Art Museums

Whitney Museum of American Art

945 Madison Ave, at 75th St, New York, NY 10021-2790
212-570-3676
Founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1931, the Whitney is one of the most well-known contemporary art museums in the country.
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The Frick Collection

1 E 70th St, between Madison & 5th Aves, New York, NY 10021-4967
212-288-0700
Opened in 1935, the Frick was once a private mansion and now houses numerous works by such greats as Rembrandt, Whistler, Vermeer, and El Greco, along with special exhibitions.
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Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences

75 Stuyvesant Pl, Staten Island, NY 10301
718-727-1135
The Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences is a general interest facility dedicated to preserving local history and does so by housing more than 80,000 pieces of media, from 19th century maps and legal documents to old, black and white photographs and books.
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 5th Ave, at 89th St, New York, NY 10128-0173
212-423-3500
The Guggenheim building with its spiraling gallery resembling a nautilus shell was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1959, it houses galleries whose artwork ably stands up to the dramatic architecture.
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New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park W, New York, NY 10024
212-873-3400
This neoclassical structure guards some of the oldest artifacts associated with the city of New York.
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Museum of the City of New York

1220 5th Ave, at 103rd St, New York, NY 10029-5221
212-534-1672
The Museum of the City of New York was established in 1923 with the mission to collect, preserve and present pieces related to the original culture and history of New York City.
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Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53rd St, between 5th and 6th Aves, New York, NY 10019-5498
212-708-9400
MoMA houses many works representing a variety of media and genres. It opened in 1929 and has weathered numerous changes throughout its history, including major renovations completed in 2004.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave, at 82nd St, New York, NY 10028-0198
212-535-7710
The Met is a coalition of internationally renowned museums housing more than 2 million works of art.
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Madame Tussauds New York

234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036-7215
212-512-9600
Madame Tussaud's is home to the likes of Brad Pitt, Michael Jordan, Evander Holyfield and Michael Jackson ­all wax, of course, but each looking very much alive.
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Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

9-01 33rd Rd, at Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106
718-204-7088
This unique museum displays the artwork of renowned sculptor Isamu Noguchi.
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop

420 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014
212-209-3370
This unique museum, billed as the "The Biggest Little Museum in New York" tells the story of tragedy, shock and recovery via real World Trade Center artifacts, audio clips and fascinatingly poignant photography of Gary Marlon Suson.
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Brooklyn Museum of Art

200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-638-5000
The second largest museum in New York, the Brooklyn Museum boasts some 1.5 million pieces of artwork.
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