Museum Mile


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Museum Mile is the characterized for a section of 5th Avenue in Manhattan in the City of New York, from 82nd to 104th streets on the Upper East Side in a neighborhood known as Carnegie Hill. The "mile", which contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world, is actually two blocks longer than one mile. Ten museums currently occupy this section of Fifth Avenue. An eleventh museum, the Museum for African Art, joined the ensemble in 2009 at 110th Street, the first new museum constructed on the Mile since the Guggenheim in 1959. In addition to other programming, the museums collaborate for the annual Museum Mile Festival, held in June each year in, to promote the museums and increase popularity.
* 70th St. Frick Collection
* 82nd St. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
* 83rd St. Goethe-Institut New York/German Cultural Center
* 86th St. Neue Galerie New York
* 88th St. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
* 89th St. National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
* 91st St. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
* 92nd St. The Jewish Museum
* 103rd St. Museum of the City of New York
* 104th St. El Museo del Barrio
* 110th St. Museum for African Art (opening fall 2011)

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The Museum Mile Festival was established in 1979 to increase public awareness of its member institutions and promote public support of the arts in New York City The annual Museum Mile Festival traditionally takes place on the second Tuesday in June from 6 – 9 p.m. in Manhattan, New York City, United States. The first Museum Mile festival was held on June 26, 1979.
During the past two decades, well over one million people have taken part in this annual celebration. Festival attendees can walk the Mile from 82nd Street to 104th Street and visit ten of New York City's finest cultural institutions, open free that evening to the public. The Frick Collection, a great but small museum is on the Museum Mile. Still it may choose not to participate. It may however have a free day in December on its anniversery. The green museum mile street sign shown is obsolete: It is now brown for a historic district. During the event, Fifth Avenue is closed to traffic and it becomes a strollers' haven. Special exhibitions and works from permanent collections are on view inside the institutions and live music from jazz to show tunes to string quartets are featured in front of each museum. Additional street entertainers perform along Fifth Avenue all evening. Several of the Museum Mile participating museums offer outdoor art activities for children.