The Cloisters is a museum of medieval art, but I think it's more than that. To me, it's also a sort of medieval fantasy land (in a good way). The museum building is neo-medieval structure that incorporates genuine pieces of Romanesque and Gothic architecture within it. Spending time there is a little like being transported to another time and place.
The Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey is possibly the most under-rated museum ever. It has a fabulous collection and is just a short train ride from Manhattan, but people almost never talk about it. I think this is really unfortunate.
The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) is a small museum focused on American art. It has a lovely atmosphere, and I visit at least once a year. Learn why I enjoy it in and what I saw on my most recent visit.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of the world's largest art museums. It's also one of my favorites. Since the museum is so big, consider one of these strategies for planning your visit.
Museum fatigue is the what happens when you overwhelm yourself during a museum visit. It can happen to anyone from causal tourists to art professionals. Here are some ways to deal with it.
The Yale Center for British Art is an entire museum dedicated to the history of British art from 1550 to the present. It's housed in an unusual, Louis I. Kahn-designed building on Yale University's campus. Learn about my experience and the museum's cool arrangement of galleries.
The Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut is home to a world-class art collection. It's free to the public and highly recommend for art lovers of all sorts. Read about my experience and the highlights here.
The Zimmerli Art Museum is located on Rutgers University's New Brunswick, NJ campus. The museum holds a large collection of Soviet Nonconformist art, many works on paper, and smaller collections of European and American art. It's free and open to the public.
Strong skills in looking at artwork are essential for any art lover. Using our eyes is second nature to many of us, yet we still miss so many things. Here are strategies for getting more out of your art viewing experiences.
My experience at the Morgan Library & Museum, a New York City museum of rare books and manuscripts, works on paper, and other small treasures.