these museums in new york are perfect for your dose of culture
Do you like to visit museums when you’re traveling? New York is the place to be! Here you will find a big variety of museums! Despite my museum pass in Amsterdam I never get to visit enough cool expositions. But when I’m traveling, I always try to find some time for an art and culture tour. And fair enough: I’m not a person to spend hours and hours in a museum. But I did get the chance to see the newest collections and expositions at my favourite museum. Are you curious which these are in New York? In this blog I tell you about the 5 museums in New York you should check out while you are in The Big Apple!
Tip: want to do it just like me and visit a selection of different museums while you are on your city trip in New York? Buy a New York City Pass! This will give you entrance to museums like the MET and Guggenheim.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) >> museums in New York >>
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) is the largest museum of New York and an absolute favourite! Either way you like visual work, photography or ancient artefacts. Here you find a variety of expositions, so there is always something for everyone. Extra nice: The MET has a beautiful rooftop terrace with a view over Manhattan and Central Park! Go here for a drink on a sunny day.
1000 5th Ave, New York, metmuseum.org
Guggenheim Museum >> museums in New York >>
What a beautiful, striking building! It really looks brand new and futuristic, but don’t be fooled: it has been there for years. In the circular (walking)paths of the Guggenheim you will find a changing display of photography and art works.
1071 5th Ave, New York, guggenheim.org
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) >> museums in New York >>
For modern art you have to go to MoMa! Take the escalator to the top floor and take a look at different expo’s on every floor. In summertime go to the Sculpture Garden afterwards for a drink. Nice fact: Museum of Modern Art has two locations in Brooklyn: MoMa PS1!
11 W 53rd St, New York, moma.org // 22-25 Jackson Ave, New York, momaps1.org
Whitney Museum of American Art >> museums in New York >>
Another modern art museum in New York: Whitney Museum. It focusses on American art from the twentieth century with paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photos, film, video and new media. Stay around in the Meatpacking District after a visit to the Whitney Museum. This district comes to life in the evening and is worth a stay for dinner or a drink. Or visit the Chelsea Market – the food market!
99 Gansevoort St, New York, whitney.org
The Frick Collection >> museums in New York >>
A museum in a beautiful mansion in Upper East Side: The Frick Collection! A small art museum with an impressive collection. The fixed collection of Henry Clay Frick is here on display (founder of the museum) together with changing expositions of paintings of the biggest painters of Europe.
1 E 70th St, New York, frick.org
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