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NYC Museums
Directory of museums ranging from Impressionism to Avant Garde to Asian crafts.

The Bronx

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
The Museum's permanent collection consists of over 700 twentieth-century and contemporary works of art in all media (e.g., paintings, photographs, prints, mixed media, and sculpture) by artists of African, Asian, and Latin American ancestry.

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
The last home of the gothic mystery writer and poet, now a city-owned museum devoted to his memory.

The Hall of Fame for Great Americans
A national landmark; overlooks the Harlem and Hudson Rivers.

Judaica Museum
The Judaica Museum is devoted to Jewish works of art. Its permanent collection, special exhibitions, and lecture series address Jewish themes spanning the last three centuries.

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The Brooklyn Museum of Art
The second largest art museum in the State of New York and one of the largest in the country. One of the premier art institutions in the world, its permanent collection includes more than one and a half million objects, from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represents almost every culture.

Waterfront Museum in Red Hook
Provides educational and cultural programs aboard an historic vessel based in Redhook, Brooklyn.

The Wyckoff House
Oldest surviving Dutch farmhouse in New York City.

New York Transit Museum
Information on events and tours at this museum that revolves around New York City transportation.

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American Craft Museum
New York museum displays crafts by American artists. Exhibits include furnishings, glass, and jewelry.

American Folk Art Museum
Explores the diversity of American culture as expressed through folk art.

American Museum of Natural History
This is one of the world's preeminent scientific and educational institutions. Collections include more than 30 million items; dinosaur fossils, a 63 foot-long canoe carved by the Haida Indians, a slice of a giant sequoia tree, and the costume of an African spirit dancer.

American Museum of the Moving Image
The largest repository of moving images in the country, housed in the old Astoria Studios built by Paramount in 1920. Integrating works of art, artifacts, audio-visual presentations, and interactive exhibits.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Changing exhibitions of design, decorative arts, industrial design and architecture.

Dahesh Museum of Art
The Dahesh Museum of Art is the only museum in America dedicated to collecting and exhibiting 19th- and early 20th-century European academic art, which is the continuation of the great Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo traditions in the visual arts.

Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
The Frick Collection includes some of the best-known paintings by the greatest European artists, major works of sculpture, superb eighteenth-century French furniture and porcelains, Limoges enamels, Oriental rugs, and other works of remarkable quality.

Guggenheim Museum Soho
The museum has hosted several noteworthy exhibitions, including the work of Bill Viola, Paul Klee, Robert Rauschenberg and Marc Chagall.

International Center of Photography
The International Center of Photography presents photography's vital and central place in contemporary culture.

The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum is dedicated to presenting the remarkable scope and diversity of Jewish culture. Visitors to the Museum enjoy an art experience that captures 4,000 years of history.

Madame Tussaud's New York Wax Museum
The New York version of the famous London museum takes on "the face of the place" presenting New York's most famous and infamous personalities, as well as figures of international fame and acclaim.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest and finest art museums in the world. Its collections include more than two million works of art -- several hundred thousand of which are on view at any given time -- spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present

El Museo Del Barrio
New York City's only Latino museum dedicated to Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and Latin American art.

The Museum for African Art
The museum is devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary African art.

Museum of American Financial History
Online exhibits and resources chronicling the role of finance and capital markets in American history.

Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum of Jewish Heritage educating people about the 20th Century Jewish experience before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
You can find information about current and upcoming exhibitions and archives, educational resources, online projects and more.

The Museum of Television & Radio
Daily screenings and radio presentations.

Museum of the Chinese in the Americas
Museum is dedicated to reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere.

Museum of the City of New York
Information on exhibitions, collections and research on the museum for Earth's capital. Toy Collection.

The National Museum of the American Indian - NY
The National Museum of the American Indian is dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.

The National Museum of the American Indian - Resource Center - NY
The National Museum of the American Indian is dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.

New Museum of Contemporary Art
Official site for the New York City museum which exhibits new work by American and international artists, with an emphasis on innovation in a variety of media.

New York Food Museum
"How New York Ate 100 Years Ago." Farming, fishing, open-air markets, pushcarts, oyster barges, breweries, more.

New York Historical Society
"New York’s first museum, founded in 1804, is a treasure trove of American history housing a wealth of fine and decorative arts objects from the 17th-century to the present. The Society’s museum contains some 40,000 items defining four centuries of American life—paintings, sculpture, furniture, clothing, toys, tools, textiles, ceramics, glass, and assorted artifacts ranging from George Washington’s camp bed to the desk where Clement Clarke Moore wrote The Night Before Christmas. The New-York Historical Society is also New York’s primary caretaker of artifacts related to the World Trade Center tragedy of September 11, 2001."

Nicholas Roerich Museum
The Nicholas Roerich Museum is dedicated to the art of Nicholas Roerich, a Russian-born artist. Along with a fine exhibition of paintings, the museum also presents concerts and poetry readings.

The Skyscraper Museum
Devoted to the study of highrise building, past, present, and future. Includes examinations of the New York City skyline.

South Street Seaport Museum
Combines galleries, living history programs, and 18th- and 19th-century buildings lining stone-paved streets.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
You can get information about collection of modern and contemporary art. Currently online collection represents 169 artists.

Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney Museum houses one of the world's foremost collections of twentieth-century American art. The Permanent Collection of some 12,000 works encompasses paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, drawings, prints, and photographs—and is still growing.

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American Museum of the Moving Image
The largest repository of moving images in the country, housed in the old Astoria Studios built by Paramount in 1920. Integrating works of art, artifacts, audio-visual presentations, and interactive exhibits.

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
Information on the life and work of Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), and on the artist's museum. The museum includes thirteen indoor galleries around an outdoor sculpture garden.

Louis Armstrong House and Archives
Here you'll find biographical info, archives, FAQs, recordings, books, and a bulletin board.

Queens County Farm Museum
A 47-acre farm which has been the site of continuous farming for over 200 years and now houses The Museum of the Agricultural History of New York City.

Queens Museum of Art
The museum that specializes in modern and contemporary works.

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Staten Island

The Alice Austin House
Information about the house and its most famous occupant, the photographer Alice Austen.

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
A museum that was once the home of Antonio Meucci, who helped develop the telephone, and Giusseppe Garibaldi, a great Italian revolutionary. Features period rooms, historic telephone models and documents.

Historic Richmond Town
Take a stroll through history at this 100-acre village featuring buildings representing 300 years of Staten Island life, including the oldest schoolhouse still standing (built 1695).

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
The only one of its kind in the United States, featuring exhibits, sculptures, paintings, ritual objects, and musical instruments from Tibet and other Asian countries.

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