Get inspired for a trip to NYC with videos of some of the great cultural institutions in the city. From modern art to global history to the natural world, New York boasts some of the premier destinations on the planet for delving into painting, sculpture, and beyond. Below we've gathered together a video sneak peek of the best of New York culture.
New York Tourism Videos—Culture
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, located in New York City, is Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece of modern architecture. Completed in 1959 (after 16 years of construction), the Guggenheim is home to one of the world's finest collections of modern and contemporary art, including works by artists such as Kandinsky, Picasso, and Pollock, plus intriguing special exhibitions.
MoMA, New York's Museum of Modern Art, holds one of the world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary art. Highlights include Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, and Barnett Newman’s Vir Heroicus Sublimis.
A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society, offering four centuries of history and art, plus the only Children’s History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often surprising) bite of the city’s culture easily digested in an hour or two. Quirky, smart, immersive and across the street from beautiful Central Park, it offers a rich taste of the city.
One of New York's newest attractions, Premier 5th Avenue Exhibitions' expansive midtown space hosts museum-quality exhibitions. Premier is a leader in both education and entertainment, with a diverse approach to shows visible in current hits Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition and The Discovery of King Tut (video above).
Holding down a large patch of land just off Central Park West, New York City's American Museum of Natural History is one of the top scientific institutions in the world. Founded in 1869, this museum's mission of discovering and interpreting fossils, artifacts, and information about the natural world has remained true for the past four decades. In particular, the museum's fossil halls have gained worldwide acclaim and are popular with visitors of all ages.