Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Arts & Culture: A Museum Hopper's Guide

[picture by Amy Costello]
Skyscraper Museum. Photographed by Amy Costello.

By Estelle Hallick

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West @ 79th St.

Opening May 26:

Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, Mermaids

The cultural and natural historical roots of some of our favorite fantastical creatures.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

Hop into one of the largest frog collections in the world!

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Ave. @ 82nd St.

Opening May 1:

Frank Stella on the Roof

Frank Stella's first solo presentation at the Met: abstract paintings and sculptures in an outdoor space overlooking the New York skyline and Central Park.

Opening May 15:

Hidden in Plain Sight: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection

Contemporary photographers bring out the beauty in the most common, everyday things in 35 pieces of work.

Skyscraper Museum

39 Battery Place

World's Tallest Building: Burj Dubai

Learn all about the over-the-top features of the newest skyscraper phenomenon (to be completed in 2008) with models, drawings, and more.

The Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53 St., between 5th & 6th Ave.

A little bit for everyone: Some Picasso starting May 9, Early 20th Century Film Posters starting May 23, and Re-picturing the Past/Picturing the Present featuring early and contemporary artists starts June 16.

New York Aquarium

502 Surf Ave. & W. 8th St., Brooklyn

With over 8,000 animals, how can you go wrong? Jellyfish, walruses, adorable sea otters, oh my! Ring in the Coney Island 50th anniversary celebration at the aquarium on June 9 and 10.

New York Transit Museum

Boerum Place & Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn Heights

The Triborough Bridge: Robert Moses and the Automobile Age

Celebrate the 70th birthday of the Triborough Bridge through an array of photos, artifacts, and more.

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