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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Featured NYC Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Museum of Modern Art

Guggenheim

Whitney Museum of American Art


Current Events: Bronx Museum | Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art | Japan Society
 


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
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

29 East 36th Street, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 685-0008

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The Bronx Museum of the Arts Official Website

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

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Upcoming Events

Save the Date

Sunday, August 26
Boogie on the Boulevard

Get ready to Boogie! On Sunday, August 26 the center lanes of the Grand Concourse from 162nd Street to 170th Street will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun with music, art and fitness programs hosted by organizations from the Bronx and beyond. Read more >
Become a Volunteer! Email info@bronxmuseum.org
Help make this the best Boogie on the Boulevard yet! Sponsor a block. Email sponsorship@bronxmuseum.org for details.
 

Currently on View

Iran: Women Only
On view through September 23, 2018

Iran: Women Only focuses on the contemporary women of Iran with a look back at the early work of photojournalist Randy H. Goodman started almost four decades ago. The 1979 occupation of the US Embassy in Tehran brought Goodman to Iran for her first foreign assignment. She returned in 1981, with two colleagues, on an exclusive assignment for CBS-TV News and then, were the only American journalists credentialed to work in that country. Her third Iran assignment was for TIME (1983) when she toured the Iran-Iraq war zone, covered breaking news and photographed Ayatollah Khomeini while wearing a borrowed chador.


Moses Ros: Landing / Aterrizaje
On view through September 19, 2018

Landing / Aterrizaje is inspired by recent migrations to the United States caused by environmental and manmade disasters and catastrophes that have wrenched people away from their homelands. In this new body of works, Ros focuses on the Caribbean experience, creating large, freestanding sculptures based on a main staple and export of the islands, the platano (plantain banana).

Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter
On view through October 14, 2018

The sculptural work of Diana Al-Hadid often refers to boundaries as a way to challenge preconceived notions of how one defines and experiences space. Drawing from an array of art-historical and scientific references, Al-Hadid’s work treads carefully between the imagined and the real, to address the tension between interior and exterior, belonging and alienation, the ruin and the yet-to-be-completed. Read more >

Manuel Mendive: Nature, Spirit, and Body
Featuring photographs by John Rowe
On view through November 4, 2018

Over the last fifty years, Cuban artist Manuel Mendive has developed a sophisticated and pointed examination of the influence of African oral-based traditions on Cuba through the experimental lens of contemporary art. His multidisciplinary work, in particular performances, has become a vehicle for exploring the intersections between art, religion, philosophy, politics, ethics, and anthropology. Read more >


China Institute Exhibition Official Website

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

2017 Events

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Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Official Website

338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone: 718-987-3500

The Museum is open every Wednesday – Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Our upcoming events include:

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of its incorporation with a Gala event on Friday, September 25th, 2015 at the Excelsior Grand, 2380 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island. The event will honor Beverly Garcia-Anderson, Immediate Past President of the Board of Trustees and the Staten Island Foundation. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased by calling 718-987-3500. The event will include dinner, cocktails, music, dancing, and raffles. The dress is Black-tie optional.

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.

2018 Events: See Events Calendar.

Public Programs at the Tibetan Museum are sponsored, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the support of Councilmembers Debi Rose, Steven Matteo, and Joseph Borelli. Additional support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
phone: 917-492-3492,
mmontalvo@mcny.org

09/14/18 - 04/28/19
Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis

Museum of the City of New York (1220 5th Ave & 103rd Street New York, NY 10029)

Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis explores the complex and fascinating story of New York and infectious disease. The exhibition integrates historical artifacts such an iron lung and a never-before-publicly-exhibited letter from “Typhoid Mary”; exclusive contemporary art by featured artists Blast Theory, Mariam Ghani, Ekene Ijeoma; as well as Jordan Eagles’s powerful “Blood Mirror.” Germ City also includes a collection of New Yorkers’ personal objects and stories and a curated selection of books and hands-on activities to engage adults and children alike.

Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis is organized by the Museum of the City of New York in collaboration with The New York Academy of Medicine and the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation which aims to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. The exhibition is part of Contagious Cities, a major international project led by Wellcome, staged in New York, Geneva, and Hong Kong.

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Japan Society Official Web Site

333 East 47th Street, New York, NY  10017
phone: 212-715-1258, email: lprogram@japansociety.org

10/18/18-10/18/18
The Tale of Genji in Word & Image

In this talk Melissa McCormick, Professor of Japanese Art and Culture at Harvard University, provides an introduction to the Tale of Genji and its captivating visual world, focusing on the paintings and calligraphy of the 16th-century Genji Album in the Harvard Art Museums, the subject of her new publication, The Tale of Genji: A Visual Companion. Followed by a book signing reception.


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