A stroll in New York City’s Central Park makes for an iconic NYC afternoon. If you’re looking to pair afternoon in Central Park with a morning of culture we’ve dug up three great ways to do so- and best yet they are all within walking distance of Central Park! If you find yourself with some time on your hands, peruse one (or all) of these lesser-visited (yet equally impressive) museums.
Located at: 1071 Fifth Ave., New York, NY
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this cylindrical museum building houses Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art. If you don’t have time to visit but want a peak at the Museum’s collection, then download this free app. You’ll have access to the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture tour, more than 900 works in the museum’s collection and much more.
2. Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Located at: 2 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128
Founded in 1897, the Cooper-Hewitt is the only museum in America that’s devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. In fact, the Cooper-Hewitt collection spanning twenty four centuries of historic and contemporary design. After a stroll in Central Park, it’s the perfect time to explore the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt.
3. The Jewish Museum
Located at: 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St New York, NY
What You’ll Discover: Located along New York’s Museum Mile, The Jewish Museum was founded in 1904. It’s dedicated to exploring the scope and diversity of Jewish culture, and to that end the Museum’s permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, is an amazing opportunity to explore Jewish culture and history through 800 pieces of diverse art.
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