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Two little known museums in New York

September 16, 2015

This summer, I went to New York for the second time. So last year I visited some famous musems like the MoMa, the Met. These museums are often crowded which can be a disavantage for people who prefer a quiet moment.

This year, I visited two other museums : El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City.

First, you have to know that in New York, there are a lot of museums. There is a stretch along the 5th avenue which is dedicated to museums: The museum mile !

El museo del barrio is on this mile. It’s a very interesting museum which is about South American culture. It’s all about creative work of Latin American artists. It’s about their history, how it changed, how it evolved and in which way they were affected by all the changes.  museo del barrio new york

Plus, it’s not very expensive (9$ per adult and 5$ for students and seniors) and the shop offers a lot of things made in Mexico, Puerto Rico.

Then, I visited the Museum of the City. This museum is about the changes that took  place in New York . We can see all the landmarks in New York in a current exhibit. It tells the whole story of New York. There are also temporary exhitions about music, fashion that have changed New York in a good way.

museum of the city

How can you visit New York without knowing the story of the city ? This museum is a must to visit because we learn a lot.

In addition, outside the museum, you will surely recognize the courtyard which is one of the spots of the series Gossip Girl : it’s the outside of the school.

Finally, these two musems are different from the others; you won’t see any Manet or famous paintings but original work that change from the classical musems in New York.

Alexandra

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