New York Museums
Explore art and culture in The Big APple.
Visit NYC’s iconic museums.
There are no better museums than the New York City world-class museums. From the big-ticket names to the more obscure ones tucked away at the edges of Manhattan, our hotel in Midtown is perfectly situated for planning trips to some of the most extraordinary museums.
While the choice as to which museum you go to is a very personal one, we do highly recommend all of the below. We also suggest looking into tours at each as they can be a lot to take in without a guide.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was founded in 1929 as an educational institution. Dedicated to being the world’s most foremost museum of modern art, MoMA fuels creativity, ignites minds and provides inspiration. Dedicated to helping visitors enjoy and understand the art of our time, MoMA presents exhibitions and educational programs, as well as sustains a library, archives and conservation laboratory that are recognized as international centers of research. The museum serves a diverse local, national and international audience as it creates dialogue between everyone that enters.
American Museum of Natural History
Located across from Central Park, The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world. Home to 45 permanent exhibitions, a planetarium and a library, the museum contains over 32 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
The largest art museum in the United States, The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers over 5,000 years of art from all over the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. Founded in 1870, The Met now lives in three iconic NYC locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters and The Met Breuer. The museum collects, studies, conserves and presents works across all times and cultures to connect people to creativity, knowledge and ideas.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (The Guggenheim)
One of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum in New York is an internationally renowned art museum. Visitors can experience exclusive exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by critics and artists, as well as performances and film screenings. Today, the Guggenheim Museum is an ever-evolving fixture devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.