New York is one of the major cities in the world that everyone aspires to visit at least once in their lifetimes. New York has many activities to keep tourists occupied. From trying genuine Italian pizza, to riding the subway, and seeing the Statue of Liberty, the traveler’s agenda can be busy. New York is split into many different regions such as Brooklyn, Harlem, and Manhattan, and it can be difficult finding the time seeing all the sites. Plus, you don’t want to miss out on the museums. The museums of New York are some of the best the world has to offer, with fine art, antiquities, and artifacts carefully preserved. The following four museums are essential sites to add to your New York touring itinerary.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest of its kind in the USA, and the tenth largest in the world. The Met has many exciting exhibitions currently showing, and coming later this year. Many exhibitions focus on cultural artwork from around the world. Examples of cultural exhibitions include: Warriors and Mothers Mbembe Art, Bazm and Razm in Persia. The Sultans of Decca, the Asian Art collection, and the Plains Indians. Van Gogh’s Irises and Roses paintings can be viewed starting in May. There’s a little bit of something for everyone to capture your interest here.
MOMA – Museum of Modern Art
The MOMA has a world-class collection of modern painters, craftsmen, and artists from around the world. It’s located in the mid-town Manhattan region of the city. Exhibitions range from paintings, fabric, sculptures, drawings, and art installments, to film and photographs. Aspects of life are captured, from architecture, to emigration, and music. If a human made it, it may end up here. An art lab allows children to create their own masterpieces. Watch some great film documentaries here.
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is also located in Manhattan. It has a vast collection focusing on the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms of the earth. Current exhibits examine how lifeforms can live in the most inhospitable regions of the earth. Natural disasters from the past are examined. A space show examines the earth’s place in the universe. An exhibition about the history of disease can be viewed, as well as the natural history of the world, including real dinosaur bones, and precious gems and minerals. A butterfly conservatory can be visited to view many beautiful varieties of butterfly in the garden.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
You’ll be able to get up close and personal with genuine masterpieces that you can only dream about owning in your own home. The Guggenheim Museum is host to works by Kandinsky, Picasso, and Cezanne. Frank Lloyd Wright designed many of the structures and buildings in New York City. This exhibition brings out materials from the archives to pay homage to him. There are highlights from the Hugo Boss Prize 2015. There is also an exhibition of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s artistic renderings.