Stand-out Museums of New York

Stand-out Museums of New York

New York City has no shortage of museums. In fact, some consider it the museum capital of the world.

This list from NY.com counts 97 spread out among its five boroughs. Manhattan alone accounts for over 30.

Yet, even the most fervent museum lover would find it impossible to visit every museum in Manhattan—especially with a limited amount of time to spend.

NYC will please your artistic side with world-class museums and small galleries covering pieces of natural history to contemporary. 

Here is our list of the best museums in New York City.

The Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum is dedicated entirely to American Art. Its expansive holdings and exhibits feature both modern and contemporary American pieces.

The Whitney was the first museum to feature living American artists in its characteristically progressive style, often acquiring their work before they became widely recognized. 

The museum also hosts the longest-running survey of American art. The Whitney Biennial has been featuring artworks created in the preceding two years since 1932.

The Whitney houses indoor and outdoor galeries in its new location. You can move up and down in the museum using elevators that are also artwork or taking the stair offering an amazing view of the Hudson River.

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

Once you visit MoMA, you will see why it has earned the reputation of having the most outstanding collection of modern art in the world.

Countless exhibits feature collections from many of the world’s contemporary masters, including Monet, Picasso, Pollock, Dali, Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, and so many more.

From recognizable masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” to lesser-known works, MoMA delivers in a big way.

There is plenty of art, film, sculpture, and popular culture items to admire, inform, and inspire. If you’re into moder art, this museum is a must during your NYC travel.

American Museum of Natural History

Everything about the American Museum of Natural History is impressive. Its unmistakable façade along the West Side of Central Park is massive (and very recognizable to most people, thanks to the film Night at the Museum).

Walking up the grand steps through the entrance, you get the sense you’re going to experience something amazing. Your feelings are immediately validated as you walk smack dab into a massive prehistoric dinosaur squabble in the middle of the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda—an NYC landmark.

Branching out from there, each exhibit, display, fossil, recreation, and immersive multi-media experience is sure to delight and illuminate visitors of all ages about our incredible world and its inhabitants.

The Frick Collection

Inside the former mansion of the late industrialist Henry Clay Frick, lies a notable assemblage of old world European artistry.

Mr. Frick’s personal collection of paintings, sculpture and objet d’art has been augmented over the years. Along with the adjacent Frick Art Reference Library, the museum has become a world-renowned center for European culture, art history, and research.

The Frick Collection also provides public concerts, lectures, educational programs, and a rare view of life in the Gilded Age within its museum, library and grounds.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is not only dedicated to honoring and educating the public about the Holocaust, but also is a celebration of Jewish heritage.

Through fascinating exhibits, live and in-person survivor testimony, theatrical experiences, interactive multimedia experiences and artistic displays, visitors learn details and see historic memorabilia about events before, after, and during the Holocaust.

Yet, this beautiful institution offers so much more than that. It captures the resiliency and magnificent contributions of Jewish people throughout the world, and throughout time.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum and surrounding World Trade Center site examines the events that took place on September 11, 2001, and honors those fallen.

Through artifacts, multimedia displays, archives and personal recounts, visitors will experience a three-dimensional experience. Tragic losses, the monumental recovery operation, stories of bravery and human compassion are all laid out for reflection and thoughtful consideration.

The reflecting pool memorial is possibly one of the most moving elements. The name of every person who perished at the site is engraved on the marble walls that trace the footprint of the former two towers.

the met cloisters

Located within the stunning Fort Tryon Park, the Met Cloisters overlooks the Hudson River. The museum is actually a part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; however, what makes it unique is its exclusive collection of the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. 

With its medieval French cloisters, the building itself contributes to the visitor’s experience. Once you are in the Met Cloisters, you will feel how history enhances the modern museum concept. 

In the Met Cloisters, we highly recommend visiting Unicorn Tapestries, the 12th-century Fuentidueña Chapel, and the Annunciation Triptych by Robert Campin. 

This might be your best day in NYC, especially if you’re into Romanesque and Gothic periods.

Welcome Home to Marmara Park Avenue

New Your City is generous for art-lovers and does its best to inspire you with enchanting artworks. The Marmara Park Avenue inherits the bountiful vibe of the city, with many offerings to make you feel at home with elevated luxury. 

Our concierge is always here to offer advice, help you plan your visit, and even make arrangements for you if you like to learn more about the fantastic museums of NYC.  

After a long walk in the inspiring museums, we invite you to a hot and relaxing Turkish Hammam and a chill dinner in our restaurant


We have a variety of accommodations to make your stay here as comfortable and memorable as possible.

The Marmara Park Avenue is located in the heart of NYC so that you can visit all the museums easily and enjoy the artistic façade of the city during your stay. Book now!

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