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

Ground Zero Museum Workshop



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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Visitors Guide to the Museum Mile
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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

Through January 15, 2015
HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP


The Bronx Museum invites you to visit our holiday pop-up shop in collaboration with Puerto Rican fair trade retailer, Concalma The Store, featuring accessories, t-shirts, books, organic coffee, and home goods, as well as Concalma’s iconic handbags. Don’t miss the chance to purchase unique, fair trade gifts for your friends and family this holiday season!
Select items, including Limited Edition Concalma handbags featuring designs from artists Sofía Maldonado and Carolina Caycedo, will be available for purchase on our online store.
1040 Lounge: Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer
Friday, January 16, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a film screening of Jamel Shabaz: Street Photographer, followed by a Q&A with director Charlie Ahearn. In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. Charlie Ahearn, the director of the seminal graffiti movie Wild Style, pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had definition. Presented by the Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
Location: 2nd floor North Wing
During the event, be sure to shop exclusive t-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories from Firelina, a local clothing line.
1040 Lounge: Artful Health
Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a screening of excerpts from The Weight of the Nation, an HBO documentary series addressing the national obesity epidemic, accompanied by a series of family-friendly health and food activities.
Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Location: 2nd floor North Wing

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.

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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