My name is Max Marsh. I was born in Manhattan and grew up on Long Island, with my parents and two siblings.  I have great memories of going to Manhattan to attend Broadway and off-Broadway plays as a kid and remember going to the American Museum of Natural History while in high school.  

Now in my late-20s and living in Manhattan, I really enjoy checking out exhibits and interesting places throughout NYC and Long Island.  Here are some of the sights I’ve enjoyed recently. As Spring arrives, I’m thinking of visiting some of the smaller local museums in New York.  Hope you too will take advantage of the warmer weather and the many places to explore in New York.


The Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY)


Current Collection

Giants: Art from the Dean Collection from Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

(February 10 – July 7, 2024)


Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines (November 17, 2023 – March 31, 2024)

As described on the museum’s website: “Since the 1970s, zines—short for “fanzines,” magazines, or self-published booklets of texts and images, usually made with a copy machine—have given a voice and visibility to many operating outside of mainstream culture.”


Brooklyn Botanic Garden

52 acres of landscape in the center of Brooklyn


Current: Seasonal, Free Guided Tours

Wednesday–Sunday, March 13–31, 2024 | 1–2 p.m

Meet on Magnolia Plaza by building steps.

MoMA:The Museum of Modern Art  (11 West 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan)


Shana Moulton: The Meta/Physical Therapy (Now through April 21, 2024)


The Permanent Sculpture Garden (see magazine article for its great history)


MoMA PS1 The Museum of Modern Art in Long Island City in Queens, NY

(22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens, NY)


Free Admission for all New Yorkers

As noted on their website, MoMA PS1 is an “artist-centered and community-driven museum (that) embraces boundary-breaking ideas and experimental practices.”


The Whitney Museum of American Art, known informally as “The Whitney”

(99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY – located at 10th Avenue in the Meatpacking District and West Village neighborhoods of Manhattan)  “a modern and contemporary space showcasing American Artists”

*Free Admission: Fridays 5pm-10pm and Second Sunday of each month (10:30am-6:00pm); Visitors 18 and under are always free


Whitney Biennial

Opens March 20, 2024


Permanent Collection

Selections from 1900-1965  (June 28, 2019 –      )


Current Artist

Harold Cohen: AARON (February 3 – May 19, 2024)

Harold Cohen was a British-born artist who created AARON, “a computer program designed to produce paintings and drawings autonomously.” Below is a link to Wikipedia on this interesting artist.


The Highline

A public park built on a 1.45-mile-long elevated rail structure running from Gansevoort St. to 34th St. on Manhattan’s West Side.


Merchant’s House Museum (29 East 4th Street, Manhattan, NY)

The Museum is located between Lafayette Street and Bowery in historic NoHo,

bordering Greenwich Village, the East Village, and SoHo

The Tredwell family moved into the house in 1835, and they lived there for almost 100 years.  It was opened as a museum in 1936.  First NYC landmark.


Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street in Upper East Side of Manhattan) 

Celebrating 100 years.  On-going exhibit.


El Museo del Barrio (in East Harlem, 1230 5th Avenue, between 104th Street and 105th Street in Upper East Side of Manhattan)


As stated on the museum’s website, the mission of El Museo del Barrio is to present and preserve the art and culture of Puerto Ricans and all Latin Americans in the United States.


Check out their Permanent Collection, consisting of Urban Experiences, Expanded Graphics, African and Indigenous Heritages, Craft Intersection, Women Artists, and Representing Latinx


New York Botanical Gardens is directly across from the main gate of Fordham University at 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY)


NYBG describes itself as “a museum for plants, a center for learning, and a plant science leader in the Bronx”.  It has beautiful grounds on 250 acres in the Bronx, with many unique exhibits.

Current exhibit: The Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion (Now through April 21, 2024)

Ongoing activities for Children and Families, and school groups