Art lovers love to explore the world, and they are especially enchanted with art museums. And, the best part about visiting New York is that it has no dearth of art museums. Moreover, there is a huge variety of artwork here, since one could find great examples of Impressionist, Ancient, Modern, Old Master, and other contemporary pieces. So, a visit to NYC can certainly leave one elevated.
Brooklyn Museum spans in 560,000 square foot area. The museum got the distinction of being the first museum in America to exhibit artwork of African artists. There are whopping 4000 items just from Egyptian holdings. Tourists are always given a pleasant surprise when they come across artwork of great artists like Monet, Cezanne, and Degas, to name a few.
The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection is a massive and opulent structure that is too brilliant to miss. Industrialist Henry Clay Frick commissioned building of the museum. The museum has brilliant pieces of artwork by great masters. There is a great variety of permanent collections here including sculpture, world-class paintings, furniture, etc. One feels honoured to see the work of prominent artists here including Vermeer, Rembrandt, Renoir, and Jean-Henri Riesener, to name a few.
The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a massive structure. Even massive adjective isn’t enough for this gargantuan structure that is spread in a colossal area. One could spend even two days here and admit seeing only a fraction of the museum. The best part is that there is an astonishing array of collections here that represent the cultural perspectives of a great number of artists from various nationalities. One could find an exhaustive artwork by famous artists including Pablo Picasso, and Alexander McQueen, to name a few.
Museum Of Arts And Design
Museum of Arts and Design, which is located in the place that was originally meant for Huntington Hartford Gallery of Modern Art has a dazzling array of extraordinary artwork, furniture design, ceramics, metalsmithing, and fiber art, to name a few. So, visit to the museum is definitely worthwhile.
Museum Of Modern Art
One could simply get lost in a great variety of permanent exhibits showcased here. The museum also has other attractive elements including an attached cinema, a sculpture garden that has works by Rodin and Picasso, a top class restaurant, and a bar.
New Museum Of Contemporary Art
The New Museum of Contemporary Art was designed by great architectural firm from Tokyo called Sejima and Nishizawaa/ SANAAA. It is a seven story building that was opened to the public in 2007. The building has a number of galleries, a theatre, a café, and roof terraces. The museum basically endeavours to bring the work of emerging artists. These artists are under-recognized but are certainly really talented.
Whitney Museum Of American Art
The new building of Whitney Museum of American Art spans in 63,000 square feet area. It was founded way back in 1931 by art patron and sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt. It has a staggering collection of 15,000 pieces of artwork made by 2000 artists.