Art Museums in New York City

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Art Museums in New York City

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  • Sally H
    Upland, CA
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have visited other renowned museums around the world. This one delighted us very much! It was an experience of pure BLISS. Not to be missed!
    Written 23 June 2024
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  • neeratraveler
    San Francisco, CA
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The New York City MoMa has a superb collection of contemporary art. There are works by Picasso, Rene Magritte, Dali, Van Gogh, Matisse, Pollack and many more. I did not take a tour but gave myself plenty of time to enjoy it.
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • MichiganMelissa04
    Plymouth, MI
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is hands down my most favorite place in NYC. It is so lovely. The cloisters are such a pleasure to stroll through, and there is a nice cafe in one of the cloisters - which, disappointingly, did not offer a means to recycle the plastic containers they use for food. But anyway, the artwork and treasury was amazing. I would suggest arriving at opening, on a weekday.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • brienanni
    Kita, Mali
    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 17 February 2024
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  • Robin B
    Phoenix, AZ
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took advantage of free Friday nights at the museum. You must still reserve your tickets in advance and they go fast. I have mixed feelings about this museum. I really like some of the art and if there is a particular exhibition you want to see, definitely go. The roof top offers beautiful views of New York. That said, they seem to have a lot of rules and are a little heavy handed in enforcing them. They inspect purses and backpacks, which is okay, but as I started to walk up to a security guard, who was free, I was told by another to “stay where [I] was.” Meanwhile the other security guard continue to wave me forward. I told him the other guard told me to stay put, and by his attitude I felt that somehow I was the one being difficult about getting my purse inspected. You may enter 15 minutes before your scheduled time, but not one minute earlier we discovered. Another employee who was running the elevator had a meltdown because a patron pushed the elevator buttons. They need to lighten up all around to make the experience a little more enjoyable.
    Written 20 June 2024
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  • Kamorgenh
    Fredericksburg, VA
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small eclectic museum. Two excellent short films in a comfortable theater. Beautiful collection of Tiffany lamps, an exhibit on Robert Caro, and a fine gift shop are some of the highlights. Wander around and you’re likely to find something of interest.
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • Marion F
    New York City, NY
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my first time here. I would walk by occasionally and recently decided to go.
    Focused primarily on art/artist from smaller Asian countries like Tibet and the Himalayas it is 6 floors covering periods from BCE to 2023.
    Very interactive it is a must visit for anyone interested in art from those regions.
    The last open day to the public is October 2024, so hurry, You need about 2 hours to really see everything and they are open til 10pm every friday
    Written 1 June 2024
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  • VeryPickySuburbanMom
    Southborough, MA
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited on Sunday for the Klimt Exhibit without a reservation and had a very pleasant experience. We waited in a relatively short line outside. Many visitors were entering the relatively small foyer: those with museum reservations, walk-ins like us and others there to dine at the Cafe. There were security people and other staff to guide the process smoothly. Unlike some of the recent reviewers, everyone we encountered was polite and helpful. We went thru a metal detector and had our bags checked but appreciated the security in this day and age. If you are a fan of Gustav Klimt and unable to go to Vienna, highly recommend the Klimt Exhibit. It was well-organized and fascinating. A security employee did ask that visitors who were finished viewing the art move on to make room for others who were waiting but she was not rude about it; there were people "just hanging out" chatting or looking at their cell phones. We spent about an hour between the Klimt Exhibit on the 3rd floor and the exhibits on the 2nd floor. Just to be able to spend some time with the golden portrait of Adele, with her incredible story, is worth the price of admission to me. But of course, art and the museum experience are subjective so if you are measuring by number of works or square foot per dollar, the Neue may not be for you.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, AR
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I visited the Guggenheim with our daughter, son-in-law, and three grandsons during a visit to NYC this past summer. We didn’t get to thoroughly enjoy the exhibits because our group hurriedly went up the spiral outside exhibits not giving us sufficient time to absorb the different artwork. But still there were some pieces that I really enjoyed.
    Written 18 June 2024
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  • Robin B
    Phoenix, AZ
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is housed in the former home of Andrew Carnegie. It is now an art museum. When we visited, there was an art exhibit/installation by Es Devlin, a British artist and stage designer. We took a guided tour of the exhibit. It was interesting and unusual. We spent a little over an hour, but skipped the other exhibits, which weren’t that interesting in my opinion. I was also a little disappointed that while there were architectural details remaining in this beautiful mansion, there were no personal belongings or furnishings of the Carnegies. There is a lovely walled garden, but on the day we went it looked like a private event had taken place and the garden was closed.
    Written 20 June 2024
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  • rock0001
    Singapore, Singapore
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun with art workshop with artist. Also make sure you visit the restaurant at the top. The crab sandwiches and chicken sandwiches are both very nice.
    You get to overlook the central park when enjoying the meal before checking out the artworks
    Written 5 June 2024
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  • Hugh
    South Ozone Park, NY
    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 18 January 2024
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roy Nachum exhibition is priceless!
    I enjoyed it so much every room was crazier then the other
    The visuals and sounds experiences were so magnetizing i really recommend!
    Written 19 June 2024
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  • Josh D
    New York City, NY
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have heard the phrase poster child a few times but I don’t know what it means!! My sister is one of them people who uses social media all the time!! I think she’s the posting child in our family!! That was a good joke for you to get you in a better mood!! I went here a few weeks ago because I’ve been looking for novelty museums and this is one!! I saw a bunch of travel posters and movie posters and also environmental posters and I enjoyed it!!
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • dcolins
    London, UK
    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 20 November 2023
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