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.

Also see our Sights & Attractions Listings.

Featured NYC Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Museum of Modern Art

Guggenheim

Whitney Museum of American Art


Current Events: Bronx Museum of the Arts | Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
 


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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Map of New York City Museums
Browse over 95 NYC Museums.

Museum Free Days with Locations Map
Learn the where & when to save on your museum visit.

Visitors Guide to the Museum Mile
Upper East Side is home to nine of the best US museums.

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

 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts Official Website

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

April - May Events

Q&A WITH LAS REINAS CHULAS
Friday, April 29, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Meet members of Las Reinas Chulas, a socially conscious Mexican cabaret company, as they discuss their creative process and show clips from their hilarious live performances. Presented in collaboration with the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature and The Bronx Writers Center at the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Free admission and cash bar; Click here to RSVP

BRONX WRITERS CENTER WORKSHOPS
Saturday, April 30, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Find inspiration, meet fellow writers and artists, and learn new writing techniques at two workshops hosted by the Bronx Council of the Arts' Bronx Writers Center. Click here to view the complete schedule. Hosted by international authors as part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.
Free admission and cash bar

BEFORE COLUMBUS: AFRICA IN MEXICO
Saturday, April 30, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Explore the often unacknowledged history and impact of Africans in the Americas a millennium before the European “discovery.” Moderated by Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr and featuring panelists Kassahun Checole, C. Danny Dawson. In conjunction with the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

Free admission and cash bar; Click here to RSVP

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CommuniTea Time
Wednesday, May 4, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Bronx-based artist Michele Brody presents CommuniTea, a performance series featuring a shared tea service during which participants share loose-leaf tea with the artist and relate their stories, memories, thoughts, poems, and reflections, to be transcribed onto repurposed tea stained paper filters.

In conjunction with the artist's exhibition Reflections in Tea, on view at the Bronx Museum through May 29.


 

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Bronx Trolley Night
Wednesday, May 4, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hop off The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesdays Arts & Culture Tour at the Bronx Museum for free guided tours by artist Valeri Larko of her exhibition Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko and photographer Martine Fougeron of her exhibition Martine Fougeron: The South Bronx Trades.

Bronx-based artist Michele Brody will also be hosting CommuniTea Time, part of a series in which the artist encourages participants to share tea and exchange stories that are then transcribed onto a tea filter quilt, in conjunction with her exhibition Reflections in Tea.


 

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Senior Thursdays: CommuniTea with Simone Coonrod
Thursday, May 5, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In celebration of Senior Citizen’s Month, join us every Thursday in May for a special presentation of CommuniTea, an interactive performance series by Bronx-based artist Michele Brody. Come to one or all of the four programs, each of which will feature a tea service, snacks, and a collaborative activity culminating on May 26th.

Dancer Simone Coonrod, a known figure in the New York City swing dancing scene of the 1990s, will perform to an audience-produced poem.


 

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First Fridays! In Collaboration with The Moth
Friday, May 6, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

First Fridays

Join us for a Bronx StorySLAM hosted by The Moth. Arrive by 7pm for the opportunity to put your name in The Moth “hat”.  At 7:30pm names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage to tell a five minute story about the theme of the evening, MAMA RULES!. Of the ten featured storytellers, one winner is chosen.

The Moth is excited to be back in The Bronx! We have set aside a handful of complimentary tickets for Bronx residents. Please RSVP to info@bronxmuseum.org if you are interested in this offer.


 

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The Bronx's Main Street: Walking the Grand Concourse with Sam Goodman
Saturday, May 7, Meet in the Bronx Museum North Wing Lobby at 11:00am

As part of Jane’s Walk Weekend—a series of free guided tours held each year in memory of urban activist Jane Jacobs—Bronx native and urban planner in the Office of the Bronx Borough President Sam Goodman 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.


 

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Senior Thursdays: CommuniTea with Gary Glazner
May 12, 2016

In celebration of Senior Citizen’s Month, join us every Thursday in May for a special presentation of CommuniTea, an interactive performance series by Bronx-based artist Michele Brody. Come to one or all of the four programs, each of which will feature a tea service, snacks, and a collaborative activity culminating on May 26th.

This week, Gary Glazner of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project will collaborate with audience members on interactive poetry pieces.


 

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Gallery Tour with Valeri Larko
Saturday, May 14, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us for a guided tour of the exhibition Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko with the artist herself, Valeri Larko.


 

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Art Museum Day
Wednesday, May 18, 11:00am to 6:00pm

Membership and Special Events

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) will host its seventh annual Art Museum Day on Wednesday, May 18. Visit our galleries and take advantage of 20%-off memberships at all levels and a free tote for new members.


 

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Senior Thursdays: CommuniTea with Spaze Crafte One
Thursday, May 19, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In celebration of Senior Citizen’s Month, join us every Thursday in May for a special presentation of CommuniTea, an interactive performance series by Bronx-based artist Michele Brody. Come to one or all of the four programs, each of which will feature a tea service, snacks, and a collaborative activity culminating on May 26th.

This week, Spaze Crafte One, a multi-disciplined artist, educator and DJ, will lead an interactive audio project.


 

 

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How to be an Artist and Not Lose Your Mind
Friday, May 20, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

How to be an Artist and Not Lose your Mind is a one-night workshop run by artist William Lee (Master Lee) for artists, writers, musicians, actors, and performers. How to be an Artist… will address some of the creative being’s greatest concerns – how to make a living, how to find and express your character, how to deal with hecklers, how to manage the emotional strain of being an artist. Come to meet your fellow artists and keep your mind intact.


Senior Thursdays: CommuniTea with Movement of the People
Thursday, May 26, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In celebration of Senior Citizen’s Month, join us every Thursday in May for a special presentation of CommuniTea, an interactive performance series by Bronx-based artist Michele Brody. Come to one or all of the four programs, each of which will feature a tea service, snacks, and a collaborative activity culminating on May 26th.
This week, Movement of the People will lead a dance performance to a live reading of the group poem created during the May 12th program.


 

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Boogie on the Boulevard
Sunday, May 29, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get ready to Boogie! On May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 28, 2016, the last Sundays of each month, the center lanes of the Grand Concourse starting at 162nd Street will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun with free music, art and fitness programs hosted by organizations from the Bronx and beyond.

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China Institute Exhibition Official Website

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

2016 Events


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.

2016 Events: See Events Calendar.

Tai Chi: Tai Chi Class With Bob Murphy.
Date/Time: Saturday, March 19th, 4:00 PM

Tai Chi Resumes this Saturday and will be held each Saturday at 4:00PM in the Museum's garden. Please wear layered clothing and sneakers.
Admission: $12/$10 for Members.

Special Event: Tibetan Buddhism, Karma and Reincarnation -- A Lecture by Professor Annabella Pitkin.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 2nd, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Dr. Pitkin is Assistant Professor of Buddhism and East Asian Religions at Lehigh University, where she is also a core faculty member in the Asian Studies Program. Her current research focuses on Tibetan Buddhist modernity, Buddhist ideals of renunciation, miracle narratives, and Buddhist biographies.
Admission: Free with Regular Admission. Light Refreshments will be served.
Film: Two Short Documentaries: Searching for the Sacred Mountain and Shielding the Mountains.
Date/Time: Sunday, April 3rd and Sunday, April 17th at 2:00 PM.

Both of these short films (20 minuted each) focus on the relationship between Tibetan Buddhism and the Environment.
Admission: Free with Regular Admission.
Film: Mystery Monkeys of Shangri La.
Date/Time: Sunday April 10th and Sunday April 24th, 2:00 PM

This film is the true story of a family of snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world. This is a unique monkey society, formed in response to the hardships of the Himalayas.
Admission: Free with Regular Admission..
Special Event: Lecture by His Holiness Sakya Trizin on The Relationship Between Buddhism and the Environment.
Date/Time/Place: Friday, April 29th, 4:00 PM, College of Staten Island, Center for the Arts.

His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin is the is the supreme head of the Sakya School, which is one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in Tibet in 1945, His Holiness belongs to the ancient and distinguished Khön family, whose history extends back over 1500 years. The Sakya Order is one of the four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Since its establishment nearly 1000 years ago, it has produced a long line of great scholars and spiritual masters. The Sakya doctrine includes the full range of the enormous variety of the Buddha’s teachings.
Admission: Tickets are $20/$10 for students and may be purchased in advance by calling 718-987-3500 or emailing info@tibetanmuseum.org

Museum of the City of New York

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

 

Japan Society Official Web Site

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

04/06/2016
The State of Japanese Animation in a Pst-Miyazaki World

phone: (212) 715-1258, email: lprogram@japansociety.org 

When legendary director Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from Studio Ghibli recently, the world of Japanese anime was in mourning. In the vacuum left by the famed director, known for masterpieces like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, an opportunity has emerged for new talent to take center stage. Scriptwriter Dai Sato and animator/producer Justin Leach come to Japan Society to talk about the future of anime in the post-Miyazaki era. Dai Sato has written scripts for highly acclaimed television series and films including Samurai Champloo, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Cowboy Bebop. Justin Leach has also worked many years in the animation industry, including as a CG creator on Innocence: Ghost in the Shell 2 and on the animation sequences in Kill Bill. Dai and Justin are both members of Japan Society�s Innovators Network. Followed by a reception.

Tickets: $13/$10 Japan Society members, seniors & students
04/21/2016
The Japanese Garden:Secrets of Natural Landscape Design

phone: 212-715-1258, email: ACabasso@japansociety.org

From prominent temple gardens in Kyoto to the tranquil stone oasis at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Shiro Nakane is keeping the art of the traditional Japanese garden alive. Favoring subdued assemblages of stones and greenery over lush florals, the Japanese garden is revered for its calm, meditative quality. Son of garden master Kinsaku Nakane, Shiro began studying the craft as a young boy and has been following in his father’s footsteps ever since. He comes to Japan Society to share his insights on Japanese garden design gained through a lifetime of work in the field. Followed by a reception.

Tickets: $13/$10 Japan Society members, seniors & students
04/27/16
Country of Dreams: Art Festival as Social Change

phone: 212-715-1258, email: lprogram@japansociety.org

The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale is not only one of the world’s largest art festivals, it's a powerful force for social change. Artists: Marina Abramović, Cai Guo-Qiang, and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, as well as creator and General Director Fram Kitagawa

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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