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Upper East Side Museums

The Upper East Side is the home of "Museum Mile," a mile long stretch of Fifth Avenue that is filled with some of New York City's greatest museums. The Upper East Side includes the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art and the less well-known (but spectacular) Frick Collection.

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American Irish Historical Society
Dedicated to preserving Irish American heritage and history, the American Irish Historical Society is located on Fifth Avenue and 80th Street.

Asia Society
Upper East side museum dedicated to educating the public about Asia through exhibitions, performances and lectures.

China Institute
This Upper East Side institution is dedicated to preservation and education of Chinese civilization and culture. They offer art exhibits, language classes, children's programs and training for educators.

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.

Frick Collection
Housed in the Upper East Side mansion of Henry Clay Frick, his art collection is displayed in 16 galleries. The art work is displayed in a beautiful and intimate way.

Guggenheim Museum
Visitors walking down Fifth Avenue can't miss the iconic building that houses this museum showcasing modern art, sculpture and film.

The Jewish Museum
Collections, exhibitions and programs at this Upper East Side institution are focused on sharing Jewish culture. The largest Jewish museum in the Western hemisphere, it has a great area for children, as well as frequent special exhibitions.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City's most famous (and most popular) art museum can be found on the Upper East Side. Located right on Central Park, it's a wonderful year-round destination in the neighborhood.

Museum of the City of New York

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.

Whitney Museum of American Art
This Upper East Side museum has an impressive collection of American art, as well as a delicious cafe that is open to the public, as well as museum visitors.

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