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By Marina Harrison

Completely up-to-date, the recent variation of this acclaimed advisor brings us 33 excursions of public paintings, overlaying the size of the island, from the Cloisters and Harlem in northern long island, to imperative Park and the museum mile, to Rockefeller middle and Chelsea, and down to the southern tip at Battery Park urban. This essential consultant additionally covers the outer boroughs, from comfortable Harbor, Staten Island to the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum in Queens, from Wave Hill within the Bronx the entire solution to the botanical gardens in Brooklyn.

The ideal guidebook for citizens and travelers alike, Harrison and Rosenfeld discover nooks and crannies off the crushed music along preferred treasures, reminding us all why big apple urban is the paintings capital of the world.

Artwalks in New York contains:

  • Completely revised and up-to-date entries, together with seven new walks, reflecting the ever-changing city
  • Includes over 25 strolling journey maps, instructions, and recommended visitation hours
  • Listings of museums, paintings and public sale galleries, art-filled public areas, inn lobbies, gardens, eating places, subway stations, public sculpture and work of art, and more
  • Hundreds of attention-grabbing evidence, anecdotes, and tidbits approximately manhattan urban paintings from specialist guides

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It features galleries with the latest in urban design, as well as many programs. Hours: Monday–Friday, –; Saturday, noon–. ☎ --. ☞ / The Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion Museum–New York,  West th Street, is another new addi­ tion to the city’s expanding list of special museums. Here you’ll find a series of contemporary and traditional exhibi­ tions relating to Jewish culture, as well as a fine permanent collection of art and artifacts ☎ --. 0 If you really want to experience New York’s vibrant art scene, pick up a monthly Gallery Guide (free at any gallery in the city) and note what evenings the newest openings are scheduled.

For those with a deep interest in Asian art in general, the Metro­ politan Museum of Art collection is, of course, indispensable. Here you will find many galleries dedicated to art from all of Asia. ) If your interest is specifi­ cally in Chinese art, visit the China Institute Gallery, at  East th Street. This little gem of a place offers rotating exhibitions, as well as events whose aim is to introduce Chinese art to Western­ ers. Scholars and other experts on Chinese art are occasionally fea­ tured at public symposia.

Your next stop is Rockefeller Center 6 (where tours are also offered). We suggest that you walk west across town to Fifth Av­ enue then up to th Street. Here is a major tourist attraction, but also an interesting artistic one. Rockefeller Center consists of some fourteen different buildings and venues; for this outing, we will focus on elements of Art Deco only. The most noticeable sight is, of course, the great Atlas statue, created by Lee Lawrie and René Chambellan. Note the stylized body (and exaggerated muscles) of Atlas.

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