Update 1/19/2022 - Tours are returning February 3, 2022. Please email us at info (at) rcgrossfoundation (dot) org for more information.
The Foundation is open for guided one-hour House & Studio Tours on Thursday at 3 and 6 pm, Friday at 1 pm, and Saturday at 1 and 3 pm. Admission is $15 per person. Tours are scheduled from the week after Labor Day through the end of June. The Foundation is closed for tours in July and August.
House & Studio Tours must be booked online in advance with a minimum of 24 hours before the tour’s start time. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite (linked here). Tours are limited to 6 visitors at this time.
In accordance with the Key to NYC program, the Foundation requires that all visitors, staff, and volunteers provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter the building. Accepted proof of vaccination includes the NYC COVID Safe app, NYS Excelsior Pass Plus app, paper copy of vaccination card, or a photo/scan of the vaccination card. Accepted vaccines include FDA approved vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen) as well as those on WHO’s list of authorized vaccines.
All visitors, staff, and volunteers are required to wear a mask during their duration of time onsite at the Foundation.
If you feel you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, even if you are vaccinated, please contact the Foundation before your scheduled tour time and your ticket will be refunded.
By purchasing a ticket, you are assuming the risks associated with possible exposure to COVID-19.
Tours explore three floors of the historic LaGuardia Place building, including Gross's first-floor sculpture studio and gallery, renovated in 1963 by the artist and later restored in 2017-18, as well as the Foundation's special exhibition space on the second floor. The third floor houses the Grosses' living and dining space featuring hundreds of works from their extensive private art collection, including important American paintings by Marsden Hartley, Willem De Kooning, Milton Avery, Jacob Lawrence, and others, installed by the artist with his African, Pre-Columbian, Oceanic, and decorative arts and preserved as it was during Gross's lifetime. The Foundation is a hidden treasure of New York City and is featured in the acclaimed guidebooks 111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss (2015), 111 Museums in New York That You Must Not Miss (2018), Art Hiding in New York: An Illustrated Guide to to the City's Secret Masterpieces (2020), and Guide to Historic Artists' Homes & Studios (2020).
We welcome photography on tours as long as flash is not used.
Large bags should be checked at the Foundation’s entrance. Backpacks must be worn on the front of the body or hand carried.
Please be advised that while we welcome service animals, we cannot accommodate pets at the Foundation.
526 Laguardia Place
New York, NY 10012
Nearby subway stations: Bleecker Street (6 train); West 4th Street (A, B, C, D, E, F, M trains)
Email: info (at) rcgrossfoundation (dot) org
To join our email list for announcements of special exhibitions, programs, and Foundation news, please email info (at) rcgrossfoundation (dot) org.
For inquiries related to the work of Chaim Gross, please email Sasha Davis at: sashadavis (at) rcgrossfoundation (dot) org.
Local recommended restaurants:
Tre Giovanni (Italian), 548 LaGuardia Place. Click here for website
Marumi (Japanese), 546 LaGuardia Place. Click here for website