Hours: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Address: 1000 5th Ave - (914) 861-5032
Description: - Host Mark Venaglia is an artist with work in corporate and private collections worldwide - Explore the galleries of The Met, complimented with Mark’s unique insights - Hear the initial controversies that surrounded some of today’s most beloved works of art - Join Mark for coffee or a cocktail afterwards to debrief the experience
The authentic edge of art exists within the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Combining the insights of an artist, art collector and museum curator, host Mark Venaglia will give you a unique perspective on the home of some of the world’s most sought-after works that were once the source of much controversy.
Please cover admission prior to meeting Mark at the start of the SideTour. Pro tips: Don’t forget The Met’s “pay what you wish” option, and the Museum doesn’t accept laptops at coat check.
March 24th: The Period Rooms at The Met from Eighteenth Century France and England often don’t get the credit they deserve for being the world’s first installation art. Get Mark’s contemporary redefinition that’ll show you how virtually every innovation found in galleries from Chelsea to Shanghai can trace their origins to Period Rooms throughout The Met. Discover the secrets of Louis XIV’s bedchamber, Frank Lloyd Wright’s documented affair, and American Victorian fascination with mysticism and Free Masonry.