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Art lovers will rejoice at the selection of museums within walking distance of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. Just south on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues is the Museum of Modern Art — an eclectic yet highly regarded collection of contemporary pieces that include such famous works as Vincent Van Gough’s Starry Night, Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory and Claude Monet’s Water Lilies. Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin and Andy Warhol are also well represented at the MoMA. Adult admission is $20.
Even closer to the New York City luxury hotel is the Museum of Arts and Design located at 2 Columbus Circle. The 54,000-square-foot space houses hundreds of handmade objects in a variety of media — from wood and metal to fiber and glass. General admission is $15.
A longer walk (or cab ride) away is Manhattan’s famed “Museum Mile” — the swathe of Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 104th Street that’s home to a number of New York City’s iconic museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Admission prices vary.