Art Museums in New York City

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Art Museums in New York City

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  • Richard T
    Crozet, VA42 contributions
    Must see. Plan on spending at least one day though you could go every day of the year and not exhaust it’s treasures
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • Jonathan Chan
    New York City, NY214 contributions
    A beautiful collection of medieval art with gorgeous views overlooking the Hudson river. Located on top of a hill. Must-sees include the unicorn tapestries.
    Written April 8, 2022
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  • JackiVause
    London, UK44 contributions
    Just go - make it an essential must-see. The exhibits are wonderful and we will be going back. Try to go to every floor
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,404 contributions
    The Frick Collection consists mainly of Old Masters collected in Europe by Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919). Frick was an immensely wealthy industrialist, who rose to the top of New York society during the Gilded Age. Frick donated his collection and the mansion that houses it to the people. Anyone visiting New York City who is interested in art should view the Frick Collection. By the way, the Frick Collection is currently housed in a temporariy gallery while the historic mansion is undergoing renovation.
    Written April 22, 2022
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  • orcasgal
    Orcas Island, WA471 contributions
    We came for the Tiffany lamps, and there was so much more of interest. I enjoyed the upside-down doll most of the additional exhibits. The two films were very well done and held our interest.
    Unfortunately, while my excitement was high, the Audubon exhibit was very small. I had been in Key West in January and the Audubon House there had much more. Plus, I used to live one-mile from the tiny Heard Museum in Fairview, TX, and their exhibit is the best I have ever seen of Audubon's work.
    Storico, the museum restaurant here, was decently-priced good food, too.
    Written March 18, 2022
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  • Jonathan Chan
    New York City, NY214 contributions
    I came by here on a Friday night to visit the biennial exhibit "Quiet As It's Kept" which was a thought provoking and unique experience. I went to the top floor, which had beautiful views of chelsea and the hudson river, as well as some of the classic american art pieces including Andy Warhol. There was a tour guide interpreting some of the pieces as well which was really interesting to listen to!
    Written April 24, 2022
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  • susangz
    Chicago, IL103 contributions
    Wonderful paintings by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. I haven’t see any other collection outside of Vienna to rival this small gem of a museum.
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • Jonathan Chan
    New York City, NY214 contributions
    It's a smaller museum tucked away in Chelsea, and offers a number of exhibits on Himalayan and Tibetan art and culture. The exhibits were very interesting, and it was really easy to walk around and explore the museum
    Written March 22, 2022
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  • dustythoughts
    Manchester, CT1,460 contributions
    This museum is honestly worth visiting for the architectural wonder that is the building, which was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It's bigger at the top than at the bottom, so start at the top and make your way down the spiraling corridor while you admire the art. However, apart from the building itself, the art is unfortunately a bit sparse, although I wonder if that is partially due to COVID restrictions. There weren't a lot of special exhibits (just two that I saw), although again, that might be due to the museum staff's efforts to limit visitors' time inside of the museum. Spend an hour in here, look at the art, and then go visit one of the other museums in Museum Mile.
    Written January 4, 2022
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  • jeffrey k
    Needham, MA494 contributions
    This museum houses a hugely important collection focused on design. The key points of the visit start with the collection history and its building, which was the Carnegie Mansion.

    Currently, there is an exhibit on design and planning relating to management of covid. The most important exhibit is on the third floor, devoted to the work of E McKnight Kauffer, who did graphic design in the middle part of the 20th century, an artist who had major influence in the field. This exhibit is comprehensive and engaging.

    Anyone with an interest in design will find fascinating exhibits at this museum. We have visited many times, and it never fails to be engaging.
    Written March 11, 2022
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  • Joana
    Tavira, Portugal2 contributions
    The whole experience was great and fun, it's said often that an 1 hour /1.5hour is enough, however we spent almost 2.5 hours because was really interesting and interactive.
    Great experience and the games and bar as well as the shop is something everyone will enjoy for sure
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • Frank Sories
    San Francisco, CA214 contributions
    I can't help but marvel at the people who say they can't stand abstract art or modern art or contemporary art and then assign a poor rating to this museum. I wonder what they expected.

    The $25.00 admission fee would be terribly overpriced if it didn't permit THREE DAYS of entry to not only Met Breuer but also the Met and Met Cloisters. That is a very good deal. Because only two floors of exhibits were open when I visited, the clerk at the desk informed me I could pay what I wished. Fair enough. I enjoyed the two exhibits I did see, "Home Is a Foreign Place: Recent Acquisitions in Context" and "From Géricault to Rockburne: Selections from the Michael and Juliet Rubenstein Collection."

    I find the architecture to be monumental, despite the building's actual size. My only real complaint is the lack of seating. I had a foot problem the day I was there and appreciated the many benches, some padded, where I could sit and rest my foot. The second floor, however had zero benches, which I thought was very poor planning and not very visitor-focused. I think management could easily move at least one of the fifth floor benches to the second. I've never been to a museum without a single bench on an entire floor. I might not have noticed had my foot not been hurting, but I'm certain I'm not the only person who has a mobility impairment and could appreciate a place to perch for a few minutes. Overall, however, I recommend the Met Breuer.
    Written February 3, 2020
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  • christopherbO9687MP
    Acton, MA465 contributions
    This interesting contemporary photography collection (in the new building) showcases slices of American life. The "But Still, It Turns" current collection from several recent photographers shows images from the current American landscape. One of these showed "What Remains" when a single image is shown next to the video made at the same time as the lone photograph. This is an interesting perspective if you've ever wondered what the subject was doing immediately before & after the picture was taken.

    Also interesting was a periodic showing of a recent slice-of-life film made to show what activity in a typical Southern small city looked like. One of the main characters is inspired by basketball; this file will remind you in places of 1995's "Hoop Dreams."

    Note this Museum is now in its new location a few blocks further downtown from the old location. Many tourist web sites (including TripAdvisor!) still show the Museum at its old Bowery Street location; be sure to travel instead to Essex Street.
    Written February 28, 2021
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  • NYC Supermom
    New York City, NY25 contributions
    Museum of Art and Design is a small museum at the Columbus Circle but it has fantastic and unique exhibits. It includes stained glass, modern installation and jewelry. Artists featured are from all over the world. This place is not crowded - when we were there, we saw max of 5 other people on the same floor.

    Price: $18 (adults)/ child under 12 (Free)

    Hours: Thursday 11 am–8 pm*
    Friday 11 am–7 pm*
    Saturday 11 am–7 pm
    Sunday 11 am–7 pm
    *11 am to noon reserved for Members and seniors ages 65+

    Tips: On select Thursdays and Saturdays, live music activates the galleries. Also, @robertrestaurant just re-opened on 9th floor of the museum where you can enjoy the Central Park view.

    COVID safety protocols
    · Advanced timed tickets
    · 25% capacity
    · Masks are required (security guard ensures both nose and mouth are covered)
    · Elevators have capacity limits
    · Hand sanitizers are throughout the Museum

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    Written February 22, 2021
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  • hrobinson1114
    Nashville, TN2,509 contributions
    I had a tough time going between three and four stars, because I’ve not cared for other exhibits in the past. While I haven’t cared for every exhibit in the past, and this isn’t my favorite museum, I did enjoy the current exhibit, “Grief and Grievance,” conceived by Okwui Enwezor and executed by a number of black artists.

    Some of the pieces were very moving, poignant. A mixture of hopeful and sad. Some were bright and shining, some edgy and dark.

    Overall the museum flows pretty well, but there is one thing I wish they would have changed this time around. For the photography exhibits, rather than having a plaque next to each photo, they have one large plaque at the beginning, so you have to constantly go back and forth to read about the photos, which really takes you out of the moment.

    The seventh and top floor is a viewing deck with a terrace.

    Tickets were 18 bucks, so I’ve had better and worse. Again, I liked these pieces, but always check ahead to see if there is anything you’d care for. Some of their exhibits can be quite out there and hard to relate to.
    Written April 16, 2021
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