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Art Galleries & Museums in New York

Home to over 500 galleries and dozens of museums, New York City has many world-class venues with significant artwork. We'll guide you to them.

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Barbara Gladstone Gallery
(212) 206-9300
515 W 24th St,
New York, NY, 10011
Barbara Gladstone first opened in SoHo in 1979. In that time she has consistently represented some of the most popular artists working in contemporary European and American art.
thumbChildren's Museum of the Arts
(212) 274-0986
103 Charlton Street,
New York, NY, 10014
Hands-on, interactive galore; performing and visual arts; Monet Ball Pond - put your child into the famous paintings. Activities change daily.
thumbFrick Collection
(212) 288-0700
1 East 70th Street,
New York, NY, 10021
A visit to The Frick Collection evokes the splendor and tranquility of a time gone by and at the same time testifies to how great art collections can still inspire viewers today. Housed in the New York mansion built by Henry Clay Frick, one of America’s most successful steel and railroad tycoons, are masterpieces of Western painting, sculpture, and decorative art, displayed in a serene and intimate setting.
thumbSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum
(212) 423-3500
1071 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY, 10128
The Guggenheim holds a unique place in the history of New York City's museums. Established some sixty years ago by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist-advisor Hilla Rebay, it first assumed temporary residence in a former automobile showroom on East 54th Street in New York. The "Museum of Non-Objective Painting," as it was then known, took as its basis the radical new forms of art being developed by such artists as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Piet Mondrian.
thumbMetropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
(212) 535-7710
1000 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY, 10028
The Metropolitan Museum is extraordinary in scope and size, and a visitor to this world-famous museum should plan on staying the entire day. In formation since 1870, the Metropolitan Museum's collection now contains more than three million works of art from all points of the compass, ancient through modern times.
thumbMuseum for African Art
1280 Fifth Avenue,
Queens, NY, 10029
The Museum for African Art is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of African art and culture. The museum is recognized worldwide as a pre-eminent organizer of exhibitions, and publishers of books, devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary African art.
thumbMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA)
(212) 708-9400
11 West 53rd Street,
New York, NY, 10019
From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, The Museum of Modern Art's collection has grown to include more than 135,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects. MoMA also owns some 14,000 films and four million film stills, as well as 140,000 books, artist books, and periodicals, all part of the Museum's library. Founded in 1929 in order to help people understand and enjoy the visual arts of our time, The Museum of Modern Art in New York City was the world's first museum dedicated to the education and enjoyment of modern art.
thumbNeue Galerie New York
(212) 628-6200
1048 5th Ave,
New York, NY, 10028
The Neue Galerie is a museum of German and Austrian art. This phenomenal Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky collection has a splendid home on Fifth Avenue.
thumbNew Museum of Contemporary Art
(212) 219-1222
235 Bowery,
New York, NY, 10002
Founded in 1977, the New Museum is the premier contemporary art museum in New York City and among the most important internationally. Dynamic solo exhibitions and landmark group shows define key moments in the development of contemporary art, reflect the global nature of art today, and span a vast array of cultural activities and media. The Museum is guided by the conviction that contemporary art is a vital social force that extends beyond the art world into the broader culture.
Paula Cooper Gallery
(212) 255-1105
534 W. 21st St.,
New York, NY, 10011
The Paula Cooper Gallery opened in 1968, the first art gallery to open in New York’s SoHo district, with an exhibition to benefit the Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam. The show included works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Robert Mangold and Robert Ryman, among others, as well as Sol LeWitt’s first wall drawing. For more than thirty years since then, the gallery’s artistic agenda has remained focused on, though not limited to, conceptual and minimal art.
thumbRubin Museum of Art
(212) 620-5000
150 West 17th Street,
New York, NY, 10011
The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) is a cultural and educational institution dedicated to the art of the Himalayas. Its mission is to establish, present, preserve and document a permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity and historical significance of Himalayan art and to create exhibitions and programs designed to explore connections with other world cultures.
thumbWhitney Museum of American Art
1 (800) WHITNEY
945 Madison Ave.,
New York, NY, 10021
A world famous center of American Art, the Whitney Museum's Permanent Collection is housed in a striking granite building designed by Bauhaus-trained architect Marcel Breuer. Since the Museum's opening in 1931, the collection has grown to more than 12,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs, representing nearly 2,000 individual artists and providing the most complete overview of twentieth-century American art of any museum in the world.