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Manhattan: Midtown Museums

It's hard to believe that with all the business that goes on in midtown Manhattan that there would be much reason to visit, but there are a surprising number of museums in Midtown Manhattan. This list of Midtown museums will help you escape from your office at lunch or plan to include one your next trip to New York City.

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.

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.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum gives visitors the unique opportunity to climb aboard real planes, air craft carriers and more when they visit. It's a great hands-on experience for children and adults alike.

The Morgan Library
Begun as the private library of Pierpont Morgan, the collection now includes important music manuscripts, early children's books, Americana, and other twentieth century relics. Located on Madison Avenue, the library can be a great escape or break from a shopping trip.

Museum of Modern Art
Founded in 1929 as the first museum dedicated entirely to contemporary art, MOMA is host to an impressive collection of modern artistic efforts. We've gathered directions, visitor tips and pictures from the Museum of Modern Art here.

New York Transit Museum
The New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn Heights is housed in an authentic 1936 subway station, decommissioned in 1946. The New York Transit Museum houses the most extensive collection of urban transportation materials in the United States. The New York Transit Museum Gallery & Store at Grand Central Terminal provides additional exhibits in the heart of Manhattan.

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