Culture Trip to New York City

 Every person is passionate about something. There are two things in my life that occupy the whole my world: art and travelling. I’ve always been curious about different cultures and their arts as I believe that we can get priceless knowledge about different civilizations by learning about their arts.

The most of my free time I spend traveling to different places around the world and enjoying in exploration of diverse expressions of art, architecture and history. I study Art History at the American University of Rome. My next destination is New York City where I plan to explore some from the abundance of its museums with their exhibitions of legendary artworks from around the world.

New York City has always been a magnet to art and culture lovers. Unfortunately, I have never had the opportunity to visit NY City before which makes me extremely excited in anticipation of my trip to the USA. In fact, I was already supposed to be there, but Hurricane Sandy delayed my trip for a couple of weeks.

As I’ve heard from my friends who are already there, the situation in the City is still difficult, but things are getting back to normal. However, due to the effects of Sandy, a great number of hotels across New York City are still closed, so it’s quite difficult to find a decent room for reasonable price. Luckily, I managed to find a very nice room with friendly hosts. The folks that are renting the room seem to be very nice and room looks tidy and spacious in pictures.

 Now when I found accommodation, I can concentrate on my must-see-in-New York City list and plan my daily excursions. First on my list would be a group of museums in the Museum Mile that stretches of Fifth Avenue from East 82nd to East 105th Streets. On this “mile” lays one of the world’s most important concentrations of culture and arts.

The world famous museums along the Museum Mile include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Neue Galerie, the National Academy Museum & School, National Design Museum, Museum of the City of New York, The Jewish Museum and El Museo del Barrio. I also plan to visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and American Museum of Natural History and some other museums and art galleries.

I've decided to begin my meeting with culture in New York with visit to  four for me the most important museums. They are as follows:

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 This museum, located on 5th Avenue and Central Park dates back to 1866. It comprises of a Main Building and the Cloisters Museums and Gardens. It is the largest art museum in the United States with one of the most significant art collections in the world, from classic antiquity and Ancient Egypt to pieces of art from almost all European masters.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is located in Upper East Side of Manhattan at it has a great collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art. The museum got its name after the death of its founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim.

The Natural History Museum

This museum is one of the main attractions in New York City. It has stunning architecture as well as permanent and temporary exhibits covering everything from human life from the beginning of time to the present.


The Museum of Modern Art is located in Midtown Manhattan on 53rd Street. It is considered to the most influential museum of modern art in the world. The museum collection includes works of design and architecture, sculpture, painting, drawings, photography, film and electronic media. It also has the library with more than 300,000books.

Planed two weeks of my stay in New York will not be enough for all the things I would like to see and do in this amazing city, but I hope that I’ll manage to take a bit of New York and its culture treasures.

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