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Onassis Cultural Center

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Address: 645 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5910
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Small Museum with Wonderful FREE Exhibits

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
aliza_616
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Freeport, New York
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Freeport, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Scarsdale, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Long Beach, NY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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!

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Connecticut
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Reviewed 18 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.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We watch closely to see what exhibits this small museum has in place. It has Byzantine art, Greek art, even modern stuff. The people who curate are brilliant. The show we just saw on newer excavations was eye opening. It can be seen in an hour or so, so is OK for lunch or a nice break from the Midtown... More 

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newyork
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

I had never realized there is this wonderful exhibition space in the building. The Dion exhibition that just ended this weekend was fabulous. I have signed up to go to future events there.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Saw an article about this exhibit last week in the NYT. We've been by it a hundred times, without entering. Free! Relics from the foot of Mt Olympus. Fabulously preserved and curated. Impeccable condition. Few tourists. This is a find. The exhibits change often. We lucked out

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Montana
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Reviewed 16 February 2015

We were walking on our first evening in NYC and stopped on a side street to get out bearings. Looking up, we saw these amazing art installations and the sign for the Onassis Cultural Center, always open. We stepped into a quiet lobby, where some homeless folk were taking shelter from the cold rain. The pieces based on Greek Mythology... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Along our walk we didn't realize we were right at the Onassis Foundation. So, we went in to check out Greek Monsters by Beetroot. It was fantastic. The foundation is nicely laid out and the personnel are very friendly. It's not overdone and I like that. Simple. Art. No bells and whistles.

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