniques, cultural changes, and historic context.
Tour Guide | Stephen Mead
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 and worked for many educational institutions in Britain. Since moving to the D.C. 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 storytelling to the historical and artistic areas he covers in his tours, providing both an educational and enjoyable experience.
Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.
This tour is a private program, neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the National Gallery of Art. Admission to the National Gallery of Art and to all its exhibitions, tours and other public educational programs is free of charge. Any charge or request for contribution is unrelated to the National Gallery of Art. For information about the Gallery please see: http://www.nga.gov.