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5 Museums You Must Visit In New York While On Vacation

October 8, 2017

The big apple is arguably one of the best cities in the world. New York has something to offer everyone. No wonder travelers flock to the city in astounding numbers with their best luggage, best suitcase brands, and best spinners every year. There isn’t a dearth of wonderful museums you can visit while in New York. Without beating about the bush any further, here are 5 museums you must visit in New York while on vacation!

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Popularly referred to as ¨the Met,¨ the Metropolitan Museum of Art boasts of over 2 million works of art including European, Asian, Greek and Roman art, gathered from all over the world. The vast array of art on display that spans over five thousand years will easily occupy you for years! You need to make sure you have plenty of time on your hands if you intend to explore the museum’s extensive collections.  

 

American Museum of Natural History

 

The American Museum of Natural History has been open to the public since its inception in 1869. Over the years, the museum has built quite the reputation for organizing amazing planetarium space shows. The museum accommodates over 32 million specimens and cultural artifacts. So, you can bet your bottom dollar that you will have plenty to explore when you visit the place. The museum had a starring role in the movie, Night at the Museum, and it is largely known for housing a 94-foot blue whale and a fossilized skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex.  

Ellis Island Immigration Museum

The Hall at Ellis Island

 

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is situated in the New York Harbor. It was previously a portal through which millions of immigrants entered America. Only in 1990 was the area renovated and transformed into a museum; since its establishment, it has been operating with a sole objective of educating visitors about the immigrant experience.

 

Guggenheim Museum

 

So, what makes the Guggenheim Museum a must-visit museum? Well, the museum boasts of a spiral structured peculiar layout with numerous collections of art from contemporary artists. The museum is largely devoted to the art of the 20th Century. If you want to see the works of famous artists such as Vasily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Camille Pissarro, you must visit the Guggenheim Museum!

 

Museum of Modern Art

 

If you care deeply about art, you should consider visiting the Museum of Modern Art. We are certain that the museum will not disappoint you. So, why is the museum visited by over 3 million people on a yearly basis? It is because the museum boasts of modern works that, in some cases, push the boundaries of what many people think of as art. Some of the well-known artists whose works are on display at the museum include Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Frida Kahlo.

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