Alice Austen House
Alice Austen (1866 - 1952) captured a changing New York City in more than 7,000 photographs taken mostly around the turn of the twentieth century. Austen documented her life on Staten Island and went onto the streets of Manhattan to photograph the activities of immigrants and the working class. She was versatile and forged her own path beyond the restrictive Victorian expectations for women. Austen was a master tennis player, an early advocate for women riding bicycles, founder of the Staten Island Garden Club, and is said to be the first woman on Staten Island to own a car.
A vibrant cultural center, the Alice Austen House keeps the daring spirit of the early American photographer alive by presenting changing exhibitions of Alice Austen's pioneering historic photographs and of contemporary photography, providing education programs for students, and offering a range of cultural programs for the public.
In June 2017 the Alice Austen House, where Austen and her life partner, Gertrude Tate, lived together for nearly 30 years, marked its national designation as a site of LGBTQ history. The museum's listing on the National Register of Historic Places was amended to include LGBTQ history as an area of significance. This was an achievement of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, funded through a grant from the New York State Historic Preservation Office and made possible by the National Park Service.
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.
The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.
Asia Society Museum
Asia Society Museum presents a wide range of traditional, modern, and contemporary exhibitions of Asian art and Asian American art, taking new approaches to familiar masterpieces and introducing under-recognized arts and artists. The Asia Society Museum Collection comprises a traditional art collection, including the initial bequests of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, and a contemporary art collection. Through exhibitions and public programs, Asia Society provides a forum for the issues and viewpoints reflected in both traditional and contemporary Asian art, and in Asia today.
Bard Graduate Center Gallery
Bard Graduate Center Galley presents pioneering exhibitions on decorative arts, design history, and material culture. Our research-driven exhibitions are organized with leading scholars, curators, and institutions from around the world, and showcase a rich array of objects comprised of loans from public and private collections, many never before on view in New York City. With a commitment to investigating under-recognized topics in history of design, our exhibitions provide a critical framework for understanding the context in which historical and contemporary objects were made, used, collected, and displayed. These investigations, in turn, lead us to a fuller understanding of the present through the lens of the past.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, the last remaining 19th-century estate in the Bronx's Pelham Bay Park, is a cultural and educational institution that serves the broader New York City community. The Bartow-Pell Conservancy works to preserve and maintain the historic Greek Revival mansion and carriage house, as well as the museum's collection, its gardens, and the surrounding landscape, and to interpret the site's history with innovative and dynamic educational and public programming for schools, adults, and families.
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Founded in 1971, The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences of the Bronx and New York City through resonant exhibitions, public programming, educational offerings, and a collection of artworks by artists of African, Asian and Latin American ancestry reflecting the dynamic communities of the Borough. The Bronx Museum offers a converging place for artists, local residents, and national and international visitors alike. Admission is Free, supporting its mission to make the arts available to all audiences.
Bronx Music Heritage Center
The Bronx Music Heritage Center presents programs which showcase the Bronx's musical and cultural legacy. BMHC is committed to preserving and promoting Bronx music, cultivating Bronx artists, spurring neighborhood revival, and providing free cultural programs for the community.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiousity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.
Brooklyn Children's Museum
A pioneer in education, Brooklyn Children's Museum was the first museum created expressly for children when it was founded in 1899. Its success has sparked the creation of 300 children's museums around the world. With award-winning, hands-on exhibits and innovative use of its collections, the Museum engages children from pre-school to high school in leaning adventures. It is the only children's museum in New York City, and one of the few in the country, to be accredited by the American Association of Museums.
With roots dating back to 1823, the Brooklyn Museum is one of the oldest and largest museums in the United States, with a collection representing nearly every culture, ranging from some of the most important ancient Egyptian works in the nation; to the arts of the Pacific Islands, Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; to American and European art; to international contemporary works. The Brooklyn Museum is home to the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the only facility of its kind in the country.
Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Museumhttp://brooklynmuseum.org
Brooklyn Music School
Brooklyn Music School is a community school for the performing arts, founded in 1909. Brooklyn Music School's mission is to make it possible for everyone, regardless of their background and resources, to be able to experience the joy of music and the artistic and intellectual benefits of the performing arts.
Center for Jewish History
The Center for Jewish History in New York City illuminates history, culture, and heritage. The Center provides a collaborative home for five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The partners' archives comprise the world's largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. The collections span five thousand years, with more than 5 miles of archival documents (in dozens of languages and alphabet systems), more than 500,000 volumes, as well as thousands of artworks, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films, and photographs.
The Center's experts are leaders in unlocking archival material for a wide audience through the latest practices in digitization, library science, and public education. As one of the world's foremost research institutions, the Center offers fellowships, a wide array of exhibitions, symposia, conferences and lectures. The Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate, and is a partner of the Google Cultural Institute. The Center for Jewish History is home to the Lillian Goldman Reading Room, Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, the David Berg Rare Book Room and the Collection Management & Conservation Wing. Public programs create opportunities for diverse audiences to explore the rich historical and cultural material that lives within the Center's walls.
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Five fabulous floors of fun on West 83rd Street, we're a destination for delight, discovery and learning! We create experiences at the intersection of arts, sciences and humanities to ensure children thrive at home, at school and in the community. Our hands-on learning environments, programs and curricula are all produced through an alchemy of fun, research and museum science.
Children's Museum of Manhattanhttp://cmom.org
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Cooper Hewitt is America's design museum. Inclusive, innovative and experimental, the museum's dynamic exhibitions, education programs, master's program, publications and online resources inspire, educate and empower people through design. An integral part of the Smithsonian Institution - the world's largest museum and research complex - Cooper Hewitt is located on New York City's Museum Mile in the historic, landmark Carnegie Mansion. Steward of one of the world's most diverse and comprehensive design collections - over 210,000 objects that range from an ancient Egyptian faience cup dating to about 1100 BCE to contemporary 3D-printed objects and digital code - Cooper Hewitt welcomes everyone to discover the importance of design and its power to change the world. Cooper Hewitt knits digital into experiences to enhance ideas, extend reach beyond museum walls, and enable greater access, personalization, experimentation and connection. In 2018, the London Design Biennale awarded a medal to Cooper Hewitt for its presentation "Face Values," an immersive installation that explores the pervasive but often hidden role of facial-detection technology in contemporary society.
Cooper Hewitt is located at 2 East 91st Street at Fifth Avenue in New York City. Hours are Sunday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden, accessible without an admissions ticket, opens at 8 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Cumbe: Center for African Diaspora Dance
Cumbe is a home for African and Diaspora dance and music. Through classes and cultural programs, we invite everyone to feel the joy and vitality of rhythms rooted in Africa. Cumbe champions African and Diaspora culture as a vibrant legacy for people of African descent and as an exuberant source of power, spirit and knowledge for all. A resident dance studio and partner of RestorationART, we are located within the historical Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza.
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is a Dutch Colonial style farmhouse located at Broadway and 204 Street and was built on this site by c. 1784. The site opened as a museum in 1916, and is an extraordinary reminder of early Manhattan and an important part of its diverse Inwood neighborhood.
El Museo del Barrio
New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, El Museo welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs.
Flushing Town Hall
Flushing Town Hall (circa 1862) offers performances (including jazz, world music, dance and puppetry theater), exhibitions and education programs reflecting our global community. We are a Smithsonian Affiliate & a member of NYC's 33-member CIG.
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Fraunces Tavern Museum's mission is to preserve and interpret the history of the American Revolutionary era through public education. This mission is fulfilled through the interpretation and preservation of the Museum's collections, landmarked buildings, and varied public programs that serve the community.
Hi-ARTS (formerly known as the Hip-Hop Theater Festival) is a leading organization within the urban arts movement: developing and producing new works of theater, performance and visual art. We provide a platform for artists and creating educational and community initiatives that connect to and expand the audience for urban arts. Our commitment to this work has developed an audience that is unique, young, and ethnically and racially diverse. Located at the center of creative and community practice at PS109, Hi-ARTS engages arts and culture both locally and nationally.
Historic Richmond Town
Historic Richmond Town is a remarkable living-history village and museum complex that evokes 300 years of the history and culture of New York City. This stunningly expansive site offers a unique lens to learn and explore the American experience through one-of-a-kind visitor experiences that offer unparalleled historical insights that help bring the future into focus. With 43 landmarked structures on more than 100 acres of parkland, Historic Richmond Town is a breathtaking glimpse into New York City's rural past, just a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.
International Studio & Curatorial Program
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programs. Housed in a former factory in Brooklyn, with 35 light-filled work studios and two galleries, ISCP is New York's most comprehensive international visual arts residency program, founded in 1994. ISCP organizes exhibitions, events and offsite projects, which are free and open to all, sustaining a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners and diverse audiences.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an educational and cultural non-profit institution centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid. The mission of the Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Join us for a dynamic, interactive and educational journey for all ages.
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), founded in 1972, is a multidisciplinary arts center based in the diverse community of Southeast Queens. It devoted its mission to offer quality visual, performing, and literary arts, and to provide accessible education programs to encourage participation in the arts.
Founded in 1907, Japan Society in New York City presents sophisticated, topical and accessible experiences of Japanese art and culture, and facilitates the exchange of ideas, knowledge and innovation between the U.S. and Japan. More than 200 events annually encompass world-class exhibitions, dynamic classical and cutting-edge contemporary performing arts, film premieres and restrospectives, workshops and demonstrations, tastings, family activities, language classes, and a range of high-profile talks and expert panels that present open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia.
Image credit: Yoshitomo Nara, Miss Forest, 2019, urethane on bronze. Photographed by Richard Goodbody. © Yoshitomo Nara, courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo and Pace Gallery.
Kaufman Music Center
Kaufman Music Center stimulates appreciation of and participation in music through music performance and education in ways that awaken creativity, advance innovation, and create a sense of wonder amongst performers, students, teachers, and the public at large. Merkin Hall is Kaufman Music Center’s concert hall, and offers innovative programming, near perfect acoustics, and presents adventurous works, including many world premieres by contemporary composers and some of today’s acclaimed and inspiring performers. Learn more about Kaufman Music Center at our website. You can also sign up to receive more information about our concerts and classes here.
King Manor Museum
Step back in time in the World's Borough! King Manor invites you to experience life in the 1810s (with a few detours to the 1820s and 1850s) and learn about a family that stood up for what they believed was right, even when it was an unpopular opinion! Rufus King (1755-1827) was a Founding Father, Revolutionary War Veteran and framer of the Constitution, and anti-slavery politician. Come take a historic tour and touch history with your own hands! A wide variety of of free and low-cost public programming is offered year-round from free family crafts and festivals, to walking tours, concerts of many types, sewing workshops, school field trips, and much, much more. Welcome to YOUR historic house in Jamaica.
Lewis H. Latimer House Museum
A New York City Landmark, the 2.5-story Victorian house was home to African American inventor, Renaissance man, and son of fugitive slaves, Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928). The namesake museum calls attention to Latimer's and other minorities' contribution to technology, arts, poetry, and American life. The museum offers interactive tours, special art exhibits, literary and STEAM educational programs. Latimer's life story is used as a point of departure from which to examine issues of race, class, immigration and contemporary events.
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center
Founded in 1978, Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, inspires the growth of youth, families, and the community through quality arts and education programs. Programs include free and subsidized dance, music, theater, visual and folk arts classes and public performances. Mind-Builders develops skills in a variety of art forms for children, teens and adults while nurturing self-esteem, building character and cultivating an appreciation of the diverse cultures within our community.
Culture Pass visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour of Mind-Builders' African art collection. The collection on four floors includes twenty-four 19th-20th century masks, sculptures and artifacts from West and Central Africa. These works, installed in the beautiful 1906 municipal building recently resigned by Marble Fairbanks Architects, were selected from a larger collection donated by Robert Crane.
In October 2019, we're opening an expanded MoMA, inspired in new ways by our founding mission to be an experimental museum of modern and contemporary art in New York. Our last day of public admission will be June 15. Until then, we hope you'll join us for our exciting spring season, and visit MoMA PS1, which will remain open on its regular schedule throughout 2019. MoMA Ps1's regular admission policies do no apply during Summer Warm Up and Night at the Museum events.
Built in 1765, Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest remaining house in Manhattan. Throughout its 255 years of history, the house has witnessed the evolution of Northern Manhattan from countryside to a dynamic multicultural urban community. Located in Roger Morris Park, the house is sited on the ancestral homeland of the Lenape people, and shares the stories of the enslaved people who lived and worked in the house, private families like the Morris' and Jumels', and other famous people who visited, including Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, George Washington, and freed woman Anne Northup, wife of Solomon Northup (author of 12 Years a Slave). The Mansion is more than just an historic house, offering free and low-cost educational, family, and community arts and cultural programming to Upper Manhattan including public concerts and theater performances, hands-on workshops for kids, lectures, tours and more. We look forward to welcoming you during your next visit!
Museum at Eldridge Street
The Museum at Eldridge Street is housed in the magnificent Eldridge Street Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark nearly lost to neglect before a meticulous restoration that took 20 years and $20 million. The historic synagogue opened in 1887 as the first great house of worship built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Today, it is the only remaining marker of the great wave of Jewish migration to the Lower East Side that is open to a broad public. Exhibitions, concerts, tours, cultural events and educational programs tell the story of immigrant life, explore architecture and historic preservation, inspire reflection on cultural continuity, and foster collaboration and exchange between people of all faiths, heritages and interests.
Museum of Arts and Design
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields and presents the work of artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill. Since the Museum's founding in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD has celebrated all facets of making the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. Today, the Museum's curatorial program builds upon the rich history of exhibitions that emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design, and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives. MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who are influencing the direction of cultural production and driving twenty-first-century innovation, and fosters a participatory setting for visitors to have direct encounters with skilled making and compelling works of art and design.
Museum of Modern Art
In October 2019, we're opening an expanded MoMA, inspired in new ways by our founding mission to be an experimental museum of modern and contemporary art in New York. Our last day of public admission will be June 15. Until then, we hope you'll join us for our exciting spring season, and visit MoMA PS1, which will remain open on its regular schedule throughout 2019. MoMA Ps1's regular admission policies do no apply during Summer Warm Up and Night at the Museum events.
Museum of the City of New York
The essential introduction to New York City, the Museum of the City of New York explores the city's past, celebrates its present, and imagines its future. The engaging exhibitions offer New Yorkers and visitors from around the world information about the city's distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Touted by the Wall Street Journal, "For anyone curious about all things New York... the Museum of the City of New York has answers." The Museum's three first-floor galleries are devoted to New York at its core, a groundbreaking, ongoing exhibition where visitors discover 400 years of New York City history. New York at its core captures the human energy that drove New York to become a city like no other, featuring the city's chieftain Penhawitz and Lower East side denizen Susie Rocco and many others. The Future City Lab invites visitors to delve into the issues facing the city over the coming years in an immersive, hands-on space. Special exhibitions throughout the rest of the Museum focus on issues ranging from the city's history of social activism to New York's built environment. Timescapes, the award-winning short documentary narrated by actor Stanley Tucci, allows viewers to watch the history of the city unfold in 28 minutes. Show times are every 40 minutes and free with admission. Whether you are a die-hard New Yorkers or first-time visitor, the Museum of the City of New York is the place to explore what makes New York New York.
Photo by Filip Wolakhttp://mcny.org
Museum of the Moving Image
Museum of the Moving Image is the country's only museum dedicated to the art, history, technique, and technology of the moving image in all its forms. The Museum is a one-of-a-kind destination for audiences of all ages and interests, from connoisseurs of classic cinema to children and families to avid gamers. The core exhibition "Behind the Screen" explores the creative process behind movies, TV, and digital entertainment through a combination of interactive experiences, audiovisual material, and more than 1,200 objects from the collection. "The Jim Henson Exhibition" features historic puppets, original artwork, rare film and TV footage, and hands-on exhibits to tell the story of Henson and his creative collaborators in bringing to life the popular worlds of "The Muppet Show," "Sesame Street," "Fraggle Rock," "The Dark crystal," "Labyrinth," and more.
National Lighthouse Museum
Located on the former site of the United States Lighthouse Service's (USLHS) General Depot in St. George, Staten Island, the National Lighthouse Museum educates visitors about the history and technology of the nation's lighthouses.
The New Museum is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art. Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living artists from around the world. From its beginnings as a one-room office on Hudson Street to the inauguration of its first freestanding building on the Bowery designed by SANAA in 2007, the New Museum continues to be a place of experimentation and a hub of new art and new ideas.
New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum, a major educational institution, and a renowned plant research and conservation organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscapes and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs.
New York Youth Symphony
The New York Youth Symphony is one of the most awarded youth programs of its kind in the nation, recognized for its innovative, educational programs for talented young musicians. Founded in 1963 as an orchestra to showcase the metropolitan area’s most gifted musicians ages 12-22, its activities have since grown to encompass programs in chamber music, conducting, composition, jazz, and musical theater songwriting with performances at world class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Through its commissioning program, First Music, the NYYS has commissioned over 170 works from young composers since 1984.
Founded in 1985 by Isamu Noguchi (1904 - 88), one of the leading sculptors and designers of the twentieth century, The Noguchi Museum was the first museum in America to be founded, designed, and installed by a living artist to show his or her own work. Widely viewed as among the artist's greatest achievements, the Museum comprises ten indoor galleries in a converted factory building, as well as an internationally acclaimed outdoor sculpture garden. Since its founding, it has served as an international hub for Noguchi research and appreciation. In addition to housing the artist's archives and the catalogue raisonné of his work, the Museum exhibits a comprehensive selection of sculpture, models for public projects and gardens, dance sets, and his Akari light sculptures. Provocative, frequently-changing installations drawn from the permanent collection, together with diverse special exhibitions related to Noguchi and the context in which he worked, offer a rich, contextualized view of Noguchi's art and illuminate his enduring influence as a category-defying, multicultural, cross-disciplinary innovator.
©The Noguchi Museum / ARS. Photo by Nick Knighthttp://noguchi.org
Peoples' Symphony Concerts
Ever since 1900, Peoples' Symphony Concerts has been offering New Yorkers on a limited budget the chance to hear the world's leading concert artists and the top rising stars.
There are three series of six concerts each: the Arens and Mann Series at the Washington Irving High School Auditorium on Saturdays at 7:30 PM; and the Salomon Series on Sundays at 2 PM at the historic Town Hall.
Poster House is the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to posters. Through exhibitions, events, and publications, Poster House presents a global view of posters from their earliest appearance in the late 1800s, to their present-day use. Poster House takes its mission from the medium, aiming to engage and educate all audiences as we investigate this large format graphic design and its public impact. Posters explore: mass communication and persuasion; the intersection of art and commerce; control of the public domain.
For a poster to succeed, it must communicate. By combining the power of images and words, posters speak to audiences quickly and persuasively. Blending design, advertising, and art, posters clearly reflect the place and time in which they were made. Through them, Poster House explores everything from avant-garde design, to changing societal norms, and all the fads and fashions over the last 160 years. Poster House opened to the public in June 2019.
Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (Pregones/PRTT) is an award-winning acting and music ensemble, multidiscipline arts presenter, and owner/steward of bilingual arts facilities in The Bronx and Manhattan. Our mission is to champion a Puerto Rican/Latinx cultural legacy of universal value through creation and performance of original plays and musicals, exchange and partnership with other artists of merit, and engagement of diverse audiences. Our year-round programs offer attractive and affordable opportunities for arts access and participation to NYC residents and visitors alike.
Pregones/PRTT stages performances at two venues in the city: the Pregones Theater at 575 Walton Avenue in the Bronx, and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater at 304 W 47 Street in Manhattan.
Queens Botanical Garden
Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is an urban oasis where people, plants, and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs, and real-world applications of environmental stewardship. Located at the northeast corner of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Flushing, QBG evolved from the five-acre "Gardens on Parade" exhibit showcased at the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Officially opening as "The Queens Botanical Garden Society" in 1946 after local residents saved and expanded the original exhibit, the Garden remained at the original World's Fair site until 1961, when it was moved to its current location on Main Street in Flushing. Among the original plantings taken from the 1939 site are two blue atlas cedars that frame the iconic tree gate sculpture at the Garden's Main Street entrance today. QBG has become a 39-acre oasis in one of New York City's most bustling and diverse neighborhoods.
Queens Historical Society
Founded in 1968 after a merge with the Kingsland Preservation Commission, Queens Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Queens, New York.
The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community. The Queens Museum presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents, while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.
Rubin Museum of Art
The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts and cultural hub in New York City's vibrant Chelsea neighborhood that inspires visitors to make connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas and neighboring regions including India. With a diverse array of thought-provoking exhibitions and programs -- including films, concerts, and on-stage conversations -- the Rubin provides immersive experiences that encourage personal discoveries and spark new ways of seeing the world. Emphasizing cross-cultural connections, the Rubin is a space to contemplate ideas that extend across history and span human cultures.
SculptureCenter leads the conversation on contemporary art by supporting artistic innovation and independent thought highlighting the sculpture's specific potential to change the way we engage with the world. Positioning artists' work in larger cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts, SculptureCenter discerns and interprets emerging ideas. Founded by artists in 1928, ScultureCenter provides an international forum that connects artists and audiences by presenting exhibitions, commissioning new work, and generating scholarship.
Second Stage Theater
Second Stage Theater produces work entirely by 21st century American playwrights both on and off Broadway. Dedicated to adventurous contemporary plays and musicals, bold new interpretations, and unique theatrical experiences, the work at Second Stage reflects diversity and inclusiveness. Through the discovery of emerging talent and the commissioning of new work, Second Stage nurtures future generations of theater artists and welcomes a theatergoing audience of all backgrounds.
Second Stage was founded in 1979 by Aristics Director Carole Rothman. We produce shows Off-Broadway at the 296-seat Tony Kiser Theater in Times Square, the 108-seat McGinn/Cazale Theater on the Upper West Side, and at our new home on Broadway, the 595-seat Hayes Theater. We make our productions accessible to the community through our Education & Outreach programs.
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. The New York City branch of the museum is located within the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. The branch's permanent and temporary exhibitions - as well as a range of public programs, including music and dance performances, films and symposia - explore the diversity of the Native people of the Americas. Admission to the National Museum of the American Indian is free of charge, a pass is not required for entry to the museum.
Society of Illustrators
The Society of Illustrators' mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large. Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators is the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration in America. Notable Society members have been N.C. Wyeth, Rube Goldberg, and Norman Rockwell, among others. Our Museum of Illustration was established in 1981. We offer year-round themed exhibits, art education programs and annual juried competitions. Our Permanent Collection houses 2,500 pieces that are cataloged for scholarly use and displayed periodically. In 2012, we created the MoCCA Gallery with a focus on curated exhibits on comic and cartoon art.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons on the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum in New York is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by museum educators. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-evolving institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.
Staten Island Museum
Founded in 1881 the Staten Island Museum engages visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions, public programs, and educational activities for all ages.
It is the mission of the Staten Island Museum to spark curiosity and generate meaningful shared experiences through natural science, art, and history to deepen understanding of our environment, ourselves, and each other.
Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
At the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling (SHCMAS), children and families grow and learn about the rich cultural history of Sugar Hill, and the world at large, through inter-generational dialogue with artists, art and storytelling. Within our gallery, workshop and gathering spaces, SHCMAS offers direct engagement with accomplished artists and storytellers, well-equipped art-making facilities, and firsthand experiences with historically significant and important contemporary art. Programs are particularly designed to nurture the curiosity, creative spirit and cognitive development of three- to eight-year-old children; positively impacting the outlook for their future, and the future of their community.
Swiss Institute is an independent non-profit contemporary art institution dedicated to promoting forward-thinking and experimental art marking through innovative exhitions and programs.
The Dessoff Choirs
The Dessoff Choirs, under the baton of Malcolm J. Merriweather, music director, is one of the leading choruses in New York City, with an established reputation for pioneering performances of choral works from the Renaissance era through the 21st century. Since its founding in 1924, Dessoff’s mission is to enrich the lives of its audiences and members through the performance of new or rarely heard choral music.
The Drawing Center
The Drawing Center, a museum in Manhattan's SoHo district, explores the medium of drawing as primary, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture, the future of art, and creative thought. Its activities, which are both multidisciplinary and broadly historical, include exhibitions; Open Sessions, a curated artist program encouraging community and collaboration; the Drawing Papers publication series; and education and public programs. It was founded in 1977 by curator Martha Beck (1938-2014).
Photo by Martin Parsekianhttp://drawingcenter.org
The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection is your home for art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Founded by Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), the museum offers visitors intimate encounters with one of the world’s foremost collections of European fine and decorative arts. The Frick—now in its temporary location at Frick Madison, at the Breuer-designed building at 945 Madison Avenue, while its historic buildings undergo renovation—features celebrated works by Rembrandt, Fragonard, Ingres, Bellini, Vermeer, and more. The Frick Art Reference Library, a leading art historical research center, was established one hundred years ago by Helen Clay Frick and provides access to its rich collections for scholars and the public alike.
The Jewish Museum
Located on New York City's Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a museum at the intersection of art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Founded in 1904, the museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world. The Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years. Our distinguished exhibition history reveals a deep and rich exploration of Jewish culture and identity, and includes some of the most seminal exhibitions of the 20th and 21st centuries. Our dynamic education programs - from talks and lectures, to performances, to hands-on art making and more - serve a wide range of audiences, including families, teens, students, educators, and visitors with disabilities.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Fifth Avenue presents over 5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods. Since the Museum opened its doors to the public in its current location in Central Park in 1880, its footprint has expanded to cover more than two million square feet. Today, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both now ideas and unexpected connections across time and cultures.
The Morgan Library & Museum
A complex of buildings in the heart of New York City, the Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan, one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States. Today it is a museum, independent research library, music venue, architectural landmark, and historic site. A century after its founding, the Morgan maintains a unique position in the cultural life of New York City and is considered one of its greatest treasures. With the 2006 reopening of its newly renovated campus, designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, and the 2010 refurbishment of the original library, the Morgan reaffirmed its role as an important repository for the history, art, and literature of Western civilization from 4000B.C. to the twenty-first century.
The Noble Maritime Collection
The Noble Maritime Collection's mission is to preserve and interpret the art, writings, and historic maritime artifacts of the distinguished marine artist, John A. Noble (1913-83) and to continue his legacy of celebrating the people and traditions of the working waterfront of New York Harbor in its collections, exhibitions, and programs; to preserve and interpret the history of Sailors' Snug Harbor; to preserve and celebrate Robbins Reef Lighthouse; and to operate a museum and maritime study center inspired by these themes.
Housed in an 1844 National Historic Landmark building, which was once a dormitory for residents of Sailors' Snug Harbor, the museum has galleries, classrooms, a library, archives, and a print studio. The centerpiece of its exhibitions is Noble's houseboat studio, a former 19th century yacht cabin, which is restored and installed within the museum. Other exhibitions include period recreations, including a sailor’s bedroom; a ship model gallery; exhibitions about the art collection and history of Sailors’ Snug Harbor; an exhibition about Robbins Reef Lighthouse and its famous keeper, Kate Walker; and changing contemporary art shows. Programs throughout the year include a monthly sea shanty sing-along, a knitting club, concerts, and lectures.
The Shed commissions original works of art, across all disciplines, for all audiences. We bring together established and emerging artists in fields ranging from hip hop to classical music, painting to digital media, theater to literature, and sculpture to dance.
The Ukrainian Museum acquires, preserves, and exhibits articles of artistic or historic significance to the rich cultural heritage of Ukrainian Americans. Its collections hold thousands of items of folk art, fine art, and archival material. At its founding in 1976 by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America, the Museum was hailed as one of the finest achievements of Americans of Ukrainian descent. Since then, and particularly since its move in 2005 to a new, state-of-the-art building in Manhattan's vibrant East Village, it has become known as one of the most interesting and dynamic smaller museums in New York City. Each year, the Museum organizes several exhibitions, publishes bilingual (English/Ukrainian) catalogues, and presents a wide range of public and educational programs, including concerts, films, lectures, courses, workshops, and special events.
Van Cortlandt House Museum
The Van Cortlandt House Museum, also known as Frederick Van Cortlandt House or Van Cortlandt House, is the oldest surviving building in New York City's borough of The Bronx. The Georgian style house, begun in 1748, was built of field stone by Frederick Van Cortlandt (1699 – 1749) on the plantation that had been owned and farmed by his family since 1691. Frederick intended the house to be a home for him and his wife Francis Jay and daughters Anna Maria, 14 and Eve, 13. His sons James, 22, Augustus 21, and Frederick, 19 were not intended to be permanent residents of the house. Sadly, Frederick died before his new house was completed. In his will written in 1759, Frederick left the house to his son, James Van Cortlandt (1727 – 1781) and a life-time tenancy to his widow, Frances Jay Van Cortlandt (1701-1780).
The Van Cortlandts were a mercantile family prominent in New York affairs. Frederick's father Jacobus established a thriving wheat growing and processing business on the plantation including a grist mill for processing the wheat into flour and a fleet of shallow draft boats to carry the flour from the south end of his lake down Tibbet's Brook and out to the Harlem and Hudson Rivers to market. During the Revolutionary War, the house was used by Rochambeau, Lafayette, and Washington.
Wave Hill is a spectacular 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the Bronx. With world-class gardens, greenhouses, woodlands and stunning views, Wave Hill's vibrant landscape is one of the most beautiful spots in New York City. Wave Hill's mission is to connect people to the natural world in meaningful and lasting ways and offers a myriad of art, environmental education, gardening, family and nature programs, workshops, walks and talks.
Whitney Museum of American Art
Visit the Whitney Museum of American Art, the defining museum of American art from the twentieth century to today. Housed in a breathtaking new space designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano, the Museum is located at the southern entrance of the High Line in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, a destination for vanguard architecture, design, fashion, and nightlife.
Explore the Whitney's unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary art, which includes iconic works by artists such as Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jacon Lawrence, and Andy Warhol. These works and many other favorites are on view alongside groundbreaking special exhibitions that rotate throughout the year.
Wyckoff House Museum
The Wyckoff House Museum preserves, interprets, and operates New York City's oldest building and the surrounding one-and-a-half acres of park. Through innovative educational and farm-based programs we build cultural and agricultural connections within our community, emphasizing immigration, family, food, and community through history.
Young Concert Artists
Young Concert Artists has been dedicated to discovering and launching the careers of exceptional young musicians for 60 years. Each year, we present winners of the auditions in concerts around New York City, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, and The Morgan Library & Museum.
Alice Austen HouseStaten Island
American Museum of Natural HistoryManhattan
Asia Society MuseumManhattan
Bard Graduate Center GalleryManhattan
Bartow-Pell Mansion MuseumBronx
Bronx Museum of the ArtsBronx
Bronx Music Heritage CenterBronx
Brooklyn Botanic GardenBrooklyn
Brooklyn Children's MuseumBrooklyn
Brooklyn Music SchoolBrooklyn
Center for Jewish HistoryManhattan
Children's Museum of ManhattanManhattan
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design MuseumManhattan
Cumbe: Center for African Diaspora DanceBrooklyn
The Dessoff ChoirsManhattan
The Drawing CenterManhattan
Dyckman Farmhouse MuseumManhattan
El Museo del BarrioManhattan
Flushing Town HallQueens
Fraunces Tavern MuseumManhattan
The Frick CollectionManhattan
Historic Richmond TownStaten Island
International Studio & Curatorial ProgramBrooklyn
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space MuseumManhattan
Jamaica Center for Arts and LearningQueens
The Jewish MuseumManhattan
Kaufman Music CenterManhattan
King Manor MuseumQueens
Lewis H. Latimer House MuseumQueens
The Metropolitan Museum of ArtManhattan
Mind-Builders Creative Arts CenterBronx
The Morgan Library & MuseumManhattan
Morris-Jumel MansionNew York
Museum at Eldridge StreetManhattan
Museum of the City of New YorkManhattan
Museum of the Moving ImageQueens
Museum of Arts and DesignManhattan
Museum of Modern ArtManhattan
National Lighthouse MuseumStaten Island
New York Botanical GardenBronx
New York Youth SymphonyManhattan
The Noble Maritime CollectionStaten Island
Peoples' Symphony ConcertsManhattan
Queens Botanical GardenQueens
Queens Historical SocietyQueens
Rubin Museum of ArtManhattan
Second Stage TheaterManhattan
Smithsonian National Museum of the American IndianManhattan
Society of IllustratorsManhattan
Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumManhattan
Staten Island MuseumStaten Island
Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & StorytellingManhattan
Van Cortlandt House MuseumBronx
Whitney Museum of American ArtManhattan
Wyckoff House MuseumBrooklyn
Young Concert ArtistsManhattan