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Top Choice Museum in Upper East Side

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The vast collection of art contained within this palatial museum (founded in 1870) is one of the world's largest, with more than two million individual objects in its permanent collection: paintings, sculptures, tex…
Top Choice Museum in Upper East Side

Guggenheim Museum

A New York icon, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s conical white spiral is probably more famous than the artworks inside, which include works by Kandinsky, Picasso and Jackson Pollock. Other key additions, often exhibi…
Top Choice Gallery in Upper East Side

Frick Collection

This spectacular art collection sits in a mansion built by steel magnate Henry Clay Frick, one of the many such residences lining the section of Fifth Ave that was once called 'Millionaires’ Row.' The museum has ove…
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Neue Galerie

This restored Carrère and Hastings mansion from 1914 is a resplendent showcase for Austrian and German art, featuring works by Paul Klee, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Egon Schiele. In pride of place on the 2nd floor is…
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Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, this is the only US museum dedicated to both historic and contemporary design. Housed in the 64-room mansion built by billionaire Andrew Carnegie in 1901, the 2…
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Met Breuer

The newest branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in the landmark former Whitney Museum building (originally designed by Marcel Breuer) in 2016. Exhibits are dedicated to modern and contemporary art across …
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Jewish Museum

This New York City gem occupies a French-Gothic mansion from 1908, housing 30,000 items of Judaica, as well as sculpture, painting and decorative arts. It hosts excellent temporary exhibits, featuring retrospectives…
Synagogue in Upper East Side

Temple Emanu-El

Founded in 1845 as the first Reform synagogue in New York, this temple, completed in 1929, is now one of the largest Jewish houses of worship in the world. An imposing Romanesque structure, it is more than 175ft lon…
Historic Building in Upper East Side

Gracie Mansion

This Federal-style home served as the country residence of merchant Archibald Gracie in 1799. Since 1942, it's been the residence of New York’s mayors and their families (with the exception of Michael Bloomberg, who…
Museum in Upper East Side

Asia Society & Museum

Founded in 1956 by John D Rockefeller (an avid collector of Asian art), this cultural center hosts fascinating exhibits (Buddhist art of Myanmar, retrospectives of leading Chinese artists, contemporary Southeast Asi…