February 15, 2019
New York is a city filled with museums, there is one to suit the tastes of everyone! Here, we have gathered the top 10 museums we think you will want to visit on your trip to New York! As always, we love to hear from our guests, so make sure you let us know your favorites!
The Guggenheim Museum is instantly recognizable due to its appearance. It is one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2015. As well as its stand out appearance, visitors can experience a number of different exhibitions, including modern and contemporary art, performances and film screenings, occasionally there are also lectures by famous artists and critics! For those wanting to learn a bit more about the art housed there, you can enjoy one of the daily tours of the galleries led by the museum educators! The Guggenheim Museum is ever evolving, often adding new pieces to their collection and is definitely one to visit if you have the time to do so.
For more information or to book your visit, why not visit their site: https://www.guggenheim.org
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
With over 5,000 pieces of art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or The Met, as it is more commonly known is sure to have someone for everyone to enjoy and experience. Measuring almost a ¼ of a mile in length, with over 2 million square foot of space, The Met is a stand out building on the East Side of Central Park and Fifth Avenue. The Met’s permanent collection consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings, and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art.
For more information, please see their website: https://www.metmuseum.org
In 2000, The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center merged, creating the largest platform for contemporary art in the United States — and also one of the largest museums in the world, dedicated to modern and contemporary art! The Modern Museum of Art is located in central Manhattan at 11, W 53rd Street only a short walk from both Fitzpatrick Hotels.
For more information or to book your visit, why not visit their site: https://www.moma.org
The Frick Collection
Located in the Henry Click Frick House, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, The Frick Collection is dedicated to preserving the art collection of Henry Frick. Henry Frick collected a number The museum opened in 1935 and has continued to acquire works of art since Mr. Frick’s death. The collection features some of the best-known paintings by major European artists including Vermeer, Rembrandt and Monet.
For more information or to book your visit, why not visit their site: https://www.frick.org
Opened in 1988, The Tenement Museum is located at 103 Orchard Street. The Tenement Museum has carefully and successfully restored 7 apartments and a German Beer Saloon. The aim of the Tenement Museum was to preserve and interpret the history of immigration through the personal experiences of the generations of newcomers who settled in and built lives on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, America’s iconic immigrant neighborhood. It enhances appreciation for the profound role immigration has played and continues to play in shaping America’s evolving national identity.
It is important to note that the Museum can only be seen by guided tour, for more information or to book your visit today, please see their website: https://www.tenement.org
Museum of the City of New York
Founded in 1923, the visit of this museum is to give visitors an understanding of New York by celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future. Featuring over 750,000 objects, depicting the story of New York, it is a true tribute to the city.
For more information or to book your visit today, please see their website: https://www.mcny.org
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Located at Pier 86, The Intrepid Museum welcomes over 1 million visitors a year! The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an American Military and Maritime Museum featuring aircraft, spacecraft and a collection of ships. One of it’s biggest attractions is the Space Shuttle Enterprise, built by NASA, it was the world’s first space shuttle.
For more information or to book your visit today, please see their website: https://www.intrepidmuseum.org
American Museum of Natural History
If you’re a fan of the movie A Night At The Museum, then this museum is a must-see for you! Founded in 1869, it is now one of the largest museums in the world, with over 33 million different specimens and artifacts! With lots and lots to explore, we recommend allowing a day if you want to explore all that the museum has to offer!
For more information or to plan your visit, take a look at their website: https://www.amnh.org
The National September 11 Memorial Museum is the country’s principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring the continuing significance of September 11, 2001.
To learn more about the museum or to plan your visit, please see their website: https://www.911memorial.org
Ellis Island & The Immigration Museum
For many immigrants between 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to The United States. The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration is located in the Main Building of the former immigration station complex, it tells the story of the 12 million immigrants who passed through its doors, using artifacts, photographs, prints, videos, interactive displays and much more! The Museum allows visitors to explore the immigrant arrival records stored in the Port of New York Passenger Records between 1820-1957.
To learn more about the museum or to book tickets, please visit their website: https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/
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