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New York City Museums

 Art

Guggenheim MuseumNew York City is home to some of the finest art museums in the world. The Metropolitan Museum of Art , located in Central Park has vast holdings that represent a series of collections, including the world's finest  American artwork, period rooms, thousands of European paintings including Rembrandts and Vermeers, the greatest collection of Egyptian art outside Cairo, one of the world's finest Islamic art collections, Asian art, European sculpture, medieval and Renaissance art, antiquities from around the ancient world, and much, much more. The Metropolitan also operates The Cloisters, located in Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, which houses a collection of medieval art and incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters and other monastic sites in southern France in its renowned gardens.

 In the Upper East Side, is the Guggenheim Museum. The Frank Lloyd Wright designed building more famed for its architecture than than it's art collection provides spiraling galleries ideal for exhibiting art works. The nearby is the Whitney Museum of American Art, holds a collection of contemporary American art. The Museum of Modern Art(MoMA), In Midtown, holds the most comprehensive collection of modern art in the world, which include Van Gogh's Starry Night and Picasso's Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, as well as an extensive industrial design collection.

The Paley Center for Media, also in Midtown is home to the a museum dedicated to television and radio, including a massive database of old shows.

In Brooklyn's Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum of Art is the city's second largest art museum with excellent collections of Egyptian art, Assyrian reliefs, 19th-century American art, and art from Africa and Oceania, among other things.

Long Island City in Queens is home to a number of art museums, including the PS1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of the Moving Image, which showcases movies and the televisual arts.

Science, Technology and Industry

 The American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan's Upper West Side is one of the world's has one of the largest collections of dinosaur skeletons in the world  It also contains the Hayden Planetarium, incredible astronomy exhibits, animal dioramas, many rare and beautiful gems and mineral specimens, and anthropology halls.

 Located at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan, The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum  showcases the World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST and a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane. Inthe Flushing district of Queens, on the grounds of the 1964 World's Fair, is the New York Hall of Science, which incorporates the Great Hall of the fair and now full of hands-on exhibits for kids to enjoy.

For a more complete list of museums in New York see ny.com's museum listings.

 


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