New York City

Dia: Beacon

This beautiful museum is not in the city, but it cannot be missed.  The entire experience of taking the train to Beacon, walking to the museum, and then exploring the town is so inspiring.  The museum has a variety of modern art pieces, some by Richard Serra,  Sol LeWitt, and Donald Judd.  The train ride along the Hudson River is especially breathtaking in the fall. Visit here to find train and museum ticket packages.

MoMA PS1

If you can’t get enough of modern art, visit this museum in Brooklyn, which has similar pieces to Dia:Beacon.  They also have an interactive installation during the summer that is designed and constructed by a different up and coming architecture firm each year.

Storefront for Art and Architecture

This small gallery in SoHo was designed by Steven Holl, and has new exhibitions periodically.

290 Mulberry Street

Although we are slightly biased, SHoP Architect’s undulating brick facade of this apartment building is unique and contextual.

New Museum

The perforated metal facade of this Lower East Side museum is simple, yet beautiful, while the inside is nothing to get excited about.  However, on the top floor, they have a rooftop deck that offers great views of the city. The museum is free to the public on Thursday nights and offers a great reason to head down to the Lower East Side, get some great food, and enjoy the night skyline!

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