Metropolitan Museum of Art
As a result of the Met's European Paintings galleries continued renovation, many core pieces of the permanent collection are not on display. This exhibit puts some of those highlights back on display with a look at the ever-popular Golden Age of Dutch paintings from the 17th-century headlining Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and more.
Museum of the Moving Image
Drawn from the museum's own vast collection, this tiny, fascinating exhibit features lantern slides dating to the earliest days of cinema. These tiny slides, some of which are hand-painted, celebrate an intriguing piece of cinematic and artistic history.
Built next to the famed Kaufman Astoria Studios, this modern museum is the cultural anchor of Astoria and a unique addition to the city's landscape. While heavily focused on film, the museum takes a board view of 'moving images' and features exhibitions on video games, television, animation, and internet gifs.
Modern Art is not Contemporary Art, so much of what you will find will be familiar. This is where all the artists you know hang their work. Current exhibits are a city-wide event.