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New York City is a melting pot of cultures, making it the perfect place for artists of all types to come together. Each neighborhood's unique culture and personality attracts individuals of similar mindsets. With this, you find thriving, yet significantly varied, art scenes in each neighborhood and borough. When visiting the midtown east area of NYC, you will find a thriving art scene that embraces a blend of elevated and modern art. Strolling the streets, you will see large art installations from world-renowned artists and high-end art galleries.

Explore the Art Scene During Your Visit

Staying at the Concorde Hotel New York makes exploring Midtown and its thriving art scene easy. The hotel's central location puts guests within minutes of NYC’s must-see sites. 

Book your stay at the Concorde Hotel New York and be minutes away from everything you want to see.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Immerse yourself in modern art at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Founded in 1929, the museum features a continually rotating roster of exhibits. You can see works from the greats like Pollock, Warhol, and Picasso. You can also explore exhibits that speak to current events and culture while admiring works of art from up-and-coming artists. There are also several restaurants and cafes located within the museum. Enjoy lunch at The Modern, Cafe2, or Terrace Cafe. You can get a pick-me-up at the Espresso Bar or enjoy a libation for cocktail hour at the seasonal Garden Bar. You can visit the MoMa while staying at the Concorde Hotel New York. It is a half-mile away, making it a four-minute taxi ride or a ten-minute walk.

Bryant Park

If you visit during the warmer months, you will want to go to Bryant Park. This open-air space in the middle of Midtown brings art and culture to the public. It can be the perfect way to spend the afternoon or plan a romantic evening under the stars. Visiting the park is simple, as it is one mile from the Concorde Hotel New York. You can get to the park in less than ten minutes by taxi or about a 25-minute walk. Some of the most notable series include:

  • Live After Dark
  • Picnic performances
  • Accordions from around the world
  • American Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series
  • Broadway in Bryant Park 
  • Dance party 
  • Midtown music at Bryant Park 
  • Shakespeare

The Paris Theater

Opening in 1948, The Paris Theater is a single-screen art house movie theater with 535 seats. It is about a half mile away from the Concorde Hotel New York, making it a five-minute taxi ride or ten-minute walk. As the longest-running art house cinema in New York City, you aren’t just seeing a movie. You are experiencing a piece of NYC history, art, and culture. Buy your tickets in advance, as the limited seating can mean it fills up quickly.

Public Art Exhibits and Art Installations

Throughout the city, you will find large art installations and exhibits. These are free to see and sometimes interact with, letting you enjoy the thriving art scene in Midtown while going about your day. For example, you could see the “Field of Light at Freedom Plaza,” a spectacular light art installation illuminating more than six acres. Rockefeller Center also hosts exhibits from world-renowned artists. There is also the Constellations art installation at 425 Park Avenue. 

Fine Art Galleries

Throughout the midtown East area, several high-end art galleries feature elevated pieces from world-renowned artists.

  • Hawthorne Fine Art
  • Artmosphere Art Gallery
  • Throckmorton Fine Art
  • Eden Gallery
  • Yares Art

Many of them are within a half-mile of the Concorde Hotel New York. This makes them a five-minute taxi ride or a ten-minute walk from your hotel.