For a truly experiential, educational and thought-provoking gift, give a Summer Art Tour from Quintessentially Gifts. Or perhaps if you’re interested in fashion, art or history this will be the perfect way to treat yourself. From street art to ancient Greek sculptures to national treasures, these summer art tours are sure to delight every art lover. Email us at email@example.com to enquire after prices and book.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
The critically acclaimed Alexander McQueen exhibition currently on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum is the first and largest retrospective of McQueen’s work to be presented in Europe. Britain’s bad boy of fashion, McQueen was known for his daring and experimental aesthetic but was also loved equally for his exceptional tailoring and stunning statement pieces. The guided tour of the exhibition with over 200 items on display takes us into the heart of one of the world’s most exciting fashion houses.
Defining Beauty: the body in ancient Greek art at the British Museum
Some of the greatest classical sculptures from all over the world have been brought together for the current exhibition ‘Defining Beauty: the body in ancient Greek art’ currently on at the British Museum (until 5th July). For centuries the ancient Greeks experimented with ways of representing the human body, both as an object of beauty and a bearer of meaning. Join our specialist for a private tour of the exhibition where you will learn about the mythology, the creators and the ever lasting effect that these objects have left on the art world.
Shoreditch Street Art Tour
The Shoreditch area of London has been an internationally significant street art location since the early 2000s. Its walls have been decorated by leading local street artists such as Banksy, Sweet Toof and Pure Evil while many of the world’s leading artists such as Swoon, Blek Le Rat and Vhils among others have placed beautiful artworks on the street. Join our specialist to discover the latest street art around the East End of London.
Guided Tour of Mayfair Galleries
Mayfair has been the centre of contemporary art in London for nearly a century. Join our senior art advisor for a guided tour of the top international and local galleries showing you the best of London’s contemporary art offerings with an emphasis on the current state of the contemporary art market.
National Treasures at The Wallace Collection / Sir John Soane House / Kenwood House
Some of London’s most important works of art are held in what were previously private collections that are now open to the public. These treasures are displayed within the walls of the city’s architectural masterpieces, hung amongst impressive design, porcelain, furniture and design collections. Often missed by locals and tourists, these hidden gems are well worth the visit and our specialist will add an extra dimension.
The Serpentine Summer Pavilion and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Exhibition
The Serpentine Summer Pavilion is one of the highlights of the London summer art calendar. The 2015 edition of the Summer Pavilion is the work of Spanish architects SelgasCano and reflects the bold use of colour associated with the Spanish designers.
Our specialist will guide you through the structure and will then give you a private tour of the museum’s fantastic summer exhibition by African artists Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Impressionists at the Courtauld Gallery
The Courtauld Gallery holds the best collection of paintings by Impressionists with a particular emphasis on Cézanne. Our specialist will guide you through this impressive collection, looking at the emergence of this radical nineteenth century view of looking at the world by contextualising it historically and culturally.