Art Museums in New York City

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Art Museums in New York City

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  • Marina D
    3 contributions
    A must for every native New Yorker and visitors. The Met is an journey through time and cultures from the steps to every exhibit no matter how many times you have been there you will see something new. It is to be appreciated.
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • Ashely Fang
    New York City, NY175 contributions
    The MET Cloisters has an extensive collection of medieval works of art. It's a truly immersive space to be in - there's even a gardening area where you can see what plants were referenced in art works. The guides are very knowledgeable and give great guided tours, and you can see the famous unicorn tapestries.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Margaret O
    Clarkston, MI32 contributions
    Cool, comfortable, too sprawling to cover without a rest on a few of the plenty benches provided. Also a great book/gift shop and lobby area. The art selections are exciting.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • wendaroolie
    Philadelphia, PA65 contributions
    This review is for the Frick Madison. Yes, go! Went yesterday in NYC. If you love art, well worth it. The place was deliciously empty for a 1:30 ticket (escape the crowds and heat) and you can wander three floors of treasures at your own pace without crowds or anyone in front of you blocking the way. There is an audio guide as well as a paper guide. No photography allowed. I had a wonderful time and purchased a beautiful tote bag. The staff are kind and attentive, especially at the front desk and gift shop. The security guards are professional and thanked me for coming when I left, which was kind, and a nice personal touch. My favorite displays were the Gainsborough paintings and the enamels. If you love art, this is for you. Plus, it's temporary, so you won't have this chance forever. Well worth it. Oh, also, it's only a ten minute walk from the Met. I did a morning tour of the Met, had lunch on the steps, and then walked over to the Frick. Perfect.
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • wendaroolie
    Philadelphia, PA65 contributions
    I loved it here. Wonderful museum. Tiffany lamps exhibit was extraordinary, as was the third floor permanent collection. So much to see. Had no idea all this was here. Loved this and will return happily and hopefully soon. I wish they had more t-shirts in the gift shop with the museum name on them. Great restaurant attached, and across the street from the natural history museum. And across from Central Park! Winning day.
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • Trophy Travel Experiences
    Vancouver, Canada399 contributions
    If you into typical museums with art paintings, this may not be for you. Although this museum has paintings, many are abstact, risque for the times (and even now) and lots of pieces that may be having you scratching your head.

    However, these museums are needed to keep the vibrancy. An artistic person's museum. For me I found some of the pieces interesting but many confusing. But that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it but it definitely was out of my comfort zone. It was still a fun afternoon and they have some really great outdoor spaces where you can relax and soak in the atmosphere.

    Not really for children as some of the art pieces are pretty graphic and thought provoking

    For more photos, please see my Youtube channel.
    Written 5 June 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 1 May 2022
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  • Derek O
    Kingston-upon-Hull, UK60 contributions
    Nice little museum that is a little bit different. Focussed on Himalayan art and has a good collection of artifacts which are all well described. We weren't sure if we would enjoy it but it was well worth the visit.
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • Brookvt
    33 contributions
    I agree with others, the exhibits are overrated and the cost is steep. Go for the design of the building and works by Picasso, Renoir, Cézanne and Gaugin. Winding up from the later to earlier works of Vasily Kandinsky had us wishing we'd started at the top and worked our way down. I didn't care for the style of Cecilia Vicuña.
    Written 6 July 2022
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  • Jonathan Chan
    La Jolla, California, USA254 contributions
    Visited this museum during Museum Mile Week - there was a line out the door and around the corner, but the staff moved everyone along quickly. It was definitely a very interesting museum that showcased the broad diversity of design, from epidemiological and medical design during COVID to designing peace between populations and countries.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Ashely Fang
    New York City, NY175 contributions
    While tickets can be a bit pricey, it's a fantastic place to visit with close friends. Not only is the museum highly educational, it has some picturesque photo stops and lots of fun games. A great way to remind yourself not to take things too seriously while having fun with friends, as well as a great way to see some cool objects that shaped the modern sexual imagination.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Frank Sories
    San Francisco, CA225 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 3 February 2020
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  • christopherbO9687MP
    Acton, MA474 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 28 February 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 22 February 2021
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  • hrobinson1114
    Nashville, TN2,556 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 16 April 2021
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