United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Best restaurants?! - first time to NYC!
  2. 2 Restaurant Recs for Minneapolis
  3. 3 Planning Rim2Rim Hike at Grand Canyon
  4. 4 Moving from Fresno CA to highpoint NC
  5. 5 SW Colorado/San Juan Skyway ideas?
  6. 6 Two nights from Sacramento to Santa Barbara: where to spend the night?
  7. 7 JFK 10 hour layover-World Trade Center + ?
  8. 8 Steamboat in August
  9. 9 October 2016 Hawaii trip help please
  10. 10 Between Naples and Fort Myers
  11. 11 MN lake home rental needed
  12. 12 Desert Southwest
  13. 13 Salt lake to boulder ideas
  14. 14 Whale watching in Bar Harbor Maine
  15. 15 Hawaii, January 2017.
  16. 16 Your favourite places in New York City
  17. 17 Grand Canyon From Phoenix
  18. 18 Napa valley getaway
  19. 19 Portland, Oregon, hotel: downtown or waterfront?
  20. 20 Help with road trip from Los Angeles to Utah
  21. 21 Lake Tahoe or ?
  22. 22 Need help with National Parks trip in 2017
  23. 23 OBX Corolla vs Nags Head as a Base for Sight Seeing?
  24. 24 Where to Spend Two Weeks in Florida in February
  25. 25 Extended weekend beach get away
View next 25 » Back to the top

Museums/Art Galleries in NYC: Advice needed

Jump to last reply

Hello all:

I am heading to NYC with my sister and niece (from London) next week, and have had very little time to plan – mea culpa!

I am overwhelmed, and asking for your assistance. Frankly, I could spend the entire week in the museums and art galleries, but also want to spend time with my family, who have other interests.

I can probably manage 3-4 half-days in the museums. Therefore, I have narrowed the selection down to the Metropolitan Museum, the MOMA and the Guggenheim. If you think I am missing a ‘must see’, please call it out!

I live in London, therefore have access to the British Museum, National Gallery, Victoria and Albert museums, which I visit regularly and know every corner. I have also visited museums and galleries all over Europe & elsewhere – Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Istanbul, Paris, Cairo to name just a few. We are interested in history, art, design, fashion, decorative arts and photography.

I want to get the best out of the time I spend in these museums. Can you please advise if you think I am making the best choices?

Metropolitan Museum sections (probably too much?):
- Ancient Near Eastern Art (because of recent reading on the Golden Crescent)
- Asian Art (my BIL is Chinese, so my sister and niece will appreciate this)
- Egyptian Art (its a life-long passion)
- The Robert Lehman Collection (Sister and I will enjoy the decorative aspect)
- Photographs (I am fascinated by the capture of life in the recent past)

MOMA:
- Architecture and Design (Both Sister and I will enjoy this)
- Photography (Both Sister and I will enjoy this)

Guggenheim:
- The building itself
- Highlights of the collection
- The exhibition ‘Abstraction between the wars’

Many thanks in advance of your assistance.

Best regards.... Ger

19 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement