Must-visit places for artistic youth in New York City

In New York, just visiting the Statue of Liberty, strolling across the Brooklyn Bridge, ascending the Empire State Building, and wandering around Central Park? NONONO... That's definitely not up to the standards of an artsy youth! Let go of the typical tourist group sightseeing approach and embrace your style, literary flair, and artistic sensibilities! Those museums that will broaden your horizons will undoubtedly provide you with a profound and uplifting experience, both physically and spiritually! Those factories, SOHO, and the free art districts will offer you a new perspective on art. OK, LET'S GO!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as "The Met", is one of the largest art museums in the United States and one of the most famous in the world. Its total exhibition area is 20 hectares, equivalent to the size of the Beijing National Stadium, and the main building area is 8 hectares. Its collection of artworks exceeds 3.3 million pieces, including paintings, sculptures, architecture, murals, calligraphy, photography and other fields, with 19 different departments.


Broadway is actually a north-south thoroughfare running through Manhattan Island, known as a synonym for American theater and musicals due to the many theaters located on both sides of the road. Among them, the theaters on Broadway from 44th to 53rd streets are known as "inner Broadway" and primarily showcase classic, popular, and commercial plays; while the theaters on Broadway from 41st to 56th streets are known as "outer Broadway" and mainly showcase lesser-known, experimental, and low-budget productions.
MoMA is one of the most important modern art museums in the world, located in New York City. The museum's collection covers a large number of modern art works and is the first museum established specifically for collecting modern art. The collection also includes works of film, photography, and industrial design, with a total of approximately 150,000 works, 20,000 films, and 4 million film stills.


DUMBO is short for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass" and mainly refers to an area under the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge that extends to the borough of Brooklyn. It has now become one of New York City's leading art districts, with various galleries and studios gathered there.
The Guggenheim Museum is a private modern art museum with global influence, headquartered in New York and has branches in Abu Dhabi, Bilbao, Berlin, and Venice, planning to enter the Chinese market. The designer of the museum is the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The museum's exterior is unique and looks like a white seashell. Photography is not allowed inside the museum. Visitors can view artworks created by master artists by following a spiraling ramp. The Guggenheim Museum often holds special exhibitions, such as the currently displayed Italian Futurism exhibition, which showcases over 360 Italian Futurist works, displaying Italy's outlook on the future works, industrialization process, homesickness during wartime, and post-industrial life scenes from 1909 to 1944. The museum offers free guided tours and special activities every day. For more event information, please refer to the official calendar. The museum has many exhibits, including Edward Viellar's Place Vintimille, Vincent van Gogh's Landscape With Snow, and Pablo Picasso's Woman Ironing, all of which are worthwhile treasures to see.
Columbia University is a private research university located in Manhattan, New York City, founded in 1754 and is one of the Ivy League schools. It consists of three undergraduate colleges and thirteen graduate schools. Columbia University has had a total of 97 Nobel Laureates amongst its alumni and faculty, ranking first among universities worldwide. Its schools of medicine, law, business, and journalism are among the top-ranked in academia, with the latter issuing the Pulitzer Prize, one of the highest honors in American journalism. Interestingly, three U.S. Presidents including President Obama are graduates of the university.
This used to be the cradle of the "Lost Generation" artists' growth, but now the visitors who come to visit are mainly lawyers, white-collar workers in finance, and wealthy students.
The Brooklyn Museum is the second largest museum in New York City, with around 1.5 million exhibits, making it easy for visitors to wander around for half a day. The globally renowned large-scale feminist installation artwork "The Dinner Party" is permanently housed here. It was created by the famous American feminist artist Judy Chicago, and the audio guide is recorded by Chicago herself in 1980 for visitors to understand the spatial and temporal order of "The Dinner Party" up close.

Soho Grand Hotel

Today's SOHO is a commercial district with nearly 600 specialty department stores, clothing stores, and jewelry stores. Taking Broadway Avenue in the center of SOHO as an example, there are more than 50 specialty stores that offer a range of products, including jewelry, clothing, cosmetics, household products, stationery, and department stores. There are also over 100 restaurants that offer a variety of global cuisine and upscale theme restaurants. The world's most famous brands, such as PRADA, CHANEL, and LOUISVETTON, have already set up shop in this golden commercial district.
The Cloisters Museum is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City. Founded in the 1930s, the museum's architecture is filled with elements of European medieval monastery buildings. The Cloisters Museum is often used to display medieval European art and has approximately five million pieces of art from this period, showcasing a rich and diverse cultural heritage.