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

OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, March 29, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Executive Director Holly Block and the Bronx Museum's Board of Trustees cordially invite you to attend the opening of our spring season. Music by DJ Afrika Bambaataa.

Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)

Readings & Conversations: Bronx Memoir Project
Wednesday, April 1, 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum and hear a reading of excerpts from the book Bronx Memoir Project: Volume 1 by Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez. The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and the Bronx Writers Center released the book, an unprecedented collection of over fifty fragments of Bronx memoirs, as penned by the borough's residents, spanning generations, continents, languages, cultures and themes.

Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
Back in the Bronx featuring Arlene Alda
Saturday, April 4, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Author and photographer Arlene Alda joins us for a signing of her new book Just Kids from the Bronx. Alda will share personal anecdotes about growing up in the borough, and read excerpts and sign copies of her book. Rick Meyerowitz, Bronxite and New Yorker cartoonist featured in Alda’s book, will be a special guest. Lunch by David Greco’s Arthur Avenue Caterers is included in the ticket purchase.

Free admission for Bronx Museum members; $10 lunch for non-members.
Bronx Stories: In Celebration of National Poetry Month
Friday, April 17, 6:30pm to 9:00pm


Join us for an evening of poetry inspired by the Bronx and works of art on view. Make your voice heard in our open mic. Produced in collaboration with poet, author, and Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council member Monica S. Martinez. Performances by poets El David, Julissa Rodriguez, and Tony Watts aka Mental Sins.

Free admission and bar (donations suggested)

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.

February 7th and February 22nd –
Film Screening: Silent Holy Stones, 2:00 PM.

Join us for a film screening of Silent Holy Stones, a feature film by Pema Tseden, the first Tibetan graduate of the Beijing Film Academy. The film follows a young lama assigned for Tibetan New Year to attend to the seven-year-old Living Buddha (tulku) of a mountain monastery. The young lamas try to balance their strict training with explorations of the outside world through the novelty of television and make some surprising choices.
February 15th
Community Reading: King Gesar of Ling, 2:00 PM.

We are pleased to welcome Staten Island OutLOUD for a community reading of King Gesar of Ling in honor of Tibetan New Year. The Museum will also serve traditional Tibetan momos (dumplings) and the reading will be followed by a screening of Silent Holy Stones. This program is free and open to the public.
March 1st, and March 15th
Film Screening: Buddha’s Painter, 2:00 PM.

Join us for a screening of Buddha’s Painter. From the producer/director Thomas Gonschior, this film traces the resurgence of Buddhist Art in Mongolia by the Master Artist Purevbat and his disciples.
March 8th and 22nd
Film Screening: Shining Spirit, 2:00 PM.

Join us for a screening of this film which documents a recording project that brings together the family of Jamyang Yeshi through music and the use of multi-tracking recording technology. With the help of Western friends, Jamyang, in exile in Canada, and his brother Tsundue, in exile in the United States, join voices with the family they left behind in Tibet.

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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