Museum Mile, New York
The Museum Mile is a stretch of road in Fifth Avenue in New York, from 82nd street to 105th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
This stretch of road is the location of several notable museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (above), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts (right), Museum for African Art, El Museo del Barrio, The Jewish Museum, Copper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Neue Galerie New York, and the Goethe Institut.
El Museo del Barrio, with around 6,500 pieces in its collection, specializes in Latin American and Caribbean art.
The Jewish Museum, which opened in 1947, contains the largest collection of Jewish art outside of Israel. It is located in Felix M. Warburg building, a Gothic Revival mansion in 92nd St.
Cooper-Hewitt is a design museum managed by the Smithsonian Institution. It is housed in the Georgian-style Andrew Carnegie Mansion in 91st St.
The Neue Galerie New York, located in 86th St., is a new one, established only in 2001. It specializes in German and Austrian art.
|Museum of the City of New York|
If you have limited time in Manhattan and wanted to cram as much culture as you can absorb, then the Museum Mile is a must destination. You can coincide the visit here with a side trip in Central Park, which is also nearby.
There is also an annual Museum Mile Festival held every second Tuesday of June.
|Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum|