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Daily Crack – Kimono’s at Forbes

I found myself taking a walk this weekend down upper 5th Avenue in NYC by Bryant Park and the library all the way down to lower 5th Avenue and 12th St. just above Washington Square Park.  A friend had heard about a free art exhibit of Japanese Children Kimono’s and wanted to check it out.

When we got to the address I found that I had been to this little museum once before many years ago to see a Faberge Egg Exhibit. It’s actually The Forbes Galleries. Yes Forbes is a big name, but this museum is small and unknown to many, even New Yorkers. It houses both rotating collections and shows, and a permanent collection. It is a treasure trove of art and collectables including a large collection of toy boats, ongoing jewelry exhibits with the curator being the National Jewelry Institute, and many other surprises.

The children’s Kimono Exhibit was quite enjoyable and very well put together but The Forbes Galleries, next to the New Schools Parson School of Design, is definitely a crack to consider when walking around the village on a hot summer day.

The Forbes Galleries

62 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street

New York City

(212) 206-5548

Presently the hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday – 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Closed Sunday, Monday, Thursday and all legal holidays

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