Meet the Team | Private Museum Tours
Maria Yoon (Founder, CEO of PMT/Senior Lecturer, Conversant in Korean)
has been employed continuously for the last 25 years as a museum educator and consultant. Her work has been featured in Little Kid Big City and she was recently involved at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for their Lunar New Year Festival. Maria is a successful artist, filmmaker and performance artist. Maria's previous work includes "Maria the Korean Bride," which is listed on the Huffington Post as one of "The 10 documentaries about artists in love you need to watch."
NEW YORK TEAM:
William Ambler (Senior Lecturer)
is an educator at The Morgan Library & Museum and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Previously, he served as an adjunct professor of art history at NYU and as a researcher and lecturer in European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His primary areas of research are Spanish Golden Age painting and European Baroque art generally, but his real joy currently comes from taking his daughters, aged 3 and 6, around the museums in New York. He received his A.B. from Princeton University, his M.A. in Architectural History from the Courtauld Institute, and his Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
Helen Lee (Senior Lecturer)
is an art educator hoping to share her love and appreciation for art with others. Originally a painter, her practice sparked her passion for art history. She studied art history at the U of I at Urbana-Champaign (undergraduate and graduate with area of concentration in Asian Art). After completing her academic studies, she spent over 25 years in the insurance industry. Upon retiring from the business sector, she is currently focused on her work as an independent art educator who conducts research and crafts personal, customizable gallery experiences (in-person and virtually) for adults and children at several museums.
Dr. Miguel Arisa (Senior Lecturer, Fluent in Spanish)
is an art historian who specializes in Latin American and Spanish art. He is particularly interested in the intersections provided by the global context in which artistic practices develop. Dr. Arisa is Assistant Professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY) and is also an educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Michelle Y. Loh (Chinese Guide/Consultant)
is an accomplished and experienced visual arts consultant and curator. Working between New York and Asia, she brings together artists, collectors, and art venues to create mutually advantageous dialogues and visionary collaborations.
Elisa Carollo (Fluent in French and Italian)
is an art advisor and USPAP-compliant ISA (International Society of Appraisers) member appraiser, with her focus on contemporary and ultra-contemporary art. She holds an MA in Art, Law and Business from Christie's New York and a BA in Marketing and management of Cultural and Creative Industries from IULM University, Milan. She writes regularly for Il Giornale dell’Arte (The Art Newspaper Italy, by Allemandi) and she’s editor and partner for Art She Says, an international platform to empower women in the Arts.
Joseph Young Perez (Fluent in French and Spanish)
2020 Yale graduate with a double major in History and French. Joseph has worked as a tour guide at Yale, where his passion for art, history, and science has been evident. His enthusiasm is truly contagious.
Kari Logan (Lecturer)
studied history and public history at Flagler College with a concentration in pop culture from 1920s to present day. Kari has worked in the Public Relations department of the Morgan Library and Museum. His passion for the history of New York City can be seen in the meticulous city walking tours he designs.
Ramona Fagbore (Lecturer)
is a visual artist, teacher, and museum educator living in Brooklyn. She is passionate about art and has a degree in Art History from Brooklyn College. She’s also trained in the Montessori method of teaching young children.
Ronald J. H. Napal (Lecturer)
is a proud native of New York City and has lived in Manhattan his whole life. He received an excellent education from several prestigious institutions such as the London School of Economics, Yale University, and the University of Southern California. Recently, Ron served on the Advisory Board of the Children’s Museum of the Arts in SoHo and was the co-founder and President of Matthews/Napal Ltd., an artist management company representing many notable fine-arts performing artists. In his free time, he enjoys dinner and theater plans in Upstate New York with his partner.
is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from Chicago, IL. Bogdan graduated from Harvard University in 2019, where she played on the varsity women’s basketball team. While in college, Bogdan studied neuroscience and gender and sexuality, both fields informing her artistic practice and scholarship. Kelsey ventured back to Chicago after graduating, and completed her MFA at Columbia College Chicago in 2022.
is a visual artist and masters student at Columbia College Chicago. An avid painter and lover of art history. He has lived and worked in Chicago for 4 years. He is always on the go looking for new ways to engage with art throughout the city.
Yasmine Chokrane (Proficient in Darija and French)
is an aspiring undergraduate student at Yale University. When she's not writing, she loves reading poetry, exploring NYC, visiting art museums, and enjoying a variety of different music tastes.