The newest branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, opening March 18, 2016, explores the art of the 20th and 21st centuries through the global breadth and historical reach of the museum’s encyclopedic collection. The new series of exhibitions, performances, artist commissions, residencies and educational initiatives take place in the Upper East Side building designed by Marcel Breuer that was formerly home to the Whitney Museum of American Art.
July 12-Nov. 27, 2016: “Diane Arbus: In the Beginning”
This subdivision of The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds a vast collection of medieval art, including the renowned 15th- and 16th-century Unicorn Tapestries.
Hours: March-Oct.: Daily 10 am-5:15 pm. May 26-Sept. 1, 2017: M-Th, Sa & Su 10 am-5:15 pm, F 10 am-7:30 pm. Nov.-Feb.: Daily 10 am-4:45 pm
Suggested admission: $25 adults, $17 seniors (65+), $12 students, children under 12 free (accompanied by an adult). Admission to The Cloisters includes same-day admission to the main building of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Breuer.
Greek and Roman galleries; vast fashion holdings; instruments of historical, technical and social importance; and renowned collections of American, European and Far Eastern fine and decorative art, and more fill this encyclopedic museum, which houses more than 5,000 years of artistic endeavor from every corner of the world.
Hours: Su-Th 10 am-5:30 pm, F-Sa 10 am-9 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and the first Monday in May
Initially the private library of financier J. Pierpont Morgan, the facility now houses a research library and museum featuring sheet music by Mozart and three of the extant copies of the Gutenberg Bible, as well as a collection of rare and priceless books, manuscripts, drawings and prints. Period rooms open to the public include Mr. Morgan’s study and his library.
Dining options include the informal Museum Café in the central court and The Morgan Dining Room, once the Morgan family dining room.
Exhibitions, live performances, educational workshops, a reading room and a collection of rare artifacts honor the past, present and future of the American art form at this affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
Hours: M-F 11 am-5 pm
Admission: Free ($10 donation suggested)
The former studio of renowned Japanese sculptor and set designer Isamu Noguchi now houses permanent and traveling exhibitions, as well as an outdoor sculpture garden.
Hours: W-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-6 pm.
Admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students, children under 12 and first F of the month free
Formerly The Museum of Television & Radio, this institution focuses on the social impact of media technology, as well as the collection and preservation of TV and radio programs since the 1950s, of which more than 150,000 are available to be viewed or listened to at private consoles.
Hours: W, F-Su noon-6 pm, Th noon-8 pm
Suggested contribution: $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 children under 14
(Mid October 2019 through April 19, 2020)
Outdoor ice-skating in the center of Midtown Manhattan.
Hours: Daily 8:30 am-midnight, each session lasts 90 mins
Admission: $25 adults, $17 seniors/children under 11
Skate rental: $13
Skate lessons: Daily 9 am-6 pm, $50 per half hour