I spent 9 years in New York and I can tell you that one of the best things about New York is it’s art scene. New York is great, when it comes to parties, restaurants, but art is certainly one of the main reasons one should visit the city. You can find art in New York everywhere you go. There are so many great museums in New York. You can walk around Soho and see lots of art displayed on the streets. Artists are selling their work everywhere. It s like an open-air museum on the streets of Soho. The West Village and the Lower East Side displays some fantastic murals and graffiti. whitney museum
Galleries in Chelsea
Visiting galleries on a Thursday afternoon in Chelsea is great fun. You can see 10-20 galleries with all sorts of different art works. At every gallery they present you with wine and beer sometimes some snacks. You get to chat with the artist and other art lovers. I used to love going to these galleries to see the art installations.
Some of the best museums in the World are located in New York such as the MET, which probably everyone have heard of. It is by Central Park and 86th Street and one can spend a whole day there, as there is so much to see. I love modern art and I am a big fan of the MoMA and the Guggenheim.
I was a long time member of both museums. Not only because these museums throw great parties, but also because their exhibitions are great.
The Whitney Museum
The Whitney Museum of American Art is also great. It hosts a great array of contemporary art from artists like Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons.
The MAD Museum
The MAD Museum (Museum of Art & Design) is another very interesting museum on Central Park South. They usually have very cool installations. The exhibition always changes so you always see something different every time you visit.
The Neue Gallerie
The Neue Gallerie near the MET is another cool little gallery that hosts Austrian and German art. If you love Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, you don’t want to miss this museum. I personally love Gustav Klimt’s huge gold paints, therefore, I often visited this museum. Another great museum is the New Museum of Contemporary Art on Bowery Street. This museum has an interesting collection at times. The collection keeps changing however, so you never know what to expect. The museum never disappoints.
One of my other favorites was PS1 of the MoMA in Queens. This place had great garden parties in the Summer every Saturday afternoon. It was a good opportunity to see the art installation in the garden of the museum, see the art inside the museum and listen to the music of great DJs, dance and socialize. These are really good parties. PS1 is surrounded by really cool graffiti in every direction. It is worth venturing out to Queens to see all those graffiti all around the overground. The buildings look very colorful.
Most of these museums are not cheap to get into. The entrance fee can be as high as $20. The good thing about the MET, that the entrance fee is a donation to the museum, so you do not have to donate more than $1 to get in. For other museums however, you do have to pay to get in.
What s your favorite museum or museum party in New York? Leave a comment below.
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