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New York: Art Museums, Manhattan – Museum Mile (5th Avenue)

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New York Art Museums: Art Museums located on Museum Mile (5th Ave)

Eight of the top art museums in America are located on the same street – 5th Avenue, aka Museum Mile. Below are our New York Museum Mile Art Museum recommendations, with information on location, ticket prices, transportation/parking, museum history and other points of interest.

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum has been housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue since 1976. Built between 1899 and 1902, the 64-room house is an impressive object of historical design itself, the perfect building to house the only collection in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design.

With a permanent collection that includes everything …more…

El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is the leading institution dedicated to preserving the cultural and artistic heritage of New York’s Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American populations.  Its mission is to spread awareness of these cultures and their significance to the broader cultural landscape of North America, and to foster a greater sense of pride and cultural tradition within New York’s Latin …more…

Guggenheim Museum

Museum Mile’s gem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum building is an artwork in and of itself. The famous spiraling design by Frank Lloyd Wright has endured for 40 years and was recently unveiled once again after an exhaustive exterior restoration.

Inside, you’ll find works from the collection—Beuys, Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee, Monet, Twombly—generally housed in the tower galleries, while one central exhibit sprawls from the ground floor up the spiraling rotunda. Recent …more…

Jewish Museum of New York

The museum began in 1904 as the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. In 1944, it moved to its current location on 5th Avenue’s Museum Mile. A donation of 26 objects from Judge Mayer Sulzberger started its collection, which has grown exponentially since then to more than 26,000 objects including paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, and …more…

Metropolitan Museum Of Art (The Met)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is perhaps the most iconic art museum in New York City. Nestled among the greenery of Central Park, this enormous collection of art from around the world is a must-see. Due to the imposing size and breadth of its artwork, it’s best for visitors to pick one area, special exhibition, or event on which to focus. …more…

Museum of the City of New York (MCNY)

The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) is dedicated exclusively to the past, present and future of this extraordinary metropolis. Exhibitions, public programs, and publications all serve to illuminate particular aspects of the city and its history. Issues addressed in exhibitions include the origins and numerous transformations of New York, from its founding to the present day; the diverse social, cultural and economic facets of its …more…

National Academy Museum

The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts was founded in 1825 as the National Academy of Design, an honorary association of artists that has included many notable figures in American art history.  Its founding members included Samuel Morse, Asher B. Durand and Thomas Cole.  The original impetus of its creation was a widely held desire among artists …more…

Neue Galerie

The newest addition to New York City’s Museum Mile, Neue Galerie opened in November 2001. Specializing in early 20th-century German and Austrian art, assembled primarily by cosmetics-fortune heir and well-regarded art collector Ronald S. Lauder, it features work by Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Paul Klee, and Wassily Kandinsky, among others. Also on display is Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, …more…