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Artiholics Tourist Guide: New York City’s Top 40 Art Museums

top_40_nyc_art_museumsNew York – Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New York City is the capital of the art world, but if you aren’t an artist or an art collector, the idea of leaving your comfort zone and going out to see some art might seem a bit overwhelming. If you are a resident, or are planning a trip to the big apple, you might have a hard time navigating the couple hundred museums and over 1500 art galleries all within a few subway stops of your hotel (or apartment). We’ll make life a little easier for you. In alphabetical order, here are The Top 40 World Class New York Art Museums.

1American Folk Museum

2Asia Society and Museum

3Bronx Museum of the Arts

4Brooklyn Museum

5Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA)

39The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art

6Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

7El Museo del Barrio

8Frick Collection

9Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College

10Hispanic Society of America

12Japan Society

40The Jewish Museum

13Kosciuszko Foundation

14Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

15MoMA PS1

16Morgan Library & Museum

17Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

18Museum for African Art

20Museum of American Illustration: Society of Illustrators

21Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)

22Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA)

23Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)

24Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

26Museum of the Moving Image

27National Academy Museum and School

43National Museum of the American Indian

28New Museum

29Nicholas Roerich Museum

30Noguchi Museum

31Queens Museum

32Rubin Museum of Art

33Scandinavia House

34Sculpture Center

35Socrates Sculpture Park

36Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (The Guggenheim)

37Staten Island Museum

38Studio Museum in Harlem

41Ukrainian Museum

42Whitney Museum of American Art (The Whitney)

Don’t want to break the bank? The Smithsonian’s once a year “Free Museum Day” is Saturday, September 27th  (that’s just two days after my show opens in the Lower East Side) Select partner museums around the country are free that day with the admit two coupon you can download and print from the web. You now have zero excuse to not go out and absorb some culture!

Written and Researched by Cojo ‘Art Juggernaut”

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