There are art museums all over the world, but New York seems to have more than most.
You could spend a lifetime in New York, and still not see everything that it has to offer! There really are so many wonderful art museums in this city, you will find something to admire no matter which one you choose.
Art is very personal, and one what person loves, another may hate. There is no right or wrong, everyone has different tastes, and different styles that appeal to them, and New York is the place to see as many different art styles as you can, and really find what you love.
Let’s have a look at the best museums in New York for you to spend a day - or two - at.
The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
This museum is probably the most famous of all the art museums in New York. It is absolutely huge, and you would need to visit the Met multiple times to even begin to see the amount of art this museum holds.
The Met is one of the largest museums in the entire world, and in total covers thirteen acres!
It holds many millennia of art, in fact some of the pieces here go back over five thousand years, and you can find art from every conceivable place on earth.
You really could spend a whole day wandering around the halls and rooms of this most beautiful museum. Luckily, there is a cafe, so you can have a snack and coffee before carrying on your browsing.
The lines do get very long here, so if you want to skip the line, you will need to buy an advanced ticket - which does cost the full suggested donation of $25.
If you do decide to line up, this means you can pay what you want, the suggested donation is just that, suggested.
The Guggenheim is probably the most well known museum after The Met, and with good reason.
Where the Met mainly showcases classic art, in more traditional styles, the Guggenheim is all about modern art.
The building alone of the Guggenheim is worth going to see. It is unlike anything else, and caused great controversy amongst locals and tourists alike when it was built.
The Guggenheim is mainly curves, and long flowing curves. The best way to enjoy this spectacular space, is to go up to the very top - taking the elevator is the easiest way - and then wandering back down as the pathways take you.
The museum was designed this way, and famous paintings
are showcased so much so that you see details that you may not have noticed if you were seeing it in a traditional museum setting.
The price of entry is a little expensive, with the adult admission price being set at around $25, so make sure you have a whole day to explore this architectural wonder
, and really get your money's worth.
The Brooklyn Museum
Let’s take a step out of the wonders of the skyscrapers that are Manhattan for a moment, and head on over to Brookyn.
In Brooklyn the Brooklyn Museum can be found, sitting next to the rather wonderful prospect park.
The Brooklyn Museum is well worth a visit. It is smaller than it’s Manhattan compatriots, but no less filled with wonders.
As this wonderful museum is slightly off the tourist trail, it tends to be much less crowded, meaning you can enjoy the art in relative peace, and then take a wander around Prospect Park when you leave.
The Brooklyn Museum holds some wonderful pieces of art, and covers many periods of history.
The impressionist section is worth spending some time, and they also showcase some famous feminist and political pieces of art work as well.
The Museum Of Modern Art
Back over in Manhattan lives the Museum Of Modern Art, or MoMA
, and no art museum article would be complete without mentioning this amazing museum.
The MoMA is located in Midtown, and is considered to be one of the largest collections of modern art in the world.
This is another museum that could never be seen in one day, multiple visits will be needed to see all the artifacts they hold here.
You can only gain admission to MoMA
by buying a ticket in advance, which again is around the $25 dollar mark, but it is well worth it.
So, as you can see, you will have no shortage of museums to visit in New York, and there is something new to see every time you visit.