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New York's finest museums

20 Jun 2014 2:46 PM
New York's finest museums

If you live in New York City-based luxury real estate, then you need to be taking advantage of your home city's cultural hotspots as often as possible. You live in the art capital of the world, so you better make use of it.

Listed below are four of the places where you should start - or constantly continue - your journey through the NYC arts scene. Across the boroughs, you'll find some of the world's finest museums.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The famous Met Museum remains New York City's most prolific cultural attraction. With a collection that encompasses art movements from a litany of countries across innumerable eras - from Rembrandt to Picasso, to reduce it to a couple of names - this Museum is more than just a must-visit place for New York City. It's a cultural haven that you'll want to return to again and again, a museum that offers everything you could ask for (even an attractive menu at the cafe.)

The Guggenheim Museum
The striking design of the Guggenheim - its appearance from the outside has been said to look like a conch shell - may be its most well-known feature. Yet that shouldn't be the case, because this can't-miss museum boasts the permanent display of masterpieces by Jackson Pollock, Francis Bacon and a number of other icons. 

The Museum of Modern Art
Often considered the greatest home to modern art in the world, MoMA, as it's often referred to, boasts iconic works (like Andy Warhol's Soup Can, potentially the most famous work of modern art full-stop). Film screenings, revolving exhibits and those permanently exhibited masterpieces all add up to one of the few museums that all New Yorkers - no matter where they live, or what their interests are - need to visit.

The Museum of the Moving Image
The Museum of the Moving Image celebrates just that - the moving image, in all its forms, from cartoons to highbrow art cinema. You'll be able to catch some of history's greatest films at MOMI, such as the current ongoing retrospective of the works of master filmmaker Kenji Mizoguchi. If subtitles aren't your taste, you can go to the aforementioned cartoons: an upcoming exhibit will even be displaying many works of the "Looney Tunes." Like the city itself, there's something for everyone - no matter your taste - at this tribute to the Moving Image.