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12/15/2023

Discover NYC’s Best Museums This Winter

Winter in New York City is a magical time, but the biting cold can sometimes make exploring the city a daunting task. Nonetheless, at Aliz Hotel Times Square, we pride ourselves on being ambassadors of the New York experience, including plenty of ways to keep you warm and at ease. New York City has some of the best museums in the world, so what better way to avoid the cold and get to know the city at the same time? With captivating exhibitions, rich cultural experiences, and thought-provoking artwork, you’ll be met with plenty of inspiration. Here’s a curated guide to help you make the most of your museum exploration.

 

DISCOVER NEW ARTISTS AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Kick off your artistic journey at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), just a 25-minute walk from the hotel. This iconic institution has recently undergone a massive expansion, now boasting a total size of 708,000 square feet. Within its vast space, MoMA dedicates a great deal of it to exhibitions, ensuring that art enthusiasts with varying tastes all have something to enjoy. The museum spotlights the voices and talents of women and people of color alongside beloved artists like Matisse and Picasso. Keep an eye on their calendar for unique events like Drop-In Drawing and engaging Family Gallery Talks. If you’re craving a day of contemporary art and widespread inspiration, then you’ll definitely want to schedule a visit.

 

LEARN ABOUT JEWISH CULTURE AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM

The Jewish Museum stands as a testament to the richness and complexity of Jewish culture in the heart of New York City. As one of the oldest Jewish museums globally, it illuminates the global Jewish experience spanning 4,000 years. With nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media, The Jewish Museum offers a dynamic exploration of diverse artists and thinkers. The iconic Warburg mansion provides a welcoming home for exhibitions that provoke dialogue and promote understanding, making it a must-visit destination for those eager to delve into cultural diversity.

 

CELEBRATE THE BIG APPLE AT THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

At the top of Museum Mile, the Museum of the City of New York welcomes you to explore the city’s past, present, and future. The first floor hosts New York at Its Core, a comprehensive exhibition guiding visitors through 400 years of the city's history. Likewise, don’t miss the cheerful, holiday exhibit, Gingerbread NYC: The Great Borough Bake-Off, showcasing 23 bakers' artistic gingerbread interpretations of "Iconic New York." With rotating exhibitions spanning social activism, built environments, and vintage collections, this museum offers a multifaceted journey into the heart of the city.

 

HONOR DIVERSITY AT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

One thing that makes NYC so special is its diverse blend of cultures, backgrounds, and nationalities. At the Whitney Museum of American Art, you can explore a museum that embodies that very same diversity. With a collection of over 26,000 works by 3,800 American artists, the Whitney places diverse voices at the forefront. They place a unique focus on historically marginalized perspectives, inviting you to learn and understand new means of expression. Be sure to catch the exhibition Rose B. Simpson: Counterculture, running through January 21. Through various mediums, Simpson explores connections between contemporary life, ancestral pasts, and the natural world, urging visitors to consider the intersections of culture and place.

 

BE AMAZED AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Journey into the wonders of science and culture at the American Museum of Natural History, located just a mile and a half from Aliz Hotel. Since its founding in 1869, this institution has been a global leader in discovering, interpreting, and disseminating knowledge about the natural world. Marvel at their famous Tyrannosaurus rex and explore enthralling exhibitions like The Secret World of Elephants, revealing new insights into these majestic creatures' minds and senses. The museum's commitment to scientific research and education ensures an enriching experience for visitors of all ages.

To make your museum-hopping adventure seamless, take advantage of our Ride Around Town package. Say goodbye to the stress of navigating the city, stay warm, and enjoy a $25 Lyft credit per night of your stay. Whether you're exploring iconic attractions or vibrant neighborhoods, at Aliz Hotel, we ensure that your exploration of the city will be as sophisticated as it is memorable.

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