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The Cloisters

The Cloisters

99 Margaret Corbin Dr
New York, NY 10040   Directions

(212) 923-3700


No trip to the Met is complete without seeing The Cloisters exhibition. The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in Fort Tryon Park and presents art works and architecture from Medieval Europe. The collection at The Cloisters is comprised of about five thousand European medieval works of art, mostly created between the 12th and 15th centuries. Other artifacts and attractions include tapestries, the Cloisters Cross, medieval manuscripts and illuminated books. The landscaping surrounding The Cloisters includes gardens planted according to horticultural information from medieval manuscripts and artifacts.

The Drawing Center

The Drawing Center

35 Wooster St
New York, NY 10013   Directions

(212) 219-2166


The Drawing Center is a museum that offers nonprofit exhibition space to focus solely on the exposition of drawings, both historical and contemporary. The Center has presented more than 230 exhibitions and has published over 85 catalogs. The New York Times has called the gallery "one of the city's most highly respected small art museums."

The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection

1 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021   Directions

(212) 288-0700


Enjoy the artworks that comprise The Frick Collection. The collection is housed in the former Henry Clay Frick House, a house that had a reputation for being one of the most opulent houses on Fifth Avenue at a time when the now-famed avenue was abundant with mansions and private clubs.

The Jewish Museum of New York

The Jewish Museum of New York

1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128   Directions

(212) 423-3333


The Jewish Museum of New York is the leading Jewish museum in the United States. The museum's acquisitions total over 26,000 objects including paintings, sculpture, archaeological artifacts and others, making it the largest collection of Jewish art and culture outside of Israel. The artifacts focus on Jewish history and modern and contemporary art. The museum's permanent exhibit, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, is enhanced by rotating exhibitions and special expositions.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028   Directions

(212) 535-7710


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or "The Met" is located on the east side of Central Park along Museum Mile in NYC. The museum is home to more than two million works of art, divided among 19 curatorial departments. The permanent collection includes pieces from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from many of the European masters and a vast collection of American and modern art. Other holdings at the museum are encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories and antique weapons and armor from around the world. Different styles of interiors, ranging from 1st century Rome to modern American design, are permanent fixtures at the Met.

The Morgan Library and Museum

The Morgan Library and Museum

225 Madison Ave at 36th St
New York, NY 10016   Directions

(212) 685-0008


The Morgan Library and Museum is a complex of buildings that serve as a museum and research center. The collection includes manuscripts, books, prints and drawings. Some of the works featured were created by artists like Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, and Picasso. Other gems in the collection are: a Charles Dickens manuscript of A Christmas Carol; a journal by Henry David Thoreau; scores from Beethoven, Chopin, and Mozart's Haffner Symphony in D Major; and manuscripts of Charlotte Brontë, and nine of Sir Walter Scott's novels, including Ivanhoe.

The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT

7th Ave at 27th St
New York, NY 10001   Directions

(212) 217-4558


Fashionistas will enjoy exploring The Museum at FIT, home to important collections of clothing, textiles and accessories. The museum's exhibits explore 250 years of fashion history through expositions like London Fashion, The Corset:Fashioning the Body, and Gothic: Dark Glamour. The main floor of the museum features the only permanent fashion history exhibit in the nation, The Fashion and Textile History Gallery. The gallery is changed every six months and features a rotating selection of about 200 historically significant pieces from the museum's collection.

The New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458   Directions

(718) 817-8779


Take a stroll through one of the premier botanical gardens in the nation at The New York Botanical Garden. This gorgeous floral attraction occupies approximately 250 acres of Bronx Park and is home to 50 different gardens and plant collections, and some of the world's leading plant laboratories. Tour the NYBG and see why over 800,000 visitors come to the garden annually.

The Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum

9-01 33rd Rd
Queens, NY 11106   Directions

(718) 204-7088


The Noguchi Museum was created in 1985 by Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. The sculptor wanted to preserve and display his sculptures, architectural models, stage designs, drawings and furniture designs. The 24,000-square-foot museum boasts two-stories, a sculpture garden and 12 galleries.

The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media

25 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019   Directions

(212) 621-6600


Join the discussion of the cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and the media-interested public by visiting The Paley Center for Media. In lieu of a collection of artifacts and memorabilia, the center houses mostly screening rooms and boasts two full-sized theaters. The Paley Center's library is home to more than 120,000 television shows, commercials and radio programs. The center's founders believe that many television and radio programs are significant works and should be preserved for future generations.

The Ukrainian Museum

The Ukrainian Museum

222 E 6th St
New York, NY 10003   Directions

(212) 228-0110


The Ukrainian Museum was founded in 1976 and is the largest museum in the United States committed to collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting art and objects significant to the heritage of the Ukrainians. The museum organizes its holdings in three categories: an 8,000 piece folk art collection, a 2,000 piece fine art collection and archives stocked with over 30,000 items. The collections include festive and ritual clothing, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, decorative wood carvings, paintings, drawings, graphic works and sculptures. The archives contain photographs, documents, personal correspondence of noted individuals, playbills and posters.

The Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art

945 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021   Directions

(212) 570-3600


View the permanent collection at The Whitney Museum of American Art, or "the Whitney." You'll see over 18,000 works of 20th and 21st century art, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, installation art, video and photography. Artists featured in the collection include Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol, among many others.

Wave Hill

Wave Hill

675 W 252nd St
Bronx, NY 10471   Directions

(718) 549-3200


Another of New York City's floral oases, Wave Hill is a 28-acre estate in the Bronx committed to celebrating the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes and exploring human connection to the natural world. The estate includes a public garden, greenhouse and cultural center. As you explore the attractions throughout area, you'll see a perennial flower garden, the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, pergola and vistas of the Hudson River and the New Jersey Palisades, a wild garden, an aquatic and monocot garden, 10 acres of woodland, and more. The Wave Hill house has been rented by the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain.

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