What is Museum Mile?
In just a few short blocks along Fifth Avenue near many Upper East Side condos and 40 East End, there is an endless source of cultural brilliance.
Museum Mile is home to breathtaking and rewarding sights and sounds, pulled from centuries of artistic accomplishment.
From the architectural ambitions of the astonishing Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art, there’s a wealth of artistic experience spanning much of the history of local and global art.
The Museum Mile is a major artistic center of the world. It runs along Fifth Avenue, from 82nd to 105th St. Along it are nearly half a dozen riveting New York City museums that draw in many thousands of visitors daily from nearby luxury New York condos and other neighborhood.
All the museums are contained within mere blocks near the east side condos of 40 East End and other top luxury condominium complexes, allowing the opportunity to visit several in one day.
The concept of the Museum Mile was popularized in the 1970s in an effort to promote traffic to the area during the economic slowdown. The area even received a formal designation from the city, recognized as Museum Mile in official documentation.
Museums Along the Mile Stretch
Every museum here has its own specific identity. The Goethe House is a celebration of German fine art. The Museum of the City of New York caters to the history of the city, including the burst of immigration that shaped it, the vast whirlwind of art and industrialism, and its global influence on architecture.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art may be NYC’s most treasured collection and certainly one of the most famous – over two million works of art in photography, painting, stencils, sculpture, 3D and virtually any other medium you can think of.
Other area museums include the Jewish Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design and the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts .
The stretch is home to a fine collection of art representing the melting pot of cultural influences contributing to the world of New York City art and history.
The Museum Mile Festival
Every summer, a number of participating museums along Museum Mile join in the Museum Mile Festival. For a single day, entrance to all museums in the program is free.
Museum Mile blossoms in spectacular fashion for one full day of museum exploration. Visitors pop from one to the other, taking in the magic of the art right outside the many top-tier luxury New York condos.
The event began in 1978 and was an astounding success. It quickly turned into an annual Upper East Side staple.
The Museum Mile was first introduced to spurn new traffic to the attractions and luxury New York condos of the Upper East Side. The idea was to expose NYC art to all – and it worked splendidly.
If you choose a new luxury condominium at 40 East End as your home, you can visit a distinct collection of some of the most inspiring and varied art in the world at your pleasure.
Between the architectural fascinations of the Guggenheim to the opulence and rarity of what can often be seen at the Frick Collection, Museum Mile is a must-visit destination for many types of art enthusiasts.