Are you ready for round 2 of ArtBinder’s Perfect Art Day itineraries? Check out this guide below to catch some of the spots (and boroughs!) that we didn’t get to last time.
Morning — Met Breuer
Head on over to the Upper East Side, stop at Joe Coffee for a quick breakfast, and walk two avenues to arrive at your first stop – the Met Breuer. For those unfamiliar with the New York City art scene, the Met Breuer is the newest branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that is focused on developing the institution’s involvement with modern and contemporary art. Currently on view is Like Life: Sculpture, Color and the Body (1300 – Now) which explores the various depictions of realism by placing key sculptures from different eras and cultures in dialogue with one another.
Afternoon — ICP and New Museum
Get on the subway and make your way downtown to the Lower East Side. Considering you’ve probably worked up an appetite, check out either the Butcher’s Daughter or Two Hands Cafe — or any of the other equally trendy lunch spots nearby. Once stuffed with avocado toast and matcha green tea, stop at the International Center of Photography (ICP). If you’re in the mood for something else, just cross the street and go into the acclaimed New Museum, the leading destination for new art and new ideas. Make sure to check out our post about their 2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage on view until May 27th.
Evening — Brooklyn Museum and beyond
Crossing the East River and into a different borough, proceed to the Brooklyn Museum, the most encyclopedic museum of the stops in this guide. After spending around an hour exploring their collection of roughly 1.5 million works (yes, you read that right – 1.5 MILLION), make sure to check out the two highly prized traveling exhibitions on view —- David Bowie is and Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985. If this is too much art in too little time, arrive on a Thursday when the museum stays open until 10pm!
If you’ve had your fill of museums, make your way to 363 Bond Street to see popular street artist Tristan Easton’s mural Brooklyn Crush on the building’s roof water tower.
After a jam-packed, art-filled day, reward yourself with a meal at Olmsted, an American restaurant in the area that grows many of the ingredients in its backyard garden (the NYC version of farm-to-table). If you really want to indulge, grab a scoop (or two) of organic ice cream from Ample Hills Creamery.