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First Friday in the art community have been a catching trend for years now and especially in New York City we are surrounded by art and galleries every which way we look.
How often do you visit art galleries throughout Manhattan? Any specific art galleries you prefer?
First Friday’s are extremely important in the art world, whether it be contemporary art, traditional, or digital. Depending on your preference will determine which art gallery you will attend.
Here at D2 Office Furniture and Design we are truly inspired by all genres of art, especially when designing and constructing office space. We also encourage you to attend a spectacular design and architectural related exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. First Friday details and list of featured museums can be found at the bottom of this post.
First Friday’s: Featured Art
First Friday's: Museums in New York City
- Neue Galerie
From 6-8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, visitors can experience the Neue Galerie’s collection of German and Austrian art.
Address: 1048 Fifth Avenue | Phone: 212-628-6200
- New York Aquarium
Admission on Friday afternoons after 3 p.m. is by donation at this Coney Island aquarium.
Address: Surf Avenue and West 8th Street, Brooklyn | Phone: 718-265-FISH
- New York Hall of Science
If you don’t mind some crowds, join the free admission fun at NYSci on Fridays from 2-5 p.m. (except in July & August).
Address: 47-01 111th Street Queens, NY | Phone: 718-699-0005
- New-York Historical Society
Pay-What-You-Wish on Fridays from 6-8 p.m., to visit the New-York Historical Society‘s exhibits that explore the history and culture of New York City and the United States.
Address: 170 Central Park West (76th/77th Street) | Phone: 212-873-3400
- Noguchi Museum
Pay-what-you-wish on the first Friday of every month to see this museum founded and designed by Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi.
Address: 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City | Phone: 718-204-7088
- Rubin Museum of Art
Admission is free for all visitors on Friday nights from 6-10 p.m. at this museum dedicated to the art of the Himalayas.
Address: 150 West 17 St. | Phone: 212-620-5000
- Whitney Museum of American Art
Pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6-9 p.m. to visit the Whitney, which displays 20th century and contemporary American art.
Address: 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street | Phone: 212-570-3676
- Yeshiva University Museum Admission is free on Fridays (open from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) to the YUMuseum, where you can explore exhibits that celebrate Jewish intellectual and artistic achievements. (Full-price admission $8)
Address: 15 West 16th Street | Phone: 212-294-8330