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Museum Bookstores

In Museum Resources on October 8, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Rather than searching for art publications on Amazon, which prevents viewing loads of high-quality reproductions firsthand,  I suggest browsing the shelves of an art museum bookstore. Many of the world’s leading museums have art-related merchandise and resources available in their bookstores or gift shops. The following are just a few that New York has to offer:

From Time Out New York, New York’s Best: Art bookstores you can browse for free:

  • MoMA bookstore More than 2,000 books share space with art reproductions and design objects. 11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, momastore.org
  • MoMA bookstore
    More than 2,000 books share space with art reproductions and design objects. 11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-708-9700, momastore.org)
  • MoMA bookstore
    More than 2,000 books share space with art reproductions and design objects. 11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-708-9700, momastore.org)
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    A Day at the MoMA

    In Museum Resources on October 1, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    It is always fun and invigorating to visit temporary art exhibitions, but let’s not overlook the renown displays of works from permanent collections.

    Has it been a few years since you took a stroll through the permanent galleries at your favorite museum? Have you taken advantage of the visitor resources and programs available? Why not plan an museum excursion for the weekend, a lunch break, or to unwind after a chaotic day at work??? One of my favorite (and luckily local) museums is….

    The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

    The MoMA website makes it easy to plan your visit with everything from their hours and directions to advanced ticket purchases! They even provide a daily calendar to refer to if you find yourself with an empty block of time in your schedule.

    In order to make the most of your visit, especially if your time is limited and you’re not sure what is on view, I suggest checking out the collections beforehand. If you are super organized, you may want to coordinate your list of must-see exhibits with the map of the galleries.

    Most importantly, enjoy!