Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
Perhaps one of the greatest modern art museums in the world, the MoMA is a must-see for any New York visitor! The collection contains over 150 thousand works housed in six different departments: Painting and Sculpture, Architecture and Design, Photography, Prints and Illustrated Books, Drawings, and Film and Media. The Museum of Modern Art is said to have one of the best collections of modern Western masterpieces, with iconic works such as Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night, Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Salvador Dali’s Persistence of Memory, and Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe.
Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
The Morgan Library & Museum is the astounding private library and office of banker J. P. Morgan. This instillation features a renowned collection of books and manuscripts on display in the old luxurious library. The library collection includes the original manuscript of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol; the scraps of paper on which Bob Dylan wrote Blowin’ in the Wind; Henry David Thoreau’s journals; Percy Shelley’s notebooks; autographed and annotated scores from Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Mahler and Verdi; three Gutenberg bibles; and 600+ volumes of one of the world’s exclusive collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019
Formerly the American Craft Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design lies in the heart of New York City’s Columbus Circle. This large, unconventional museum focuses on the art and design of hand-made contemporary objects made from five different materials: metal, fiber, wood, clay and glass. The upper floors contain open artist studios with young artists at work, while the top floor has an upscale restaurant and bar that overlooks Central Park and the Upper West Side.
Museum of Sex
233 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
The objective of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. Through its exhibitions, lectures and publications, the Museum of Sex is committed to open discussion and exchange. The museum is for mature audiences only.
Onassis Cultural Center
645 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019
The Onassis Cultural Center contains ancient, Byzantine and modern art from Greece and Hellenic Civilization. Although this museum is located in the basement of an office building in Midtown, it is home to some of the most thought provoking and important art and artifacts from Midevil Greece.
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square, Manhattan, NY 10023
The American Folk Art Museum contains art of self-taught artists, including historic American crafts and folk art and also modern outsider art movement. These exhibits are displayed in the moderately sized museum located on the same block as the Museum of Modern Art.
Austrian Cultural Forum
11 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022
The Austrian Cultural Forum is a small multi-level gallery space that contains contemporary Austrian art. The gallery space is housed in a distinctive modern building, one of the narrowest buildings in midtown. The Forum is the cultural section of the Austrian Consulate General in New York and an agency of the Republic of Austria working to promote Austrian culture in the United States, hosting exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, and readings throughout the year.
881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
The Rose Museum is a small gallery hidden inside of Carnegie Hall. The Rose Museum features exhibits that focus on the history of this legendary performance hall and feature photos and memorabilia from the celebrities who lived or performed here.