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Onassis Cultural Center New York
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Hidden treasure

This small museum has beautiful exhibits of Greek antiquities and is normally quiet and lovely... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
craigce
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New York City, New York
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Hidden magnificent Greek treasures

This small, beautiful museum is right in the heart of Manhattan and across from St. Patrick's... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

I have been to this small museum many times to see their annual exhibit of ancient Greek art. Each exhibit has been exceptional. The quality of the artifacts is outstanding, the facilities and exhibit space are spacious and comfortable, the written explanation clear and informative. It is a small museum and an hour and a half is plenty of time to see everything.

They do not have exhibits all the time but if you are in the area, check their web site. The Onassis Cultural Center is definitely worth a visit and it is free. No photos allowed.

There is a public atrium at the street level with tables, chairs and benches. On the walls are copies of the sculptures from the Acropolis in Athens. There is also a nice cafe. The museum is downstairs.

For a totally free day of cultural immersion, check out the free mid day concerts at St. Bart's Church which is just around the corner on Park between 50th and 51. It is a perfect combination of music and art.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank aliza_616
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

The Onassis Cultural Center is an under appreciated gem that feature art from Ancient Greece.An added bonus it it is free.

Took in the their latest exhibit of emotions in greek art and it was outstanding

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Tony C
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

I went to the Onassis Cultural Center to see “A World of Emotions, Ancient Greece, 700 AD – 200 AD.” The exhibition is stunning and easy to view. I left this small museum with a sense of enrichment, unlike an exhibit in a large museum, which can feel overwhelming. (Not that there’s anything wrong with a large museum….)

Admission is free. The brochure (beautiful and informative) is free. The coat/backpack checkroom is, of course, free. The woman working at the front desk was friendly. And on a Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, when most attractions have long lines to use the restrooms, the ladies room at the Onassis Cultural Center was completely unoccupied!

Photography is not permitted in the museum.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Fran727
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I heard about this exhibit in the New Yorker so I made sure to check in out on my recent trip to NYC. This exhibit from 700BC to 200AD all pertaining to Emotions. The artifacts have been curated from museums around the world. And best of all...the exhibit is free of charge. What a find!

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank LPLoveToTravel
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This wonderful little museum has a real treasure trove of ancient Greek artifacts. It is on the lower level of the public arcade at Olympic Tower with access just off Fifth Avenue. Generally quiet, it's a great fun to browse the collection and exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank craigce
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