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Museum Bucket List: NYC Guide

By Martha G

An epicenter of arts and culture, New York City is home to some of the world’s leading museums.

Your trip won’t be complete without a visit to one! Read on for some of our favorites.

1. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan

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Also known as “The Met,” this world-class museum is the largest of its kind in the United States. It houses 5,000 years worth of art from all over the world.

2. The Cloisters, Manhattan

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Overlooking the Hudson River, the Cloisters is a four-acre homage to the art and architecture of Medieval Europe. Admission is included with your ticket to the Met. 

3. American Museum of Natural History

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One of the world’s premier scientific and cultural institutions, the Museum of Natural History houses over 32 million specimens and artifacts, including mummies and dinosaur skeletons.

4. The Frick Collection

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Visit this small museum to view some work from world-class artists like Vermeer, Turner, and Ingres.

5. Museum of Modern Art

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A world-class museum located in the heart of Manhattan. Since its founding in 1929, the MoMA has been a leading institution in the world of contemporary and modern art.

6. Whitney Museum of American Art

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Also known as the “Whitney,” the museum presents some of the best in twentieth-century and contemporary American art.  

7. The Guggenheim Museums and Foundation

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Just a short distance from the Met, the Guggenheim is home to some of the world’s finest modern and contemporary art. Designed by legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, even the building is a work of art!

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