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Art Museums in New York

Art Museums in New York

You don’t need any particular reason to visit New York. The multiethnic and multicultural nature of this metropolis allows each visitor to find their its own dimension. Definitively one good reason is related to the temples of art and culture all around the city.

In case you need inspiration here are the top six art museum to visit in New York City (alphabetically ordered!!).

1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) [http://www.moma.org/]

The world’s leading museum of modern art offers a rich program of exhibitions both temporaries and permanents. Masterpieces of the most important modern masters from Vincent van Gogh to Claude Monet and Jackson Pollock. [Saturday – Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10:30am – 5:30pm Friday: 10:30am – 8:00pm Closed Tuesday. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.] – 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th/6th Avenues), New York

2. New Museum [http://www.newmuseum.org/]

The New Museum is the must to visit place in New York City for contemporary art. The exposition is continuously evolving and experimenting new talents and new form of art. [Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm with extended evening hours Thursday and Friday nights from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.] – 235 Bowery at Prince Street New York, NY 10002

3. Queens Museum of Art [http://www.queensmuseum.org/]

Not too far from the La Guardia International Airport the Queens Museum of Art is the premier fine arts institution in the borough of Queens. The museum presents 20th century and contemporary art exhibitions, including a permanent collection of Tiffany art glass, and the world-famous architectural model Panorama of the City of New York. [Wednesday – Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday – Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm Closed Monday – Tuesday. Call museum for holiday closings.] – The New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, NY 11368-3398

4. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum [http://www.guggenheim.org/]

In this place the art begin outside the museum for the modern architecture of the building designed bu Frank Lloyd Wright. One of the finest collection of masterpieces by such important artists as Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso, and van Gogh, plus changing exhibitions that are always significant and intriguing. [Sunday-Wednesday: 10:00am–5:45pm Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 10:00am–5:45pm Saturday: 10:00am–7:45pm Some galleries may close prior to 5:45pm Sunday-Wednesday and Friday (7:45pm Saturday)] – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street), New York, NY

5. The Metropolitan Museum of Art [http://www.metmuseum.org/]

Other two million works of art from all over the world. From paintings to sculptures, from old weapons to cooking stuffs, buildings and clothes are only some examples. The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the best of human creativity from across the globe and form all the ages. [Friday & Saturday: 9:30 am – 9 pm Sunday, Tuesday–Thursday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Closed: Mondays (except select holiday Mondays), January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.] – Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028

6. Whitney Museum of American Art [http://whitney.org/]

Representing the leading institution of American art and culture of our time, housed in a Marcel Breuer-designed building that is a landmark of modern architecture. Among others includes works of the 20th and 21st century by Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and Jasper Johns. Lots of temporary exhibition during the year. [Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm Friday 1:00pm – 9:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm Closed: Monday & Tuesday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.] – 945 Madison Avenue (corner of 75th Street), New York, NY 10021

Just the last tip.. Try to mark these places on a map and find a walking path around the city, this could add some nice experience to your cultural day switching between shopping, open air and extraordinary culinary experience.

PS: opening times could change, contact the museums to check before…

Palio dei Ciui 2010 – Santa Maria a Monte (Pisa)
Palio dei Ciui 2010 – Santa Maria a Monte (Pisa)
Photographer: Iacopo I.

The 11th edition of the “Palio dei ciui” has been raced the 2nd of June 2010 in Santa Maria a Monte a town in the  countyside of Pisa in the heart of Tuscany. Since 1999 this fantastic donkey-race has been organized at the beginning of June as an happy ending of a popular fest of one week full of entertainment events withBrowse the photo gallery…

An incredible team – Italian para dressage at WEG 2010
An incredible team – Italian para dressage at WEG 2010
Photographer: Iacopo I.

Some shots on the fantastic Italian para dressage team and their supporters rapresenting Italy at the World Equestrian Games 2010 at Lexington, Kentucky.

Abbey of Montecassino
Abbey of Montecassino
Photographer: Iacopo I.

Four times in its history the Abbey of Montecassino has been near to be ereased from the maps since the foundation dated 529. The sacredness of the place was able to overcome internal wars, invasions Saracen, earthquakes and bombardaments. The actual shape is a faithful copy the previous one. The postwar reconstruction has preserved the original solemnity as to try to forget the ally bombing of the February 1944.

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