Championing the realms of contemporary photography and culture, Fotografiska Museum New York is undoubtedly one of Manhattan’s hippest places to see and be seen. Set inside a registered landmark formerly known as “The Church Mission House” constructed in 1894 (the same space con artist Anna Delvey wanted to host her Soho House-esque creative members club) in Gramercy Park, the museum exudes retro elegance from its daunting Renaissance Revival-style edifice to its eclectic gallery floors.
Exhibits throughout the six-story venue continue the Stockholm-based brand’s mission to inspire a more conscious world through the power of photography. Sophie Wright, Fotografiska New York’s Executive Director, curates rotating exhibitions featuring a breadth of photographic content: landscape, portrait, conceptual, documentary, and more, which provides insightful experiences for both new and returning visitors.
Recently debuting its travel-centric exhibit on the sixth floor, Fotografiska partnered with Autograph Collection Hotels to create Impressions: an assemblage of immersive destination-focused images captured by four distinguished Magnum-represented photographers while staying at prized Autograph Collection Hotels. From Belize and Berlin to Oklahoma City and Tokyo, photographs and short films inspired by the artist’s experience and gaze as a visitor, traveler, and guest shed light on each location. Running only until Aug. 30th, there’s limited time to tour this exhibit that dives into the magic of traveling — which we revel in given our obsession with all things travel-related, of course. Following the Fotografiska New York installation, Impressions will then travel to Fotografiska’s soon-to-open Berlin and Shanghai locations, as well as to select Autograph Collection Hotels properties across the globe.
Aside from the acclaimed gallery, the journey at Fotografiska New York doesn’t end with the artwork. Hidden on the second floor, Verōnika is the museum’s gilded restaurant: velvet furniture, high ceilings, and ornate chandeliers spawn a 1920s “Great Gatsby” ambiance. In addition to that, the museum is at the helm of an exclusive, members-only cocktail lounge called Chapel Bar that befits the mold for high society folk to imbibe and conversate late into the night.
Fotografiska New York is open on Sundays through Wednesdays from 9 am to 9 pm and Thursdays through Saturdays from 9 am to 11 pm.
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