With so many things to do in New York it is difficult to narrow down the ones to include in your schedule. We at The New York World have decided to create a list to help you decide which art museums to go and visit. Whether you want to see the some of the biggest exhibitions in the world or something which is focused on drawings we have them in the list below.

The following five art museums in New York, are definitely worth visiting.

Definition of Art

The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. 

1. Metropolitan Museum of Art


Every art fan knows that New York is home to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the finest and largest art museums in the world. The Museum has amazing collections from around the world and contains pieces which span 5000 years plus. The museum is home to a remarkable two million pieces, making it interesting for everyone who visits. This is a must do when in New York.

1000 5th Ave (btwn E 80th & E 84th St), New York, NY

2. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

When it comes to present the best in contempory arts then there is nothing quite like MOMA on 53rd Street. A truly inspirational place for everyone who loves art. The exhibition contains collections of modern and contemporary art. With art from some of the finest artists ever you will be sure to recognise some of paintings. Get there early to avoid the big queues, especially during holiday periods.

11 W 53rd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY

3.The Met Breuer

The Met Breuer on Madison Avenue by Ed Lederman

New Yorkers are spoilt with art museum options, coming in at number 3 is The Met Breuer which also focuses on modern and contemporary arts. Several years ago the museum added a $600 million section which is a great hit with fans. If you have been to both of the museums above then this is the next best thing.

945 Madison Ave (at E 75th St), New York, NY

5. The Drawing Center

drawing center

The Drawing Center, New York (photo by Martin Parsekian)

The Drawing Center in NYC will probably not be any of the main tourist attraction lists or things to do in New York but if you are a fan of art on paper then this is a must see. The museum aims to solely focus on exhibition of works on paper which is different to every other museum. Each year, the center exhibits work from emerging artists as well as historical work from relatively unknown artists.
Admission is free on Thursdays, 6–8pm
35 Wooster St (btwn Broome & Grand St), New York, NY

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