Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio Tour


Join the American Friends for a Privately Guided Tour of the

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio, the original site of the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Friday, February 23, 2018

12:00 pm


Optional lunch to follow.

Please RSVP below by Feb. 16

Space is limited.


Join the American Friends of Museums in Israel for special access inside the original site of the Whitney Museum of American Art, an 1877 carriage house in Greenwich Village that became the art studio & salon for sculptor and arts patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in the early 20th century.

Led by a member of the New York Studio School, our private exploration of the historic building will include:

  • A discussion around the storied art career and patronage of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
  • An overview of the near demolition of the building in 1967, and ongoing restoration project by the NYSS
  • A walkthrough of the former exhibition spaces of the original Whitney Museum, and access to the private cul-de-sac MacDougal Alley, located behind the NYSS
  • A rare look inside the historic studio featuring highlights such as Robert Winthrop Chanler's bronze-and-plaster fireplace bas-relief of flames embellished with animals, fantastical creatures, and celestial motifs that extend overhead onto the ceiling.

Following the tour, an optional lunch at a nearby charming Village café.


Price per person for the tour is $35.

Price per person for optional lunch an additional $36.

Find the menu details here.

Please RSVP by Feb. 16 as space is limited.


Details: The tour is approximately one-hour long. Stairs are involved in this tour. We suggest comfortable shoes.