Opened in 1880 and situated on Central Park, this iconic New York institution contains 5,000 years of art.
After three years of planning and construction—including a four-month closure this summer.
With its mind-boggling holdings of artifacts and specimens from around the globe, the American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869.
The Whitney Museum finally slammed the door on its status as the also-ran of major NYC museums.
The third-largest museum in the five boroughs, the Brooklyn Museum follows the encyclopedic template of the Metropolitan.
In addition to a superb collection of Judaica, The Jewish Museum also mounts important exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.