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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 organizations, based on their mission.


  • Museums 1
    • Encyclopedic 1.1
    • Region and tradition 1.2
      • African and African American 1.2.1
      • Asian and Asian American 1.2.2
      • Indigenous and African Caribbean in "Latin America" 1.2.3
      • European Jewish and Jewish American 1.2.4
      • Western by era 1.2.5
        • Traditional European art
        • Modern art
      • Other Western and Native American 1.2.6
    • Artistic medium 1.3
      • Books, drawings, illustrations, prints 1.3.1
      • Photography, film, new media 1.3.2
      • Sculpture 1.3.3
      • Design, decorative Arts, architecture 1.3.4
    • Entertainment 1.4
      • Performing arts 1.4.1
      • Amusements 1.4.2
    • Science 1.5
    • History 1.6
      • American history, local history, historic monuments 1.6.1
      • Military, police, fire 1.6.2
      • Transportation and maritime 1.6.3
      • Financial 1.6.4
      • Historic houses 1.6.5
    • Children's 1.7
    • Contemporary spaces 1.8
      • Contemporary museums 1.8.1
      • Contemporary galleries 1.8.2
      • Neighborhood art centers 1.8.3
    • Miscellaneous 1.9
    • Defunct museums 1.10
    • Proposed Museums 1.11
  • Zoos and Gardens 2
  • Performing arts 3
    • Lincoln Center 3.1
    • Music 3.2
    • Theaters 3.3
  • Historically significant sites 4
    • Historic House Trust 4.1
    • National Parks of New York Harbor 4.2
    • Other historic sites 4.3
    • World Trade Center site 4.4
  • Libraries 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Also included are non-profit art galleries, arts centers and cultural centers with galleries.


Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum Mile Manhattan Art One of the world's largest art museums, includes American art and decorative arts, European, African, Asian, Ancient Egyptian, Roman and Greek art, Byzantine and Islamic art, modern art
Brooklyn Museum Crown Heights Brooklyn Art Collections include American art, Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern art, feminist, European and art of the Pacific Islands
Staten Island Museum West New Brighton Staten Island Multiple Natural history, art, history, science, part of Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Bronx Museum of the Arts Concourse Village Bronx Art Focuses on contemporary and 20th century art
Queens Museum Corona Queens Art Formerly Queens Museum of Art. Includes a collection of Tiffany glass

Region and tradition

African and African American

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Weeksville Heritage Center Bedford–Stuyvesant Brooklyn Living Historic homes of 19th-century free African Americans in the urban North
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts Fort Greene Brooklyn Art Art focusing on social and political issues facing the African Diaspora
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Harlem Manhattan African American Branch of the New York Public Library, exhibits of African American history, culture
Studio Museum in Harlem Harlem Manhattan Art Art of African-Americans, specializing in 19th- and 20th-century work as well as exhibits of Caribbean and African art
Museum for African Art Museum Mile Manhattan Art African art and culture, building new facility on Museum Mile
African Burial Ground National Monument TriBeCa Manhattan Monument Visitor center and memorial to an 18th-century African-American slave burial ground
Lewis H. Latimer House Flushing Queens Historic house Home of African American inventor Lewis H. Latimer
Sandy Ground Historical Museum South Shore Staten Island Local history website

Asian and Asian American

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Asia Society Upper East Side Manhattan Art Features historic and contemporary Asian art and decorative items
Asian American Arts Centre Lower Manhattan Manhattan Art Cultural center with exhibition galleries
China Institute Upper East Side Manhattan Art Galleries with exhibits about traditional Chinese paintings, calligraphy, Chinese folk arts, textiles and architecture
Museum of Chinese in America Chinatown Manhattan Ethnic – Chinese American History of North America's Chinatowns and the cultural contributions of Chinese immigrants
Japan Society (New York) Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Cultural Features exhibit gallery for Japanese art
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Egbertville Staten Island Art Art and artifacts of the Himalayas
Tibet House Chelsea Manhattan Art Classical and contemporary Tibetan art
Rubin Museum of Art Chelsea Manhattan Art Art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions
Nicholas Roerich Museum Upper West Side Manhattan Art Works by Nicholas Roerich
Gallery Korea Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Art Part of the Korean Center Cultural Service, contemporary Korean art
Korea Society Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Art Cultural society with gallery of Korean art and culture

Indigenous and African Caribbean in "Latin America"

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Americas Society Upper East Side Manhattan Art Exhibits of historic and contemporary art from Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada
El Museo del Barrio Museum Mile Manhattan Art Latin American and Caribbean art, with an emphasis on works from Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican community in New York City.
The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center Lower East Side Manhattan Theater Performance, visual arts, and community events that reflect the cultural diversity of the Lower East Side

European Jewish and Jewish American

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
American Sephardi Federation Lower Manhattan Manhattan Ethnic – Jewish Exhibits about the heritage of all Sephardim from the Iberian Peninsula and the Balkans, to the Jews of North Africa and Muslim lands including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, Ethiopia and Bukharian Jews
Anne Frank Center USA Lower Manhattan Manhattan History website, uses the diary and spirit of Anne Frank to promote tolerance and human rights
Bernard Museum of Judaica Upper East Side Manhattan Jewish website, located in Temple Emanu-El, Jewish art, religious ornaments and Temple memorabilia
Center for Jewish History Lower Manhattan Manhattan Ethnic – Jewish Jewish history and culture around the world
Derfner Judaica Museum Riverdale Bronx Ethnic – Jewish Includes the Art Collection at The Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Eldridge Street Synagogue Lower East Side Manhattan Ethnic – Jewish American Jewish history and culture in a restored historic synagogue
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Greenwich Village Manhattan Ethnic – Jewish website, part of Hebrew Union College, art exploring Jewish identity, history, culture, and experience
Jewish Children's Museum Crown Heights Brooklyn Children's / Ethnic Jewish Jewish heritage, fostering tolerance and understanding
Jewish Museum (New York) Museum Mile Manhattan Ethnic – Jewish Modern and contemporary Jewish art, history
Jewish Theological Seminary Upper West Side Manhattan Ethnic – Jewish website, free exhibitions from the library's collections of Jewish heritage
Living Torah Museum Borough Park Brooklyn Ethnic – Jewish Ancient artifacts mentioned in the Torah, items from the Biblical period
Museum of Jewish Heritage Battery Park City Manhattan Ethnic – Jewish Modern Jewish history and the Holocaust
Yeshiva University Museum Chelsea Manhattan Ethnic – Jewish Also an archaeology, history and art museum focused on Jewish subjects

Western by era

Traditional European art
Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
The Cloisters Washington Heights Manhattan Art Art and architecture of the European Middle Ages, branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Frick Collection Upper East Side Manhattan Art Old Master paintings and Renaissance art displayed in Gilded Age mansion
Dahesh Museum of Art Hudson Square Manhattan Art Currently constructing new permanent home in Manhattan, European academic art of the 19th and 20th century
Hispanic Society of America Washington Heights Manhattan Art Art of Spain, Portugal and, to a lesser extent, Latin America from the Middle Ages through the 1920s
Modern art
Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Guggenheim Museum Museum Mile Manhattan Art Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Art Modern art including architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film and electronic media
Neue Galerie Museum Mile Manhattan Art Gallery of early-20th-century German and Austrian art and design
Whitney Museum of American Art Meatpacking District Manhattan Art 20th-century American art

Other Western and Native American

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Austrian Cultural Forum New York Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Culture website, culture center with exhibition gallery
Czech Centre New York Upper East Side Manhattan Art website, exhibits of Czech artists, located in Bohemian National Hall
Swiss Institute Lower Manhattan Manhattan Art website, contemporary art
Scandinavia House – The Nordic Center in America Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Cultural Art, design, and historical exhibitions of the Nordic countries
Ukrainian Museum East Village Manhattan Ethnic – Ukrainian-American Ukrainian heritage in America
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Rosebank Staten Island Ethnic Home of Italian politician Giuseppe Garibaldi and inventor Antonio Meucci, celebrates Italian American culture and heritage
American Folk Art Museum Upper West Side Manhattan Art American folk art
George Gustav Heye Center Financial District Manhattan Native American Part of the Smithsonian, Native American history, culture and art
Goethe-Institut, New York Lower East Side Manhattan German Culture Part of the Goethe-Institut worldwide association.

Artistic medium

Books, drawings, illustrations, prints

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library Upper West Side Manhattan Library website, two galleries with free exhibitions from the collections
Grolier Club Upper East Side Manhattan Literary Public exhibitions from its book and literary collections
Drawing Center SoHo Manhattan Art Contemporary and historical drawings
Museum of American Illustration Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Art website, part of the Society of Illustrators, American illustration
International Print Center New York Chelsea Manhattan Art Exhibition and understanding of fine art prints
The Morgan Library & Museum Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Art Includes books and printed materials, prints, and drawings of European artists, material from ancient Egypt and medieval liturgical objects, ancient Near Eastern cylinder seals, music manuscripts
New York Public Library Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Multiple Exhibitions at the main branch about art, history, culture, photography from its collections

Photography, film, new media

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Alice Austen House Rosebank Staten Island Historic house Home of photographer Alice Austen, also features photography exhibitions
BRIC Fort Greene Brooklyn Art website, contemporary art
Eyebeam Art and Technology Center Chelsea Manhattan Art Art and technology exhibitions, resident artistries
Aperture Foundation Chelsea Manhattan Photography Photography book and magazine publisher, photography exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, education programs
International Center of Photography Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Photography Photography exhibits
Paley Center for Media Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Media Cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio, the Internet and emerging media platforms
Museum of the Moving Image Astoria Queens Media Art, history, technique and technology of film, television, digital media, video games
Sony Wonder Technology Lab Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Technology Interactive technology and media entertainment


Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Noguchi Museum Long Island City Queens Art Works by sculptor Isamu Noguchi
SculptureCenter Long Island City Queens Art Dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture
Socrates Sculpture Park Astoria Queens Art Sculpture park
Chaim Gross Studio Museum Greenwich Village Manhattan Art website, operated by the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, home and studio of Chaim Gross

Design, decorative Arts, architecture

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Bard Graduate Center Upper West Side Manhattan Art Annually organizes two to three exhibitions related to decorative arts, architecture and design
AIGA National Design Center Flatiron District Manhattan Art website, public gallery of the AIGA dedicated to presenting examples of outstanding contemporary design
Center for Architecture Greenwich Village Manhattan Art Exhibits of architecture, urban planning, urban design and environmental planning
Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum Museum Mile Manhattan Design Part of the Smithsonian, decorative arts and design
Museum of Arts and Design Upper West Side Manhattan Art Features contemporary hand-made objects in a variety of media, including clay, glass, metal, fiber and wood, located at Columbus Circle
Museum at FIT Chelsea Manhattan Textile Fashion museum, part of Fashion Institute of Technology
National Academy of Design Museum Mile Manhattan Art Exhibits of art and architecture from its collections
New York School of Interior Design Gallery Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Art website, free gallery with exhibits about interior design
Parsons The New School for Design Gallery Greenwich Village Manhattan Art Exhibits of art and design in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Skyscraper Museum Battery Park City Manhattan Architecture Currently the only museum in the world dedicated to skyscrapers


Performing arts

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame and Museum Central Brooklyn Brooklyn Jazz Individuals who have made significant contributions to the music genre of jazz
National Jazz Museum in Harlem Harlem Manhattan Music Harlem's jazz history
Louis Armstrong House Corona Queens Historic house Home of musician Louis Armstrong
Rose Museum Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Music Chronicles the history Carnegie Hall from the collections of its archives
Enrico Caruso Museum of America Homecrest Brooklyn Biographical website, open on Sundays, life of opera tenor Enrico Caruso
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Upper West Side Manhattan Art Exhibitions about the performing arts, located at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Coney Island Museum Coney Island Brooklyn Amusement History of Coney Island's amusement park
New York Tattoo Museum Old Town Staten Island Art Tattoo designs and artifacts
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Amusement Oddities and curiosities
Madame Tussauds Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Wax museum Famous figures in entertainment
Discovery Times Square Exposition Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Multiple Changing exhibitions of culture, science, art, history
Toy Museum of NY Boerum Hill Brooklyn Toy Traveling displays, includes children's theatre performance, classic dolls, toy soldiers, trains and trolleys, board games, electronic toys
National Track and Field Hall of Fame Washington Heights Manhattan Sports Operated by The Armory Foundation in conjunction with USA Track & Field
Mets Hall of Fame & Museum Flushing Queens Sports Located at Citi Field, New York Mets baseball history


Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
American Museum of Natural History Upper West Side Manhattan Natural history Includes Rose Center for Earth and Space
New York Botanical Garden Fordham Bronx Botanical garden Includes Mertz Library with exhibitions relating to botanical themes and the Enid B. Haupt Conservatory
New York Hall of Science Flushing Queens Science Topics include biology, chemistry and physics
Museum of Mathematics Rose Hill Manhattan Science Interactive exhibits about mathematics
Wave Hill Riverdale Bronx Botanical garden Botanical garden with art gallery and interpretive visitor's center
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Prospect Heights Brooklyn Botanical Garden Specialty plant collections with labels and interpretation, library, art gallery, visitor center


American history, local history, historic monuments

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
New-York Historical Society Upper West Side Manhattan History History of New York and the United States
Museum of the City of New York Museum Mile Manhattan Multiple Art and local history
Brooklyn Historical Society Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Local history History and culture of Brooklyn
Bayside Historical Society Bayside Queens Local history website, located in the Officer's Club in Fort Totten
Greater Astoria Historical Society Astoria Queens Local history
City Reliquary Williamsburg Brooklyn Local history website, memorabilia and artifacts about New York City
Fraunces Tavern Lower Manhattan Manhattan History Reconstruction of a tavern with a prominent role in pre-Revolution and American Revolution history
Hall of Fame for Great Americans University Heights Bronx Hall of fame Part of Bronx Community College, National Landmark founded as a Pantheon honoring historically significant American men and women
General Grant National Memorial Upper West Side Manhattan Biographical Mausoleum of General Ulysses Grant and his wife, displays about his life and Presidency
Trinity Church Lower Manhattan Manhattan History History of the church, changing art, religious and cultural exhibits
Statue of Liberty Liberty Island Manhattan History Accessible by boat from Battery Park in Manhattan and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey
Tribute WTC Visitors Center Lower Manhattan Manhattan History History of the September 11 attacks and tours of the World Trade Center site
Lower East Side Tenement Museum Lower East Side Manhattan History Immigrant experience
National September 11 Memorial & Museum Financial District Manhattan Memorial Memorial & Museum dedicated to victims of 9/11 attacks
Ground Zero Museum Workshop Lower Manhattan Manhattan History website, history of the September 11 attacks and the workers at the World Trade Center site
Ellis Island Museum Ellis Island Manhattan History Tours by boat from Battery Park in Manhattan or Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, immigration experience and history of the immigrants
Federal Hall Lower Manhattan Manhattan History First capitol of the United States of America and the site of George Washington's first inauguration in 1789

Military, police, fire

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
FDNY Fire Zone Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Firefighting website, fire safety learning center, located in Rockefeller Center
New York City Fire Museum SoHo Manhattan Firefighting Historical and modern firefighting vehicles, equipment, uniforms
New York City Police Museum Financial District Manhattan Law enforcement Closed in 2014, plans unclear
Castle Clinton Lower Manhattan Manhattan History Fort that contains a museum that is administered by the National Park Service, and is a departure point for visitors to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Castle Williams Governors Island Manhattan Military Tours of the 1807 fort and prison
Fort Totten Bayside Queens Military Tours of the Civil War-era fort
Fort Wadsworth Fort Wadsworth Staten Island Military Exhibits and tours of the mid-19th-century fort
Harbor Defense Museum Bay Ridge Brooklyn Military Located in Fort Hamilton, 19th-century fort with exhibits of NY military history
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum Hell's Kitchen Manhattan Military Showcases the World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, Space Shuttle Enterprise, submarine USS Growler, a Concorde supersonic airplane, helicopters and military aircraft

Transportation and maritime

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
New York Transit Museum Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Transportation Subways, trolleys and buses
Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Transportation Subways, trolleys and buses; annex of main Brooklyn location, located in Grand Central Terminal
City Island Nautical Museum City Island Bronx Maritime website, operated by the City Island Historical Society
Maritime Industry Museum Silver Beach Bronx Maritime Located in Fort Schuyler, history of the US maritime industry including commercial shipping, the merchant marine, and the port of New York
Noble Maritime Collection West New Brighton Staten Island Maritime Part of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, houseboat and artist studio
South Street Seaport Museum Financial District Manhattan Maritime Includes exhibition galleries, a working 19th-century print shop, an archeology museum and several historic museum ships including the four-masted Peking
Waterfront Museum Red Hook Brooklyn Maritime website, historic floating barge museum in Red Hook


Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Museum of American Finance Financial District Manhattan Industry – Finance Financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton
American Numismatic Society Museum Lower Manhattan Manhattan Numismatic Exhibits of coins and medals from all periods and cultures
Mossman Lock Museum Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Commodity Bank and vault locks and cases, part of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York

Historic houses

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Bartow-Pell Mansion Pelham Bay Bronx Historic house Mid 19th century period mansion and gardens
Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House Old Town Staten Island Historic house 17th-century Dutch colonial house, operated by Historic Richmond Town
Bowne House Flushing Queens Historic house Oldest house in Queens, dates back to the mid-1600s
Conference House Tottenville Staten Island Historic house Only pre-Revolutionary manor house still surviving in New York City
Dyckman House Inwood Manhattan Historic house Late 18th-century farmhouse, oldest remaining farmhouse on Manhattan island
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage Fordham Bronx Historic house 1840s house where author Edgar Allan Poe lived
Gracie Mansion Upper East Side Manhattan Historic house Official residence of the Mayor of New York City
Hamilton Grange National Memorial Hamilton Heights Manhattan Historic house Relocated early 19th century home of Alexander Hamilton
King Manor Jamaica Queens Historic house Early 19th century period home of Rufus King, a signer of the United States Constitution
Kingsland Homestead Flushing Queens Historic house Member of the Historic House Trust, operated by the Queens Historical Society, Victorian period house, local history exhibits
Lefferts Historic House Park Slope Brooklyn Historic house Located in Prospect Park, 1820s period house
Merchant's House Museum Greenwich Village Manhattan Historic house 19th-century family town home
Morris-Jumel Mansion Washington Heights Manhattan Historic house 18th century period mansion used as headquarters for both sides in the American Revolution
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Historic house Early 19th period century hotel
Seguine Mansion South Shore Staten Island Historic house Mid-19th-century mansion
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site Flatiron District Manhattan Historic house Recreated 1865 period brownstone home where Theodore Roosevelt lived as a child
Valentine-Varian House Norwood Bronx Historic house Houses the Museum of Bronx History, operated by the Bronx Historical Society
Van Cortlandt House Museum Riverdale Bronx Historic house 18th-century period manor house
Vander Ende-Onderdonk House Ridgewood Queens Historic house Oldest Dutch Colonial stone house in New York City, operated by the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society
Voelker Orth Museum Flushing Queens Historic house Family home dating back to 1891
Wyckoff House Canarsie Brooklyn Historic house Dutch saltbox frame house dating back to 1652
Queens County Farm Museum Glen Oaks Queens Farm Working farm dating back to 1697
Old Stone House Park Slope Brooklyn Historic house Reconstructed 1699 Dutch stone farmhouse with Revolutionary War ties, focuses on evolving histories of Brooklyn, New York and the United States
Historic Richmond Town Richmondtown Staten Island Living Over 30 historic buildings and sites dating from the late 17th to the early 20th century, includes the Lake-Tysen House, Voorlezer's House


Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Children's Cultural Center of Native America Washington Heights Manhattan Children's website, located in the Church of the Intercession
Children's Museum of Manhattan Upper West Side Manhattan Children's
Children's Museum of the Arts South Village Manhattan Children's International children's art, programs in creating drawings, sculpture, sound art, textiles and stop-motion animation
Brooklyn Children's Museum Crown Heights Brooklyn Children's
Staten Island Children's Museum West New Brighton Staten Island Children's Part of Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Girl Scout Museum Garment District Manhattan Scouting History of the Girl Scouts of the USA

Contemporary spaces

Contemporary museums

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Dia:Chelsea Chelsea Manhattan Art Contemporary art
The Living Museum Queens Village Queens Art Part of Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, art dedicated to, and created by individuals with a mental illness
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art West New Brighton Staten Island Art Part of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, contemporary art
New Museum East Village Manhattan Art Contemporary art from around the world
Park Avenue Armory Upper East Side Manhattan Art Presents art exhibitions
MoMA PS1 Long Island City Queens Art Contemporary art museum, part of Museum of Modern Art

Contemporary galleries

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Anita Shapolsky Gallery Upper East Side Manhattan Art specializes in abstract expressionism, and exhibits expressionism, geometric abstraction, and painterly abstraction.
Art in General Lower Manhattan Manhattan Art Contemporary art space
De Buck Gallery Chelsea Manhattan Art website, contemporary and modern art gallery committed to presenting compelling ideas from a coterie of international artists in the primary and secondary market
FusionArts Museum Lower East Side Manhattan Art Contemporary art space
Interference Archive Gowanus Brooklyn Art Archive, library, and gallery of social movement art and ephemera
New York Earth Room SoHo Manhattan Art Permanent exhibit of earth covered room
REVERSE Williamsburg Brooklyn Art multidisciplinary workspace and art gallery that serves as a platform for new and experimental forms of expression
White Columns Greenwich Village Manhattan Art Alternative art gallery

Neighborhood art centers

Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
Bronx River Art Center West Farms Bronx Art website
Center for Art and Culture of Bedford-Stuyvesant Bedford–Stuyvesant Brooklyn Art website, cultural and performing arts center with the Skylight Gallery for visual art
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning Jamaica Queens Art Cultural center with art gallery
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center Williamsburg Brooklyn Art Art exhibitions, performances and cultural events


Name Neighborhood Borough Type Summary
American Academy of Arts and Letters Washington Heights Manhattan Art Exhibitions of its members in American literature, music, and art
Cooper Union Galleries East Village Manhattan Art Several galleries with works by students, faculty and guest artists in art, architecture, design, photography
Fisher Landau Center Long Island City Queens Art Contemporary art exhibitions
Fordham University Museum of Greek, Estrucan and Roman Art Fordham Bronx Art website, collection of ancient antiquities in William D. Walsh Family Library of Fordham University
Front Room Gallery Williamsburg Brooklyn Art Contemporary art gallery
Godwin-Ternbach Museum Kew Gardens Hills Queens Art Part of Queens College, City University of New York, collection includes painting, sculpture and decorative arts, prints and drawings, and ethnographic arts
Grey Art Gallery Greenwich Village Manhattan Art website, part of New York University
Lehman College Art Gallery Bronx Bronx Art website, part of Lehman College
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery Upper West Side Manhattan Art website, part of Columbia University
Morbid Anatomy Museum Gowanus Brooklyn Art Museum and exhibition space focused on death, mourning and the macabre
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space East Village Manhattan History History of grassroots urban space activism
Onassis Cultural Center Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Art website, cultural and artistic activities concerning ancient, Byzantine and modern Hellenic civilization
Poppenhusen Institute College Point Queens History Community cultural center with historic and cultural exhibits
Proteus Gowanus Gowanus Brooklyn Art Contemporary art gallery
Queens College Art Center Flushing Queens Art website, part of Queens College
Tibor de Nagy Gallery Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Art Contemporary painting, sculpture and photography while presenting works from the gallery's rich history.
United Nations Headquarters Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Historic building Includes exhibits on such topics as peacekeeping operations, decolonization and disarmament, and the United Nations Art Collection
Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art SoHo Manhattan Art website, contemporary and historical gay related art
Museum of Sex Rose Hill Manhattan Sex History, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality

Defunct museums

Proposed Museums

Zoos and Gardens

Performing arts

The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center.

Lincoln Center



Historically significant sites

Historic House Trust

Most of the following are Registered Historic Places covered in the county lists

National Parks of New York Harbor

Grant's tomb 2004

Despite its name, National Parks of New York Harbor does not oversee any national parks proper.

Other historic sites

Following are already listed Registered Historic Places

World Trade Center site


New York Public Library, central block, built 1897–1911, Carrère and Hastings, architects (May, 2011). Located at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street

See also


  1. ^ Field report
  2. ^ closed notice
  3. ^ , June 30, 2002, "Is the Go-Go Guggenheim Going, Going . . ."New York Times Magazine
  4. ^ UBS To Shut Its New York Art Gallery, Huffington Post, 9/11/2009
  5. ^ Richard Weir (1999-01-17). "Old Tree May be Benched". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  6. ^ Richard Weir (1999-03-14). "Weeping Beech Will Live On in Memory, and in Art". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 

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