NYC Living - Places - Museums - New York, New York, USA

Displays of objects; includes planned educational activities related to art, history, culture, or science
  • 911: National September 11 Memorial and Museum; "will build, program, own and operate the Memorial & Museum at Ground Zero that have been planned by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), a city-state entity established after 9/11 to guide the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan."
  • Armstrong: Louis Armstrong House and Archives "Satchmo"; preserves and promotes the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong
  • Art Alt: The Alternative Museum; online museum only; also known as The Alternative Center For International Arts
  • Art Americas: Americas Society Council of the Americas; displays of Latin American culture and art
  • Art Asia: Asia Society; art exhibitions and performances, films, lectures, seminars and conferences, publications, Web sites and assistance to the media
  • Art Asian American: Asian American Arts Centre; contemporary American and Asian art forms, utilizing performance, exhibition, and public education
  • Art Barrio: El Museo del Barrio; represents art and culture in the Caribbean and Latin America
  • Art Bronx: Bronx Museum of the Arts; twentieth-century and contemporary art museum
  • Art Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum of Art
  • Art Cloisters: Medieval art; the branch of the Metropolitan Museum devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe; located on 1.6 hectares overlooking the Hudson River in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan; incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters
  • Art Dahesh: Dahesh Museum of Art; dedicated to collecting and exhibiting 19th- and early 20th-century European academic art
  • Art Dia Ctr: Dia Art Foundation; visual art organization that supports, presents, and preserves art projects and promotes interdisciplinary art and criticism
  • Art Drawing: The Drawing Center; focuses on the exhibition of drawings, both historical and contemporary
  • Art Folk: American Folk Art Musuem; exhibits and preserves folk art
  • Art Frick: The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library; Western painting, sculpture, and decorative art, displayed in the New York mansion built by Henry Clay Frick; library provides documentation and visual study of Western Art
  • Art Galleries: Directory of Art Galleries; many in NYC
  • Art Guggenheim: Soloman R Guggenheim Museum; 19th and 20th century art; spiral building design by Frank Lloyd Wright; also has museums in Bilbao, Las Vegas, Berlin, Venice, and planned in Rio de Janeiro
  • Art Hispanic: The Hispanic Society of America; free museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America
  • Art Irish: Irish Arts Center; promotes an awareness of Irish Arts and Culture
  • Art Japan: Japan Society Gallery of Japanese art
  • Art MAD: Museum of Arts & Design; objects in clay, glass, wood, metal and fiber
  • Art Met: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; two million works of art from all over the world, from ancient through modern times
  • Art MoCCA: Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art; comic and cartoon art; animation, anime, cartoons, comic books, comic strips, gag cartoons, humorous illustration, illustration, political illustration, editorial cartoons, caricature, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and computer-generated art
  • Art MoMA: Museum of Modern Art; paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects
  • Art NA: National Academy Museum; and school of fine arts; collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art
  • Art Neue Galerie: Museum for German and Austrian Art; early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design
  • Art New Museum: Contemporary art
  • Art Noguchi: Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum; a comprehensive collection of artwork by sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)
  • Art PS1: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center; contemporary art; affiliated with MoMA
  • Art Roerich: Nicholas Roerich Museum; exhibits paintings by Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947), a Russian-born artist
  • Art RMA: Rubin Museum of Art; the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions
  • Art QMA: Queens Museum of Art; presents visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area and particularly for the residents of Queens
  • Art Sculpture: SculptureCenter; contemporary sculpture
  • Art Studio: Studio Museum in Harlem; collects, researches, and interprets the work of African American artists and artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally
  • Art Terrain: Terrain Gallery; Aesthetic Realism Foundation
  • Art Tibetan: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
  • Art Whitney: Whitney Museum of American Art; paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs, providing an overview of twentieth-century American art
  • Art Williamsburg: Williamsburg Art & Historical Center; art exhibitions as well as performances
  • Austen House: Alice Austen House; Clear Comfort, cottage of photographyer Alice Austen (1866-1952); National historic landmark; Staten Island
  • Bartow-Pell: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum; land purchased by Thomas Pell in 1654; Robert Bartow built house circa 1842
  • Brooklyn History: Brooklyn Historical Center; urban history center dedicated to the exploration and preservation of documents, artwork and artifacts representative of Brooklyn's diverse cultures past and present
  • Children Manhattan: Children's Museum of Manhattan; engages children and families through interactive exhibits and educational programs through arts, literacy, media and communications, science and the environment and early childhood education
  • Children Jewish: The Jewish Children's Museum
  • Children Staten Isl: Staten Island Children's Museum
  • Chinese MoCA: Museum of Chinese in the Americas; presents the experience and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere
  • City Island: Nautical Museum; City Island Historical Society; in the old Public School 17 building at 190 Fordham Street on City Island, The Bronx
  • Design: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution; devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design
  • Discovery TSX: Discovery Times Square Exposition; exhibition center; space for entertainment, learning and adventure
  • Ellis Island: American Family Immigration History Center and Ellis Island Immigration Museum; island in New York Harbor where 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924
  • Financial: Museum of American Financial History; tells the story of how the free market economy creates growth and opportunity
  • Fire: New York City Fire Museum; houses collections of fire-related art and artifacts from the late 18th century to the present; holdings include painted leather buckets, helmets, parade hats and belts, lanterns and tools, pre Civil War hand pumped fire engines, horse drawn vehicles and early motorized apparatus
  • Fraunces Tavern: Fraunces Tavern Museum; tavern that was a location for notable colonial and revolutionary war events;
  • Gracie Mansion: City-owned historic house; had been the official residence of the NYC mayor in past years; named after merchant named Archibald Gracie who built it in 1799
  • Harbor Defense: Harbor Defense Museum of Fort Hamilton; US Army Museum in Brooklyn; 175 year-old fortress
  • Historical Society: New-York Historical Society
  • House: Historic house museums; Historic House Trust's house museums in New York City parks: Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, Morris-Jumel Mansion, Van Cortlandt House, Dyckman Farmhouse, and others
  • Indian: National Museum of the American Indian; located at the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House in lower Manhattan; music and dance performances, films, and symposia explore the diversity of the people who came early to the Americas
  • Intrepid: USS Intrepid Museum; a 36 kiloton, 274-meter aircraft carrier, a National Historic Landmark, on the West side of Manhattan Island at Pier 86 (46th St); exhibits include the destroyer USS Edson, the submarine USS Growler and over twenty-five aircraft
  • Jewish: Jewish Museum; explores the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture
  • Jewish Heritage: Museum of Jewish Heritage--a Living Memorial to the Holocaust; educates people about the 20th century Jewish experience before, during, and after the Holocaust
  • Maritime: Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler; maritime history including the port of NY; in Fort Schuyler on campus of State University of New York Maritime College in Throgs Neck
  • Masonic: The Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library of Grand Lodge; a free, public museum and library, focusing on the history of Freemasonry in New York; tours of the Masonic Hall are also free
  • Mathematics: The Museum of Mathematics (opening 2012); exhibits and programs about mathematics
  • Merchant House: 19th family home preserved intact inside and out; the name "Merchant" comes from the profession of this house's former residents--a prosperous merchant family, Seabury and Eliza Tredwell and their children; house museum includes original furniture, decorative arts, clothing, and personal memorabilia
  • Morgan: Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum; a museum and a center for scholarly research
  • Morris-Jumel: Mansion; Manhattan's oldest house; headquarters to General Washington in September and October of 1776
  • Mt Vernon: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden; historic structure built in 1799 and converted into a hotel in 1826; fromerly Abigail Adams Smith Museum
  • Moving Image: Museum of the Moving Image; dedicated to educating the public about the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media and to examining their impact on culture and society
  • Museum "Mile": a 1.8 km (1.1 statuate miles) stretch of museums along Fifth Avenue; El Museo del Barrio at 104th Street, Museum of the City of New York at 103rd Street, Jewish Museum at 92nd Street, Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design at 91st Street, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts at 89th Street, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum at 88th Street, Metropolitan Museum of Art from 82nd to 86th Streets, and Goethe House German Cultural Center at 82nd Street
  • Natural History: American Museum of Natural History
  • NYC: Museum of the City of New York; presents the history of New York City and its people as a significant learning resource
  • Nordic: Scandinavia House; presents the culture of Scandinavian countries--Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden
  • Paley Ctr: Paley Center for Media; presents programs from the collection in screening rooms and theaters, exhibitions and screening series; formerly Museum of Television and Radio
  • Photography: International Center of Photography; a museum, school, and center for photographs and photography; presents photography in exhibitions and a collection
  • Police: New York City Police Museum; captures and preserves the long and rich history of the department as well as a present-day look at the world of law enforcement through the eyes of its officers
  • Richmond Town: Historic Richmond Town; historic village and museum complex; Staten Island
  • Science Liberty: Liberty Science Center; explores nature, humanity and technology, and promotes an informed stewardship of the world.
  • Science NY Hall: New York Hall of Science; science and technology center; exhibits in biology, chemistry and physics
  • Seaport: South Street Seaport Museum; historic ships and twelve-square-block historic district in lower Manhattan showing off 18th and 19th century buildings, stone-paved streets, and an operating wholesale fish market; Schermerhorn Row, Fulton Street
  • Sex: Museum of Sex; preserves and presents the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality
  • Skyscraper: Skyscraper Museum; celebrates the city's architectural heritage; exhibitions, programs and publications, that explore tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence
  • Snug Harbor: Cultural Center; historic Greek Revival, Beaux Arts, Italianate and Victorian style buildings; Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
  • Tenement: Lower East Side Tenement Museum; presents a variety of immigrant and migrant experiences on Manhattan's Lower East Side showing how the immigrant experience illuminates the present
  • Transit: New York Transit Museum; explores the development of the greater New York metropolitan region through exhibitions, tours, educational programs and workshops dealing with the cultural, social and technological history of public transportation; exhibits of trolleys and buses
  • Ukranian: Ukranian Museum; presents the Ukranian experience
  • Van Cortlandt: House Museum; mid-18th century Georgian dwelling; focal point of grain plantation and milling operation; The Bronx
  • Wax Tussaud's: Madame Tussaud's New York City Wax Museum; see famous and infamous persons preserved in wax
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