New York is home to some of the world's most interesting museums of international renown and considered unique in its classes.
Among the most famous museums we can find:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
Located on the Upper East Side, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the most famous museum in New York and has one of the largest collections of art. The Met, as is usually known, houses more than 2 million works of art, including works by international artists of all styles, genres and eras. The medieval art collection is one of the best in the United States. The Met also has an impressive collection of antiques. Tourists can choose to view one or more expositions in terms of their time and interest.
Located on the Upper East Side, the Guggenheim Museum is housed in a building designed by the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is considered his last great work. The building has a modern facade that resembles a pylon, wide at the top and getting thinner towards the bottom. The roof of the building is a rotunda that illuminates the interior. The gallery is in a spiral form that goes from the ground floor to the top one. As you climb, you can see works of art displayed on the walls of the spiral. The permanent collection is on the second floor and features works by world famous artists as Picasso, Cézanne, Dalí, Rousseau, Van Gogh, Renoir and many more. The museum aims to promote contemporary art through exhibitions and educational programs that are meant to raise awareness on an international level.
American Museum of Natural History
Children will be delighted with the interactive displays at the Natural History Museum of New York. It is an exciting journey through space and time. In the Rose Center, you can learn more about Cosmic Collisions and the evolution of the universe.
Whitney Museum of American Art
At the Whitney Museum of American Art travelers will find some of the best works of artists from the United States. This New York City museum is named after its founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The museum is housed in a 1966 building designed by Marcel Breuer. Here you can find the art of the late 20th century to the present day, such as works of art from Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Louise Nevelson, Jackson Pollock, Louise Bourgeois and Jasper Johns.
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