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Curated Tour - National Gallery of Art with French Art Historian

Tosca Ruggieri

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Instead of wandering purposelessly in the National Gallery of Art, Tosca will lead you into an in-depth visit of the museum’s history and its masterpieces. You have heard of Raphael, Da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, Monet but do you really know their lives and why they are seen as geniuses? We’ll dive into the lives of the great masters as we wander the rooms of the NGA.
We’ll go from the only Da Vinci in America before seeing Monet’s “Japanese Footbridge” to witness the different styles and evolutions in art. You’ll be armed with the information and history that you’ll need to appreciate the works of art on display.

Art with Tosca offers tours of cultural institutions in Washington D.C and online lectures about art history. Tosca brings you an extensive knowledge about European Art history having studied and lived between Paris, London and Italy.

Great gift idea: a lot of my guests have received this tour as a gift - They loved it!

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D4444MAsusanm
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
February 21, 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of early Italian Art and Art of the Netherlands in the National Gallery with Tosca. We are two older adults, professionally scientists, who have been to the National Gallery many times (as well as other major art museums in Europe) so we needed someone with some depth and Tosca definitely was that person. We looked at a mix of well-known must see's as well as some lesser known works that either Tosca or one of us was interested in. Because there were just two of us we could ask many questions - some of them quite unexpected I'm sure - but she was fully capable of answering everything whether it had to do with historical context, cost, preparation or availability of materials,, methods, the religious and social context, commercial aspects, symbolic or technical oddities that were understood in the past but not clear to a viewer in the present, the use of various symbols and identities of various persons or locations depicted, what was known about the artist, how the paintings were paid for or displayed, or passed along over the years, and how that affected what ended up on the canvas (or other material). When we stumped her with one question she researched it and sent us some references afterward. It was like going to the museum with a delightful and articulate friend who also happened to be an expert. We plan to return to see other parts of the museum with her in the future.
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377rhinal
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 11, 2021
Absolutely loved my tour of the National Museum of Art with Tosca today! She completely elevated the experience by breathing life into every art piece we visited and giving us the inside scoop on the history, the location and the artist. I learned so much and can’t imagine I would’ve learned as much about everything I saw today without her as a guide. She is clear, personable and funny, making the 2 hours a really enjoyable experience. I highly recommend booking a tour with her!
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Lisa_C
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 11, 2021
I had a wonderful tour with Tosca. I indicated that I enjoyed Italian Renaissance art and she paid special attention to that. She gave information about the paintings and the artists as well. I found the stories about the artists so fascinating that I enjoyed the paintings even more. She made my visit to the National Gallery of Art and very enjoyable experience.
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Stop At: National Gallery of Art, Constitution Ave NW 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20002

Instead of wandering purposelessly in the National Gallery of Art, I will lead you into an in-depth visit of the museum’s history and its masterpieces by some of the world’s most acclaimed artists. For a better experience, tours are limited to 6 people. I bring you an extensive knowledge about European Art history having studied and lived between Paris, Italy and London (UK).
You have heard of Raphael, Da Vinci, Rubens, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas etc but do you really know their lives and why they are geniuses? We’ll dive into the lives of the painters behind some of the world’s most famous paintings. If none of the following names ring a bell to you, we’ll make sure that they do by the end of the tour. We’ll go from Da Vinci’s “Portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci” before fast-forwarding to Monet’s “Japanese Footbridge” to witness the different styles and evolutions in art over the centuries.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Hello, I have received three doses of the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19.
Inclusions
  • Entrance to the museum is included
  • Semi-private Museum Tour
  • "Semi-private" means that there is never more than 8 guests maximum
  • Professional Guided Tour led by Art Historian
  • Entry/Admission - National Gallery of Art


Exclusions
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
  • Tour price does NOT include transportation. We recommend Uber, Taxi or Metro (get off at Archives)


Duration
2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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