NYC Museums and Art Exhibits
New York City electrifies with its cultural and artistic energy. From the Museum of Modern Art to the Met, NYC is a captivating destination where you will discover the most inspiring museums, art exhibits and cultural events in the world. Discover worlds of art, architecture, history, nature, music and wax . . . just beyond the W New York. Explore top NYC museums and art exhibits below and begin planning your cultural adventure.
Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest fine art museums, with an impressive collection of over two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of culture. Tracing American history, The Met's American Wing houses a comprehensive collection of American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. The amazing European collection features over 2,500 paintings and sculpture, with masterpieces by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Vermeer, Degas, and Matisse. The treasured NYC museum houses a treasured collection of Renaissance, Egyptian, Islamic, African and Asian art, Greek and Roman sculpture, as well as an array of drawings, prints, costumes, decorative arts, musical instruments, photography, and modern art. The Met presents over 30 artist exhibitions a year. Visit www.metmuseum.org/.
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - Founded in 1929 as the first museum dedicated to contemporary art, this NYC museum captivates with its extraordinary collection of over 100,000 of the world's most vital paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, photographs, architectural models and design objects. MoMa's outstanding collection includes treasures like Picasso's Three Musicians, van Gogh's The Starry Night, Dali's The Persistence of Memory, Matisse's Dance, Gustav Klimt's Hope. Experience the art of our time from masters such as Miro, Cezanne, Chagall, Kandinsky, Munch, Magritte, Rodin, Warhol, Pollock, Kahlo, and Rivera, as well as hanging exhibitions that blow your mind. The museum is free on Fridays evenings. Visit www.moma.org.
American Museum of Natural History - The world's largest and most innovative natural history museum, the American Museum of Natural History is an awe-inspiring cultural experience. With its world-famous dinosaur halls, the great blue whale, Hall of Planet Earth, Hall of African Mammals, Bird Halls, and Rose Center For Earth and Space - the most dazzling space show on the planet - this NYC museum is one of the city's most popular attractions. Explore the fossil and dinosaur halls, which house the largest collection of vertebrate fossils and the towering Tyrannosaurus rex and Apatosaurus. Explore the universe at the Hayden Planetarium, presenting the amazing space show, Journey to the Stars, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. Visit www.amnh.org.
Guggenheim Museum - An internationally renowned museum of contemporary art and a magnificent architectural icon designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim Museum is a vital cultural center in Manhattan. This incredible NYC museum houses an extraordinary collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, Contemporary and avant-garde art, and features special exhibitions, artist lectures, live performances, film screenings, and daily tours of the art galleries. Founded over 50 years ago on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum is devoted to art of the 20th century and beyond. Visit www.guggenheim.org.
Whitney Museum of American Art - Focusing on 20th and 21st century American art, The Whitney has a significant permanent collection of more than 18,000 art works in a variety of media, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, installations, videos, and photography. The Whitney places emphasis on exhibiting the works of living artists as well as housing an extensive permanent collection of important works from renowned artists like Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, and Man Ray. The NYC museum's Annual and Biennial exhibitions are a celebrated venue for emerging artists. Visit www.whitney.org.
New Museum - Founded in 1977, the New Museum is New York City's innovative destination for new and contemporary art and adventurous ideas. Located in Lower Manhattan, the New Museum is dedicated to contemporary art and exhibits new work by American and international artists. With an emphasis on innovation in a variety of artistic media, this NYC museum is respected internationally for its global scope and visionary inspiration. For exhibitions and information, visit www.newmuseum.org.
The Frick Collection - Housed in the Fifth Avenue mansion of Henry Clay Frick, the Frick Collection is one of the most unique art museums in NYC. Adorning the walls of this opulent mansion, you will see Frick's magnificent personal art collection, including paintings by the greatest European artists, such as Renoir and Rembrandt, sculpture, drawings, 18th century French furniture and porcelains, Oriental rugs, Limoges enamels, textiles, clocks, and many remarkable works from the former residence. A tour of Frick is an opportunity to experience the life of wealthy Fifth Avenue residents in New York City. Visit www.frick.org.