Note that the Guggenheim is smaller and its collection
less broad than that of the Met or MOMA. However, its collection is
excellent and the setting sublime.
Located in the the Upper East Side, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's
address is 1071 5th Avenue (at 89th
Street). The museum is closed Thursdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas day. It
is open from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and until 7:45 p.m. on Saturdays. See the
official website of the
Guggenheim for details on pricing, exhibitions and other details.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which opened in 1870, is one of the
world’s largest art museums and considered one of the finest by art
aficionados. Its collections include over two million works representing
over five thousand years of artistic accomplishments. Art in the
Guggenheim's collection include works by
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Carpeaux, Coubert, El Greco, Gauguin, Manet,
Rembrandt, Van Gogh and others, some of which can be previewed at the
Project powered by Google.
The Met is closed on Mondays (except for Met Holiday Mondays when it is
open) and is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. With the
exceptions mentioned, the Met is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
except Friday and Saturday when it remains open until 9. If you intend to
visit, check the official
website of the Met
for details on visiting times, admission fees and current exhibits.
The Met is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street and you can enter
the Museum at Fifth Avenue and 81st Street or at Fifth Avenue and 82nd
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
, the Met’s branch in northern
Manhattan in scenic Fort Tryon Park, is focused on the art and architecture of
medieval Europe (12th to 15th centuries). Some of the buildings are
part of the collection, as they were assembled, in part, from medieval
cloisters imported from Europe. The collection, also, includes over
three thousand works of art dating from the 9th to the 16th century.
The museum is closed on Mondays (and not open on the Met Holiday
Mondays), as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Operating
hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15.p.m. from March through October, but
closing is at 4:45 p.m. November through February. See the official website
Cloisters for more information.
The Cloisters Museum is located at 99 Margaret Corbin Drive in
in 1929, the New York’s Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the
foremost museum of modern art in the world. If you prefer modern art to
other forms, MOMA is one of the world's leading centers for the collection, curation,
and celebration of this genre.
Fort Tryon Park at the northern end of Manhattan.
MOMA presents a treasure trove of modern art including, The Starry Night
by Vincent van Gogh as well as numerous works by Cézanne, Gauguin ,
Rousseau, Seurat and many others, some of which can be seen
online at the Art Project powered by Google.
Closed on Tuesdays, but open from10:30 a.m. until at least 5:30 p.m. the
rest of the week, although open later on Fridays and selected Thursdays.
Click this link for MOMA’s official
on hours and admission fees.
The Museum of Modern Art is located in
midtown Manhattan at 11 West Fifty-third Street, between Fifth and Sixth
There are many wonderful
museums in New York and we recommend the Cooper Hewitt National Design
Museum, part of the Smithsonian, to anyone interested in design (including
drawings, product design, the decorative arts, textiles and, even,
The Cooper Hewitt, located at 2 East 91st Street, is
close to the Met and the Guggenheim. See the official website of the
to determine if this is a museum that could be of interest to you.
If you need information about another travel destination, try
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or Googling ThereArePlaces.