New York City: How to Experience Art? - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. New York City is a great place to experience art, no matter what your budget. You can go to classic museums like MoMa or the MET or if you do not want to pay a dime, you can head to Chelsea on Thursday nights. Every Thursday is their gallery night, so they have open studios, talks with artists, free wine and cheese, and opportunities to meet other New Yorkers. It is a great experience. I would also recommend just walking around the Lower East Side, the East Village, and Chinatown to spot amazing street art. It is free, it is creative, but you will not regret spotting it.