NEW YORK MUSEUMS


 

Ukrainian Museum
222 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003, USA/ 1212.228.0110/ www.ukrainianmuseum.org

The Ukrainian Museum is the largest museum in the U.S. committed to acquiring, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting articles of artistic or historic significance to the rich cultural heritage of Ukrainians. 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 the Ukrainian American community. Today, its unparalleled array of folk art, exceptional collection of fine art, and extensive compendium of archival materials make it one of the most unique and dynamic museums in New York City, with broad appeal for diverse audiences. Each year, the Museum organizes several exhibitions, publishes accompanying bilingual catalogues, and conducts a wide range of public programming, frequently in collaboration with other museums, educational institutions, and cultural centers. Open: Wed, Fri - Sun, 11:30 am - 5 pm; Thu, 11:30 - 8 pm.

 

 
 

American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023, USA/ 1212.595.9533/ folkartmuseum.org

The American Folk Art Museum is an art museum in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, at 2, Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue at 66th Street. It is the premier institution devoted to the aesthetic appreciation of folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States and abroad. Its collection holds over 7,000 objects from the 18th century to the present. These works span both traditional folk arts and the work of contemporary self-taught artists and European Art Brut. In its ongoing exhibitions, educational programming, and outreach, the museum showcases the creative expressions of individuals whose talents developed without formal artistic training. Open: Tue - Thu, 11:30 am - 7 pm; Fri, Sun, 12 am - 6 pm.

 

 
 

George Gustav Heye Center
1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA/ 1212.514.3700/ www.nmai.si.edu

The George Gustav Heye Center is a branch of the National Museum of the American Indian in Manhattan, New York City. The museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution. The Center features contemporary and historical exhibits of art and artifacts by and about Native Americans. Open: Fri - Wed, 10 am - 5 pm; Thu, 10 am - 8 pm.

 
 

Society of Illustrators
128 E 63rd St., New York, NY, USA/ 1212.838.2560 / www.societyillustrators.org

On February 1, 1901 a group of nine artists and one advising businessman founded the Society, and by 1939 the Society had moved to its current headquarters in an 1875 carriage house located at 128 East 63rd Street. In 1981 the Museum of American Illustration was established which now features the art of such legendary artists as Rockwell, Pyle, Wyeth, Kent, Peak, Fuchs and Holland, as well as contemporary artists. In 2012 the Society received the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, and created the MoCCA gallery in the second floor. Since then the Society has exhibited works by legendary artists Arnold Roth, Bill Griffith, and Harvey Kurtzman. The Society is also proud to now host the annual MoCCA Arts Festival. Open: Wed - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm; Sat, 11 am - 4 pm; Tue, 10 am - 8 pm.

 
 
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International Print Center New York
508 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001, USA / 1212.989.5090/ www.ipcny.org

International Print Center New York is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of fine art prints. It was founded by Anne Coffin and established in Chelsea in September 2000 as the only non-profit institution devoted solely to the exhibition and understanding of fine art prints. IPCNY fosters a climate for the enjoyment, examination and serious study of artists' prints from the old master to the contemporary. IPCNY nurtures the growth of new audiences for the visual arts while serving the print community through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. Open: Tue - Sat, 11 am - 6 pm.

 
 

Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA/ 1212.685.0008/ www.themorgan.org

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 4000 B.C. to the twenty-first century. Open: Tue - Thu: 10:30 am - 5 pm; Friday: 10:30 am - 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm.

 

 
 

New York Public Library
476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA / 1917.275.6975 / www.nypl.org

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a public library system in New York City. With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States (behind the Library of Congress), and fourth largest in the world. It is a private, non-governmental, independently managed, nonprofit corporation operating with both private and public financing. The library has branches in the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island, and affiliations with academic and professional libraries in the metropolitan area of New York State. The City of New York's other two boroughs, Brooklyn and Queens, are served by the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Library, respectively. The branch libraries are open to the general public and consist of circulating libraries. The New York Public Library also has four research libraries which are open to the general public as well. Open: Tue, Wed, 10 am - 8 pm; Mon, Thu - Sat, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun, 1 pm - 5 pm.

 
 

BRIC
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217/ 1718.683.5600/ www.bricartsmedia.org

BRIC (which stands for Brooklyn Information & Culture) is a nonprofit arts and media organization located in Brooklyn, New York City founded in 1979. Its original name was "Fund for the Borough of Brooklyn". In the fall of 2013, it opened a 66,000 square-foot renovated former vaudeville theater providing a gallery, an additional space for film screenings, lectures, and readings, and a flexible performance space which will showcase dance, music, and theater admission to which will be mostly under $20. The organization offers classes in digital photography and video production at low cost. Open: Daily, 10 am - 6 pm.

 
 

Eyebeam
34 35th St #26, Brooklyn, NY 11232, USA/ 1347.378.9163/ eyebeam.org

Eyebeam is a not-for-profit art and technology center in New York City, founded by John S. Johnson III with co-founders David S. Johnson and Roderic R. Richardson. Originally conceived as a digital effects and coding atelier and center for youth education, Eyebeam has become a center for the research, development, and curation of new media works of art and open source technology. Eyebeam annually hosts up to 20 residents and co-produces youth educational programs, exhibitions, performances, symposia, workshops, hackathons and other events with these residents as well as with partner organizations. Projects developed at Eyebeam have received awards and recognition including Webby Awards, Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Prix Ars Electronica. Open: Tuesday, 4 pm - 6 pm.

 
 

Aperture Foundation
4th Floor, 547 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, USA/ 1212.505.5555/ aperture.org

Aperture Foundation is a nonprofit arts institution, founded in 1952 by Ansel Adams, Minor White, Barbara Morgan, Dorothea Lange, Nancy Newhall, Beaumont Newhall, Ernest Louie, Melton Ferris, and Dody Warren. Their vision was to create a forum for fine art photography, a new concept at the time. The first issue of the magazine Aperture was published in spring 1952 in San Francisco, see Aperture (magazine). In January 2011, Chris Boot joined the organization as its director. Boot has previously been an independent photobook publisher and worked with Magnum Photos and Phaidon Press. Open: Mon - Sat, 10 am - 5:30 pm.

 
 

International Center of Photography
250 Bowery, New York, NY 10012, USA/ 1212.857.0000/ www.icp.org

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms. Through our exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since our founding, we have presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image. Open: Tue, Wed, Fri - Sun, 10 am ; 6 pm; Thursday, 10 am - 9 pm.

 
 

Paley Center for Media
25 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019, USA/ 1212.621.6600 / media.paleycenter.org

The Paley Center for Media & Paleyfest Location, formerly the Museum of Television & Radio (MT&R) and the Museum of Broadcasting, founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, is an American cultural institution in New York and Los Angeles dedicated to the discussion of the cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. It was renamed The Paley Center for Media on June 5, 2007, to encompass emerging broadcasting technologies such as the Internet, mobile video and podcasting, as well as to expand its role as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Open: Wed, Thu - Sun, 12 am - 6 pm; Thu, 12 am - 8 pm.

 
 

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave, Queens, NY 11106, USA/ 1718.777.6888/ movingimage.us

Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. Accessible, innovative, and forward-looking, the Museum presents exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and maintains a collection of moving-image related artifacts. In doing so, the Museum serves a diverse public at its New York City home and online, and provides leadership in its field. Attendance numbers more than 200,000 visitors each year, including 50,000 school children. In January 2011, the Museum reopened after a major expansion and renovation that nearly doubled its size. Open: Wed, Thu, 10:30 am - 2 pm; Friday, 10:30 - 8 pm; Sat, Sun, 11:30 - 7 pm.

 

 
 

Noguchi Museum

9-01 33rd Rd, Queens, NY 11106, USA/ 1718.204.7088/ www.noguchi.org

The Noguchi Museum, chartered as The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, was designed and created by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Opening on a limited basis to the public in 1985 the purpose of the museum and foundation was and remains to preserve and display Noguchi's sculptures, architectural models, stage designs, drawings, and furniture designs. The two-story, 24,000 square feet (2,200 m2) museum and adjacent sculpture garden, located in Long Island City section of Queens, one block from the Socrates Sculpture Park, underwent major renovations in 2004 allowing the museum to stay open year round. Open: Wed - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm; Sat, Sun, 11 am - 6 pm.

 
 

SculptureCenter

44-19 Purves St, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA/ 1718.361.1750/ www.sculpture-center.org

SculptureCenter is a contemporary art museum that is located in Long Island City, Queens in New York City. Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. SculptureCenter commissions new work and presents exhibits by emerging and established, national and international artists. On October 5, 2014, SculptureCenter unveiled its latest expansion and renovation, which includes a 2,000 square foot addition to the existing structure, aimed at improving visitor experiences and exhibition space, bringing exhibition space a total of 6,700 square feet with a 1,500 square foot enclosed courtyard for outdoor exhibitions and events. The architect is Andrew Berman. The expansion budget was $4.5 million. Open: Thu - Mon, 11 am - 6 pm.

 
 

Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation

526 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012, USA/ 1212.529.4906/ www.rcgrossfoundation.org

The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of modern American sculptor Chaim Gross (1904-91), his contemporaries, and the history of 20th-century American art. It is located in the sculptor's four-story historic home on LaGuardia Place in Manhattan's Greenwich Village neighborhood and is open to the public. In addition to the artist's sculpture and drawings, it also exhibits important works of American, European, Pre-Columbian and African art that the artist collected. In 2015, the Foundation won a Village Award from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation for its contributions as a resource to the downtown community. Open: Thu, Fri, 1 - 5 pm.

 
 

Bard Graduate Center

18 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024, USA/ 1212.501.3019/ www.bgc.bard.edu

The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture is a graduate institute and exhibition space located in New York City. It is affiliated with Bard College, located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The school occupies a six-story town house at 18 West 86th Street and a second, newly renovated town house at 38 West 86th Street. Students of the Bard Graduate Center focus on the study of the cultural history of the material world. The institution is committed to the encyclopedic study of things, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural history and history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. Open: Tue, Fri–Sun, 9 am–5 pm.

 
 

Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012, USA/ 1212.683.0023/ cfa.aiany.org

The Center for Architecture is the premier cultural venue for architecture and the built environment in New York City, informed by the complexity of the City’s urban fabric and in dialogue with the global community. The Center shares a home with the American Institute of Architecture New York (AIANY) chapter and has the unique advantage of drawing upon the ideas and experiences of practicing architects to produce thought-provoking exhibitions, informative public programs, and quality design education experiences for K-12 students. The Center for Architecture’s aim is to further public knowledge about New York City architecture and architects, foster exchange and collaboration among members of the design, development, building, scholarly, and policy sectors, and inspire new ideas about the role of design in communities by presenting contemporary and practical issues in architecture and urbanism to a general audience. Open: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 8 pm, Sat, 11 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

2 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128, USA/ 1212.849.8400/ www.cooperhewitt.org

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is a design museum located in the Upper East Side's Museum Mile in Manhattan, New York City. It is one of nineteen museums that fall under the wing of the Smithsonian Institution and is one of three Smithsonian facilities located in New York City, the other two being the George Gustav Heye Center in Bowling Green and the Archives of American Art New York Research Center in the Flatiron District. It is the only museum in the United States devoted to historical and contemporary design. Its collections and exhibitions explore approximately 240 years of design aesthetic and creativity. Open: Sun - Fri, 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 9 pm.

 
 

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA/ 1212.299.7777/ madmuseum.org

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), based in Manhattan, New York City, collects, displays, and interprets objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life. Open: Fri - Wed, 10 am - 6 pm; Thu, 10 am - 9 pm.

 
 

Fashion Institute of Technology

227 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, USA/ 1212.217.4558/ www.thetech.org

The Fashion Institute of Technology, generally known as FIT, is a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, business, design, mass communication and technology connected to the fashion industry, with an urban campus located on West 27th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was founded in 1944, accredited in 1957, and is ranked among the top five fashion schools in the world. It has an enrollment of more than 9,567 students. In 1967 FIT faculty and staff won the first higher education union contract in New York State. Since that time the UCE-FIT has continued to define and protect the working conditions of its members and the practice of shared governance of the college that the contract stipulates. Open: Tue - Fri, 12 am - 8 pm; Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.

 
 

National Academy Museum and School

1083 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA/ 1212.369.4880/ www.nationalacademy.org

The National Academy Museum and School, founded in New York City as the National Academy of Design – known simply as the "National Academy" – is an honorary association of American artists founded in 1825 by Samuel F. B. Morse, Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Martin E. Thompson, and others "to promote the fine arts in America through instruction and exhibition." The Academy is a professional honorary organization, a school, and a museum. Although one cannot apply for membership, full members of the National Academy are named from the highest ranks of American artists and architects, and are identified using the post-nominal "NA" (National Academician), while associates are designated with "ANA." The school offers studio instruction, master classes, intensive critiques, various workshops, and lunchtime lectures. Scholarships are available. The museum houses a public collection of over 7,000 works of American art from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

 
 

New York School of Interior Design Gallery

170 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA/ 1212.472.1500/ www.nysid.edu

Interior design has evolved over the past century, and the New York School of Interior Design—which was founded by architect Sherrill Whiton 100 years ago—has changed along with it. Today, we are firm believers in the importance of sustainability, in fostering the dialogue between the fields of interior design and architecture, and in the future of accreditation standards in education and licensing of practitioners in the interior design profession. Thanks to the efforts of our esteemed faculty—and equally esteemed graduates—good interior design is a paradigm for good, healthy, sustainable life on the planet. And the skills of its professionals are, more than ever, in demand.

 
 

Skyscraper Museum

39 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280, USA/ 1212.968.1961/ www.skyscraper.org

The Skyscraper Museum is an architecture museum located in Battery Park City, Manhattan, New York City and founded in 1996. As the name suggests, the museum focuses on high-rise buildings as "products of technology, objects of design, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence." The Skyscraper Museum also celebrates the architectural heritage of New York and the forces and people who created New York's skyline. Before moving to the current and permanent location in Battery Park City in 2004, the museum was a nomadic institution, holding pop-up exhibitions in four temporary donated spaces around Lower Manhattan since 1996. Open: Wed - Sun, 12 am - 6 pm.

 
 

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Ground Floor, 58 W 129th St, New York, NY 10027, USA/ 1212.348.8300/ jazzmuseuminharlem.org

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is New York City's museum dedicated to preservation and celebration of Harlem's jazz history. The idea for the museum was conceived in 1995. The Museum was founded in 1997 by Leonard Garment, Counsel to two U.S. Presidents, and an accomplished jazz saxophonist, Abraham D. Sofaer, a former U.S. District Judge who gave the initial gift in honor of his brother-in-law Richard J. Scheuer, Jr., and matching funds from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. For more than 15 years the museum was based in East Harlem at 104 East 126th Street. On February 1, 2016 the Museum re-opened in a new space on the ground floor of 58 West 129th Street in Central Harlem with approximately 1900 square feet of exhibition space. Open: Thu - Tue, 11 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Louis Armstrong House

34-56 107th St, Flushing, NY 11368, USA/ 1718.478.8274/ www.louisarmstronghouse.org

The Louis Armstrong House was the home of Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille Wilson from 1943 until his death in 1971. Lucille gave ownership of it to the city of New York in order to create a museum focused on her husband. It was designated a New York City Landmark in 1988[1] and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976. It is located at 34-56 107th Street near 37th Avenue, in Corona, Queens, New York City. The house is now a museum that presents concerts and educational programs, operates as a historic house museum and makes materials in its archives of writings, books, recordings and memorabilia available to the public for research. Open: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm; Sat, Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.

 
 

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

0 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA/ 1212.870.1630/ www.nypl.org

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, is located in Manhattan, New York City, at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on the Upper West Side, between the Metropolitan Opera House and the Vivian Beaumont Theater. It houses one of the world's largest collections of materials relating to the performing arts. It is one of the four research centers of the New York Public Library's Research library system, and it is also one of the branch libraries. Open: Mon, Thu, 10:30 am - 6 pm; Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, 10: 30 - 6 pm.

 
 

Coney Island Museum

1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA/ 1718.372.5159/ www.coneyisland.com

Coney Island USA is a 501 not-for-profit arts organization founded in 1980 that is dedicated to the cultural and economic revitalization of the Coney Island neighborhood of the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Its landmark building in the heart Coney Island's amusement district houses a theater in which the organization presents "Sideshows by the Seashore", a showcase for performers with unusual talents that runs continuously during the warmer months, as well as the Coney Island Museum. It is also notable as the organizer of the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the first of which took place in 1983. The Coney Island Museum features artifacts and memorabilia about the amusement park, beach and neighborhood's history and culture, as well as changing exhibits of art and culture. The museum is open seasonally. Open: Saturday, 12 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 2 pm - 6 pm.

 
 

Madame Tussauds

234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA/ 1866.841.3505/ www.madametussauds.com

Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London with smaller museums in a number of other major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. It used to be known as "Madame Tussaud's"; the apostrophe is no longer used. Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction in London, displaying waxworks of famous people. Open: Sun - Thu, 10 am - 8 pm; Fri, Sat, 10 am - 10 pm.