7th ENCATC International Study Tour to NYC

New York City, United States

Sunday, 11 February 2018

18:00 - 20:30

Welcome and networking dinner at BLUE SMOKE restaurant - at participants' expense

Address: 116 E 27th Street (between Park & Lexington Avenues)

Opening words by:

Monday, 12 February 2018

10:20 - 11:30

***IMPORTANT FOR THIS DAY: Please wear appropriate winter clothes as we will be moving outside to get to the different study visits***

STUDY VISIT 1: Tour of The High Line (DRESS WARMLY)

Meeting point: Street Level 16th Street & 10th Avenue

11:30 - 12:00


Discussion on the history, mission and operations of The High Line. 

12:00 - 14:00

STUDY VISIT 2: The Whitney Museum 

Address: 99 Gansevoort Street

Learn more about community affairs management and visitor experiences to be followed by time to tour the museum and have lunch - at participants' own expense. 

14:00 - 14:30

STUDY VISIT 3: David Zwirner Gallery 

Address: 533 West 19th Street

On the occasion of the gallery's 25th anniversary it will have a special exhibition "David Zwirner: 25 Years" celebrating the artists who have shaped the gallery's programme since its founding in 1993. The exhibition features artworks by the gallery's artists, including significant historical work, alongside new and never-before-seen works commissions specially for the occasion. On view across all of the gallery's Chelsea spaces in New York (519, 525, & 533 West 19th Street and 537 West 20th Street. 

15:45 - 17:00

STUDY VISIT 4: Visit to the offices for The Shed

Address: 423 West 55th Street between 9th/10th Avenue

Learn about the model, The Shed's mission, goals and operations. 

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

11:15 - 12:30

STUDY VISIT 5:  “New York at its Core,” Museum of the City of New York 

Address: 5th Avenue and 103rd Street

Tour and discussion about the museum's programs, including exhibitions, public programs, and publications. After the tour and talks, there will be additional time to see "Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York" at the MCNY. 

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch time at participants' own expense

14:30 - 16:00

STUDY VISIT 6: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)

Address: 5th Avenue and 82nd Street >>> Meeting point: Enter through main staircase of the building to meet in the main hall near the left cloakroom. 

Discuss international outreach and city diplomacy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

16:00 - 17:30

After the tour, there will be additional time to see the remaining exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum. 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

09:00 - 10:15


Address: 285 Fulton Street

***Attention!*** This is an option visit so please book on your own. Book at 9:00 in order to sufficient time to make it to the top, see the views, and return in time to meet the group at the next visit. 

When on the website please follow the directions below: 

  1. Select Buy Tickets
  2. Select Standard Reserved, then Number of Tickets
  3. Click "Promotional Code and insert GroupBO
  4. Select next and receive: When you buy 1 ticket, a 50% off adult ticket will be added to your purchase!

10:30 - 11:30

STUDY VISIT 8: The Oculus

Address: Westworld Trade Center Transport Hub, Church St. >>> Meet next to the concierge desk on the east side of the Oculus floor

Learn about its artist projects and installations, cultural events, museum partnerships, school programming and community partnerships. 

11:30 - 12:30

Free time to explore 9/11 area and early lunch time - at participants' own expense

12:45 - 14:00

STUDY VISIT 9: City Hall, Department of Cultural Affairs

Address: 31 Chambers Street, 2nd floor, Room 201

Discussion on the new plan for the city, “CREATE NYC: a Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers”

14:45 - 16:00

STUDY VISIT 10: 9/11 Memorial Museum

Address: 180 Greenwich Street

Talk about how to build public programs around sensitive topics with a reluctant local audience. 

16:00 - 17:00

Free time to visit to the 9/11 Museum.