Bonus: The Museum of Feelings

The pop-up Museum of Feelings is quite different from other temporary installations for one reason: it’s essentially the city’s mood ring. Located in Brookfield Place (already filled with art exhibits like Canstruction  and Luminaries) and run by S.C. Johnson & Co., prides itself in being “the first museum that reacts to emotions– and turns them into art.” Its facade changes color with New York City’s mood using social media and real-time data from sources like the New York Stock Exchange, local news, weather reports and flight delays. It uses other data like individual heart beats and Galvanic Skin Response to create emotion-reflecting selfies for visitors.

When you’re done, also discover the city’s best off-the-beaten path museums, open year round. Get in touch with the author at AFineLyne.