New York: Top 6 museums of your favorite movies and series
Museums in New York
New York’s museums are among the most beautiful in the world. No wonder they’re so cinematographic. Discover them in this selection and in our New York guide of the 1000 cult places of films, series, music, comics and novels.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
In Gossip Girl, the famous steps of this iconic museum serve as a lunch spot for the Queen of the high school and her court. For many years, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) held this title, then Jenny Humpfrey (Taylor Momsen) took over. It is forbidden to sit higher than the Queen, this position symbolizes her superiority.
The figures alone make you dizzy: more than 2 million works of art, including 250,000 exhibited in the 180,000 m2 of the building, a surface area multiplied by 20 since its opening in 1872, 5 million visitors a year… The Met is one of the largest museums in the world and possesses unique pieces. And since art must be accessible to all, admission is by a donation of the amount of one’s choice.
Address: 1000 5th Avenue, New York, USA
American Museum of Natural History
In Friends, after completing his paleontology studies, Ross (David Schwimmer) works in this unlikely name museum under the direction of Dr. Ledbetter (Michael Ensign). He invites Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) and the romantic evening ends on animal skins. Ross also hires his friend Joey (Matt LeBlanc) as a guide for one episode. This museum of prehistoric history does not exist, but the American Museum of Natural History is real and exciting.
Like the Met, the Natural History Museum is a must-see. With 32 million specimens, including 3 million in paleontology alone, this venerable institution presents a complete panorama of the history of natural sciences and human civilizations. Make old bones in the rooms that house gigantic dinosaur skeletons.
Address: Central Park West & 79th Street, New York, USA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
In Men in Black, the first pursuit between Agent J and an alien takes place in this magnificent museum of modern art designed by the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Its particularity is that it has a helix structure: the visitor enters from the top and gradually descends to the ground floor via a slightly sloping ramp.
If the exhibitions presented are remarkable, the case is also admired. Designed by the immense architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who died before the inauguration in 1959, this museum offers visitors a new way of getting around: first you take the elevator, then you go down the spiral structure.
Address: 1071 5th Avenue, New York, USA
Museum of Modern Art
In Manhattan, while visiting a photography exhibition at the museum with his girlfriend, Tracy, Isaac happens to run into his best friend Yale, who is accompanied by his mistress, Mary. This is their first meeting.
Salvador Dali, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Piet Mondrian, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne… And Edvard Munch, whose painting “The Scream” is to the MoMa what the Mona Lisa is to the Louvre. The Museum of Modern art is a must. In fact, with more than 3 million visitors each year, it is the third most visited museum in the United States after the Met (New York) and the National Gallery (Washington).
Address: 11 West 53rd Street, New York, USA
Queens Museum of Art
In Happy New Year, if, like Ingrid’s character, you’ve promised yourself “to travel all five boroughs of New York in a single day”, this is the place to visit. The Queens Museum of Art has a splendid 860 m2 model of the city! It took three years and a hundred craftsmen to arrange its 900,000 elements. And since the city that never sleeps is in perpetual motion, the work is regularly updated.
Address: New York City Building, Queens, New York, USA
In Godfather 2, as a teenager, Vito (Robert de Niro) arrives in Manhattan and is mistakenly given the name Corleone, corresponding to his native village in Sicily. Like all immigrants in the early 20th century, the Statue of Liberty was the first vision of the young Vito Corleone when he arrived in America.
Ellis Island is probably one of the most atypical museums. To visit this former immigrant reception center is to encounter and better understand American history. This small island, 83% of whose surface area is artificial, was a must for immigrants in search of a better New World. It is estimated that more than 100 million Americans are descendants of one of the 12 million people who passed through between 1892 and 1954.
Address: New York, USA
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