7 Unmissable Art Experiences in NYC

October 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm

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New York City’s art scene is arguably the most renowned in the world. From the highly documented American pop movement in the 1950′s and 1960′s which marked the Studio 54 days and popularity of Andy Warhol, to street artist Keith Haring in the 80′s; today NYC promises a sensory overload for those who can’t help but gravitate toward the art world. Whilst there’s no denying it a subjective matter, Posse Ambassador Jodie Farrington promises that these 7 art experiences are ones you won’t forget!

Jodie Farrington's Art street on www.posse.com

Jodie Farrington’s Art street on www.posse.com

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA):

MoMA's incredible interior. Photo: theredlist.fr

MoMA’s incredible interior. Photo: theredlist.fr

Art enthusiasts will be elated as the Museum of Modern Art showcases masterpieces that have visitor’s gasping in awe. MoMA’s building itself is a masterpiece. You can view the artworks at different angles through a maze of glass walkways. I dare you to take one step into MoMA. 

Graffiti Hall of Fame Harlem:

Graffiti Hall of Fame. Photo: soundcloud.com/gold_digga

Graffiti Hall of Fame. Photo: soundcloud.com/gold_digga

If you love street art then Graffiti Hall of Fame is the place to go. The artwork is bold and creative – it’s where street artists with a positive medium can showcase their talent. Some of the best street art is shown on the famous wall. You must visit this famous NY landmark.

Ace Hotel:

Wall mural at Ace Hotel by Timothy Goodman. Photo: www.urdesign.it

Wall mural at Ace Hotel by Timothy Goodman. Photo: www.urdesign.it

This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Manhattan. Its unique interior design has set it apart from other hotels. It’s the place to see original artworks of local and international artists that have helped create an unconventional and electric atmosphere. This arty hotel has its own photo booth so make sure you stop by and make Ace hotel the place to stay. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo: newyorkvacationclub.com

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo: newyorkvacationclub.com

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art – the largest museum in the western hemisphere – displays countless artworks and installations that cover the world’s diverse cultures and time periods whether it’s Renaissance paintings or Ancient Greek statues. Not to be missed are The Unicorn Tapestries from the late Middle Ages. So take a leap into the Met when you’re next in New York.

New Museum:

New Museum. Photo: guidepal.com

New Museum. Photo: guidepal.com

New Museum is known for its cutting edge new ideas and artworks. It cradles contemporary art and is architecturally beautiful. Called “The Museum in the Sky” it offers great exhibitions so take the time to immerse yourself in an art class or tour.

Stephan Stoyanov Gallery:

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons & Neil Leonard at Stephan Stoyanov Gallery. Photo: www.stephanstoyanov.com

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons & Neil Leonard at Stephan Stoyanov Gallery. Photo: www.stephanstoyanov.com

The Stephan Stoyanov Gallery exhibits highly contemporary artworks created by local and international artists. The artworks are diverse and showcase different art mediums of painting, sculpture and media installations. Well worth a visit to see the video/media installations – a gallery not to be missed.

Guggenheim Museum:

Guggenheim Museum NYC. Photo: wikimedia.org

Guggenheim Museum NYC. Photo: wikimedia.org

Guggenheim Museum is considered one of the most iconic architectural landmarks of the 20th century with a combination of great exhibitions and renown smaller galleries, which ranges from impressionism and contemporary art. Take the free-guided tours of the Guggenheim and allow yourself to explore the museum’s permanent exhibitions as well as current exhibitions.

 

Jodie Farringron is a Posse Ambassador hailing from Sydney. Follow her for more of her city guides.