The Venice Biennale and Beyond - 92Y, New York

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The Venice Biennale and Beyond

Allison Valchuis and Riva Blumenfeld
The Venice Biennale and Beyond

Take a deep dive with 92Y Art Center experts at the Venice Biennale – the most historic and important international show of contemporary art in the world! Obtain exclusive access to some of Venice’s spectacular Renaissance palaces and explore the city's premiere art collections, as well as the most significant, rewarding and notable shows in the Biennale.

Our small group tour is hosted by art historian Riva Blumenfeld, who has 40 years of experience as a gallery director/owner, art advisor for collectors, as well as an art educator at NYC’s top museums – including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, and Guggenheim focusing on school, family and access groups. She’ll guide participants through the dizzying array of exhibitions, with exclusive access to exhibitions usually closed to the public housed in Venice’s spectacular Renaissance palaces.

Highlights include:
  • The historic Arsenale naval shipyard and fortress
  • Napoleon’s Giardini gardens
  • The Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • The Gallerie dell’Accademia Museum
  • A glass studio tour, where we’ll get a behind-the-scenes look into how contemporary artists are using traditional Venetian glass

There is no better time to experience Venice’s spectacular architecture, beautiful scenery, great food, historic and contemporary art than during the Biennale! We hope you will join us and see for yourself how this ancient city has inspired artists for centuries.

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Call the Art Center office at 212.415.5562 or email to learn more about this trip – including the full itinerary.

Programs taking place online:
An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.

Programs taking place in our NYC facilities:
Please read our safety guidelines before visiting our building.

Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:
Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.

Riva Blumenfeld

Since 2003, Riva Blumenfeld has been an art educator at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, and Guggenheim Museums …

Allison Valchuis

Allison Valchuis is a sculptor and educator with over 15 years’ experience in community arts education …

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.