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Explore NYC’s Museum Mile staff

Seven cultural institutions are located along Manhattan’s Museum Mile, offering some of the City’s most incredible and comprehensive art collections on an uptown stretch of Fifth Avenue. Take a stroll between 82nd and 105th streets to explore world-class collections of art, history, design and culture. Check out the video above for what you’ll see on Museum Mile, and read on for a brief rundown of each spot. 

El Museo Del Barrio
The northernmost institution on Museum Mile specializes in Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American artwork. In addition to showcasing art, El Museo hosts cultural festivities, runs programs for kids and offers Pan-Latin refreshments.

Museum of the City of New York
This historical museum is dedicated to all the things that give New York City its personality—its people, cultures, neighborhoods, buildings, parks, streets, sights and styles. Most exhibitions are historical in nature.

The Jewish Museum
Find nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects and media that reflect 4,000 years of the global Jewish experience.   

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Located in the landmark Andrew Carnegie mansion, Cooper Hewitt houses over 210,000 design objects including glasswork, jewelry and pottery. The interactive galleries allow visitors to explore the collection digitally as well as to create their own designs.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Works from the likes of Picasso, Kandinsky and Miró fill the galleries in this Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building. View the art as you walk along a huge ramp that spirals up around the interior of the cylindrical building.

Neue Galerie New York
The collection centers around German and Austrian art from the early 20th century, including works from the Bauhaus movement. The museum also houses a book shop, design store and two cafés.

The Met Fifth Avenue
The Met, whose holdings number more than 2 million works of art, anchors Museum Mile. Examine the popular American Wing, Impressionist paintings and the Egyptian section’s Temple of Dendur.


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