AAA Editor Notes
Merrick Art Gallery, 1100 Fifth Ave., was founded with the collection of local industrialist Edward Dempster Merrick. The majority of works features American and European paintings from the 18th- and 19th centuries, and the highlight is a collection of Hudson River School paintings. The museum also includes contemporary art, a music room and a library as well as rotating rock, mineral and zoological collections. Temporary exhibits by local artists are offered.