The Angel Orensanz Foundation blog has already shared with you some of the not so known art gems in NYC. And guess what? Today we are revealing a little more about the hidden art in town, so you too can enjoy it!
Lets start off in Queens, in the Queens Museum of Art, the museum holds a 9,335 sq ft scale model of New York City and is also, one of the museums holding the exhibition CARIBBEAN: Crossroads of the World, that highlights more than two centuries of rare works that include paintings, sculptures, drawings, books, films, photography, video and historic artifacts from various Caribbean nations, Europe and United States.
After strolling on Queens, how about Washington Heights? Walk on the Fort Tryon Park until you find The Cloisters, a branch of the MET that holds the art and architecture of medieval Europe. A favorite there is The Unicorn Tapestries, a group of seven wall hangings that show a mythological hunt and capture of a unicorn.
But its is not only the art that calls attention to this place, it is the spot itself, a stunning four-acre setting that overlooks the Hudson River and holds the building that incorporates elements from five medieval cloisters and is set for many movies.
Another “secret” art gem in NYC is the Rubin Museum of Art. This place is the premier museum of Himalayan art in the Western world, holding a great collection of Asian art, that ranges from religious shrines and sculpture of ancient days to a modern portrait gallery of Indian artists.
The Rubin Museum of Art also hosts the K2 Friday Nights. With a nice Happy Hour from 6 to7, a evening DJ and unique thematic gallery tours and programs. Another perk of this museum? Is really close to the HighLine Park , so you can stroll there and participate on their art treasure hunt.