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Top Four Museum Picks

Tom Bell
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Chef Concierge, Dream Downtown
Tom Bell
Chef Concierge, Dream Downtown
355 W. 16th St.
646.625.4847

New York City is lauded for its diverse museum offerings and Tom Bell, Chef Concierge at Dream Downtown, has four top picks for institutions to visit. For awe-inspiring scenery, head to The Cloisters Museum and Gardens in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. This branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe and the building is even inspired by medieval European abbeys. On Manhattan’s famed Museum Mile, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum houses Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and Contemporary art in a unique, rotunda-style interior. On view thru April 17, 2013, Bell advises museumgoers not to miss Kandinsky 1911-1913—an exhibition dedicated to the 20th-century painter Vasily Kandinsky. Downtown, the neighborhood commonly referred to as “the Bowery” is home to The New Museum, which is solely dedicated to showing contemporary art. Bell suggests patrons view the cleverly titled exhibition NYC 1933: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star—which examines art made and exhibited in New York over the course of one year—on view thru May 26, 2013. Just a short distance from Manhattan in the Queen’s neighborhood of Long Island City is MoMA PS1. The large museum resembles a school—with long corridors and classroom-type exhibit spaces. The current exhibition New Pictures of Common Objects, on view thru April 14, “typifies MoMA PS1’s commitment to displaying thought-provoking works,” Bell says. “While on-site, grab a quick bite at M. Wells Dinette.”