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Cooper-Hewitt Museum

2 East 91st Street
New York City, NY 10128
212.849.8400
http://www.cooperhewitt.org

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, as it is officially known, is a branch of the Smithsonian Institute, housed in the former mansion of Andrew Carnegie. The exhibits include everything from 19th century dishware design to cutting edge fashion. The museum also features a great landscaped outdoor area perfect for relaxing in the warm weather months.


 

El Museo Del Barrio

1230 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10029
212.831.7272
http://www.elmuseo.org

Located on the northern end of Museum Mile, this institution has extended its purview to include the works of not only Puerto Rican artists, but those from the Caribbean and Latin America. They also feature colorful exhibits of authentic crafts celebrating Latin culture.


 

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10029
212.534.1672
http://www.mcny.org

Just north of the Guggenheim and Cooper-Hewitt, this museum is often overlooked, although many parents know it as one of the most child-friendly institutions on the east side. Their permanent collection of antique toys will leave old and young alike grinning. Recent exhibits have included a representation of the relationship between architecture, urban living and the environment.


 

Neue Galerie

1048 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10028
212.628.6200
http://www.neuegalerie.org

A relative newcomer to the area, this museum specializes in German and Austrian art. As such, it has a small, but interesting collection of expressionist and Bauhaus pieces, among others. They also feature a popular central-European restaurant, Café Sabarsky, renowned for its charming interior and delicious strudel.


 

Solomon R. Guggenheim

1071 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10128
212.423.3500
http://www.guggenheim.org

The Frank Lloyd Wright building is an artwork in and of itself. The soaring circular rotunda serves as the centerpiece of the museum, which features a permanent collection of Picasso, Cezanne, Klee and other renowned modern artists. The museum remains largely focused on their rotating exhibition of cutting edge shows.


 

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10128
212.423.3200
http://www.jewishmuseum.org/

Covering a wide breadth of work by Jewish artists or featuring Jewish culture, exhibits range from the history of Jewish immigration to New York to more cutting edge shows. One collection represented how young artists dealt with images of the Holocaust and featured pieces by Tom Sachs.


 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10028
212.535.7710
http://www.metmuseum.org

One of the world's greatest museums, the collections of the Met are on par with the Louvre. The items on exhibit range from fine Japanese prints to 20th century masterpieces. Some of the permanent featured collections include an Egyptian wing, a classical European section featuring several Rembrandts and Vermeers, and a world-class impressionist installment.

 

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