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Sunday, February 25
 

9:00am

Day Trip: Dia:Beacon: Guided Tour - Sponsored by IvoryPress - SOLD OUT
Website: https://www.diaart.org/visit/visit/diabeacon-beacon-united-states


Occupying a former Nabisco box printing factory on the banks of the Hudson River, Dia:Beacon presents the Dia Art Foundation collection of post-modern and conceptual art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs. Attendees will take a special guided tour of the collection and the impressive building.


The original building had many key design elements that made it an appealing site for contemporary art, including broad spans between supporting columns and more than 34,000-square-feet of skylights. Today these skylights provide natural light in the galleries and have uniquely established Dia:Beacon as a “daylight museum.” Working closely with artist Robert Irwin, Dia devised a masterplan to create a twenty-first century museum building that retained the original character of the building. For the exterior setting, Irwin designed seasonally-changing gardens. In keeping with Dia’s history of single-artist, site-related presentations, each gallery was designed specifically for the presentation of one artist’s work. Examples include Dan Flavin’s series of fluorescent light “Monuments to V. Tatlin;” Joseph Beuys’ mixed-media installations such as Fond III/3 (1979) and Fond IV/4 (1979); Richard Serra’s Torqued Ellipses (2007); and Michael Heizer’s North, East, South, West (1967/2002).


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 9:00 AM to walk together to Grand Central. We will be taking a Metro North train from Grand Central that departs at 9:43 AM and arrive at 11:24 AM in Beacon. The train back will depart at 3:12 PM and return to New York at 4:41 PM.


Lunch will be included. Participants may select from the choices offered under Option Two of the Homespun Dia:Beacon Café Boxed Lunch Menu: https://dia.qi-cms.com/media/_file/webpdfs/dia-cafe-boxed-lunch-options-2017.pdf. Participants will be contacted directly about their choice by February 5, 2018.


Accessibility: This tour requires a substantial amount of walking.


Maximum Participants: 20
Administrative Fee: $82

Sunday February 25, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Dia:Beacon 3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508

10:30am

Rockefeller Center: The City Within A City Walking Tour - SOLD OUT
Website: http://www.nychristmas.com/tours/rockefeller-center-and-tours


John D. Rockefeller, Jr built this magical mosaic of fourteen buildings during the depression of the 1930s and today there are about 22 structures. This National Register complex is both classical and modern.


This “city within a city” features:
  • First landscaped skyscraper complex created for commerce and conceived with art
  • First complex to incorporate offices, restaurants, entertainment, stores, with open space and an interconnected underground concourse
  • Fastest high speed elevators, air cooling, noise silencers, and escalators
  • Ingenious underground system for trucks to deliver goods
  • First indoor parking garage, which still has its original signage
  • The legendary Rainbow Room together with the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall (the first building to open in 1932)


Sibyl McCormac Groff, The Spirited New Yorker, is an experienced and highly acclaimed licensed New York City tour guide whose expertise includes the architecture, artwork, and history of Rockefeller Center, midtown Manhattan and New York City. Sibyl has been featured on Brian Williams and NBC Nightly News with Mike Taibbi for her expertise on Rockefeller Center and Christmas. She has been awarded the Presidential Award of the Victorian Society of America, has published several books on the preservation of historic buildings, and has two yet-to-be-published manuscripts on Christmas in New York City.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 10:30 am to walk together to Rockefeller Center.
Accessibility: Please note that this tour requires a substantial amount of walking.


Maximum Participants: 24
Administrative Fee: $31

Speakers
SM

Sibyl McCormac Groff

Spirited New Yorker


Sunday February 25, 2018 10:30am - 1:30pm
Rockefeller Center 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111

1:30pm

Tour, The New York Public Library, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs - Sponsored by IvoryPress - SOLD OUT
Website: https://www.nypl.org/locations/divisions/wallach-division


  • Tour: 2:00-3:00 pm
  • SIG Meetings or Free time: 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Reception: 4:00-5:00 pm


The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs unites what had formerly been five separate collections under a single banner. Division holdings comprise works of art as well as reference materials on painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, decorative arts, fashion, and the history of architecture from throughout the world from antiquity to the present. The Wallach Division also serves as the access points to the Spencer Collection of fine bindings and illustrated books and the Picture Collection. This tour will be welcomed by Joshua Chuang, Deirdre Donohue, and the staff who will outline the scope of the Library's research resources, and share a few materials from the collections.


Attendees are encouraged to explore the building and participate in the Artist Files SIG and Public Librarians SIG after visiting the Division. A reception will take place after the SIG meetings from 4:00-5:00 pm.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 1:30 PM to walk to 476 Fifth Ave between 42nd and 40th Street. Tour will take place in the Picture Collection, Room 100.


Maximum Participants: 29
Administrative Fee: $10

4:00pm

 
Monday, February 26
 

9:00am

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Sponsored by IvoryPress - SOLD OUT
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/curatorial-departments/the-costume-institute


Julie T. Lê, Assistant Museum Librarian, The Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library at The Costume Institute, will give a behind the scenes tour of The Costume Institute. The visit will include:


  • Presentation on the history of collecting at the Costume Institute (approx. 45 mins)
  • Tour of the Costume Institute Collections storage facility (20 mins)
  • Tour of the Costume Institute Conservation Lab (20 mins)
  • Tour & Highlights from the Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library (20 mins)


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 9:00 AM to travel together by public transportation. Tour participants are required to buy a loaded Metro Card in advance of the tour, so that the tour can remain on schedule. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50 cash.


Maximum Participants: 10
Administrative Fee: $10

Speakers
avatar for Julie Le

Julie Le

Assistant Museum Librarian, The Costume Institute - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fashion librarianship, archives, & digital archiving projects.


12:30pm

Fashion Institute of Technology’s Special Collections & College Archives - SOLD OUT
Website: https://www.fitnyc.edu/library/sparc


After fifteen years of planning, five years of design work with architects, and four million dollars procured, the FIT Library unit of Special Collections is now a state-of-the-art facility to house its more than 5000 linear feet of holdings (dated 1590-current day). Come and spend an hour with Associate Professor and Head of Special Collections Karen Trivette, and her unit personnel, who will give you an overview of the project, guide you through the space, share with you highlights of the collections, answer questions about the extreme before and after, and the metamorphosis in-between. After the tour, take some time to visit the Museum at FIT, which has installed at least two exhibitions for your perusing pleasure.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 12:30 PM to travel together by subway. Tour participants are required to buy a loaded Metro Card in advance of the tour, so that the tour can remain on schedule. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50 cash.


Maximum Participants: 39
Administrative Fee: $10

Speakers
KT

Karen Trivette

Associate Professor-Librarian, Head of Special Collections and College Archives, Fashion Institute of Technology


Monday February 26, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Fashion Institute of Technology 227 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

12:45pm

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Research Library - SOLD OUT
Website: https://www.cooperhewitt.org/collections/library


The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Research Library is the major resource in the United States for books, trade catalogs, serials, pictures, and archival material covering design and decorative art from the Renaissance to the present. Tour will highlight 30 to 40 treasures from the Cooper Hewitt Museum Library collection focusing on design, decorative arts & architecture. Tour participants are invited the Museum's current exhibition on their own after the library tour.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 12:45 PM to travel together by public transportation. Tour participants are required to buy a loaded Metro Card in advance of the tour, so that the tour can remain on schedule. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50 cash.


Maximum Participants: 24
Administrative Fee: $ 10

 
Tuesday, February 27
 

11:30am

Chelsea Galleries: A Guided Walking Tour - SOLD OUT
Website: www.newyorkarttours.com


Join art critic and professional guide Merrily Kerr on a visit to the most talked about exhibitions of the moment on a walking tour of the Chelsea galleries in New York's international art hub. Exhibitions change every five to six weeks, so there is always something new to see, and each tour has its own dynamic. Our itinerary will include a range of galleries offering an energizing mix of artwork in different media. At each venue, Merrily will give information on the galleries and artists, and we’ll discuss the artwork on display. Questions and conversation are encouraged!


Merrily Kerr is an art critic and professional art tour guide based in New York. As the founder of Merrily Kerr New York Art Tours, Merrily leads individuals and groups on trips of cultural discovery in New York's galleries and museums. She has written art criticism for international art magazines and teaches art appreciation at Marymount Manhattan College.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler and Merrily Kerr at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 11:30 AM to travel together by subway. Tour participants are required to buy a loaded Metro Card in advance of the tour, so that the tour can remain on schedule. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50 cash.
Accessibility: Please note that this tour requires a substantial amount of walking.


Maximum Participants: 24
Minimum Participants: 7
Administrative Fee: $36

Speakers
MK

Merrily Kerr

New York Art Tours


Tuesday February 27, 2018 11:30am - 2:30pm
Chelsea Chelsea, New York, NY

2:30pm

Behind-the-Scenes of the Morgan Library with Morgan Library Staff - Sponsored by IvoryPress - SOLD OUT
Website: http://www.themorgan.org


This tour will give participants an introduction to the collections of the Morgan Library & Museum, with an emphasis on our founders and the historic McKim building. We'll then visit the Morgan's Reading Room where we'll describe our daily operations, and Research Services generally. We'll have plenty of time for questions and dialogue.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 2:30 PM to travel together by subway. Tour participants are required to buy a loaded Metro Card in advance of the tour, so that the tour can remain on schedule. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50 cash.


Maximum Participants: 19
Administrative Fee: $10

Tuesday February 27, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
 
Wednesday, February 28
 

9:00am

Museum of Modern Art Archives and Library - Sponsored by IvoryPress - SOLD OUT
Website: https://www.moma.org/research-and-learning/research-resources/library/index


The Museum of Modern Art Archives and Library is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. The Archives was formally established in 1989 and contains over 6.5 million unique objects including paper records, photographs, sound and video recordings, and oral histories. The Archives collects, preserves, and makes accessible the Museum’s and MoMA PS1's historical records and other primary source documents concerning art and cultural history in the 20th and 21st centuries. The Library, founded in 1932, is a non-circulating collection that documents painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film, digital and emerging art forms from 1880 to the present. The collection comprises 322,000 items, including 3,800 journal titles, 14,000 artists' books, and 91,000 ephemera files on individual artists and groups. Chief of Archives, Library, and Research Collections Michelle Elligott and her team will outline the scope of the museum’s research resources, highlight a few recent projects such as the Museum's online Exhibition History, MERA (MoMA Electronic Records Archive), and the Etre moderne exhibition in Paris, as well as share a few highlights of the research collections.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 9:00 am. The MoMA Manhattan Archives and Library is located in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at 4 West 54 Street, part of the Museum campus in midtown Manhattan.


Maximum Participants: 25
Administrative Fee: $10

12:30pm

Art and Architecture of the New York Subway System : A Guided Walking Tour - SOLD OUT
Website: http://anthonywrobins.com


New York couldn’t function without its vast labyrinth of a subway system, but art and architecture? Who knew? Yet from the beginning, the people who planned the subway’s construction considered it, in words actually written into the contract, a "great public work" worthy of attractive design, even of "beauty." Neglect on the one hand and renovation on the other have taken their toll, but the subway is still a place of art and architecture – from the stations and the power houses and the rolling stock, to the furniture, the signs, the maps, and even the advertisements. On this tour, we will ride the rails from the Battery to Midtown, and consider the three major phases of subway design: the original 1904 IRT, designed by Heins & LaFarge, the Dual Contracts extensions of the 'teens, and the modernistic Independent Line that opened in 1932 – with a peek at a ’70s redesign by Philip Johnson.


CBS listed this tour as one of "The 5 Best Art Walks In New York."


Author, lecturer, and tour leader, Anthony W. Robins has been guiding natives and visitors to the city’s wonders of steel and stone for more than twenty-five years. Anthony W. Robins researched and wrote Subway Style: 100 Years of Architecture and Design in the New York City Subway (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2004) issued by the New York Transit Museum on the 100th anniversary of the opening of the IRT. In 2017, the Guides Association of New York City honored him with the "Guiding Spirit" award.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 12:30 PM to travel together by subway. Tour participants are required to buy a loaded Metro Card in advance of the tour, so that the tour can remain on schedule. Trip travel will cost $8.25.
Accessibility: Please note that this tour requires a substantial amount of walking.


Maximum Participants: 29
Administrative Fee: $36


Wednesday February 28, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton: Promenade West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
 
Thursday, March 1
 

8:15am

New Haven Day Trip: A Tour of Yale Art Libraries and Museums - SOLD OUT
Websites:
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library: http://web.library.yale.edu/arts
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu


A Day trip to Yale's campus in New Haven will include private tours of both the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library and the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library is one of the world's leading research libraries and serves as the primary collection for the study of art, architecture, and drama at Yale. Attendees will get to see selections from Arts Library Special Collections, which features artists' books and volumes on the book arts, fine printing, typography, and illustration, as well as archival materials and thesis projects from the Schools of Art, Architecture, and Drama. The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is one of the world's largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts and is Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. It is located in a stunning building with panes made out of very thin marble that filter in natural light and allow for rare materials to be exhibited without damage.


The Day Trip will also include free time to spend viewing the world class art collections at the Yale University Art Gallery or the Yale Center for British Art. The Tour will end with a modernist architecture tour of New Haven, which boasts buildings by Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph and Eero Saarinen.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 8:15 AM to walk together to Grand Central. We will be taking a Metro North train from Grand Central that departs at 9:04 AM and arrive at 11:06 AM in New Haven. The train back will depart at 4:14 PM and return to New York at 6:20 PM. Please note that lunch is not included, but there are many restaurants and lunch spots right on campus.
Accessibility: This tour requires a substantial amount of walking.


Maximum Participants: 19
Administrative Fee: $57

Speakers
MD

Molly Dotson

Assistant Director for Special Collections, Arts Library, Robert B. Haas Family: Arts Library Special Collections
avatar for Moira Fitzgerald

Moira Fitzgerald

Head of Access Services, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Yale University
Moira Fitzgerald is the Head of Access Services at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Yale University), a position she has held since 2015. In this role, she is responsible for all of the Beinecke's remote and on-site public services functions. Her interests include the... Read More →


Thursday March 1, 2018 8:15am - 6:30pm
Yale University New Haven, CT 06520

9:00am

The Cloisters Library and Archives - SOLD OUT
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/cloisterslibrary


This tour will provide a behind the scenes history of The Cloisters, the branch of the Metropolitan Museum dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, the museum features more than 2,000 exceptional artworks and architectural elements from the Middle Ages. Using material from the library and The Cloisters extensive archival collections, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the founding and creation of this unique place.


After the tour, visitors are invited to enjoy free admission to the museum.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 9:00 AM to travel together by subway. Tour participants are required to buy a loaded Metrocard in advance of the tour, so that the tour can remain on schedule. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50.
Accessibility: Please note that this tour requires a substantial amount of walking.


Maximum Participants: 14
Administrative Fee: $10

Speakers
avatar for Michael Carter

Michael Carter

Associate Museum Librarian, The Cloisters Library and Archives


10:00am

Tour of Library and Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives
Website: https://library.sva.edu


The SVA Library is a major resource for art and design study, developed over the course of 60 years to foster the college’s intellectual and creative life. Attendees will get to see a number of special collections held at SVA including the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, which preserves design work by preeminent designers, illustrators, and art directors who have close ties to the School of Visual Arts, the School of Visual Arts Archives, the Reinhold Brown Poster Collection, and the SVA Underground & Mini Comics collection.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 10:00 AM to travel together by subway. Tour participants are required to buy a loaded Metro Card in advance of the tour, so that the tour can remain on schedule. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50 cash. The subway will take approximately 30 minutes both ways.


Maximum Participants: 20
Administrative Fee: $10

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Kilgallen

Caitlin Kilgallen

Associate Library Director, School of Visual Arts


10:15am

The Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Sponsored by IvoryPress - SOLD OUT
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/watson


The Thomas J. Watson Library is the heart of research and scholarship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and is open to all. Founded under the museum's original charter in 1870, the library's collection has grown to nearly one million volumes, and is now one of the largest and most comprehensive art libraries in the world.


Watson Library's special collections reflect the encyclopedic nature of the Museum's collection. The collections feature books on art, design, and material culture from around the world, in an expansive range of languages, published from the 15th century through today. Particular strengths of the collections include: early printed works on color theory, perspective, art processes and techniques; illustrated books and albums on travel and exploration; exhibition catalogs and trade catalogs from the late 18th to 20th century; and art, design, and fashion journals from the eighteenth-century to present.


This tour, beginning at 11:00, will provide attendees with an overview of Watson Library's Special Collections, and an opportunity to view select highlights and recent acquisitions. "Behind the scenes" tours of the stacks, conservation lab, and digitization/scanning facilities will also be provided.


Directions:
Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 10:15 AM to travel together by public transportation. Tour participants are required to buy a loaded Metro Card in advance of the tour, so that the tour can remain on schedule. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50 cash.


Maximum Participants: 25
Administrative Fee: $10

12:30pm

Grand Central: A Guided Walking Tour
Website: http://anthonywrobins.com


On February 1st, 1913, the brand-new Grand Central Terminal opened its doors to an admiring public. On February 1st, 2013, the beautifully restored Terminal, rescued from destruction by a seminal 1978 Supreme Court decision, celebrated its Centennial, accompanied by exhibitions, events, and the new book: Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark (Abrams, 2013). The Terminal’s creation combined engineering bravado (sinking two train yards below ground), technological wizardry (electrifying the trains to eliminate steam and enable their underground functioning), and real-estate savvy (replacing the original street-level train yard with 16 blocks of newly prime Midtown Manhattan real-estate, whose development paid for it all) with innovative planning (interior ramps and looping tracks) and Paris-inspired Beaux-Arts design. This walking tour, led by the author of the new book, brings the Terminal to life – its remarkable history, stunning architecture, and central role in creating midtown Manhattan.


Anthony W. Robins has been guiding natives and visitors to the city’s wonders of steel and stone for more than twenty-five years. Trained as an architectural historian at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, Tony had a 20-year-long career at New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, where he served as Deputy Director of Research and Director of Survey. He has published books on Grand Central Terminal, the New York subway system, Art Deco architecture in New York, and the original World Trade Center, as well as articles in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Preservation, Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Gourmet, and The Connoisseur. He teaches about New York City history and architecture at NYU and Columbia, and has lectured on the subject nationally and internationally. In 2017, the Guides Association of New York City honored him with the “Guiding Spirit” award.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 12:30 PM to walk together to Grand Central.
Accessibility: Please note that this tour requires a substantial amount of walking.


Maximum Participants: 29
Administrative Fee: $36


Thursday March 1, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Central Terminal 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

12:45pm

The Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Sponsored by IvoryPress - SOLD OUT
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/watson


The Thomas J. Watson Library is the heart of research and scholarship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and is open to all. Founded under the museum’s original charter in 1870, the library’s collection has grown to nearly one million volumes, and is now one of the largest and most comprehensive art libraries in the world.


Watson Library’s special collections reflect the encyclopedic nature of the Museum’s collection. The collections feature books on art, design, and material culture from around the world, in an expansive range of languages, published from the 15th century through today. Particular strengths of the collections include: early printed works on color theory, perspective, art processes and techniques; illustrated books and albums on travel and exploration; exhibition catalogs and trade catalogs from the late 18th to 20th century; and art, design, and fashion journals from the eighteenth-century to present.


This tour, beginning at 1:30, will provide attendees with an overview of Watson Library’s Special Collections, and an opportunity to view select highlights and recent acquisitions. “Behind the scenes” tours of the stacks, conservation lab, and digitization/scanning facilities will also be provided.


Directions:
Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 12:45 AM to travel together by public transportation. Tour participants are required to buy a loaded Metro Card in advance of the tour, so that the tour can remain on schedule. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50 cash.


Maximum Participants: 25
Administrative Fee: $10

1:15pm

Bronx Museum of the Arts Tour - Sponsored by IvoryPress
Website: http://www.bronxmuseum.org


Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, an internationally recognized cultural destination that presents innovative contemporary art exhibitions and education programs and is committed to promoting cross-cultural dialogues for diverse audiences. Since its founding in 1971, the Museum has played a vital role in the Bronx by helping to make art accessible to the entire community and connecting with local schools, artists, teens, and families through its robust education initiatives and public programs. Attendees will get an overview of the history and mission of the institution, a window into the day-to-day activities of the institution, and a guided tour of special exhibitions devoted to Angel Otero and Gordon Matta-Clark.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 1:15 PM to walk together to the subway. Tour participants are required to buy a loaded Metro Card in advance of the tour, so that the tour can remain on schedule. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50 cash. The subway will take a approximately 45 minutes each way.


Maximum Participants: 24
Administrative Fee: $10

Thursday March 1, 2018 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

2:30pm

Brooklyn Museum Library and Archives - Sponsored by IvoryPress - SOLD OUT
Website: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/archives


The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives holds approximately 300,000 volumes and over 4,000 linear feet of archives related to the history of the Museum, its collections, and exhibitions. The Library collections are encyclopedic in scope and parallel the strength of the museum's collections ranging from antiquity up to and including contemporary art. In addition to being a research center, the collections held in the Libraries and Archives are frequently exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum and at other institutions. Library collection highlights include special collections of fashion sketches, documentary photographs, artists’ books, trade catalogs, and other rare or unique documents that lend understanding to the art collections held by the Museum. The Brooklyn Museum was founded as a library in 1823 and the roots of that collection are now held in the Art Reference Library with collections starting with the Islamic period. The Museum also holds the Wilbour Library of Egyptology, one of the finest research libraries devoted to the study of all aspects of Ancient Egypt. The Museum Archives holds curatorial correspondence dating to the founding curators offering unique information about the acquisition and history of objects held by the Brooklyn Museum. For more information see https://arcade.nyarc.org/screens/brooklyn_FA_BehindScenes_nov_dec.pdf


Attendees will see rare and unique items held in the Museum Libraries and Archives, get a tour of the stacks, and have a sneak peek at the newly renovated Asian galleries. Following the tour, there will be time to view the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions, and attendees are welcome to stay late as the Museum is open late Thursday evenings.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 2:30 PM to walk together to the subway. Tour participants are required to buy a loaded Metro Card in advance of the tour, so that the tour can remain on schedule. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50 cash. The subway will take approximately 50 minutes both ways.


Maximum Participants: 29
Administrative Fee: $10