Must-See Upper East Side
by nycgo.com staff , 02/25/2014
Fragonard Room at The Frick. Photo: Michael Bodycomb
Art abounds on the Upper East Side beyond Museum Mile. The celebrated Whitney Museum of American Art—where the always provocative Whitney Biennial takes place—focuses primarily on emerging artists and contemporary work, while the Frick Collection, a 1914 limestone mansion turned gallery, is home to works by such masters as Monet, Renoir and Vermeer. More focused but no less spectacular are the Neue Galerie, which pays homage to German and Austrian art from the early 20th century, and the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, where works by contemporary and classic Spanish artists and designers hang side by side.