Dating from 1766, Christie’s joins Sotheby’s as one of New York’s premier auction houses. The building is worth a visit purely for the architecture—in particular, to see the cavernous three-floor lobby featuring a specially commissioned mural by artist Sol LeWitt. Most auctions are open to the public, with viewing hours scheduled in the days leading up to the sale. Hours vary with each exhibition; call or visit the website.
20 Rockefeller Plaza
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 9:30am–5:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q, R to Lexington Ave–59th St; 4, 5, 6 to 59th St|