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Encyclopedia > List of museums and cultural institutions in New York City

New York City is home to hundreds of cultural institutions and historic sites, many of which are internationally known. This list contains the most famous or well-regarded organzations, based on their mission. // Culture and Education List of famous New Yorkers List of colleges and universities in New York City List of New York City newspapers and magazines List of New York City Television and Film studios List of television shows set in New York City List of movies set in New York...

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Museums

Another view, taken in 1999 and looking southward down 5th Avenue The exterior of Frank Lloyd Wrights Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan. ... Another view, taken in 1999 and looking southward down 5th Avenue The exterior of Frank Lloyd Wrights Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan. ... The front of the Guggenheim Museum from 5th Avenue This article refers to the Guggenheim Museum in the upper east side of Manhattan (New York). ...

Art

Located at the site of the former Astoria Studios (now operating as the Kaufman-Astoria Studios) in the borough of Queens in New York City (USA), the Museum of the Moving Image (originally named the Astoria Motion Picture and Television Center Foundation) was founded in 1977. ... The American Folk Art Museum has existed in various forms, and at various locations, since it was founded in 1961. ... The Drawing Center is a museum and educational center located in Lower Manhattan in New York City (USA). ... The Fisher Landau Center for Art is a private foundation located in Long Island City, Queens. ... Frick Collection Holbeins portrait of Thomas More is one of the highlights of the Frick Collection. ... Founded in 1974, the International Center for Photography is located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City (United States). ... The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is located on Lighthouse Hill in Staten Island, New York in the City of New York. ... The central lobby of the museum The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as The Met, is one of the worlds largest and most important art museums, located on the eastern edge of Central Park in Manhattan, New York, United States. ... The Cloisters as seen from the Hudson River The Cloisters is one of the museums of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ... Byzantine art was the high art of the Middle Ages and monumental Church mosaics were the crowning glory. ... The Municipal Art Society is an arts organization on Madison Avenue in New York City (USA), which deals with public art in the city. ... The Urban Center is a gallery on Madison Avenue in New York City (USA), which is run by the Municipal Art Society (MAS). ... The Museum for African Art is located in the neighborhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens in New York City (USA). ... The Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) is the first museum in the United States dedicated to the exploration of the Bibles legacy in Jewish and Christian art. ... View across garden, in new MoMA building by Yoshio Taniguchi. ... The East Coast branch of The Museum of Television and Radio is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan in New York City (USA). ... The Neue Galerie (New Gallery) is a museum of early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design located at 86th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. ... The New Museum of Contemporary Art is a museum in New York City focusing entirely on contemporary art. ... The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum displays a comprehensive collection of artwork by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). ... Founded in 1971, the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is one of the largest and oldest museums in the United States dedicated solely to contemporary art. ... The Queens Museum of Art is a major art museum in the Queens borough of New York City. ... The Rubin Museum of Art opened in October of 2004 and is dedicated to the collection, display and preservation of the art of the Himalayas. ... Socrates Sculpture Park is located in the neighborhood Long Island City, Queens (New York City, USA) at the intersection of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard. ... The front of the Guggenheim Museum from 5th Avenue This article refers to the Guggenheim Museum in the upper east side of Manhattan (New York). ... The Studio Museum in Harlem is located on 125th Street in New York City (USA) in the heart of the neighborhood of Harlem. ... The non-profit Williamsburg Art & Historical Center (WAH Center) *[[1]] in *Williamsburg was founded by artist Yuko Nii in late 1996 based upon her Bridge Concept That concept envisions a multifaceted, multicultural art center whose mission is to coalesce the diverse artistic communities, and create a bridge between local, national... Night view of Whitney Museum of American Art The Whitney Museum of American Art is an art gallery and museum in New York City founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. ...

Culture or History

The Brooklyn Museum, located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, is the second largest art museum in New York City, and one of the largest in the United States. ... The Hispanic Society of America is a museum of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American art and artifacts, as well as a rare books and maunscripts research library. ... The deck of USS Intrepid The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum is a museum in New York City located at Pier 86 on the West Side of Manhattan. ... The Jewish Museum of New York was first established in 1904, when the Jewish Theological Seminary received a gift a 26 Jewish cermonial art objects by Judge Mayer Sulzberger. ... The Merchants House Museum is a 19th century family home in New York City which is now preserved as a public museum. ... Founded in 1969, El Museo del Barrio is located along Museum Mile in New York City (USA), and is the only museum dedicated to the celebration of New Yorks Latin American and Caribbean cultures. ... The Museum of the City of New York is an art and history museum founded in 1923 to present the history of New York City and its people. ... Founded in 1980, The Museum of Chinese in the Americas is located in Chinatown, New York City (USA), and is dedicated to reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere. ... The Museums Robert M. Morgenthau wing The Museum of Jewish Heritage, located at 36 Battery Park Place, Manhattan (New York City, USA), was created as a living memorial to the Holocaust. ... National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C., viewed from the northeast Interior view looking down toward the entrance. ... The National Museum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History is housed in New York Citys LGBT Community Center. ... The New York City Fire Museum is located in a renovated 1904 firehouse in the neighborhood of SoHo in New York City (USA). ... The New York City Police Museum (NYCPM) celebrates the history and contributions of the 158-year history of the New York City Police Department. ... The New-York Historical Society is an American organization located in New York City and dedicated to the preservation of the citys history. ... The New York Transit Museum is a museum located in an unused New York City Subway station in Brooklyn (Court Street) which displays historical artifacts of the New York Subway and bus systems. ... The Queens County Farm Museum is located on 47 acres of the New York City neighborhood of Bellerose, Queens. ... Founded in 1997, the Skyscraper Museum, located in New York City in the United States, is currently the only museum of its kind in the world. ... The Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences (SIIAS) is a museum and educational institution in the borough of Staten Island in New York City in the United States. ...

Design

Operated by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Center for Architecture is located in the neighborhood of Greenwich Village in New York City (USA). ... The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the United States dedicated to contemporary design and design history. ... The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is a State University of New York college of art and design located in New York City, New York, United States. ... The National Academy of Design, in New York City, now called simply The National Academy, is an honorary association of American artists, with a museum and a school of fine arts. ... Parsons The New School for Design, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, is a design school affiliated (since 1970) with The New School (formerly known as New School University). ...

Natural History

The AMNH in 2000
The AMNH in 2000

The American Museum of Natural History, New York, 2000, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The American Museum of Natural History, New York, 2000, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The American Museum of Natural History is a landmark of Manhattans Upper West Side in New York, USA, at 79th Street and Central Park West. ... The American Museum of Natural History is a landmark of Manhattans Upper West Side in New York, USA, at 79th Street and Central Park West. ... Hayden Planetarium is a public planetarium located on Central Park West, New York City, next to the famous American Museum of Natural History. ... Founded in 1910, The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens occupy 39 acres (158,000 m²) of the northeastern edge of Prospect Park in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City (USA). ... One of the premiere botanical gardens in the United States, the New York Botanical Garden [located at East 200th Street & Kazimiroff Boulevard] spans some 240 acres (1 km²) in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City. ... The New York Hall of Science occupies one of the few remaining structures of the 1964 New York Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park in the borough of Queens in New York City (USA). ...

Children's Museums

The Brooklyn Childrens Museum is a general purpose museum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. ... Article title is . ...

Performing Arts

The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center.
The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1727x1185, 431 KB)Photograph of the facade of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, New York, New York. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1727x1185, 431 KB)Photograph of the facade of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, New York, New York. ... The Metropolitan Opera is located at Lincoln Center in New York, New York. ...

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 15 acre (61,000 m²) complex of buildings in New York City which serves as home for 12 arts companies. ... , Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. ... Jazz at Lincoln Center is a new addition to the Lincoln Center performing arts complex, located at 60th Street and Broadway in New York City, slightly south of the main Lincoln Center campus and directly adjacent to Columbus Circle. ... The Metropolitan Opera is located at Lincoln Center in New York, New York. ... , The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, seen from the Lincoln Center Plaza. ... Logo of the New York City Ballet The New York City Ballet is a ballet company founded in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein originally known as the American Ballet. ... The New York City Opera (NYCO) is New York Citys second opera company (after the Metropolitan Opera). ...

Music

Brooklyn Academy of Music ( pronounced BAM! in Emerilese) is located in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City, at 30 Lafayette Avenue near the Flatbush Avenue Station of the Long Island Rail Road and the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, the tallest building in Brooklyn. ... Manhattan School of Music The Manhattan School of Music is one of Americas leading music conservatories located in New York City that offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition. ... The Juilliard School is recognized as one of the best performing arts conservatories in the world. ... The Boys Choir of Harlem (also known as the Harlem Boys Choir) is a choir located in Harlem, New York City, USA. Founded in 1968 by Dr. Walter Turnbull, the choir is more than just a performing group. ... The Mannes College of Music is a music school located in New York City, in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. ...

Theaters

Apollo Theater marquee, c. ... The Bowery Ballroom is a music venue in the Bowery section of New York City. ... Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 7th Avenue, occupying the east stretch of 7th Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... The Hammerstein Ballroom is a two-tiered, 12,000 square feet (3658m2) ballroom located within the Manhattan Center Studios on 311 West 34th Street in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America. ... New York City Center Logo New York City Center is a 2,750-seat performing arts venue located on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan, New York City. ... Radio City Music Hall at Xmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The WAH Theater has been in existence since 1997 to fulfill the performing arts mission of the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, aka The WAH Center. ... The Town Hall is a performance space located at 123 West 43rd Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, in New York City, New York. ...

Sites of Historical Significance

Grant's tomb 2004
Grant's tomb 2004

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 963 KB) Grants Tomb, Morningside Heights, New York City. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 963 KB) Grants Tomb, Morningside Heights, New York City. ... The African Burial Ground is a site in Lower Manhattan (in New York City) where the remains of over 400 Africans, buried during the 17th and 18th-centuries, were found during the construction of the Foley Square Federal office building in 1991. ... The Bartow-Pell Mansion is a museum and New York City landmark located in Pelham Bay Park in The Bronx. ... Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, was at one time the main immigration port for immigrants entering the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... J.Q.A. Wards statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall, on the site where Washington was inaugurated as the first U.S. President Federal Hall, once located at 26 Wall Street in New York City, was the first capitol building of the United States. ... Fort Schuyler is a preserved 19th century fortification housing a museum in New York City. ... Governors Island is a 172 acre (696,000 m²) island in Upper New York Bay, approximately one half mile from the southern tip of Manhattan, of which it is legally a part, in New York City. ... Gracie Mansion is the official residence of the mayor of New York City. ... Grants Tomb, circa 1909 Grants tomb 2004 Grants Tomb is a mausoleum containing the bodies of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), an American Civil War General and the 18th President of the United States, and his wife, Julia Dent Grant (1826-1902). ... External link Official site Categories: Stub | Staten Island | Living museums ... The Irish Hunger Memorial is located in the neighborhood of Battery Park City in New York City (USA), and is dedicated to raising awareness of the Irish potato famine that killed millions in Ireland between the years 1845 and 1852. ... Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site preserves a six-story brick tenement building that was home to an estimated 7,000 people, from over 20 nations, between 1863 and 1935. ... The Snug Harbor Cultural Center is located on the north shore of Staten Island, along the Kill Van Kull. ... The Theodroe Roosevelt Birthplace is a National Historic Site located on 20th Street in Manhattan, New York City (USA). ...

World Trade Center Site

World trade centers or world trade centres (usually abbreviated WTC) arose in the United States and Japan in the 1970s, spearheaded by New York Citys World Trade Center. ... The International Freedom Center (IFC) was a proposed museum to be located adjacent to the site of Ground Zero at the former Twin Towers in New York City, US. It was selected in 2004 to comprise a cultural space near to the memorial for victims of the September 11, 2001... Logo of the World Trade Center Memorial A World Trade Center Memorial was planned in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks and destruction of the World Trade Center to mourn the victims and honor the heroes of that day. ... Manhattan from Jersey City on the 2004 memorial of the September 11 attacks. ...

Libraries

New York Public Library, central block, built 1897–1911, Carrère and Hastings, architects (June, 2003) Located at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York Public Library, central block, built 18971911, Carrère and Hastings, architects (June, 2003) Located at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street

Photo of New York Public Library, NYC (taken June 16, 2003 by djmutex), herewith licensed under GFDL. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... New York Public Library, central block, built 1897–1911, Carrère and Hastings, architects (June 2003) The New York Public Library (NYPL), one of three public library systems serving New York City, is one of the leading libraries in the United States. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Street sign at Fifth Avenue and East 57th street Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in New York City. ... For the film of this name, see 42nd Street (film). ... The Pierpont Morgan Library is a research library in New York City. ... New York Public Library, central block, built 1897–1911, Carrère and Hastings, architects (June 2003) The New York Public Library (NYPL), one of three public library systems serving New York City, is one of the leading libraries in the United States. ... The Arthur Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture is part of the New York Public Library. ... The Frick Art Reference Library is a research library located at Fifith Avenue and 71st Street in New York City, a block north of the Frick Collection. ... United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

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