FREE NYC MUSEUM DAYS

 

With the opening of the new Whitney Museum some people have mentioned to me they don't  feel welcome. They find art museums as pretentious and expensive. Art museums exist for the public so no one should feel this way. Many museums regularly have "pay as you wish" and  most have regular weekly free nights in order to make everyone in the community feel included.

Do not ever feel like you don't know enough about art to visit a museum. when visiting any museum enjoy the work while respecting it.  Always ask before taking photographs and NEVER use a flash or physically touch the work.  The oil from our hands as well as flash photography weakens the archival quality of the work.  Typically if a work is in the museums permanent collection you may take a non-flash photo. If there is not a docent or tour guide on duty, the museum guards often are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the art .

 

Here are my favorite NYC museums; 

ALWAYS FREE (or pay what you wish):American Museum of Natural History 
Brooklyn Museum 
Metropolitan Museum of Art P.S.1 MoMA Studio Museum in Harlem 

WEEKLY FREE DAYS or HOURS:

TUESDAY
9/11 Memorial Museum 5-8 pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

THURSDAY
New Museum of Contemporary Art 7-9 pm

FRIDAY
Museum of Modern Art 4-8 pmNeue Galerie 6-8 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art 6-9 pm

Japan Society 6-9 pm

SATURDAY
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 10 am-noon

SUNDAY
Frick Collection 11 am-1 pm (pay what you wish)Studio Museum in Harlem

MONTHLY FREE HOURS:
Brooklyn Museum (First Saturday, 5-11 pm)
Neue Gallerie (First Friday, 6-8 pm)

The Dinner Party

 

my moms been telling me to read this book "the invention of wings".   

It references Judy Chicago's feminist installation "the dinner party" located at the brooklyn museum  

really enjoyed seeing that installation, it highlights many important woman in different industries throughout out history.  

http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/dinner_party/

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