New York City Museums of Science, History, Culture & Arts

There is something for everyone in the Big Apple, from a real aircraft carrier museum the Intrepid to the smaller more intimate 19th Century Frick Collection all the way up to the Grand Daddy of all New York museums the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Spend a little time on this section of the site and you can make your next visit a memorable one.

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New York City Museums, Arts and Cultural Choices

Alice Austen House Museum & Garden
American Folk Art Museum
American Museum of Natural History
Asia Society and Museum
Avery Fisher Hall
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn Museum
Central Park Conservancy
Central Park Zoo
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Children's Museum of the Arts
China Institute Gallery
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Dia Art Foundation
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
El Museo del Barrio
Fisher Landau Center for Art
Forbes Magazine Galleries
Fraunces Tavern & Museum
Frick Collection
Green-Wood Cemetery
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Harbor Defense Museum
International Center of Photography
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Japan Society Gallery
Jewish Children's Museum
John A. Noble Museum for Maritime History
King Manor Museum
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Louis Armstrong House Museum
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Maritime Industry Museum at Univ of NY
Merchant's House Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Opera House
Morgan Library & Museum
Morris-Jumel Mansion & Museum
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Museum at Eldridge Street
Museum for African Art

Museum Mile
Museum of Arts and Design
Museum of Biblical Art / American Bible Society
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
Museum of FIT
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum of Mathematics
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Sex
Museum of the City of New York
Museum of the Moving Image
National Academy of Design Museum/School of Fine Arts
National Museum of the American Indian
National September 11 Memorial Museum
Neue Galerie New York
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New York Aquarium
New York City Fire Museum
New York City Opera


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Museum Events & Exhibits
View a monthly list of The Bronx Museum sponsored events, and other museums' events and exhibits.

Museum Events-Exhibits

The Morgan Library & Museum Official Website

January 23 through June 7, 2015
Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation

This exhibition focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s mastery of language and how his words changed the course of history. Today, nearly 150 years after the end of the Civil War, he remains an exemplar of exalted leadership in a time of great crisis and people the world over continue to look to him as a standard-bearer for principled governance. Lincoln Speaks explores Lincoln as a writer and public speaker whose eloquence shaped the nation and the world, in his time and in ours. More....

The Bronx Museum of the Arts Official Website

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456
phone: 718-681-6000

Friday, May 1, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
First Fridays! Dance

Four extraordinary artists from Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca will perform traditional flamenco presenting a range of comedy, joy, and sadness through dance. Artist and choreographer Nia Love will perform her new project entitled Recognize, an exploration of interpersonal relationships, with her young son, virtuoso drummer Kojo Roney.
Saturday, May 2, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Family Affair: Spring Fever

Welcome spring's long awaited arrival at The Bronx Museum of the Arts! Explore healthy living and contemporary art through art activities and tours of our current exhibitions Three Photographers from the Bronx and Cuba Libre! Works from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection. For children 12 and under with parent/guardian. Pre-register here to skip the line.
Saturday, May 2, Meet at 11:00am in the Bronx Museum North Wing Lobby
The Bronx's Main Street: Walking the Grand Concourse with Sam Goodman

As part of Jane's Walk Weekend, Bronx native Sam Goodman, and urban planner in the Office of the Bronx Borough President, will lead a tour of the Grand Concourse. While visiting key sites along this major thoroughfare, Goodman will provide a brief history of the Grand Concourse and explain the development of its diverse neighborhoods and communities. Cohosted by Transportation Alternatives.
Wednesday, May 6, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Readings & Conversations

The Bronx Trolley stops at the Bronx Museum where author Julian Voloj will discuss his graphic novel Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker with Benjamin Melendez, the protagonist of the book, as well as Joseph Mpa, a former Black Panther activist.
Thursday, May 7
1040 Lounge

The Bronx Museum partners with The Bronx Writers Center at the Bronx Council on the Arts and the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature to host two workshops for writers followed by a panel of noted African writers in conversation about the importance of elders in life and art.
1:00pm to 3:00pm: "Writing Fiction from Memories, " workshop with author Chantel Acevedo.
3:30pm to 5:30pm: "Finding One's Voice in Writing," workshop with author Billy Kahora
6:30pm to 8:00pm: "The Witnesses," a discussion featuring Vinie Burrows and noted African writers Boubacar Boris Diop, Yusef Komunyakaa, Achille Mbembe, and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o. Moderated by Rashidah Ismaili.
Thursdays May 7, 14, 21, 28, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Senior Thursdays

In honor of Senior Citizens Month, the Bronx Museum is offering FREE guided tours and refreshments for seniors every Thursday in May. Bring your friends and enjoy fun and engaging conversations about the artwork on view in our galleries. Drop in anytime between 11AM and 2PM.
Thursdays May 14, 21, 28 (and June 4 and 11!)
1040 Fitness

Warm up in a series of five fitness classes at the Bronx Museum! Get a lesson on culture, movement, and style, and break a sweat while you're at it.
May 14: Michelle González of Sweet Water Dance and Yoga will lead a low-intensity yoga class.
May 21: Kathryn Davis will lead visitors through "Meditation and Movement for Relaxation and Self-Healing."
May 28: Bharati S. Kemraj of the Bharati Dance Academy is leading a Bollywood Blast class.
Monday, May 18, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Art Museum Day 2015

The Bronx Museum is celebrating the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD)'s sixth annual Art Museum Day by providing full access to our four exhibition spaces and offering 20% off memberships at all levels. As an added bonus, new members will also receive a complimentary Bronx Museum tote bag.

China Institute Exhibition Official Website

125 East 65th St, New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-744-8181

Mao's Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution
September 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015

Around half a century ago during the Cultural Revolution (1966 – 1976), China was in a political “mango-fever.” In 1968, after receiving a gift of mangoes from the visiting Pakistani foreign minister, Mao Zedong sent the fruit to the “Worker-Peasant Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda Teams.” It coincided with a turning point in the Cultural Revolution from student-leading to worker-peasant-leading. Mangoes, an unfamiliar fruit at that time in China, became a temporary political symbol of Chairman Mao’s benevolence and love for the people. Illustrations and photos of mangoes appeared in publications, paintings, posters and badges, as well as on everyday objects such as mirrors, quilt covers and enamelware. Wax mango models were displayed in glass boxes to express respect for Mao, along with circumstances of the gift printed in red on the cases. By showcasing over 80 mango-related objects, Mao’s Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution will explore the interaction o f material culture and politics during this period.

China Institute Gallery is open daily from 10AM - 5PM, and stays open with FREE ADMISSION until 8PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Regular admission cost is $7 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and children under 12 are free.

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Official Website

338 Lighthouse Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306

The Museum is open every Thursday – Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM during the month of February. Our upcoming events include:

All film screenings are free with regular Museum admission of $6 Adults/ $4 Students and Seniors. We are pleased to continue the Saturday morning meditation classes each Saturday at 11:30 AM. For additional information, please visit our website. The fee for the class is $12/$10 for members. See complete events calendar.

Sunday, April 26th: 2:00 PM
Film Screening - My Reincarnation
Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed filmmaker, Jennifer Fox, this film chronicles the story of the high Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, and his western-born son, Yeshi. The film follows Namkhai Norbu's rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, while his son,Yeshi, recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, breaks away from his father's tradition to embrace the modern world.
Friday, May 1st 6:00 PM
Walking Tour - Tibet, Opera, and the Lucky Charms Leprechaun

Please join me for a Jane's Walk of Lighthouse Hill in conjunction with the Municipal Art's Society. The walk will last about an hour. Please feel free to join us at the Museum after the walk for light refreshments. The walk is free. Suggested donation for the after party is $10 with all proceeds to benefit the Museum.
Sunday, May 3rd 2:00 PM
Film Screening - Walking in Circles
This film is the story of three English housewives who in 1958 drove 8,000 miles to India. All married to mountaineers, they decided to have an adventure of their own. Eve Sims, Anne Davies and Antonia Deacock set their sites on Zanskar; a remote Tibetan Buddhist Kingdom in the North West Himlaya, the highest inhabited valley on earth and one of the last unexplored regions on the map.
Our on-going class schedule is:

Tai Chi - Thursdays 10:00AM
Tai Chi - Saturdays 4:00 PM
Meditation - Saturdays, 11:30 AM beginning on Saturday May 2nd.
Public Programs at the Museum are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York City Council members Vincent Ignizio, Steven Matteo, and Debi Rose. Our programs are also made possible by you, our friends, members and visitors.

Featured NYC Museum

Ground Zero Museum Workshop ToursGround Zero Museum Workshop
Images & Artifacts from the Recovery
by Gary Marlon Suson, the Official
Photographer at Ground Zero
"RARE PHOTOS" - The New York Times
Open Monday-Sunday; Daily Tours
420 West 14th Street, Floor 2
New York City, New York 10014
Tickets: Call Zerve (212) 209-3370
The museum features stunning images, artifacts and video from the Recovery at Ground Zero.

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