NEW JERSEY MUSEUMS
Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Closter, NJ
The Belskie Museum of Art and Science was founded by the Closter Lions Club to preserve, house and exhibit the works of Abram Belskie, a sculptor, medical illustrator, and resident of Closter. It also provides a forum for the arts by providing a venue where both local and international artists of repute can display their works in a museum setting to an appreciative audience.
Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ
The Bergen Museum through its exhibits and programs continues to explore the region's roots and identity by promoting its regional artists through our Exhibitions, Bergen Music & Art Festival, juried shows, Youth Art Gallery, Music programs, Holocaust Yom. The collection is composed of Regional historical and local artwork that includes the Bergen Museum's Stefan Knapp Mural, paintings, photographs, substantial collection of donated artwork and science.
Colonel Charles Waterhouse Historical Museum, Inc., Toms River, NJ
Waterhouse, the first and only Artist-in-Residence, USMC, combines his experience as a WWII Marine, combat artist, painter, illustrator, and sculptor to create beautifully rendered works of art which span our history from Revolutionary times to the present. A revolving display of the artist’s acrylic masterpieces, as well a permanent gallery dedicated to WWII, NJ history, and a large collection of illustrations.
Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Established in 1992 to promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture for all people by maintaining a 35-acre sculpture park composed of works by well-known and emerging American and international artists in Hamilton, NJ.
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
The Hunterdon Museum of Art presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art and design in a 19th century stone mill that is on the National Register of Historic Places. In this unique setting, the museum, a landmark regional art center since 1952, shows work by established and emerging artists and offers a dynamic schedule of art classes for children and adults.
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
The Montclair Art Museum collects, preserves and presents American and Native American art. Its innovative exhibitions and educational programs interpret and explore relationships between these two evolving artistic traditions. The collection also encompasses works on paper, sculptures, and costumes.
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
The mission of the Morris Museum is to elevate the cultural consciousness, excite the mind and enhance the quality of life by advancing the understanding and enjoyment of the visual and performing arts, natural and physical sciences, and humanities through exhibitions, performances and educational programs.
Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ
The only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to American Glass. Over 6,500 objects on display ranging from Mason jars and paperweights, to Tiffany masterpieces and the world's largest bottle.
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison, NJ
The mission of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of America's past by presenting and interpreting the history, culture and lives of ordinary people through educational programs, through preservation and stewardship of our collection, and through exhibition and demonstration of the trades and crafts practiced in New Jersey from its earliest settlement.
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
The New Jersey State Museum serves the life-long educational needs of residents and visitors through its collections, exhibitions, programs, publications, and scholarship in science, history and the arts.
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
The Newark Museum has the foremost collection of American art (from the 18th to 20th century); Decorative Arts; the Ballantine House (a restored 1885 mansion that is a National Historic Landmark); Asian art, including the world-renowned Tibetan art collection.
NEW YORK CITY MUSEUMS
A.I.R. Gallery, Chelsea, NY
The A.I.R. Gallery is the first artist-run, not-for-profit art gallery for women artists in the country. As an early alternative, and a current example for other alternative spaces, A.I.R. supports the work of women artists working in all Contemporary work in all media.
American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY
Founded in 1961 as the only major urban cultural center dedicated to the finest examples of 18th- and 19th-century traditional folk art, as well as the compelling work of self-taught artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, NY
One of the most important natural history museums in the world. Also includes the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hayden Planetarium. The largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world, plus 45 exhibition halls.
Dahesh Museum, New York City, NY
The Dahesh Museum 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.
Dia Center for the Arts, New York, NY
A contemporary art museum, Dia's exhibition program is dedicated to large-scale, single-artist projects, produced on a substantial scale and with a commitment to site specificity. Dia's website features artist projects created specifically for the web.
Frick Collection, New York, NY
Housed in the "Gilded Age" mansion of steel magnate Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), this collection of Western fine and decorative arts from the Renaissance through the 19th century features noted works by Vermeer, Titian, Whistler, Turner, Gainsborough, Bellini, Holbein, Frangonard, Boucher, Manet, Renoir, Goya, and others.
Gray Gallery of Art, New York, NY
The Grey Art Gallery functions to collect, preserve, study, document, interpret, and exhibit the evidence of human culture. While these goals are common to all museums, the Grey distinguishes itself by emphasizing art's historical, cultural, and social contexts, with experimentation and interpretation as integral parts of programmatic planning.
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The mission of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is to promote the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, and to collect, conserve, and study the art of our time.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.
MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
An award-winning site that offers general information about the Museum's exhibitions listings, interactive sub-sites, a preview of collections and more.
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology contains a repository of the world's largest collection of costumes, textiles, and accessories. The museum's galleries provide a unique showcase for a wide spectrum of exhibitions relevant to fashion and its satellite industries.
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Founded in 1977 as the first museum in the United States exclusively devoted to the work of living artists, the New Museum is committed to showing some of the most provocative art being made today throughout the world; to expanding conventional museum practice by offering innovative programmatic models; and to pioneering museum education by expanding the publicís understanding of contemporary art as a vital social force.
South Street Seaport Museum, New York, NY
The South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the history of New York City as a world port, a place where goods, labor and cultures are exchanged through work, commerce, and the interaction of diverse communities. The Museum is comprised of over 30,000 square feet of exhibition space and educational facilities in New York City’s largest concentration of restored early 19th-century commercial buildings. The Museum houses exhibition galleries, a working 19th-century
The Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY
MOBIA organizes temporary exhibitions revealing the extraordinary diversity and richness of art inspired by the Bible through the centuries. June 8 - September 16, 2007 The Christian Story features the paintings of five contemporary Asian artists: Nalini Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka); Sawai Chinnawong (Thailand); Nyoman Darsane (Bali); He Qi (China); and Wisnu Sasongko (Indonesia).
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
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.
NEW YORK CITY SURROUNDING AREA MUSEUMS
American Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY
Museum devoted to the art, history, technique, and technology of motion pictures, video, television, and digital media.
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum of Art is one of the largest art institutions in the United States, with collections in Ancient Egyptian art and American Painting & Sculpture that are considered among the world's finest. One of the premier art institutions in the world, its permanent collection includes more than one and a half million objects and represents almost every culture.
Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, NY
The Hofstra Museum, at Hofstra University, is committed to the collection, study, interpretation, conservation and exhibition of objects with aesthetic and cultural value. The Museum's permanent collection includes paintings, sculptures, works on paper, decorative arts, and ethnographic objects of African, Asian and pre-Columbian origin.
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Focuses on art, history and science with a Victorian Mansion and a Planetarium and The Red Grooms Gift Shop, a pop art installation. Collections include 18th and 19th century decorative arts
Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Long Island City, NY
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum was created by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), and displays more than 300 of his works in a converted factory building and outdoor sculpture garden. The museum is located across the East River from Manhattan.
Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY
The Museum of the Moving Image examines the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media, and their impact on culture and society. The collection of more than 125,000 artifacts, which dates from the mid-19th century to the present, documents the production, promotion, and exhibition of motion pictures, television, and digital media.
The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Long Island City, NY
The mission of The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass is to preserve, interpret, and develop its holdings of Tiffany lamps, windows, glass, and related objects. The collection is accessible through changing exhibitions, public programs, and publication
Queens Museum of Art, Flushing, NY
The Museum presents 20th-century and contemporary art exhibitions with the diverse ethnic communities of in mind. Also the Museum sponsors exhibitions at the Bulova Corporate Center located in Jackson Heights, Queens, The Museum's permanent Collection includes Tiffani Lamps, a unique Panorama of New York City and 1939, 1964 World's Fair installations and Memorabilia.
NEW YORK STATE MUSEUMS
Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
A regional museum of history and art, the Adirondack Museum tells the stories of people who have lived, worked and played in this 6 million acres of private/publicly held wilderness in upstate New York. Twenty-three indoor and outdoor exhibit areas overlook Blue Mountain Lake.
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY
Permanent collection of 20,000+ objects featuring Hudson River School paintings, limner portraits, sculpture, silver, pewter, ceramics, 18-19c furniture, regional contemporary art, public programs & changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
While relatively small, the museum has an excellent collection of modern 20th century art, as well as statuary & paintings from earlier centuries.
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
The Museum houses over 29,000 objects representing 3,500 years of glassmaking; also houses the Rakow Library, the most comprehensive research library in the world. Images of some of the collection, and an extensive educational section called “A Resource of Glass” that is used as a syllabus for many schools and researchers. Recently added a new multi-million dollar Innovation Center that represents key stories of inventions and breakthroughs in glassmaking.
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
The first museum designed by I.M. Pei, the Everson offers a wide variety of work - from 18th-century American portraits to avant-garde sculpture, from photography to some of the earliest examples of video art. And, our extensive, internationally recognized collection of ceramics spans ancient sculpture and Ming dynasty porcelain all the way to contemporary works.
George Eastman House is the foremost museum of photography in the world.
International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY
Significant portions of the permanent collection show strength in the focus on American ceramics from 1900 to the present; ceramics made by Alfred MFA graduate students; pottery of the Ancient Americas, Chinese pottery and porcelain, European dinnerware, Leach pottery, Japanese ceramics by Rosanjin, Korean pottery from the United Silla, Koryo and Yi dynasties, tiles, Glidden Ware, and miscellaneous ceramics from many cultures and time periods.
Nassau County Museum of art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Ranked among the nation's most important suburban art museums, NCMA is situated on 145 acres. It occupies a Georgian mansion formerly owned by the Frick family
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
Storm King Art Center is a museum that celebrates the relationship between sculpture and nature. Five hundred acres of landscaped lawns, fields and woodlands provide the site for postwar sculptures by internationally renowned artists. At Storm King, the exhibition space is defined by sky and land. Unencumbered by walls, the subtly created flow of space is punctuated by modern sculpture.
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Tang provides an innovative, often-unconventional way to explore the world through the arts. The exhibitions and programs use many types of media to explore the connections among the visual arts, performing arts, natural sciences and other disciplines