From baseball to Bonsai, Houdini to holograms, a guided tour of the museums of New York City
111 Museums in New York That You Must Not Miss
By Wendy Lubovich
Photographs by Ed Lefkowicz
When we think of museums in New York City, chances are what comes to mind are The Met, The American Museum of Natural History, or The Whitney. But New York is also home to dozens of fascinating, lesser-known museums catering to a vast range of interests. This winter, Emon Verlag publishes a guidebook that invites readers to experience the remarkable range of museums the city has to offer: 111 Museums in New York That You Must Not Miss (emons:/Distributed by ACC, February 15, 2019; $19.90 paperback with flaps).
To write this book Wendy Lubovich, a journalist with a passion for the arts and culture and a Fine and Decorative Arts degree from Christie’s Education, went on a quest to visit more than 100 of the museums of New York City in a single year. As she writes in the Foreword, “New York City has arguably the richest museum culture in the world. . . . Consider this book your personal museum concierge, a treasure map to the secret corners of the iconic museums, and a field guide to the kinds of museums you never dreamed existed.”
Packed with fascinating tidbits and full-color photographs, this compulsively browsable guidebook enhances visits to the city’s most venerable institutions and introduces readers to quirky repositories of creativity tucked away in the farthest reaches of the five boroughs.
Organized alphabetically, the museums in 111 Museums in New York That You Must Not Miss range from The Alice Austen House on Staten Island—the former residence of one of America’s first female photographers—to the Waterfront Museum, located in a converted Civil War-era warehouse in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood.
In addition to museums packed with art, photography, the decorative arts, history, and other traditional collections, there are museums in the book devoted to eclectic interests, like the Mossman Lock Museum which is home to locks, keys and tools dating as far back as 4,000 B.C. Other entries in the book will appeal to fans of vintage maps, Judaica, food, tattoos, and much more. Text includes insider’s insights that provide fresh perspective on familiar exhibits, collection highlights, and additional neighborhood attractions of interest.
In many cases, the buildings housing these wide-ranging collections are, themselves, destination-worthy. The text describes the notable features of posh Upper East Side mansions-turned-art museums and the labyrinthine basement of the SculptureCenter in Long Island City, originally restored by artist and architect Maya Lin. A floating barge, a former Revolutionary-era tavern, and a Victorian cemetery gate-house are just a sampling of the other outstanding structures housing equally compelling collections.
As much an invitation for New Yorkers to uncover new treasures in their own hometown as it is an essential travel companion for visitors to the city, 111 Museums in New York That You Must Not Miss is packed with insights, tips, photographs and invaluable visitor’s information that will enrich readers’ visits to the extraordinary museums of New York City.
About the Author
A former news anchor, Wendy Lubovich is a private guide in New York City, where she offers customized museum tours to clients from around the world. She holds a Fine and Decorative Arts degree from Christie’s Education in London. She currently lives in New York City.
About the Photographer
Ed Lefkowicz is a commercial, corporate, and editorial photographer and a passionate explorer of New York City. A photo editor for Edible Queens magazine, he lives in Brooklyn.
This guidebook is part of the international 111 Places series with over 300 titles and 2 million copies in print worldwide.
Contact: Meg A. Parsont
Title: 111 Museums in New York That You Must Not Miss
Publisher: emons:/ACC Distribution
Pub date: February 15, 2019
Price: $19.90 US Binding: Paperback with flaps
Extent: 240 pages
Illustrations: color photographs throughout
ISBN: 9783740803797 Size: 5 ¼ in. x 8 1/8 in.