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New York is a destination everyone wishes to visit at least once in their lifetime. It’s a pebble throw away from New Jersey, the online casino hub of the country right now, and is home to some of the best cuisines in the world. Countless blockbuster movies and series have been filmed in the city, and celebrities can be spotted walking down the streets of NYC daily. On top of it all, there’s one thing that drives people to New York more than anywhere in the USA. The art scene!
The art scene is renowned for continuously evolving, embracing new trends, and throwing out the old, and nowhere else is this more likely to be found than in New York. Its ever-changing perception of art always brings something fresh and modern to the table. However, some galleries have stood the test of time, attracting art enthusiasts from all over the world.
No discussion of the New York art scene would be complete without a mention of the Pace Gallery, a long-established institution, first opened in 1963. It has represented some of the most influential artists of both the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art can easily take a whole day to explore, with a vast selection of artworks dating back over 5000 years. There are 17 different curated collections, ranging from armor to books, to carpets and even dresses and leather pieces.
Also not to be missed is the Midtown Art School, housed in the American Fine Arts Society building, for over a century. Visitors are welcome to peruse the many exhibitions on display or take part in any of the over 100 art classes on offer.
Other notable destinations for those wishing to explore the art scene include the New York Earth Room, with its surprisingly exciting soil exhibit, and Fanelli Cafe, an artist's bar that is one of the very oldest drinking establishments in the city. There is no doubt that the art scene in New York will continue to thrive in the years ahead.