Enjoying NYC’s Art Museums and Exhibits

Enjoying NYC’s Art Museums and Exhibits

There is no doubt that NYC is a hotbed for cultural experiences. If you are interested in enjoying art in the city, here are some great museums and exhibits that you might want to explore.

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

The Brooklyn Academy of Music maintains an extensive calendar of events throughout the year, ranging from galas, films, conversations, concerts and dance performances. The Brooklyn Academy of Music is located at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn.

Gulliver’s Gate

Gulliver’s Gate offers a 50,000-square-foot display of buildings and scenery from around the world. Crafted by over 600 teams from across the globe, the pieces at Gulliver’s Gate are 87 times smaller than their original size. Gulliver’s Gate is located at 216 W 44th Street in New York.

Kips Bay Decorator Show House

The former China Institute headquarters on the Upper East Side, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House is a 10,000-square-foot townhouse featuring rooms designed by industry leaders such as Victoria Hagan, Thom Filicia and Vicente Wolf. A major fundraiser for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, the house is located at 125 E 65th Street and is open to the public.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Rooftop

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s roof top garden is one of the most popular spots in the city every summer. With its immersive outdoor exhibits, it is a lovely place to enjoy art while soaking up the sun. This year’s exhibit, “The Theater of Disappearance,” is brought to you by Adrian Villar Roja. The installation includes banquet tables and sculptures set on checkerboard floor. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 5th Avenue in New York.

Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III Guest House

Built between 1949 and 1950, the Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III Guest House is the only private residence designed by modern architect Philip Johnson in NYC. Today, the home sits nestled among the skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan. Johnson himself lived in the guest house in the mid-‘70s before it was sold at auction to an unnamed buyer for $11.1 million. Once used to display Mrs. Rockefeller’s vast art collection, it continues to remain a private residence. The guest house is located a242 E 52nd Street in New York.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

With the recent opening of the Frank Lloyd Write at 150: Unpacking the Archive exhibit, there has never been a better time to visit the Museum of Modern Art. This special exhibit celebrates the 150th anniversary of the architect’s birth and features roughly 450 architectural drawings, photographs, models and other rare works produced by Wright between the 1890s and 1950s. The exhibit will remain open until October 1st. The Museum of Modern Art is located at 11 W 53rd Street in New York.

The Noguchi Museum

Offering a treasure trove of artwork by late Japanese-American sculpture Isamu Noguchi, the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum is housed in former industrial building that was transformed into an open-air sculpture garden designed by Noguchi himself. Dedicated to extolling the vision and legacy of Noguchi, the museum contains the most extensive collection of his sculptures, stage drawings, architectural models, furniture and more. The museum, which is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, is located a 9-01 33rd Road in Long Island City.