New York Journals

Montage of Museums

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A travel journal to New York by airynfaerie

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Photo, New York, New York More Photos
Quote: There are so many wonderful museums in NYC, and these popular ones are just the tip of the iceberg!

American Museum of Natural History

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Attraction | "Afternoon at the Museum"

American Museum of Natural History Photo, New York, New York
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One of the largest museums in the city, and even in the world, this massive collection of exhibits is one of the must-sees of the city. Known for catering to children of all ages, there is something for everyone at the American Museum of Natural History.Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, this museum is a series of 25 buildings displaying everything from African Mammals, meteorites, and gemstones to the famous dinosaur exhibit with the giant T-Rex and the popular Egyptian display. One could spend a week in this museum alone just discovering all the information it offers one to soak up!We however only had an afternoon, and had to pick which of the exhibits were high on ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 4, 2011

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West
New York, New York 10024
(212) 769-5100

Whitney Museum of American Art

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Attraction | "Museum for the American Modernist"

Quote:
Recently I had the opportunity to go to the Whitney Museum on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. I've always said that the MoMA is one of my most favorite museums in the world - with my interest in modern art. But a good friend of mine, after hearing me say this, challenged me to check out the Whitney as he said it was one of the best modern art collections out there.Unlike the MoMA, the Whitney caters to American modern art, and is also more transient in the collection on display. Located off Madison Avenue and 75th Street, the Whitney is an attractive building of modern architecture and offers ever-changing exhibitions from present and past American artists.The permanent colle...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 4, 2011

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Ave
New York, New York 10021
+1 212 570 3676

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Attraction | "An Overwhelming Art Experience"

Metropolitan Museum of Art Photo, New York, New York
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One of the world's largest art museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) in New York City is one of the premier collections of art on the globe. So large, it's said to be a collection of art museums under one roof, and spans almost 2 million square feet. Art collectors, appreciators, critics, and students travel from around the world everyday to see some of the masterpieces held here at the Met.Taking up a massive front along the eastern side of Central Park, along the section of 5th Avenue referred to as "Museum Mile", this museum is one of the city's most visited attractions each year. There are 19 sections of the interior spanning from ancient Egyptian and Renaissance, to Greek ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 29, 2009

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028
(212) 535-7710

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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Attraction | "World's Best Modern Art Collection"

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Photo, New York, New York
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One of my most favorite museums in the world is the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. I'm not alone in thinking this as it's been long hailed by art critics around the globe as one of the best collections of influential modern art in existence. Not only is the art collection world-class, but the special exhibitions and building itself are totally worth a visit.Located in the heart of midtown on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, this museum went through a major renovation between 2002-2004 and was closed to the public during this time. Now reopened and better than ever, the MOMA now offers visitors over twice the original space and is housed in 630,000 square feet on six ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 29, 2009

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53rd Street
New York, New York 10019
(212) 708-9400

Guggenheim Museum

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Attraction | "Art Museum as Exciting Outside as Inside"

Guggenheim Museum Photo, New York, New York
Quote:
One of the main 'must-see' visits on our last trip to New York City, was the Guggenheim Museum. In the past we've visited the MOMA a couple of times (probably my most favorite museum thus far), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but this time we headed a bit more north along Museum Mile to the world famous "Guggie". As a student of art, and fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, I was especially excited to see just the building itself. We walked through the Upper East Side and when we approached the park at 89th Street, I began to see the white spiraling levels of the building peaking through a row of trees...I couldn't believe I hadn't visited earlier. It's a striking building by Frank Lloyd Wright ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 18, 2010

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave
New York, New York 10128
(212) 423-3500

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airynfaerie

airynfaerie
St. Augustine, Florida