Hidden gems

Grey Art Gallery at NYU
This place, right off Washington Square Park, often mounts historical shows that celebrate the legacy of the arts in local culture. 100 Washington Sq East between Washington and Waverly Pls (212-998-6780)

Rubin Museum of Art
Focusing entirely on Himalayan and Tibetan art, these collections include some of the most psychedelic paintings in town. 150 W 17th St at Seventh Ave (212-620-5000, rmanyc.org)

Fisher Landau Center for the Arts
Displaying the personal collection of Emily Fisher Landau, this gallery and research center features the most important artists of the past four decades. 38-27 30th St between 38th and 39th Aves, Long Island City, Queens (718-937-0727)

Queens Museum of Art
Go for the giant globe in Corona Park or the incredible indoor 3-D panorama of the city; this place is well worth the trip. New York City Building, 111th St at 49th Ave, Flushing Meadows--Corona Park, Queens (718-592-9700, queensmuseum.org)

Americas Society
Another one of those specialty museums dedicated to a particular cultural legacy, this place centers on art from the various Americas. 680 Park Ave at 68th St (212-249-8950)

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