Art Galleries in New York City

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Art Galleries in New York City

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  • seanworc
    New York City, NY728 contributions
    The Met Cloisters is an art museum fearing medieval art. It is located on the edge of Washington Heights and Inwood in Upper Manhattan. It gives guests the sense of life in in medieval castle and/or monastery. Here, there are few world-class masterpieces that are easily found in Europe. However, the views from its outdoor gardens overlooking the Hudson River and the NJ Palisades are spectacular on a bright spring/summer day. There are 4 to 5 separate cloisters, all shipped over from France and Spain. The museum was created and fund by John D. Rockefeller, once the world's richest man.

    Tip: Guests tickets for the Met Cloisters are also good for entrance to the Met Museum on Fifth Avenue which often stays open to 9:00 PM. Same day only.
    Written 28 May 2023
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  • melissaknyc
    Astoria, NY15 contributions
    This was a fun place for my 6 year old. He enjoyed all of the rooms and experiences but really couldn't wait to see the enormous ball pit. It did not disappoint. Price point is a bit high to make it a repeat experience (we are NYers). But it was a great way to spend a weekend morning. Staff was very friendly!
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Daniel C
    4 contributions
    Always enjoy coming to Sotheby's and checking out the exhibits. This past weekend was a little off-putting, however, because we had a strange interaction with an employee that was working the retail level on the ground floor (the area with all the handbags). My daughter was looking at a carry-on case and barely touched it when a sales woman marched over and barked that we should ask for help (there are no "do not touch" signs anywhere, FYI). This "lady" also was quick to tell us that the price of the bag was $20K; the subtext of course being that she presumed we couldn't afford it. So bizarre and so unlike the other professionals that work at Sotheby's. I guess there's a bad apple in every bunch, so I won't dock Sotheby's for this one unpleasant person. I'm sure she won't last long.
    Written 7 October 2022
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  • New World N
    2 contributions
    Professionalism, caring for the artist and attention to all the important aspects from the stage of artist selection, to established contacts to be worked to culminate in exhibition, global visibility and sales. The dedication of every team we call the "Dream Team" is exceptional. In the management of the career of the represented artist we are delighted with the digital system offered. For those of us who came from a previous training in business management, we give a note 10. The professionals at the Agora Gallery demonstrate a very special humanist side besides deep knowledge and study in art. Being recognized by the Agora Gallery conveys the message that we are in the right place: The Temple of the Arts. Being represented by the Agora Gallery is something difficult to write. It would be easier to express feelings. One word just sums it all up: gratitude.
    Written 15 June 2019
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  • MarlaPilates
    Brooklyn, NY97 contributions
    Very respect art venue showing up and coming artists and traditional modern favorites. Chelsea is a scene and this is where it's happening. Better yet, it's free!
    Written 4 September 2019
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  • vagabondginger
    Alicante, Spain1,316 contributions
    We were staying at the hostel on the UWS so took the 1 train to 79th & Broadway to see this Banksy on the DSW building before walking on to the American Museum of Natural History right in this same area. I have been a follower of Banksy's work for some time and a couple days later we went to the Banksy Exhibition: Genius or Vandal in the city that we bought tickets for thru Fever. That was an amazing exhibition altho it is unauthorized by the artist himself. Really explained a lot about the symbolism of his art.. My family living in the UK also really know Banksy's work as well. It inspired me to buy the book on Amazon written by the artist called Wall and Piece. He certainly has a sense of purpose and a sense of humor, and he's a sneaky little devil. :)
    Written 31 October 2021
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  • FX75000
    Paris, France628 contributions
    Thanks to the French Ambassador Dubois, we had the pleasure to discover this lovely house facing the « sublime «  private gardens at Gramercy place South. Delicious restaurant and a Chef of high quality. Interesting gallery for art shows.
    Written 13 May 2023
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  • seanworc
    New York City, NY728 contributions
    I checked out the Diane Arbus show at the David Zwirner Gallery. It attempts to replicate the famous/infamous 1972 Arbus retrospective at MOMA that shocked the New York art scene. Lovely gallery space right next to Chelsea Piers and the High Line on 19th Street. Well worth exploring the gallery if in the 'hood. Of course, it is free, but parking a car may be challenging.
    Written 22 October 2022
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  • MPB
    41 contributions
    My friend and I visited this museum during the Hip Hop Exhibition. It was an amazing exhibition and done very well. There was only one other exhibit going on and it was alright. It's a beautiful, big building and the little shop at the bottom is very comfortable and cute. We wished there was more to do in the museum, but the hip hop exhibit was very cool, regardless. It was a bit expensive for what there was, but still worth a visit if you love photography and especially if you also love the hip hop history.
    Written 16 March 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,000 contributions
    The Bard Graduate centre is just off Central Park West. It’s a nice old building that’s is smartly presented. Nice to see.
    Written 6 February 2022
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  • JumpKick
    3 contributions
    So glad I made it to this exhibit. An "experience" is exactly right - the room was filled with beautiful vibes and people, and we had a wonderful time.
    Written 25 February 2020
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  • patrick m
    Westerville, OH56 contributions
    Very immersive 3D animation experience. Soaking up the atmosphere is pretty cool / just relax and get lost in the experience. The animations are really well done and the sound design is incredible. Air up close to the wall and you feel the whole world moving around you / very surreal.
    Written 27 May 2023
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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ3,203 contributions
    I was really impressed by the Grey Art Gallery at NYU. They mounted a wonderful show entitled "Art After Stonewall' with another small museum in the area and did a great job telling the story of life after the Stonewall riots into the AIDS crisis. The show was a combination of photos, paintings, video art and clips of documentaries. It was sad and humorous at the same time.

    The art department here does a nice job and the staff is very courteous. The best part is that the visiting the gallery is free and it is a nice way to spend the afternoon.
    Written 17 July 2019
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  • Willie10c
    Sound Beach, NY46 contributions
    Excellent overall experience...helpful staff and great art. The building just oozes old new York style and charm.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • Sarah L
    Birmingham, UK21 contributions
    I went searching for this after reading some of the reviews on this website. It was quite hard to find and we walked straight past it the first time. It is located on a chain link fence at the corner of 7th Avenue and 11th Street.

    We spent at least an hour reading the tiles and their beautiful messages after 9/11. I'd say this is the one thing not to miss out on when visiting NYC and it's completely free!!
    Written 2 November 2012
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