Kerrie J. Kauer, PhD

Kerrie J. Kauer, PhD

Free Museum Days in New York

New York is full of museums suiting every taste – nature, history, art. However, sometimes these museums are a bit pricy. Yet, each of them has free museum days!

The Jewish Museum

On Shabbos, the Jewish Museum is free during normal hours, but visit the contemporary art exhibitions in the Judaica Collection and get a discount. If you’re not in New York, it’s still out there for you, and the Met Breuer is a great place for contemporary and modern art.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The same is true of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is part of the Morgan Collection and is the largest museum in the world. The Met pays what it wants, but the police are only there for residents of New York State, so don’t act like a tourist or even a museum visitor.

The MoMA has a very narrow window through which you can enter for free, so why not see some of the world’s most important works of art from the past, present, and future for free? Just walk to Columbus Circle near the museum and you will see the New York City Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) right in front of you, just a few blocks away.

The Morgan Library & Museum

If you arrive early because there is always a queue, you will arrive at the end of the day, just in time for the opening ceremony of the museum.

If you are down in FiDi, check out the excellent inventory of Indian artifacts and visit Klimt at the Neue Galerie. It’s difficult to get to the cinema for free, but with a museum dedicated to him, you can. The museum is officially a private museum, which is open to the public for a limited period of time, so you do not have to pay taxes. His gold speckled portraits of his wife and children are known as the reason for his visit. This is one of the most important museums in New York City and it is free.

Museum of Arts & Design

This revision of Gotham’s glorious history has been taken back to the past, much to the chagrin of many residents. It has a great collection of artifacts from the early days of the city’s history, as well as a museum of New York history.

Like the Met, the Queens Museum pays for every day, but it’s still damn cheap to recommend a donation. Going to the New Museum in the evening to bleed a little – art on the edge makes a great work appointment.

Just because you are broke does not mean that you miss out on the treasures of ruby art from Tibet and India, all thanks to these free museum days. The Atelier Museum’s regular location has been closed since it was built, but a panorama of New York City awaits. The Museum of Modern Art, the largest museum in the United States and one of the most expensive in America, offers the latest African American art without paying a penny.

Or you prefer to be outside, exploring New York? Or in Central Park?