New York City is the art capital of the world. So how do you navigate it? Where do you start? How do you know where to go and what to see?
That is where Helene comes in. She creates personalized itineraries to suit your needs, enabling you to experience and appreciate the full spectrum of artworks the city has to offer.
Helene teaches adults and children about paintings, works on paper, architecture and three-dimensional art. Using her knowledge of the city and art history, she leads tour goers through museums, exhibition previews at auction houses and galleries of all genres.
Helene Lowenfels is a native New Yorker, who has always taken advantage of the city’s best art venues. Visiting exhibitions, conducting art historical research, writing about and educating friends about the creative arts has always been her passion. Helene lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. She is especially excited to offer art tours to new parents, with babies in tow, to allow for a fun day out and an opportunity to meet likeminded new friends and art-goers.
Helene graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Art History and a concentration in Studio Art. She spent the majority of her four years at Brandeis working at the Rose Art Museum- famous for its collection of 20th Century American Art. While at the Rose, Helene gave tours of both the rotating exhibitions and the museum’s permanent holdings.
In 2008 Helene was nominated to write several short essays for the first comprehensive catalogue of the Rose Art Museum's permanent collection (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2009) that focus on paintings by Thomas Hart Benton, Alexander Calder, Larry Poons and Andy Warhol.
Professionally, Helene has worked in all facets of the New York City artworld. She began her career at Christie’s Auction House, and then moved onto an American paintings gallery on 57th street, a mid-century design showroom and a prominent works on paper gallery on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue. For the past 5 years, Helene served as the Alumni Director and Director of Communications at the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, one of the oldest nonsectarian private schools in the United States, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.