Art Museums in New York City

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Art Museums in New York City

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  • The5MRanch
    Calabasas, CA727 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Met has to be one of the best museums in the world. The variety of collections is tremedous, there is something there for everyone. I have been there several times and never tire of seeing the beautiful impressionist paintings. You could easily spend a whole day an only see half of what is there.
    Written April 13, 2024
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  • Julia Z
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    All the paintings and old artworks were very interesting and intriguing. However, it would probably better if the modern artworks had a better discription. The store is fantastic. Very interesting books and cool socks!! It was a lovely visit. Very recomendable!!
    Written April 13, 2024
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  • Sherry C
    White Plains, NY144 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely lovely, and great placards explaining the treasures within. The plants and trees weren't yet in bloom, but I can only imagine how spectacular it must be when they are. Even if you get easily bored in museums, you'll find this one intriguing.
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • brienanni
    Kita, Mali253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an amazing collection, three magnificent Vermeer's kick off the visit, intimately displayed in room of their own. You can visit the whole museum in 1-2 hours, so you don't get overfed with art. I actually enjoyed this more than the big ones.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • RonL40
    Utica, NY3,586 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very easy wayfinding and fun art in the elevators! We started out, as we often do, on the top floor of a museum. Here it's the seventh and beyond the interesting art inside there's a great terrace view of the city with several interesting sculptures to see. The hit of our visit was the large Edward Hopper (one of our favorites) selection from the permanent collection on view. Wonderful museum that offers something new every time we visit.
    Written February 12, 2024
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  • abroadwithashley
    Minneapolis, MN1,474 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Rubin is sadly closing in October of 2024. If you read this review before then, you should go. If you read it after, you missed out on this space, but check out what they’re doing as a museum without walls. The Rubin is a hyper focused museum and all the better for it. We’ve been to scores upon scores of museums around the world, but never one focused on Himalayan Art specifically. And it’s appreciated since the art of the area is too often tossed in with Indian and Chinese or far worse “Asian Art.” While the focus is on more traditional pieces, there are contemporary and interactive elements as well. We highly recommend a visit.
    Written March 25, 2024
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  • PGB
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating collections, including a miniature jewelry exhibit, journalist Robert Caro and Tiffany lamps. Eclectic. Fun.
    Written April 18, 2024
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  • Allan S
    New York City, NY6,491 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous furnishings, outstanding art and jewelry in a well organized and logical progression of art. Elevator snd disability enabled snd having a lovely book store and restaurant make it a great outing. Members enjoy longer viewing rights and it is convenient to all public transportation.
    Written March 8, 2024
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  • Rich B
    Allen, TX311 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited the Guggenheim today. I started on floor six and worked my way down. The most positive thing I can say is that it was definitely not my cup of tea. I thought most of the displayed “pieces of art” were depressing…which I guess was the point. Getting a cab outside the museum was quite easy.
    Written March 9, 2024
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  • jam5421
    Monroe, CT11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing small museum convenient to Museum Mile housed in a gorgeous Beaux-Arts mansion. We were impressed by the exhibit of the works of Es Devlin. From paper models of her ideas to full blown stage sets showing the depth of her creativity and talent. So unique and interesting and a treat for the senses,
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Lori M
    California1,822 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    convenient location in Columbus Circle. a little pricey for what you get ($18) but I had a pass. there were 3 open floors of galleries plus the lovely goblet display in the stairwell. gorgeous wood carvings in one section, and various other "crafts" showcasing them to actually be just as elevated as "art". exploring what is the difference anyway... ? puppetry, performance art, sculpture, quits, and more gave the visitor plenty to see and enjoy. installations rotate so check what's on! ps - I didn't go the Taylor Swift floor but you are able to see one display on your way to the second floor (which was kind of cool). Nice museum, I would go back.
    Written November 8, 2023
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  • Hugh
    South Ozone Park, NY1,323 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I discovered the work of Nicholas Roerich in Riga Latvia and was surprised that New York had a museum of his work. It is located on 107 St a short walk from St John the Divine. it is housed in a lovely townhouse off Riverside Drive. It is not only chock full of Roerich's paintings but also will give one an appreciation of his inspiration and commitment to world peace. His paintings are spiritual as well as beautiful. For New Yorkers, this is a treasure you perhaps never knew about and will be thrilled to add to your list of unique NY experiences.
    Written January 18, 2024
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  • Fernanda D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mercer Labs Museum of Art and Technology is a fantastic museum. It has so many different exhibit spaces , I’ve never seen anything like this before. This is the perfect place to come on a date and take as many pictures as you can.
    Written January 31, 2024
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  • dcolins
    London, UK121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'd seen the work of these people in the South of France in the extremely exciting setting of a stone mine! The old Emigrants Industrial Savings Bank is the venue here: also fascinating, even the old tellers' windows still line the walls. The Chagall and Kandinsky displays were beautiful and moving. We experienced them on the main floor, but on the lower floor I think the feeling is better, the space is much more iopen. While you're there don't miss the vault! You can see what was the bank's old safe door with its many locks , and the experience ijn the small mirrored room is really phenomenal, a wonderful coda to the display.
    Written November 20, 2023
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  • knowsnyc
    381 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This focused museum is located on W 23 rd St. between Sixth and Seventh so it is close to subway stops.

    It is fully accessible, with exhibits on the ground floor and one below.

    There is a surprisingly interesting shop as you walk in.

    Then you come to the admission desk and prices are low: $8 for seniors, for instance.

    There is an optional coat check and restrooms on both levels.

    There is also a comfortable, if limited, cafe with WiFi.

    Exhibits emphasize artists and advertising. Often interesting.

    It is open late on Fridays til 9 pm.
    Written April 6, 2024
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