New York | best museums and galleries

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New York is one of the artistic capitals of the world, bringing together some of the best museums of the planet.

If you are on a budge, most museums have Donation Day or pay what you wish. Just know that those days are the busiest.

Here is one of the main list, plus some photo galleries in New York that I love.




One of my favorite museums, the exhibitions as well as the acquis: Picasso, Dali, Man Ray, Chagall, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Matisse, Duchamp, Warhol, Van Gogh, Bresson, Rodin, Calder, Moore.

admission: $ 25 | Friday is free from 16:00 to 20hoo, arrive early, the queue is huge.
To save money, if you think of going the Top of the Rock has a combo that calls RockMoMa, $ 10 less.

:: 11 W 53rd St, between 5th and 6th Avenue



It is the largest museum in the United States, you will not be able to visit the entire museum even spending 4 hours a day, every day of your trip. So, as get on its web site and check what you want to see the most. The roof garden of the Met, has a delicious coffee place and an incredible view. During winter is closed.
admission: $ 25 | is the suggested amount, you pay what you want. Paying for the Met’s ticket will give you a Cloister Museum’s ticket, valid for the same week.

:: 1000 5th Ave, with the 82nd St



It is part of the Met and is dedicated to medieval arts. Its collection of over 5,000 works dating from the IX century to the early XVI century. The gardens are my favorite part, there is a garden of typical medieval medicine and cuisine, all surrendered by incredible architecture.
Travel through time.
admission: $ 25 (buying the Met ticket you will get a pass for it)

:: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive | Fort Tryon Park




Museum that has the focus of its assets in impressionism, modern and contemporary exhibitions, has a fantastic curator.
admission: $ 25 normal value  currently $ 15 | pay what you wish Saturdays from 17h45 to 19h45. Check here. The museum does not open on Thursdays.

:: 1071 5th Ave



An appendix to the MoMa, dedicated solely to contemporary art. In the summer it has its busiest time with the Warm Up music festival held since 1997. A great little party. Check the schedule, hours and days of operation here.
admission: $ 10 | suggested value

:: 4601 21st St Long Island City



Focused on American art of the XIX and XX centuries, it has a great curator. Visit the website to see what’s going on differently.
admission: $ 22 | pay what you wish

:: 945 Madison Ave at 75th St



For movie lovers. It is a little-known museum, located in Astoria, Queens. Getting there is super easy and Astoria is a delightful neighborhood. After the museum enjoy a beer at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, or eat at one of several little cute restaurants in the neighborhood.
admission: $ 12

:: 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria



The museum is cool … but what really counts is the train ride up there: going up by the Hudson river valley on a around 1h30 trip.


There is even a package with round-trip train tickets and the museum entrance ($ 36).

The town is so graceful, it is worth spending the day and explore the riverbank.







If in summer, don’t forget the repellent, the mosquitos get crazy after dark. Stay for the sunset ate the river.


:: 3 Beekman St, Beacon, New York | to get there, take the train in the station GCT 125th St. in Harlem



It’s here just so you don’t think that I forgot about it.
I hated this place. The difficulty to enter, the staff of pretentious people, and the value of the ticket. The only thing I like it is the architecture of the building.
admission: $ 16

:: 3 Beekman St, Beacon, New York | to arrive, take the train in the station GCT 125th St. in Harlem



Aperture Gallery

One of the most important galleries, founded in 1952 by Ansel Adams, one of the greatest American photographers. Wonderful works of fine art photography.

:: 547 W 27th St between the 10th and 11th Av


Pace / MacGill

Amazing guys like Koudelka, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Friedlander, Irving Penn, Warhol. Check the current display here.

:: 32 E 57th St, between madson and park


Yossi Milo Gallery

Photographers from around the world.

:: 245 10th Ave ENRE the 24th and 25th St



There is the school and the gallery. In addition to outstanding students in exhibition, curated always brings incredible international work.

:: 1133 Ave of the Americas to 43rd St


Howard Greenberg Gallery

Amazing gallery that focuses on XIX and XX century photographs.

:: Suite 1406, 41 E 57th St comes madson and park


Steven Kasher gallery

The gallery represents contemporary photographers, and has its collection with names like Robert Capa, Arbus and Koudelka.

:: W 23rd St, between the 10th and 11th


Yancey Richardson Gallery

Holds Eggleston, Erwitt, Bresson, Adams.
Check out what is being exhibit.

:: W 22nd St, between the 10th and 11th


Robert Mann Gallery

Always cool exhibits, and owns a fantastic collection.

:: S 525 W 26th, between the 10th and 11th


Danziger Gallery

Owns one of my favorite photographs, a portrait of Kate Moss made by Chuck Close, and also a fantastic collection. Check out what is being displayed.

:: W 23rd St, between the 10th and 11th


Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Contemporary and mid-century photography like Leonard Nimoy and Linda McCartney. The unpretentious staff and is one of the best. Must go.

:: 41 E 57th St, between madson and park


Edwynn Houk Gallery

Specializing in works of the XX century, focusing on the 1920s and 1930s as well as contemporary photography. Names like Leibovitz, Brassaï, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Frank, Kertész, Herb Ritts.

:: 745 5th Ave between 57th and 58th St


Julie saul gallery

Contemporary and new media photographers.

:: W 22nd St, between the 10th and 11th


NYC Street Art is beautiful, look out for small interventions.


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