By the turn of the 20th century, luxury mansions, carriage houses and social clubs began dotting the area now known as the Upper East Side. This social dynamic kept gallery owners and their wealthy patrons close together. Then, large residential and commercial buildings came into the neighborhood hiding one of NY’s oldest gallery districts. Hidden gems can be found upstairs in old townhouses and behind marked doors. We will talk with art dealers and see a combination of old European Masters, American contemporary works, rare Southeast Asian antiquities and modern photography. Interested in building a collection with the help of an experienced curator and select dealers, that option is available as well.

Harlem History and Beyond

Our experience is a journey from the 1500s to present day. We’ll start with explorers trying to find a route to Asia but then encountered a new land. I’ll share Harlem’s role in the American Revolution and the meeting of Alexander Hamilton and General George Washington. Our group will discuss the Trans Atlantic Slave trade in North, Central and South America, and how those dynamics impacted human relations. We’ll visit Hamilton’s home in Harlem Heights, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and delve into the New Negro Movement better known as the Harlem Renaissance and explore two exhibitions on the Civil Rights Movement that crossed this country in the North, South and West Coast to present day history.

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