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Free Admission

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm

“Pay-What-You-Wish”

… or pay nothing at all!

From Time Out, New York:

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave at 89th St (212-423-3587). 5:45–8pm

International Center of Photography 1133 Sixth Ave at 43rd St (212-857-9700). 5–8pm

Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Ave at 75th St (212-570-3600). 5–9pm

American Folk Art Museum 45 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-265-1040). 5:30–7:30pm. FREE

Museum of Modern Art 11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-708-9400). 4–8pm. FREE

TONY’s take on museums

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2009 at 4:52 pm
This funky sculpture might catch your eye, on the cover of the new TONY.

This funky sculpture might catch your eye, on the cover of the new TONY.

The cover of this month’s Time Out New York caught my eye: the headline read “Museums: the actually cool guide.” Ahem, clearly TONY is not aware of my blog. But nevertheless, I looked at the online feature of the article, and their many superlative lists were interesting.

For their list of “not-boring museums” they’ve included some of my favorite spots, including places I’ve blogged about: the Met (easy one), Museum of the City of New York, Queens Museum, Rubin Museum of Art, and the Asia Society. Some unexpected–and I admit, for me, unheard of–additions included the Museum of Finance (wonder how morale is over there) and the Paley Center for Media. You’ll definitely learn about some new cultural spots in their list of “NYC’s most underrated museums” too–did you know Williamsburg hosts the City Reliquary Museum? If vintage pasties are in the collection, as the article states, I have a feeling it won’t exactly be a house of saintly remains.

And let us remember to thank TONY for conveniently putting all the “best museum parties, open bars, and more” in one place. It’s a really great list of some fantastic events one should especially take advantage of before the summer is out.

I do admit, TONY has assembled an “actually cool guide.” Crap, is my blog out of business?

New York Historical Society

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2009 at 2:17 pm

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The New York Historical Society, which is located just next to the behemoth Natural History Museum, is a slightly lesser-known, but ever-s0-impressive museum here in New York.

Touting the claim of being home to New York City’s oldest museum, as well as an impressive research library, you know the museum will have an amazing collection.  While I was there, I saw the temporary exhibitions on Lincoln (and we all know how popular and chic Lincoln is these days), and the Eighteenth Century Portraits.

The top floor of the Society is the “Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture“, which really is simply an awesome collection of  – well, for lack of better words – American things.  They have a great set of Tiffany lamps, truly beautiful furniture (that makes me so so ashamed of my rather extensive IKEA collection), sets of canes, campaign buttons, board games, tableware, guns, statues, coins, and so much more.  All of this is housed in a really innovative way – a sort of visible storage.  More than 40,000 objects are up there, and they are all placed on shelves behind glass walls.  You feel like you’re walking through the hallways of a secret storage room.

So, if you’re up on the UWS (Upper West Side), go check it out.

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