Art Galleries in New York City

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Art Galleries in New York City

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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,954 contributions
    What a perfect day to visit the Cloisters! It was a warm (for the winter) day and clear beautiful skies and the perfect day to walk to the Cloisters from the subway.

    The museum was having a "Holiday Tour" of Medieval Christmas decorations and a talk on how people decorated for the Christmas holidays during the Middle Ages. Our tour was packed with people. There must have been forty of us on the tour. The tour guide explained the symbolism of items like ivy, holly, pine, fruits and roses during the holiday season and how they were part of the way the churches were decorated for services back then. There still was that Pagan influence in the way the church was run.

    We talked about how the museum was decorated and how the ideas for decorating came about, the museum pieces that were influenced by the holidays and the story of the Magi and how the beginnings of Christmas were established. It was a really interesting talk. The tour guide gave detailed accounts of the protocol of the holidays during that time. Things seemed to loosen up by the Middle Ages.

    The staff of the museum did a nice job decorating the museum for the holidays and it looked very festive. I also got to see the "Hunt of the Unicorn" tapestries and go outside onto the terraces and admire the views on this beautiful warm afternoon.

    It was a great visit.
    Written December 31, 2022
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  • melissaknyc
    Astoria, NY15 contributions
    This was a fun place for my 6 year old. He enjoyed all of the rooms and experiences but really couldn't wait to see the enormous ball pit. It did not disappoint. Price point is a bit high to make it a repeat experience (we are NYers). But it was a great way to spend a weekend morning. Staff was very friendly!
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Daniel C
    4 contributions
    Always enjoy coming to Sotheby's and checking out the exhibits. This past weekend was a little off-putting, however, because we had a strange interaction with an employee that was working the retail level on the ground floor (the area with all the handbags). My daughter was looking at a carry-on case and barely touched it when a sales woman marched over and barked that we should ask for help (there are no "do not touch" signs anywhere, FYI). This "lady" also was quick to tell us that the price of the bag was $20K; the subtext of course being that she presumed we couldn't afford it. So bizarre and so unlike the other professionals that work at Sotheby's. I guess there's a bad apple in every bunch, so I won't dock Sotheby's for this one unpleasant person. I'm sure she won't last long.
    Written October 7, 2022
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  • New World N
    2 contributions
    Professionalism, caring for the artist and attention to all the important aspects from the stage of artist selection, to established contacts to be worked to culminate in exhibition, global visibility and sales. The dedication of every team we call the "Dream Team" is exceptional. In the management of the career of the represented artist we are delighted with the digital system offered. For those of us who came from a previous training in business management, we give a note 10. The professionals at the Agora Gallery demonstrate a very special humanist side besides deep knowledge and study in art. Being recognized by the Agora Gallery conveys the message that we are in the right place: The Temple of the Arts. Being represented by the Agora Gallery is something difficult to write. It would be easier to express feelings. One word just sums it all up: gratitude.
    Written June 15, 2019
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  • MarlaPilates
    Brooklyn, NY97 contributions
    Very respect art venue showing up and coming artists and traditional modern favorites. Chelsea is a scene and this is where it's happening. Better yet, it's free!
    Written September 4, 2019
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  • vagabondginger
    Alicante, Spain1,316 contributions
    We were staying at the hostel on the UWS so took the 1 train to 79th & Broadway to see this Banksy on the DSW building before walking on to the American Museum of Natural History right in this same area. I have been a follower of Banksy's work for some time and a couple days later we went to the Banksy Exhibition: Genius or Vandal in the city that we bought tickets for thru Fever. That was an amazing exhibition altho it is unauthorized by the artist himself. Really explained a lot about the symbolism of his art.. My family living in the UK also really know Banksy's work as well. It inspired me to buy the book on Amazon written by the artist called Wall and Piece. He certainly has a sense of purpose and a sense of humor, and he's a sneaky little devil. :)
    Written October 31, 2021
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  • Linda M
    New York City, NY15 contributions
    Invited to speak there and immediately wanted to join. Gorgeous stained glass, velvet covered walls. A place of treasured memories.
    Written March 31, 2019
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  • seanworc
    New York City, NY718 contributions
    I checked out the Diane Arbus show at the David Zwirner Gallery. It attempts to replicate the famous/infamous 1972 Arbus retrospective at MOMA that shocked the New York art scene. Lovely gallery space right next to Chelsea Piers and the High Line on 19th Street. Well worth exploring the gallery if in the 'hood. Of course, it is free, but parking a car may be challenging.
    Written October 22, 2022
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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,954 contributions
    I went to the Fotograski Museum with my class from NYU on a field trip for a class and really enjoyed the experience. One of the heads of Marketing for the museum met with us and explained the museum and its direction in detail.

    After that, we were able to roam the museum for the rest of the afternoon. We were able to enjoy three floors of the David LaChapelle exhibition that showcased the artists works. It was an interesting exhibition made even more so my knowing that the artist had a say on how the works were mounted. It was a wonderful retrospect of his work.

    The Fotograski Museum reminds me more of a gallery space than a museum and had the feel of one. The first floor coffee and gift shops are fun and invites the patrons to enjoy them without having to go into the museum itself.

    I really enjoyed my afternoon there.
    Written November 10, 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,616 contributions
    The Bard Graduate centre is just off Central Park West. It’s a nice old building that’s is smartly presented. Nice to see.
    Written February 6, 2022
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  • JumpKick
    3 contributions
    So glad I made it to this exhibit. An "experience" is exactly right - the room was filled with beautiful vibes and people, and we had a wonderful time.
    Written February 25, 2020
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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,954 contributions
    I was really impressed by the Grey Art Gallery at NYU. They mounted a wonderful show entitled "Art After Stonewall' with another small museum in the area and did a great job telling the story of life after the Stonewall riots into the AIDS crisis. The show was a combination of photos, paintings, video art and clips of documentaries. It was sad and humorous at the same time.

    The art department here does a nice job and the staff is very courteous. The best part is that the visiting the gallery is free and it is a nice way to spend the afternoon.
    Written July 17, 2019
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  • Willie10c
    Sound Beach, NY46 contributions
    Excellent overall experience...helpful staff and great art. The building just oozes old new York style and charm.
    Written February 24, 2020
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  • Sarah L
    Birmingham, UK21 contributions
    I went searching for this after reading some of the reviews on this website. It was quite hard to find and we walked straight past it the first time. It is located on a chain link fence at the corner of 7th Avenue and 11th Street.

    We spent at least an hour reading the tiles and their beautiful messages after 9/11. I'd say this is the one thing not to miss out on when visiting NYC and it's completely free!!
    Written November 2, 2012
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  • Mark P
    Swampscott, MA2,216 contributions
    The Drawing Center is a very nice gallery in the Village. The current exhibits are good, and the price is quite reasonable($5 per adult)
    Written July 13, 2019
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