Top Art Museums in New York City
Art in New York City equals The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met is divided into three impressive branches, however, the city has more options than you know. From American contemporary and traditional art, to abstract creations, New York’s art museums have something for everyone.
Art Beyond The Met
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128
The museum itself is an architectural masterpiece designed by the incredible Frank Lloyd Wright. The collection highlights modern and contemporary from all over the world. Over the years, it has become an education center that holds lectures, performances and film screenings.
Cafe 3 for coffee, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, light meals and snacks.
The Wright Restaurant serves bistro meals and American-style food
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019
The ultimate modern art museum is home to an astounding collection of 20th century art, including works by Picasso, Pollock, Kandinsky, Van Gogh and Monet. You’ll also find contemporary art, sculptures, unique installations, film screenings and performances.
Cafe 2 has coffee, wine, beer and a seasonal Italian menu.
Terrace 5 is a sophisticated café with an outdoor terrace serving a seasonal menu.
The Modern is the museum’s fine dining option, serving an à la carte menu as well as cocktails, wine and spirits.
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014
The very first museum completely dedicated to American art opened in 1931. It moved to its current location in 2015, allowing it house a much larger collection. Today, it’s the first stop for anyone wishing to admire modern and contemporary American art.
Untitled is a seasonal American restaurant with views of Hudson River and the High Line.
Studio Cafe is a good alternative for light meals, snacks, pastries, salads and coffee.
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street, New York, New York 10128
In this museum you’ll find an eccentric collection of historic and contemporary designs, artifacts and objects from all over the world and in all shapes and sizes. Some items are as old as 3,000 years!
Tarallucci e Vino Cafe at Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. It serves a seasonal menu with Italian pastries, paninis, coffee and wine.
The Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
This museum showcases an array of artwork of all types. It merges 21st-century technology with innovative creations and ingenuity. The collection includes items made of metal, ceramics, glass, mixed media, stones and gems, etc.
Robert is a fine dining restaurant overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park and serving contemporary American cuisine.
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