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Onassis Cultural Center New York

645 5th Ave, Entrance on 51st or 52nd Streets, New York City, NY 10022-5910
+1 212-486-4448
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Hidden magnificent Greek treasures

This small, beautiful museum is right in the heart of Manhattan and across from St. Patrick's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan a
New York City, New York
The museum is one level below the street

My wife and I visited this small museum, where admission is free. It really packs a big historical... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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645 5th Ave, Entrance on 51st or 52nd Streets, New York City, NY 10022-5910
+1 212-486-4448
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small, beautiful museum is right in the heart of Manhattan and across from St. Patrick's cathedral. They have exhibits that display the history of Greek culture and beautifully displayed items of antiquity of the highest quality. For those who appreciate ancient Greek art and...More

Thank Alan a
Reviewed 26 June 2017

My wife and I visited this small museum, where admission is free. It really packs a big historical punch. The focus of the museum is on Greek art and the current exhibit is no exception. The works on exhibit, mainly sculptures, have been assembled from...More

1  Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 19 May 2017

happened upon the OCC when passing by on my way to a meeting; a new discovery! definitely worth a visit and repeats - the current exhibition "Emotions...." includes material from some of the most important collections on the planet, carefully curated and professionally presented. Well...More

Thank Astra_12
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We visited the Onassis Cultural Center to see the World of Emotions in Ancient Greece and were blown away by both the Center itself and the exhibit. We found the entrance hall amazing with 50 foot high ceilings, reproductions of the Elgin Marbles on the...More

2  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This traveling exhibit presents a unique collection of Ancient Greek art works from 700 BC to 200 AD. Various art forms such as pottery paintings, classic statues, wall frescos and funerary pieces express emotions of joy, happiness, triumph, sadness, grieving, seduction, anger, and jealousy to...More

Thank devnprt1
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The Emotions Exhibition using Greek statues, ceramics and metal is terrific. It shows the range of emotions present in Greek art. It helps you understand the art in a new a different way. I highly recommend it. Be sure to check the hours before you...More

Thank Cathyc7
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Very charming free museum. Ancient Greek artifacts statues, vases, and implements. Nice depictions of Ancient Greek life. Great collection of rare objects. Off the beaten trail. Loved it.

Thank Kimberly A
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Sadly no pictures allowed. But was a nice quiet way to spend part of the morning. Staff was very inviting and informative.

Thank Ginger W
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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....More

2  Thank aliza_616
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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

Thank Tony C
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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