New York City has a lot of museums that showcase the greatest art, history, and science in the world. In fact, you can find something that interests people of all ages in New York City, which is why it has always been a popular destination for passionate travelers. Below are some of the most famous art museums here that you must explore during your New York City walking tours.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This is one of the most visited museums in the United States, featuring more than 2 million artworks on display that cover over 5,000 years of the world’s history. The Metropolitan Museum of Art also hosts many workshops and events throughout the year to highlight the works of different masters of the past. The “Kyoto: Capital of Artistic Imagination” event that features around 150 objects related to decorative arts and the “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll” exhibit that highlights the rock and roll culture of the old days are especially popular among visitors. The entry fee to the Metropolitan Museum of Art is $25 for adults and it is $12 for students.
Museum of Modern Art
This museum displays extraordinary exhibitions and collections of modern and contemporary art. The most famous artworks here includes, “The Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh and “The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dali. Apart from those, the museum also features many great works by American artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring. However, note that the Museum of Modern Art is closed for renovation at present and will reopen with new galleries and spaces for performances and events by October 21, 2019. So make sure to plan your private New York City tour during that time to dive into its vast collection of modern and contemporary art.
The Frick Collection
Located in the Henry Clay Frick House in Manhattan, the Frick Collection is a unique art museum that features traditional European art in a dissolute setting. It features historical portraits and epic landscapes hanging in gilded frames, which is a different take to the usual display styles of popular art museums. The most famous artworks here are that of J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, and El Greco, while it also hosts many temporary exhibitions to highlight European art. The current exhibits in the museum are “Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence” (open until January 12, 2020) and “Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal” at The Frick Collection (open until November 17, 2019).