Needlework "must see" in New York?

Hello All!
I have a friend who is going to New York for 12 days in
September. She is from Italy and loves embroidery. Can anyone suggest
things she "must see"?
Thanks so much,
Jeanine in Canada
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Jeanine3
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She might also like to visit the American Folk Art Museum on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. That had some very interesting early American pieces.
Lucille
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Lucille
I second Cheryl's nomination of "The Cloisters." It's a different "campus" than the main Met, but well worth the trip! They have "The Unicorn Tapestries."
Sue
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Susan Hartman
And IIRC, they also had NP kits for the Unicorn Tapestries. Well out of my price range as a poor starving student, but a good souvenir for someone who has some extra cash.
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Karen C - California
If your friend is into books I'd recommend the Strand used bookstore on Broadway. That place seriously contributed to an increase in my needlework library.
Donna in Virginia
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Donna
Well, if you're going to do Mueseums, personally I always like to go to the Frick. Just imeagining someone living there. Not for needlework, but it's got great rooms and atmosphere - some quite famous paintings, Goya, some Whistler portraits, and IIRC, the quite recognizable portrait of Sir Thomas More . Not too far from the Met.
But, the Cloisters is a great place to visit.
Ellice
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ellice
We went to the Frick in high school - my "humanities" class. We'd take the bus into NYC about once a month on field trips - the Frick, the Met, the Museum of the American Indian, etc. - during senior year. (You'd never get away with that in the age of "No Child Left Behind"...but I learned more on those trips than I'd've gleaned from a classroom!)
I still have the postcard I bought that day of the Goya in that collection that caught my eye - I decoupaged it. (How very 70s!) It's a painting of men working around an anvil.
Sue
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Susan Hartman
I think it was the Thomas More painting that really got me, thinking of the person, and the portrait. I just love going to the Frick - and walking through the courtyard. I think there are a couple of Goya's and it's one of those rooms that can overwhelm you in terms of the art all being in one place.
Ellice
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ellice
I also loved the Frick Collection (for art sort of stuff rather than needlwork). I'm kind of sorry I didn't go a second time as memories have faded after only 3 years, and it may be a while before I get back to New York.
I'd add to the recommendation for the Cloisters. It's a very special place with much to see, thought the Unicorns are what I remember best.
Bye for now.
Rosemary
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Rosemary Peeler

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