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Good museum in New York

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  1. Cécile Wheatley wrote on :

    Hi Shelley!!

    Museums in NYC!!! The Metropolitan wil keep you enthralled for two days… Check the program schedule online. They offer seasonal exhibits, while others are permanent. (You may take pictures if you explain to the guard they are flashless…) The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is also very exciting, and last but not least The Museum of Natural History has a magnificent Planetarium show… I mean fabulous… Guggenheim Museum, Saint John the Divine Cathedral, and Trinity Church… I am assuming you are visiting The Big Apple. Please check out the Raw Bar under Grand Central Station… It is phenomenal… As a last suggestion I would look through the DK Witness Travels book on NYC… it is the best guide there is, bar none..

    Bon Voyage!

    Cécile

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  2. Lucinda Walker wrote on :

    I have to agree with those who suggested the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It takes a lot of time, but can’t be beat. My favorite museum of all I have visited.

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    • Shelley Zausmer wrote on :

      Thanks for your feedback.

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    • sherry9090 wrote on :

      I know it’s been said and said and said, but I can’t stop myself. Don’t miss The Met unless they lock you out. There are items there, and displays, and whole rooms, that will take your breath away. Wander until you’re lost inside Egyptian pyramids, stand in a room taken whole from a house built by Frank Lloyd Wright. One afternoon there has stayed with me a lifetime.

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    • Cécile Wheatley wrote on :

      You are soooooo right! It is like several museums with other museums! I just love the Met…. my very first stop whenever I go home.. (my second home) 🙂

      Cécile

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  3. Marla H Bane wrote on :

    Pick up a New York or New Yorker magazine before you go to see what special exhibits are going on as well.

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  4. gfitzpatrick49 wrote on :

    Hope it’s not too late to make a suggestion for a smaller, more focused suggestion: The American Folk Art Museum. An amazing collection and gift shop,
    http://www.folkartmuseum.org

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    • Shelley Zausmer wrote on :

      Thanks for the suggestion and it’s never too late to hear about a new museum to try!

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  5. Gerri Shute wrote on :

    The Neue Museum, a little north of the Metropolitan Museum on the right side of the street in an old brownstone – on a corner. It is a jewel. They have an outstanding collectiion of German and Austrian abstract expressionist art . There is a fabulous authentic Austrian coffee shop/restaurant. Sometimes they have cabarets in the evening. It is a beautiful place with a winding stair case and fascinating shows. Ron Lauder and the late Serte Sabarsky started this impressive museum. The book store is wonderful. They sell reproductions of some of the pieces designed by the Viener Workstadt. I own several and I buy wonderful books. Lauder bought several world class Klimpt art which is the show case. They have vitrines full of pices designed by these artists working before and after WWI. I cannot say enough about this outstanding museum. Gerri Shute

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    • Shelley Zausmer wrote on :

      It sounds like a real find. Thanks so much for the great information. I just told Geri (FOF Founder) about it. She said that you are very knowledgeable about museums.

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    • Gerri Shute wrote on :

      Well, Geri Brin is the real find. Isn’t she. She is an inspiration. I may come in to NYC for theater and museums in mid May. That will be my first stop and sometimes, when I am lucky, I get to see Geri. I live in Chicaog and do all sorts of things, but NYC is my passion. Do try the Neue. Gerri

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    • Rosemarie Sussex wrote on :

      Yesterday my friend and I tried to get into the Met to see the new exhibit
      “Savage Beauty” there was a wait line to get in for almost two hours. Thanks to your recommendation we went to the Neue. It was wonderful. Thank you.

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    • Cécile Wheatley wrote on :

      Gerri,

      I am so impressed! I lived in the New York Mtero Area for 23 years, and wish I had know about all these fabulous places!!!! next time I go “home” (second home) i wil be sure to visit these spots!! Thank you!!

      Cécile

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  6. laurie schenker wrote on :

    Go to the MOMA on Friday nights, it’s free from 4-8…great art, fun, sights, and FREE

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  7. BARBARA ANN STOCK wrote on :

    You will really enjoy the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Always have works by featured artists besides their standard works.

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  8. Catherine Del Spina wrote on :

    Are you familiar with Maira Kalman?
    she has a show at the Jewish Museum right now and it is FANTASTIC
    http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/mkalman

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    • Sara Wald wrote on :

      I “second” this recommendation 🙂

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    • Catherine Del Spina wrote on :

      I was so inspired by Maira, I’ve decided to buy one of her pieces. Her books are also great.
      She’s got a great sense of the absurb!!
      cooper says hello!!

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  9. Edith Lundquist wrote on :

    The Frick, Absolutely perfect in every way

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  10. Cathy Buckwalter wrote on :

    The Dahesh Museum of Art (http://www.daheshmuseum.org/index.php) is the only museum in America dedicated to collecting and exhibiting 19th- and early 20th-century European academic art. This is, next to the Met, a museum that houses and venerates beauty in art, and especially of the academies of the 19th and early 20th century…and even some later works of the 20th century. This should NOT be missed!

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  11. Mary Montgomery wrote on :

    Hi Shelly,
    The Guggenhiem and the The Metropolitan are always a treat. They are right down the street from one another on Fifth Avenue. The Whitney is cool and the Museum of SEX in the Village on the Bowery is edgey and interesting if you want to take a walk on the wild side. Enjoy and remember no flash pictures inside the exhibits.

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    • Shelley Zausmer wrote on :

      Thanks for the great information.

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    • Mary Montgomery wrote on :

      I guess it all depens on how open or closed minded one might be. The museum (of SEX) does exist and is very well attended. One might want to look inside themselves rather than outside at others to gauge thier own comfort level. We are all adults here. Aren’t we?

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  12. Roberta Katz wrote on :

    Hi Shelley,

    There are many great museums in NY City. If you are a fan of Modern Art, you can’t beat the Museum of Modern Art, affectionately called the MOMA. It’s main galleries are located at: 11 West 53 Street (just off 5th Ave.), New York, NY 10019-5497, (212) 708-9400.

    If you want a long look at art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the place for you. This is a huge museum with artwork from around the globe and going back to prehistoric times just up to the Modern Era. It is located at: 1000 5th Avenue, (opposite 82nd St.) New York, NY (212) 535-7710.

    Please check each museums’s website for hours, special shows, admission, satellite locations, and tips on the best ways to visit. If you “Google” them you will find their websites very easily. Good luck and enjoy your visit!

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    • Shelley Zausmer wrote on :

      Thanks for your great feedback.

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    • Shelley Zausmer wrote on :

      Thanks for the information.

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    • Arlene Levinson wrote on :

      Why limit yourself in this great city? I agree that MOMA is fantastic but New York is filled with museums depending on your criteria. Let’s think out of the box, The Museum of Television and Radio MTR on 52nd Street will literallly take you back in time, The Guggenheim, magnificent, the Planetarium is a must see even if you’re not a science buff. Love history, can’t skip the Museum of Natural History and there’s even the Museum of New York. It’s endless and as the reader stated before me, it’s just a Google away. Have fun in our fair and wonferul enriching city and don’t forget to go to the TKTS booth and take in a play. ENJOY! Arlene (alev18)

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    • Shelley Zausmer wrote on :

      A wealth of information! Thanks so much.

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