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An Exclusive Studio Visit With Michael Maxwell
5 places available. First come first serve.
Reserve your slot by emailing Danika Druttman at


For guests of the Roger Smith, we have put together a truly authentic cultural New York experience, an exclusive opportunity to visit the studio of the acclaimed New York artist Michael Maxwell.

Be in the space where the art is made, experience art making in progress, talk with the artist and learn about his work first hand- it’s a special thing.

On March 2nd at 4:30pm we will take 5 guests to meet Maxwell at his studio on the Lower East Side, Manhattan, for beers, nibbles and a unique glimpse into the artist’s world.

This event is available exclusively for Roger Smith Hotel Guests.

Michael Maxwell creates luminous abstract paintings marrying raw natural materials with digitally produced imagery and metallic and crystalline surfaces.  His works employ materials he considers to be oppositely charged in hopes of generating visual, metaphorical and metaphysical sparks through the contrast of elements.  He has adopted a Neo-Animist worldview and is interested in the energy of materials and spaces within the land.  The abstract imagery in his work arises spontaneously and embodies the Chinese concept of Li (emergent order found within nature).  The patterns and forms in the work may trigger moments of pareidolia in the viewer and mimic the experience of shifting internal imagery that occurs in meditation and deeper states of brainwave activity.  His work has been included in group shows, and international art fairs in New york and Miami.  A solo exhibition of Maxwell’s work was recently mounted by Garis and Hahn gallery in New York.

The Roger Smith is a family run hotel in Midtown Manhattan. For over 20 years the owners and employees have been committed to shaping and growing a diverse and organic cultural footprint both within the hotel and beyond. With a continued desire to converse and engage with guests, within New York and in places further afield, The Roger Smith Hotel’s creative program seeks to create big opportunities, pleasurable experiences, inspiring happenings and intelligent dialogues.

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