Initially the private library of financier J. Pierpont Morgan, the facility now houses a research library and museum featuring sheet music by Mozart and three of the extant copies of the Gutenberg Bible, as well as a collection of rare and priceless books, manuscripts, drawings and prints. Period rooms open to the public include Mr. Morgan’s study and his library.
Dining options include the informal Museum Café in the central court and The Morgan Dining Room, once the Morgan family dining room.
Exhibitions, live performances, educational workshops, a reading room and a collection of rare artifacts honor the past, present and future of the American art form at this affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
Hours: M-F 11 am-5 pm
Admission: Free ($10 donation suggested)
The former studio of renowned Japanese sculptor and set designer Isamu Noguchi now houses permanent and traveling exhibitions, as well as an outdoor sculpture garden.
Hours: W-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-6 pm.
Admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students, children under 12 and first F of the month free
Formerly The Museum of Television & Radio, this institution focuses on the social impact of media technology, as well as the collection and preservation of TV and radio programs since the 1950s, of which more than 150,000 are available to be viewed or listened to at private consoles.
Hours: W, F-Su noon-6 pm, Th noon-8 pm
Suggested contribution: $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 children under 14
(Oct. 8, 2018-April 21, 2019)
Outdoor ice-skating in the center of Midtown Manhattan.
Hours: Daily 8:30 am-midnight, each session lasts 90 mins
Admission: $25-$33 adults, $15 seniors/children under 11
Skate rental: $12.50
Skate lessons: Daily 9 am-6 pm, $50 per half hour
Dedicated to local, national and international artists of African descent, the permanent collection boasts more than 1,600 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed-media works and installations, as well as temporary exhibitions.
Hours: Th-F noon-9 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-6 pm
Suggested donation: $7 adults, $3 seniors/students, children under 12 and Su free
After Jan. 15, 2018, the museum will be closed to construct its new home on its current site. Stay tuned.