Gone are the days when museums, even world-famous ones in New York City, fill their space with yawn-provoking exhibits from the dustbins of history. When skies are gray and winds chill to the bone, turn to these whimsical, thought-provoking art museums in the Big Apple.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Known affectionately as “The Met,” New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Avenue is the largest art museum in America. Any day is a delightful discovery, with at least two million artworks from 5,000 years of creativity across the globe. Exhibits in winter 2018 include Rodin at the Met, master drawings in the Leonardo to Matisse collection, and Michelangelo Divine Draftsman and Designer. More eclectic exhibitions feature Japanese bamboo art from the Abbey Collection and wall drawings by Sol LeWitt. Make a day of it with fine cuisine at The Dining Room at the Met overlooking Central Park, or stay through the evening for cocktails at The Cantor Roof Garden Bar.
Museum of Modern Art
In Midtown Manhattan, the Museum of Art on 53rd Street is where to go for interpretive contemporary art. Pretty much anything goes at MoMA, as long as it’s stunning – and all the collections are exactly that. Look for masterpieces by the likes of Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Henry Matisse, Frida Kahlo and even Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night.” The museum also houses Picasso’s Girl Before a Mirror. Exhibits through winter 2018 explore topics such as film and performance in the East Village; art and design in the computer age; and modern art in Brazil.
Tip: You get free entry to MoMA with the New York Pass.
Whitney Museum of American Art
If you’re a fan of American artists such as Georgia O’Keefe and Willem de Kooning, you’ll love roaming the halls of Whitney Museum of Modern Art in the Meatpacking District of Lower Manhattan. A big coup for the museum was its acquisition of Edward Hopper’s entire art estate, which is now on permanent display at “the Whitney.” The heart of the museum, however, beats with the energy of its temporary exhibits, offering a constant revolving door for innovative new creators. With at least 15,000 pieces of art, you can while away vast amounts of time.
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