Art (and More) at Starving-Artist Prices
of Washington, D.C. are lucky enough to enjoy the entire Smithsonian
for free. But New Yorkers can enjoy their own museum treasures on
the cheap, now that most major institutions have pay-what-you-wish
nights. And many smaller museums are suggested donation or
free altogether all the time.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Tuesdays, 5pm-9pm. 2 E. 91st St., at Fifth Ave.; ndm.si.edu.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Tuesdays, all day; Saturdays, 10am-noon. 1000 Washington
Ave., Brooklyn, 718-623-7200; bbg.org.
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Wednesdays, all day. 1040 Grand Concourse, the Bronx, 718-681-6000.
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Thursdays, 6pm-8pm. 583 Broadway, 212-219-1222; newmuseum.org.
Thursdays, 5pm-8pm. 1109 Fifth Ave., 212-423-3200; jewishmuseum.org.
American Craft Museum
Thursdays, 6pm-8pm. 40 W. 53rd St., 212-956-3535; americancraftmuseum.org.
Museum of Modern Art
Fridays, 4pm-7:45pm. 33rd St. at Queens Blvd., Long Island
City, 212-708-9400; moma.org.
Whitney Museum of American Art
Fridays, 6pm-9pm. 945 Madison Ave., at 75th St.; whitney.org.
Brooklyn Museum of Art
First Saturday of every month, 5pm-11pm. 200 Eastern Pkwy.,
Brooklyn, 718-638-5000; brooklynmuseum.org.
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th St., 212-769-5100; amnh.org.
The Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave., at St. Mark's Ave., Brooklyn, 718-735-4400;
Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Pkwy., Brooklyn, 718-638-5000; brooklynmuseum.org.
Fort Tryon Park, 212-923-3700; metmuseum.org.
Dia Center for the Arts
548 and 545 W 22nd St., 212-989-5566; diacenter.org.
Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
32-37 Vernon Blvd., at 33rd Rd., Long Island City, 718-721-1932;
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave., at 89th St.; metmuseum.org.
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Ave., at 104th St., 212-831-7272; elmuseo.org.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave., at 103rd St., 212-534-1672; mcny.org.
New York City Fire Museum
278 Spring St., 212-691-1303; nycfiremuseum.org.
New-York Historical Society
2 W. 77th St., 212-873-3400; nyhistory.org.
29 E. 36th St., 212-685-0610; morganlibrary.org.
Queens Museum of Art
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-592-9700;
American Numismatic Society
Broadway at 155th Street, 212-234-3130; amnumsoc.org.
38 Greene St., 3rd Floor, 212-226-3970; artistsspace.org.
Carnegie Hall/Rose Museum
154 W. 57th St., 212-903-9629; carnegiehall.org.
601 Fifth Ave., at 48th St., 212-759-0606; daheshmuseum.org.
The Drawing Center
35 Wooster St., 212-219-2166; drawingcenter.org.
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Seventh Ave. between 27th and 28th Sts., 212-217-5800.
Goethe House German Cultural Center
1014 Fifth Ave., at 82nd Street, 212-439-8700; goethe.de.
Guggenheim Museum SoHo
575 Broadway, at Prince St., 212-423-3500; guggenheim.org.
The Hispanic Society of America
613 W. 155th St., 212-926-2234; hispanicsociety.org.
The Municipal Art Society
At the Urban Center, 457 Madison Ave., at 51st St., 212-935-3960;
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green, 212- 668-NMAI; si.edu/nmai.
New York City Police Museum
100 Old Slip, between South and Water Sts., 212-480-3100;
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, 718-448-2500; snug-harbor.org.
Whitney Museum at Philip Morris
120 Park Ave., at 42nd St., 917-663-2453; whitney.org.