Spend your holiday weekend by checking out some the best art exhibitions at New York’s favorite museums. By Alyson Schwartz.

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194X-9/11: American Architects and the City

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11 West 53 Street
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Works by architects Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, Paul Randoph and others focus on the rebuilding of the postwar American city, both after World War II and 9/11.

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Magnolia Bakery
1240 Avenue of the Americas
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9th Annual Nighttime Walking Tour of Revolutionary War New York

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Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl Street
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Watch the sun rise from Trinity Church and learn about the important role Lower Manhattan played in the American Revolution on this early morning walking tour.

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Fraunces Tavern Restaurant
54 Pearl Street
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Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands

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The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
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With over fifty illuminated manuscripts and books, and four authentically created clothing pieces on display, learn how garments can offer more insight to the image and character in the work. Also learn how the influence of war and occupation by foreign powers helped influence fashion and style.

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Morgan Dining Room
225 Madison Avenue
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Alyson Schwartz is the author of the blog Ribbons of Thought, which features musings on topics from fashion to NYC living including fun activities, food and unique finds.
  1. nathan says:

    Saw the Alexander McQueen at the Met today – INCREDIBLE. Worth the wait.

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