New York Museums
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Being the most populated city in America has its upsides. For one thing, there's more than enough to do and see in New York (shocking we know). But other than people, the city is also populated with museums, comedy shows, iconic landmarks, parks, and some of the world's best theater. In fact, the city is so overly saturated with activities that the act of choosing what to do can be paralyzing. So let's start with the museums.
Best Museums in New York
The Met | Upper East Side
The Metropolitan Museum of art hosts the largest art collection in America and is one of the most visited museums in the world. Overt two million works of art and seventeen departments make it a breathtaking experience of the world's artistic and cultural history. From ancient Egypt to Greece Rome and Byzantine, to paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. An entire world is contained within The Met.
The MoMA | Midtown West
Considered one the most influential museums of modernist art in the world, visitors can palette the likes of Van Gogh's mesmerizing Starry Night or wonder or Andy Warhol's famous Campbell's Soup Cans. This Museum's unbelievable collection includes modern and contemporary works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, and even electronic media.
The Guggenheim | Upper East Side
This expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art is an essential experience for lovers of the medium and the individual styles. Moreover, the museum's itself is an architectural landmark and the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, who conceived of the building as a "temple of the spirit."
American Museum of Natural History | Upper West Side
With its 27 buildings, 45 permanent exhibition halls, and 32 million specimens, the American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world. Clear out your schedule, you can spend an entire day there! Some of it's claims to fame include a 65 million-year-old fossilized triceratops, the larger than life Titanosaur, and a visually stunning planetarium that projects both 2D and 3D films about the universe and the creation and history of the natural world.
Ellis Island Immigration Museum | Ellis Island
If you’ve ever been fascinated by old family photos or websites such as Ancestry.com, you can’t leave New York City without making a trip to Ellis Island. The museum here celebrates the history of immigration to New York City during the early 20th century while exposing some of its darker chapters. And if you have relatives who made the trip through Ellis Island, you can even search a database for their passenger records! While you're at if of course, you can check out the Statue of Liberty, they're on the same island anyway (just saying).