For tourists and locals alike, visiting museums in New York City is a fun thing to do for one’s past-time. In this video, we’ll be looking at five museums in the Big Apple you should visit.
1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
It isn’t a proper list if the MET isn’t the first on anyone’s list. The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in 1880 and has been open to the public ever since. Located in Central Park, this icon transcends museums. It’s well known even to people who aren’t into museums or history.
All-in-all, the MET has over 5,000 years’ worth of art that range from prehistoric pieces to relatively new and contemporary works. It’s definitely worth visiting, featuring more than two million objects under its roof.
2. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Known commonly as Guggenheim, this museum has been open since 1959 to the public. It features hundreds of paintings, sculptures, and other works of art, such as Vasily Kandinsky’s Composition 8, Faith Ringgold’s Woman on a Bridge, and many more. Every year thousands of people visit the Gugg to enjoy the plethora of pieces situated in the building.
Fotografiska is a must-visit. This museum, which originates from Stockholm, is a branch in New York located at the heart of the Flatiron District.
It features a wonderful gallery with hundreds of pieces spread throughout its three floors. The museum of photography is a museum that prides itself on an experience for the modern world and has several staples but also several periodical exhibits.
4. The Morgan Library and Museum
J.P Morgan’s private library, filled with an amazing collection of artworks and rare books, finally opened to the public as a public institution in 1924. It was made several years earlier, with construction taking place between 1902 and 1906.
This museum is home to many significant pieces, such as three Gutenberg Bibles, the first edition of A Christmas Carol, and drawings from Michelangelo. Exhibitions also occasionally open in the area.
5. The Brooklyn Museum
This museum is the second largest museum in New York, just next to the MET. It has over 1.5 million works of art and is visited by hundreds daily.
The museum focuses on exhibits that seek to embody the artistic heritage of cultures worldwide. They’re well-known for their expansive collection of Egyptian and African art from ages past.
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