New York is home to The City That Never Sleeps, Broadway plays and musicals, Andy Warhol, and a huge graffiti art scene, among others. It’s safe to say that it is one of the most influential and biggest cultural hubs in the US. Once you feel the spirit of the crowded streets, you’ll never forget it so consider your traveling to the New York also unforgettable – booking a private jet charters to New York has never been this easy!
If you’re an art lover who’s come to the Big City for its variety of art adventures, you’ve come to the right place. That being said, read on to learn which New York art stops you need to put on your list.
1. Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is all about creativity and openness. It strives to give viewers contemporary pieces that will make you think from several different artists. Since merging with P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center in 2000, MOMA is considered to be one of the largest modern art galleries in the US, let alone the world.
Tickets cost $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $14 for full-time students (bring ID), and no charge for children under 17. It’s normally open from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm every day of the week, with the exception of staying open until 8:00 pm on Fridays. Know that if you find souvenirs at the gift shop you can’t live without, you can have them shipped to you.
2. American Medium
Located in Brooklyn, American Medium is a space that features all different mediums of art from up-and-coming artists. Originally, American Medium had only existed online or would randomly pop up in different locations. It’s open from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Thursday thru Sunday. So, stop on by!
3. Murals Galore
No matter whether you’re walking in Manhattan or out and about in Brooklyn, chances are, you’re going to run across colorful and vibrant murals decorating the sides of buildings. If you happen to be taking a stroll in Upper Manhattan, along Washington Heights and Hamilton Heights, you’ll run into a vibrant mural depicting several species of birds going after a worm.
This mural, among others, is a part of The Audubon Mural Project. Commissioned by the Audubon Society, the project features murals of birds affected by climate change. Hopefully, in doing this, the art brings awareness to viewers about the changing environment.
Since it is on the side of a building, viewers are more than welcome to stop by any time of the day to see the mural.
4. Art Installations for Your Weekly Commute
Whether you are a tourist or a New York City resident, you are bound to come across (and hopefully get inspired by) art on the subway walls.
One that sticks out is mosaics of the artist’s, Chuck Close’s, friends. From afar, the different color mosaics look like a ripple etched on the subway wall; it’s definitely worth checking out, especially if you happen to be taking the Second Avenue-86th Street stop.
5. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
When you think of art, the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art (or “The Met”) may come to mind. Unlike MOMA, The Met features 5,000 years’ worth of art by international and national artists. Also, perhaps why The Met is so famous has to do with its age; the art museum was founded in 1870 with the purpose of encouraging people to study and learn about fine arts.
Tickets cost $25 for adults, $12 for students (bring ID, just in case), $17 for seniors, and is free for members and children younger than 12. It’s normally open from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm during the week and stays open later until 9:00 pm on the weekends.
Let’s face it; art is a part of life in New York. It’s on the subways, on buildings, in galleries, and even pops up in various locations from time to time. Enjoy it by checking out these art stops. If you have more art stops you’d like to share, leave a comment below.