Whitney Museum of American Art
Manhattan is one of the most exciting art centers in the world. It is filled with talented working artists and commercial art spaces such as galleries, art fairs, and auction houses—and it’s also home to some of the greatest art museums on the planet. Some are large and comprehensive, others small, focused gems, and all have come into being thanks to an abundance of civic pride, philanthropy, and yes…money.
Art critic and adviser Judy Pomeranz looks at some of the greatest of these institutions, examining their foundation and creation stories and exploring of the highlights of each collection through objects that help define the museums’ distinctive personalities and are not to be missed when you’re visiting. She also touches on other spaces in the city where you can take in great art outside the traditional museum context.
November 6 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters, and Frick Collection
November 13 The Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim, and Whitney Museum of American Art
November 20 The Neue Galerie New York, Hispanic Society; Jewish Museum, Morgan Library; and Studio Museum of Harlem
World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*
*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.