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Art Museums in NYC

Art Museums in NYC

Spend a day learning about art when you visit one of these interesting art museums in NYC. This is a great list of art museums to visit in New York City with friends or alone. Find the finest modern, folk, classical and expressionist art in these top New York City art museums.

 

 
 
866-841-3505
234 West 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10036
http://www.madametussauds.com/NewYork/

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Twinkle Twinkle House of Stars

Get ready to be star struck at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York. This museum is the only art museum in NY that offers visitors a chance to see life-like wax figures of their favorite stars and historical figures, as well as a variety of interactive experiences. A great choice for families with children, as well as celebrity fanatics, Madame Tussauds is open year round from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. and conveniently located on 42nd Street right in the heart of Times Square.

 

Besides wax figures, Madame Tussauds presents SCREAM!, a haunted house experience with live actors reenacting classic horror movies. Watch the "Planet Earth" series of high-def nature films or behind-the-scenes footage from Madame Tussaud's in 4D interactive cinema. The SportZone gives kids a chance to test their skills against some of history's best athletes using Nintendo's Wii gaming systems.

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212-535-7710
1000 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY 10028
http://www.metmuseum.org

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New York City's Most Famous Art Museum!

This famous NYC museum houses more than two million works of art from across the globe. Pieces ranging from classical antiquity to the European masters of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are on display at this museum. Seventeen separate curatorial departments make up the museum - each with enough fascinating pieces of art to be a museum in its own right.

 

As you walk through the halls and rooms of the Met you will see ancient Near Eastern art from places such as Sumeria, Assyria and Babylon,  40,000 year old rock paintings from Australia, and paintings by masters such as Monet, Van Gogh and Botticelli. A great place to spend your weekend, this museum is filled to the brim with enthralling displays. Open year round Tuesday through Sunday.

 
 
212-288-0700
1 East 70th Street,
New York, NY 10021
http://www.frick.org/

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One of the Greatest Small Art Museums in New York City

Built in the early 1900s, this museum was once a residential mansion occupied by Henry Clay Frick. 6 galleries within the mansion display art collected by Frick during his lifetime and acquired by his daughter after his death. The mansion is now home to a collection of paintings by major European artists alongside antique furniture, oriental rugs, and a collection of sculpture and porcelain art. 

 

Visitors to this New York City art museum can see art by the greatest European and American artists including Rembrandt, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, James McNeill Whistler, and Giovanni Bellini. The Frick Collection is open Thursday through Sunday. General admission is $18 - children under 10 years old are not admitted to the museum.

 
 
212-423-3500
1071 5th Avenue,
New York, NY 10128
http://www.guggenheim.org/

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A New York City Landmark

Officially known as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (to set it apart from the other Guggenheim museums in Europe and Asia),  this museum houses a world renowned collection of art. The building was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is one of New York City's most recognizable landmarks. Visitors to the museum will walk up the gently spiraling levels inside the museum to view the artwork displayed on the walls and in exhibition spaces that branch off the main walkway.

 

Along with special exhibits and installation art that change regularly, this New York City art museum has a large permanent collection which it exhibits in rotation. The pieces include works by such artists as Cezanne, Dali, Picasso, Van Gogh, Pissarro and Gauguin. The Guggenheim is open year round all week except for Thursdays.

 

       
 

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