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Learn Something New At These Museums Near Your Octagon Apartment

September 16, 2021

The kids are back to school this month, but that doesn’t mean the adults can’t learn something new, too. Near our Octagon apartments, there are tons of interesting museums specializing in every subject imaginable where you can put those brain cells to work.

Check out these nearby Roosevelt Island museums to learn about history, art, fashion, food, space and more! No matter what your favorite subject is, you can find the place to learn all about it without going too far from home.

The Museum of Modern Art, located at 11 W 53rd St, New York which is 16 minutes from your Octagon apartment, offers works from van Gogh to Warhol and beyond, plus a sculpture garden, two cafes and The Modern restaurant.

At The Museum of Modern Art, they celebrate creativity, openness, tolerance, and generosity. They aim to be an inclusive place where diverse cultural, artistic, social, and political positions are welcome. They’re committed to sharing the most thought-provoking modern and contemporary art.

The Noguchi Museum, located at 9-01 33rd Rd, Queens which is a five minute drive from your Octagon apartment, offers galleries and exhibits dedicated to artist and architect Isamu Noguchi, plus a serene sculpture garden.

The Noguchi Museum was founded and designed by internationally renowned American artist Isamu Noguchi for the display of what he considered to be representative examples of his life’s work. In 1980, Noguchi renamed his Akari Foundation as the Isamu Noguchi Foundation in anticipation of the museum’s creation. The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum officially opened to the public on May 11, 1985. 

The Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

(212) 708-9400

The Noguchi Museum

9-01 33rd Rd, Queens, NY 11106

(718) 204-7088

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