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New York City For Art Lovers

New York City is the go-to destination for the traveler looking to have an art-filled getaway. Here, you will find our world-class museums, of course, but also noteworthy galleries, artful restaurants and chic shops offering artist-crafted gifts. Exquisite art can be found in this town in all kinds of venues. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects.

MoMA Design Store

Cutting-edge designs for the home, office and body, along with fun gadgets, toys and jewelry, at this store are selected by the discerning eyes of the Museum of Modern Art's curatorial staff.

Socrates Sculpture Park

Located on the banks of the East River in Long Island City, Queens, and with the Manhattan skyline as its backdrop, this family-friendly public park is home to an ever-changing selection of large-scale contemporary sculptures and installations. Hours: Daily 10 am-sunset Admission: Free

David Zwirner

Paintings, sculpture and conceptual photography from international contemporary artists, including R. Crumb and Diana Thater. Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm

The Noguchi Museum

The former studio of renowned Japanese sculptor and set designer Isamu Noguchi now houses permanent and traveling exhibitions, as well as an outdoor sculpture garden. Hours: W-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-6 pm. Admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students, children under 12 and first F of the month free

Printed Matter

A nonprofit bookstore offering a wide range of books, zines and objects—all written and designed by artists—as well as education services, publishing opportunities, fairs and other programming.

Auction House

A "hidden gem," this romantic and causal bar (serving only those 25 and older)—outfitted to emulate a lush Victorian bordello—allows guests to sip classic cocktails in wingback chairs amid paintings of nude seductresses. (nightly) $$

Fergus McCaffrey

A gallery showcasing the work of postwar Japanese artists, as well as European and American contemporary artists, including many hitherto unrepresented or misrepresented. Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm

Museum of Modern Art

One of the world’s greatest repositories of 20th-century art contains masterpieces by van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, a sculpture garden and an extensive film collection. Daily 10:30 am-5:30 pm, F until 8 pm Admission: $25 adults, $18 seniors (65+), $14 students, age 16 and under and F 4-8 pm free

Whitney Museum of American Art

Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s building in the Meatpacking District and on the shore of the Hudson River, contains more than 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries and 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space, allowing the museum to display more of its permanent collection, which numbers in excess of 19

Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R.

One of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019, Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous structure is the repository for world-class art and exhibitions. Hours: Daily 10 am-5:30 pm, Tu & Sa until 8 pm

Vandal

Downtown cool is embodied at this tapas restaurant-turned-club complete with installation and street art, including an 11-foot tall break dancing bunny sculpture by the Rockwell Group and wall art by Shepard Fairey. D (nightly). $$$

Brooklyn Museum

More than 1 million objects make up the multiple permanent collections of this internationally recognized museum. Ancient Egyptian and contemporary American art, among other specialties, are housed in a 560,000-square-foot Beaux Arts building.