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In the frame: a Serpentine art tour

Kensington, London

In the frame: a Serpentine art tour

Uncover London’s contemporary-art scene with an insider tour of two top museums: the original Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park and the Serpentine Sackler, transformed by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Your guide on this half-day cultural circuit through palace-topped Kensington Gardens is Edy Ferguson, a native New Yorker who started out art directing music videos in the Nineties, before working with a host of big-name galleries and exhibiting her own multi-disciplinary art work at museums around the world. Get acquainted with the curators and art-makers behind the two Serpentine galleries, combined with a scenic stop at Serpentine café, which overlooks Hyde Park’s centrepiece lake. 

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From £305 for 2 people

"If you want an insider's look into the art industry and its politics, join Edy's tour. She shares her in depth knowledge of being an artist herself and makes an interesting comparison between the New York City and London art scenes."

– Franki B., October 2017

"Being able to view art with the added layers and insights an Insider like Edy offers makes a gallery visit so much more rewarding and personal. The chance to discuss works and view them with more depth was rewarding and I got fresh perspectives along the way. Really enjoyable."

– Sally B., October 2017
Edy Ferguson

Your insider

Edy Ferguson

Artist

Originally from New York, Edy started her career art directing music videos, which culminated in winning an MTV Best Music Video Award for Pearl Jam’s ‘Jeremy’ in 1993. Sounds fancy, right? Well, turns out, she was just getting started… As a working artist, she’s exhibited at prestigious art galleries and museums around the world and lived in cities such as Los Angeles, Vienna and now London. Even today, her work looks back to how she started by referencing music icons. But she's always got time to share her passion with those who want to explore a different side of London’s art scene.

A picture-perfect snapshot of London’s contemporary-art scene.

Duration
2 hours and 30 minutes
Start Time
Tours run between the hours of 10:00 and 15:30
Booking
Call our travel specialists 24/7 on 1 800 464 2040 or contact us to find availability
Where you'll go
You’ll take in both the original Serpentine Gallery, which opened in the 1970s in a converted tea pavilion, and the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery, unveiled in 2013 following the transformation of a historic gunpowder store by Zaha Hadid Architects. They’re within five minute’s walk of each other, in the leafy Kensington Gardens area of Hyde Park – perfect for a stroll afterwards.
What you'll sample
You’ll be treated to refreshments at the Serpentine’s waterfront café, which overlooks the scenic 40-acre boating lake, after which the galleries are named.
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Experience location
You’ll be meeting at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park. We’ll send you full details in your confirmation.