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Alice Austen House Museum & Garden
The Alice Austen House Museum on Staten Island recalls the world of an exceptional woman, photographer Alice Austen. Austen's quaint, Victorian cottage-style home, with a magnificent view of New York Harbor, displays prints from the large glass negative collection of her work that depict turn-of-the-century American life.
American Craft Museum
The mission of the ACM is to support craft by celebrating the talent of national and international master craftsmen. The galleries are arranged in a unique fashion, on a series of interior balconies, with curving stairways linking the different levels. The works on display are mostly contemporary crafts, though they aren't the abstract forms that most people would expect from contemporary art. Some pieces, are so outlandish that they are amusing to look at, while some have a social message at th...
American Museum of the Moving Image
The nations's largest and most comprehensive holdings of moving image artifacts. Over 83,000 items, ranging from an 1835 Thaumatrope, an optical toy utilizing the perceptual phenomenon of visual persistence, to the anchor desk used on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw from 1992 to 1999.
Bronx County Historical Society
Bronx oriented exhibitions, public programs and lectures, a research library, and archives. See Calendar of Events for upcoming programs.
Brooklyn Children's Museum
A museum where children can explore culture, history, science and the arts together. Hands-on exhibitions, workshops and performances.
Brooklyn Historical Society
Founded in 1863 as The Long Island Historical Society, The Brooklyn Historical Society is a museum, library, archives and educational center for the exploration of Brooklyn's heritage and history. BHS celebrates the first phase of its grand reopening after four years of extensive renovations with the opening of the exhibition, Brooklyn Works: 400 Years of Making a Living in Brooklyn. Enter re-created environments of tenement buildings and sugar refineries, see original advertisements and artifa...
Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Brooklyn Museum's collection of Painting and Sculpture includes European and American works from the 14th century to the present day. The collection of American paintings is considered one of the finest in the United States. Highlights from the 18th century include famous portraits of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart and Charles Willson Peale. Among the 19th-century artists represented are Thomas Cole, Frederick Church, Albert Bierstadt, George Caleb Bingham, Eastman Johnson, John Singer ...
Children's Galleries for Jewish Culture
The Children's Galleries for Jewish Culture is a nonreligious organization that engages schoolchildren and families in an active, hands-on exploration of history and culture in non-threatening and inclusive ways to benefit the diverse Jewish community and the community at large.
It is home to two fully interactive and hands-on exhibitions for families with children ages 5-12 and schools serving children between second and sixth grade.
The City Reliquary has the distinction of being a window museum. People in the community pass it daily on their way to and from the subway, the grocery, or the coffee shop, or they stumble across it when they're walking home from work via a different route. It is either an integrated part of their daily landscape, or a personal discovery. In either case, passersby are offered a kind of ownership that major institutions strive for in their public relations campaigns, but rarely achieve. We aim to...
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum displays a virtual cornucopia of decorative and design arts in Andrew Carnegie's Upper East Side Mansion.