Behind the Scenes of New York’s Art World with Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas
Timing5 Days, 4 Nights, October 29-November 2, 2023
SummaryEnjoy a rare chance to go behind the scenes in New York City’s art world, meeting with art dealers, non-profit leaders, collectors, and emerging and established artists. This program, designed and led by native New Yorker and ARTnews Editor in Chief Sarah Douglas, offers an opportunity to discover the many facets of New York’s vibrant art scene: from private studios and centers for up-and-coming artists to promising new galleries and a historic auction house. Then, celebrate your immersion into New York’s art world with an exclusive invitation to the preview gala for the 35th annual Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) Art Show and a return visit to the Art Show on opening day for a special welcome and a tour designed just for ARTnews members.
- Attend the exclusive The Art Show Benefit Preview gala and mingle with members of the Art Dealers Association of America at a welcome event before touring the show.
- Meet a world-renowned artist at her studio and visit an art non-profit that supports New York’s emerging artists.
- Learn about the inner workings of art auctions on a tour of an auction house.
- Gather for a private lunch at the ARTnews headquarters with leaders in New York’s non-profit art world.
- Go gallery-hopping with Sarah Douglas in Chelsea and Tribeca, discovering the works of renowned and emerging artists.
Sunday, October 29: Welcome to New York City
Monday, October 30: An Insider’s Look at the NYC Art World
Tuesday, October 31: Tribeca Galleries
Wednesday, November 1: The Art Show Benefit Preview
Thursday, November 2: The Best of The Art Show
Sarah Douglas was appointed editor-in-chief of ARTnews in July 2014. She has been an art journalist and editor for numerous publications for 20 years, beginning with four years running the US editorial office of the Art Newspaper, after a stint writing exhibition reviews and previews for the New York Times online. Before ARTnews, she was culture editor at the New York Observer, and she launched a visual art site called Gallerist. Prior to that, she spent six years as a staff writer at Art+Auction magazine and its website, Artinfo.com. Sarah has contributed to the New York Times, New York magazine, the Economist, Flash Art, and the National, among other publications, writing about art, the art market, and the art world. She has also participated in and led numerous panel discussions on topics ranging from art collectors’ estate planning to museum funding. Douglas has been interviewed about the art market on the NPR programs “Marketplace” and “Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen.” Books about the art world and the art market that cite her work include Don Thompson’s $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art and Michael Shnayerson’s Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art. In 2013 Sarah received ArtTable’s New Leadership award. She is not to be confused with the English actress Sarah Douglas who played the Kryptonian supervillian Ursa in Superman and Superman II. She tweets at @SarahLDouglas.
Hotel NH Collection New York Madison Avenue
Located in 100-year old building in the heart of New York City, this 288-room hotel has been fully renovated with cutting-edge interior design that gives a nod to Madison Avenue’s golden age of advertising. Warmly furnished rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs, Nespresso coffee machines, and a kettle and selection of teas. Onsite amenities include a gym, Serafina Restaurant which serves contemporary Italian cuisine, and the stylish MAD Bar & Lounge, the perfect place to relax after a full day of gallery visits.