Museums in New York City

Most NYC museums show some Latin culture. The Latin ones are El Museo del Barrio, Hispanic Society and the Museum of the American Indian.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ New York’s encyclopedia of art

American Museum of Natural History

UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ Human cultures, the natural world and the universe

Museum of Modern Art, MoMA

MIDTOWN, NYC ~ One of the world’s great collections of modern art, contemporary art and film

Guggenheim Museum

Closed Thursdays
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ One of the world’s great modern art collections

Hispanic Society

Appointment only during renovations
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NYC ~ This research library and museum has the most important Spanish art collection outside of Spain

El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American art museum, and community center

National Museum of the American Indian

FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC ~ This branch of the Smithsonian does great bilingual exhibitions. FREE

Brooklyn Museum

PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ NYC’s second biggest museum has good collections of African and Pre-Columbian art. First Saturdays are a Free party.

Africa Center

Closed Mondays
EAST HARLEM ~ A center for dialogue on policy, business and the culture of Africa and the African diaspora

Drawing Center

SOHO, NYC ~ New York City’s museum of drawings

Met Cloisters

FORT TRYON PARK, NYC ~ This reconstructed French cloister is a museum of medieval art known for its unicorn tapestries

Museum of the Moving Image

ASTORIA, Queens, Tue-Sun ~ NYC’s museum of film, television and media

Frick Collection

Closed Mondays
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ New York’s museum of old masters, European sculpture and decorative arts


LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens ~ The Museum of Modern Art’s experimental art space

Jewish Museum

Closed Wednesdays
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ A museum of Jewish art and culture is Free on Saturdays

Queens Museum

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, Queens ~ The big museum in Queens

New Museum of Contemporary Art

Closed Mondays
LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ New York City’s contemporary art museum is transforming the Bowery

Whitney Museum of American Art

Closed Tuesdays
MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC ~ New York City’s museum of U.S. art now includes Latin artists

Bronx Museum of the Arts

CONCOURSE VILLAGE, The Bronx ~ Museum of contemporary art associated with The Bronx

Morgan Library

MURRAY HILL, Tue-Sun, antique book museum ~ JP Morgan’s home is now a museum of historic manuscripts, early books and old master drawings and prints