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New York

Art & Design in new-york-city

Art, Design & Photography student trips to New York

New York has an array of art culture, from auction houses selling multi-million pound masterpieces to aspiring young artists heart-set on creating something original and worthwhile. Add to the mix private galleries and museums covering a huge range of movements and styles from internationally renowned artists, designers and photographers and New York’s artistic credentials are clear. It is a superb destination for an Art, Design and Photography educational trip.

Equity offers carefully selected excursions. These include workshops at the Guggenheim Museum taught by art professionals. Students have a guided tour of the museum’s collection followed by a hands-on session on a range of innovative subjects, covering painting, drawing, design and sculpture.

The International Centre of Photography is a research centre, educational facility and museum dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography. During their visit students will gain insight into the artistic, technical and historical context of photographs in the regularly refreshed exhibitions.

Some of the other excursions include tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art.


Suggested Itinerary



New York Accommodation - West Side YMCA

West Side YMCA

  • Just off Central Park
  • Swimming Pool

The West Side YMCA Hostel is located just off Central Park West, close to the Lincoln Centre, Broadway and Carnegie Hall.

Location: Moments away from well known landmarks including Central Park, Lincoln Centre and Broadway, public transport is within reach too.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, full gym facilities, pool, housekeeping, 24 hour reception and security.

Accommodation: Single and double rooms available to staff, double rooms (bunks) for students. Same sex bathroom facilities located on each floor.

Meals: In house restaurant, meals in local restaurants can also be provided.

New York Accommodation - Comfort Inn Chelsea

Comfort Inn Chelsea

  • Trendy Chelsea location
  • Basic, yet well equipped and comfortable

This hotel is located within the fashionable Chelsea area of Manhattan. Providing a view of the Empire State Building.

Location: Walking distance from Penn Station, Port Authority of New York, and 23rd Street Station. Numerous sites such as Chinatown, Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art are also a stones throw away.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, small gym, tour desk, 24 hour reception.

Accommodation: Single and doubles available to staff, double rooms up to 5 per room available to students. En suite bathroom facilities.

Meals: Buffet breakfast is available. Local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.

New York Accommodation - Wolcott Hotel

Wolcott Hotel

  • Central Manhattan
  • Full of charm and character

A hotel situated in central Manhattan on 31st street, this hotel is full of charm and character with its grand décor and welcoming reception. Located just a short walk from the Empire State building this popular hotel provides all the main amenities along with a shop, small meeting room.

Location: Short distance from public transport stops, Empire State Building 3 blocks away, numerous landmarks within easy reach.

Facilities:Small gym, small conference room, newsagents, luggage room, free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation: Single and double available for staff, doubles - up to 4 persons per room - available for students. All rooms en-suite, TV.

Meals: Local restaurants and diners can be arranged for meals.


Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information!

Subject Specific Excursions

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, known colloquially as The Met, is an art museum located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along what is known as Museum Mile in New York City. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments.

International Centre of Photography

Photography museum, school, and research center based in Midtown Manhattan,the International Centre of Photography was founded in 1974. Since that inauguration it has played host to over 500 exhibitions including the work of over 3,000 photographers.

Guggenheim Museum inc. workshops

The Guggenheim Museum in New York is one of the most important architectural landmarks in the world. Its incredible rotunda has been the site of many important exhibitions and the set of various films. Its smaller galleries range from impressionist to contemporary pieces.

Whitney Museum of American Art

Often referred to simply as "the Whitney", this museum's focus is 20th and 21st century art, with a particular emphasis on the works of today's living artists - whilst maintaining many important pieces from the first half of the last century.

Museum of Modern Art MOMA

One of the world’s top modern art museums, the New York Museum of Modern Art is an extensive collection of media and performing arts, modern illustrated books, drawings, photography and film and hosts numerous exhibitions on modern arts and media.


Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch anyway as we may still arrange it for you!

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