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A Walk Filled with Art

Ali Bar

Nothing beats autumn in New York. A little bit ago, on a day with a deep blue sky, a couple friends and I wandered from gallery to gallery in the Tribeca/Chelsea area.  First we made our way over to see the Gerhard Richter show at the Drawing Center on Wooster Street (Still up and I recommend it -- if you like Richter). We also stopped by a Rob Pruitt exhibition. All that art reminded me sadly that, once again, I will miss Art Basel in Miami Beach. But at least there is a plethora of things to do in New York City vs. my college town, Ithaca, N.Y. So I guess I shouldn't complain. The great thing about galleries in and around the Tribeca/Chelsea area is that most are open to the public for free, or they ask for a small donation, which depending on your financial situation, you can choose to give or not. On this lovely day we ended up along the water’s edge where we chatted on an old pier that had been converted into a park. We made our way up the island and hit the Frying Pan, a bar on three boats linked together. I didn't spend any money at the bar, but it was really nice in the late evening sitting on a boat in the Hudson River. Oh so nice.

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A piece from the Richter show.

If anyone knows any good galleries -- beyond the usual suspects -- in and around Miami, feel free to share. I’ll take recommendations for New York too for that matter.  Here’s just a list of a few of the New York museums where you can avoid paying the full admission price:

Frick: Pay what you wish Sundays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Whitney: Pay what you wish Fridays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Jewish Museum: Saturday Free!
MOMA: Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free!
Guggenheim: Pay what you wish Saturdays 5:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
New Museum: Thursdays Free!

Here’s another tip: Lots of people already know about Target free + reduced price events, but just in case you don't, Target teamed up with various arts and cultural centers to provide cultural events one day of the week that are either free or reduced in price. In Miami, for example, you can go to the Miami Children's Museum for free on the third Friday of the month. That'll save you the $12-$15 admission price. In Fort Lauderdale, you can go to the Young at Art Children's Museum for free on the first Friday of the month.

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