I’m happy to feature my hometown of New York City during this pandemic. Needless to say in normal times,  LAArtParty only features events taking place in Los Angeles, but since so many of us are know sheltering at home, it’s a great time to view online art happenings, exhibitions, and screenings. I’d like to invite everyone to visit our sister site EatTravelGo.com which does feature international venues and institutions that we think are worth visiting. New York City is known for its arts and entertainment. Not only for its Chelsea, and downtown art scene but also for its museums.

The Metropolitan Museum; photo by Kathy Leonardo; courtesy of LAArtParty

The Metropolitan Museum of art will be celebrating its 150 year anniversary this year. It is a gorgeous museum. The MET website features The Met 360° Project spotlighting its various venues. Videos include: The Great Hall (at the Met); The Met Cloisters; The Temple of Dendur; The Met Breuer; The Charles Engelhard Court; Visit the website for more interviews and to view videos. https://www.metmuseum.org

I grew up in New York city, and was raised by art lovers, so I was introduced to art as a young child. I learned about its history and culture by visiting the incredible museums of NY on a consistent basis. I attended a private all girls high school called Dominican Academy on 68th street between Park and Madison. Museum outings were my favorite part of the curriculum.

Another favorite museum was the Whitney Museum which was originally located on 75th and Madison, so I spent many an afternoon at the Whitney when I was in high school….and yes, much of the time, I was skipping out on school.

If you have not visited the new Whitney Museum (downtown, in old the Meat Packing district), put it on your to do list for when this health crisis is all over. The venue itself is breathtaking, and the art exhibitions are superb. For more info about the Whitney, read my article about the new Whitney location in downtown NYC. I wrote this in 2015, when the museum opened its doors at the new location. The website has a section for online resources – CLICK HERE for more info, or visit the website – https://whitney.org

Of course the Frick in New York is another favorite of mine. The website is offering a 360 degree virtual tour – CLICK HERE to view or go to the website – https://www.frick.org