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As if New York City streets aren’t photogenic enough, step inside these world-famous art spaces for a treasure trove of picture perfect scenes—because art and travel are a match made in heaven.
Located approximately 90 minutes away from Midtown Manhattan, Dia:Beacon is a 160,000 square-foot contemporary art space housed in a former Nabisco box-printing factory overlooking the Hudson River. Floods of natural light illuminate modern masterpieces by the 1960s’ and 1970s’ greatest artists, from Michael Heizer to Louise Bourgeois and John Chamberlain. There’s no filter necessary amid the vibrant hues of Dan Flavin’s minimalist light installations, or when standing in front of the entrancing patterns of Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawings.
An affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1 is dedicated to the exhibition of experimental contemporary art. Aside from the range of Insta-worthy works on view by artists like Pipilotti Rist and James Turrell, MoMA PS1 provides a packed calendar of after-hours events, from boozy parties to concerts and performances. More than an exhibition space, MoMA PS1 is an energetic cultural center with no shortage of lively photo ops.