Take of Walking Tour of NYC’s Art!Posted on March 14, 2014 by tigh
Whether you’re downtown, uptown, midtown, or crosstown, one of the most beautiful things about Manhattan is there is art around every corner. Check out Jerry Saltz’s NYC walking tour to see his favorite pieces of art in every neighborhood!
Downtown: This tour takes approximately 6 hours, and you will visit galleries in TriBeCa, SoHo, Greenwich Village, and Bowery. These modern exhibits include photography, still life, ceramics, architectures, and digital graphics.
Midtown and Chelsea: This 3.5 hour tour will take you to see small galleries in the area, as well as Madison Square Park and the Morgan Library Museum, which holds works from European artists such as Michelangelo and Rembrandt, as well as early printed Bibles and ancient Egyptian and medieval literature.
The MoMa: During this two hour tour, you will see works by Van Gogh (his famous “Starry Night”), Picasso, and Monet (“Water Lilies”, as well as other modern pieces in the exhaustive collection of paintings, sculptures, prints, electronic media, and others. The MoMa is considered one of the most influential museums of the modern art world.
Upper East Side and Upper West Side: This three hour tour encompasses the art of both the UES and the UWS. Take a stroll through The Frick Collection, a former residential mansion that now houses old-master paintings and fine furniture, the Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, which showcases portraits of imagined and real opera characters, and the Guggenheim, which holds an expanding collection of early modern and contemporary art inside its cylindrical building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Met: This enormous Upper East Side museum is one of Manhattan’s most frequented. You could probably spend days checking out all of the exhibits, but this 75 minute tour will highlight some interesting 19th century pieces, as well as art from the 1700s and the B.C era.