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Art Museums in New York City

Regardless of whether you prefer contemporary art, ancient art collections or something in between, there is sure to be a New York art museum to suit your taste. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Museum of Modern Art, don't leave the Big Apple without sampling one of our fabulous Art Museums.

American Folk Art Museum
The brand new building on 53rd Street opened December 11, 2001 to house the extensive Folk art collection the museum is known for.

Bronx Museum of the Arts
Twentieth century and contemporary art museum located near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday.

Brooklyn Museum of Art
The second largest art museum in NYC, located on Eastern Parkway near Grand Army Plaza in Central Brooklyn. Close to Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Wildlife Center.

Children's Museum of the Arts
If you've got crafty kids with you visiting NYC, don't miss out on the chance to get messy at CMA. Have a great time with our helpful tips.

The Cloisters Visitors Guide
Overlooking the Hudson River in upper Manhattan, The Cloisters features an extensive collection of medieval art from Europe. The Cloisters collection includes works from approximately 1000 - 1520, including architectural fragments incorporated into the building, as well as traditional pieces of medieval art on display.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
This is the only US museum exclusively dedicated to historic and contemporary design. Explore the nature and impact of design on our lives here.

Czech Center New York
Non-profit organization focused on organizing cultural events and programs that promote understanding of the Czech Republic. Located in Midtown Manhattan.

El Museo del Barrio
Opened in 1969, this Latino museum dedicated to Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American art, culture and heritage, offers programs in both Spanish and English.

Forbes Magazine Galleries
Located on 5th Avenue & 12th Street, the Forbes Magazine Galleries feature Fabergé Easter eggs and jewelry, toy boats, miniature soldiers, presidential manuscripts and fine art.

Frick Collection
When you visit The Frick Collection, you will see not-only a world-class collection of Western art, but you will also see the New York mansion built by Henry Clay Frick.

Gray Gallery of Art
This New York University art gallery exhibits a diverse collection of artifacts from many eras. Located in Greenwich Village, they also sponsor walking tours, films, and lectures.

Guggenheim Museum
The Guggenheim Museum's architecture is as significant as the permanent collection and special exhibits.

International Center of Photography
Part museum, part school and part center for photography and photographers, ICP's midtown location hosts a variety of exhibits illustrating a range of photographic technique and subject.

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
Located in Queens, just a short distance from the MOMAQNS, this museum is a memorial to the life & work of Isamu Noguchi. In its temporary location (while renovations are completed on the main location) there is no sculpture garden.

Jacques Marchais Museum of Art
This museum of Tibetan art is located in Staten Island. They offer a variety of meditation and chanting opportunities.

The Jewish Museum
The largest Jewish museum in the Western hemisphere, the Jewish Museum's collections, exhibitions and programs focus on sharing Jewish culture.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (aka The Met) has a tremendous collection, as well as wonderful exhibitions making it a must-see for art lovers visiting NYC.

Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology
Located on 27th & Seventh Avenue, this free museum holds one of the most important collections of costume and textiles, with particular strength in 20th-century fashion.

Museum for African Art
Located in Long Island City, Queens, this museum hosts exhibits on African Art in addition to its permanent collection.

Museum of Modern Art
If you're interested in modern and contemporary art, the Museum of Modern Art should be on your New York City to-do list.

Museum of the Moving Image
The Museum of the Moving Image focuses on film, television and digital media, and its impact on culture and society. Located in Astoria, Queens, the museum is easily accessible from the subway and is only a short ride from Manhattan.

National Academy of Design
Housing one of the largest public collections of 19th & 20th century American art, the museum's collection represents a diverse array of styles and schools of thought. The National Academy of Design is located on Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue and 89th Street.

New Museum of Contemporary Art
Focused on exhibiting art created within the past ten years by living (& recently deceased) artists, the New Museum is a great place to see special exhibits by new and emerging artists.

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
In Long Island City, this museum is dedicated to showcasing new and exciting art from contemporary artists. They host a variety of exhibits and events throughout the year, including summer dances & movies.

Queens Museum
Housed in the New York City Building, the only major structure remaining from the 1939/40 and 1964/65 New York World's Fairs, the Queens Museum is home to the impressive "Panorama of the City of New York," an interesting permanent collection and changing temporary exhibits.

Studio Museum in Harlem
Located on West 125th Street, this museum is focused on supporting African American visual, literary and performing artists through exhibits, artists-in-residence, and a variety of other programs

Visual Arts Gallery
A part of the School of Visual Arts in Chelsea, this gallery showcases the work of significant figures (particularly SVA alumni) in contemporary and applied arts. Admission is free.

Whitney Museum of American Art
Lovers of American art and artists should look no further than the Whitney to experience the best collection of American art and wonderful exhibitions that highlight contemporary developments in the American art scene.

Yeshiva University Museum
This Chelsea museum offers changing exhibits that celebrate the culturally diverse intellectual and artistic achievements of over 3,000 years of Jewish experience.

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