Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Brooklyn Museum of Art is the second largest art museum in New York City and one of the largest in the United States.
It features collections of Egyptian art, Assyrian reliefs and 19th-century American art. The permanent collection includes more than one and a half million objects, from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represents almost every culture. 200 Eastern Parkway (718 638 5000)
Chelsea Art Museum
This 1850's redbrick warehouse is home to permanent and traveling art exhibitions. 556 W 22nd Street at Eleventh Avenue (212 255 0719)
International Center of Photography
1133 Sixth Avenue
Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art's collection has grown to include more than 100,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects. It is recognised as one of the world's best cultural museums, not only for it's art, but it also boasts the countries largest film archive. 11 W 53rd (212 708 9400)
PS1 Contemporary Art Center
Housed in a former school building this gallery highlights the modern and up and coming artists. 22-25 Jackson Avenue (718 784 2084)
Solomon R Guggenheim museum
This very modern spiral concrete building houses a very modern art collection. The Guggenheim art collection is known world wide and contains more than 6,000 paintings and sculptures. 1071 5th Ave (at 88th Street ) (212 423 3500)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere and houses displays of European painting, American art and Ancient Egyptian art. 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street (212 535 7710).
The Frick Collection
The former home of steel baron Henry Clay Frick, is now one of the countries most distinguished art houses. This elegant private mansion has room after room, full of treasures, in art and furnishings. 1 E. 70th Street (at 5th Avenue ) (212 288 0700)
Whitney Museum of American Art
This museum focuses on modern American art and the collection here is known to be the world's best display of 20th century American art. 945 Madison Avenue , (at 75th Street ), New York (212 570 3676).
651 Arts is a cultural institution offering culturally-diverse performances, events and programs.
National Academy of Design
The National Academy of Design has built one of the largest institutional assemblage of American art in the world, consisting of 2,200 paintings, 240 sculptures, and approximately 5,000 works on paper by over 1,500 artists.