$25 – $29

Inside Modern Art Foundry, from Casting Sculptures to Live Bronze Pour

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Modern Art Foundry (See Confirmation Email for Important Meeting Point Details)

18-70 41st Street

Astoria, NY 11105

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Hidden inside the former carriage house of the Steinway Mansion in Astoria, Queens, is one of the borough’s most treasured family-owned businesses; a foundry that produces some of the world’s most famous sculptures. Now’s your chance to get a rare look inside this historic facility and get a front-row seat to the magic of sculpting that few have ever seen.

Join New York Adventure Club for a special trip inside Modern Art Foundry — founded in 1932, this family-owned foundry specializing in casting bronze sculptures employs skilled craftspersons, tools, machinery, and technology to cast sculptures ranging from two inches in height to 50 feet tall.

Led by the CEO and third-family generation owner of Modern Art Foundry, our unique experience exploring this ancient art form will include:


  • An overview of the foundry, which has produced over 15,000 sculptures for artists like Lipchitz, Lachaise, and Noguchi

  • An exploration of the facility to learn about the artistic fabrication process, from sculpting to molding to casting

  • A rare opportunity to watch a bronze pour, which involves pouring molten metal into molds — a tradition that extends back almost 5000 years


Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits to Modern Art Foundry!


See you there!


*Close-toed shoes are required

**Budget extra travel time as Modern Art Foundry is not easily accessible by public transit



Transportation

By Subway: Take the N or W train to Ditmars Blvd, the last stop — Modern Art Foundry is a 20-minute walk from the station.

By Bus: Take the Q101 bus to the Steinway St / 20 Ave stop — Modern Art Foundry is a 5-minute walk from the bus stop.

By Car: Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood





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Modern Art Foundry (See Confirmation Email for Important Meeting Point Details)

18-70 41st Street

Astoria, NY 11105

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