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New York: Art Museums, Outer Boroughs

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New York Art Museums: Art Museums in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island & The Bronx

Some of the most interesting art in New York is not located in Manhattan. Hop in a car or jump on a subway or ferry and head to the Outer Boroughs. Below are our Outer Borough New York Art Museum recommendations, with information on location, ticket prices, transportation/parking, museum history and other points of interest.


Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

An excellent facility forced to play second fiddle to its more glamorous Central Park sister, the Brooklyn Museum has a comprehensive collection of European and American paintings and sculptures, plus an outstanding (and well-explained) Egyptian collection. Check out the The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago, a massive ceremonial banquet arranged on a triangular table commemorating important women from history, or join …more…

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

In 2009, nearly 5,000 people visited this museum’s collection of Tibetan art, including venerable Buddhist monks and foreign dignitaries. That year, it was also listed on the New York State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

The museum’s permanent exhibition features a rotating display of items from its collection, which come from its namesake Jacques Marchais. The holdings, collected …more…

Louis Armstrong House Museum

Louis Armstrong House Museum

Louis and Lucille Armstrong lived in this modest house from 1943 until his death in 1971. Operated as a historic house by the City University of New York’s Queens College, the museum also archives Armstrong’s writings, books, recordings, and other memorabilia, as well as maintains an active concert schedule. ...more...

MoMA P.S. 1

MoMA P.S. 1

MoMA PS1 was established in 1971 as the Institute for Art and Urban Resources Inc., a non-profit exhibiting organization dedicated to developing currents in modern art. Its original goal was to transform dilapidated urban spaces of New York City into vehicles for contemporary artistic expression. In 1976, the Institute presented the first exhibition in its permanent space, a former public …more…

The Noguchi Museum

Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum is a unique specimen among New York’s many and varied art museums.  It is dedicated exclusively to the work of one person, Japanese-American artist and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi (1904-88), having been designed by him as a monument to his own life’s work; it contains the world’s largest single collection of the artist’s creations.  Noguchi was himself a unique …more…

Queens Museum of Art

Queens Museum of Art

Located in the historic New York City Building in Queens’ Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the Queens Museum of Art (QMA) is an offshoot of the New York City Pavilion, originally a part of the 1939-40 World’s Fair for which the building was erected. After 1940 the building served a number of purposes, first as a recreation center for Flushing Meadows Corona Park, then as the home of the United …more…