NYC Museums and Cultural Institutions

 Museum Page on BCMUSEUMED  Museum Webpage  Borough Description  Map Link
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment Map of Botanic Garden


Brooklyn Museum of Art  bm presentation 03-08-04  Brooklyn  The mission of the Brooklyn Museum is to act as a bridge between the rich artistic heritage of world cultures, as embodied in its collections, and the unique experience of each visitor. Dedicated to the primacy of the visitor experience, committed to excellence in every aspect of its collections and programs, and drawing on both new and traditional tools of communication, interpretation, and presentation, the Museum aims to serve its diverse public as a dynamic, innovative, and welcoming center for learning through the visual arts.  Map of Brooklyn Museum
 Central Park Zoo  central_park_zoo_logo_mollyobrian17_zootrio_v2  Manhattan
The Central Park Zoo is the third facility in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s unique network of zoological parks and aquarium. We are located in the southeast corner of Central Park. Central Park Zoo is a six-acre facility originally built in 1864 and renovated in 1934 as one of the many Works Progress Administration projects under Parks Commissioner Robert Moses. We have four major exhibit zones: Tropic Zone, Temperate Forest Zone, Polar Region, and Sea Lion Court. There is also an amphibian exhibit in the Zoo Gallery.
 Map of Central Park Zoo
 Cooper Hewitt Museum  Print  Manhattan  Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design.  Map of Cooper Hewitt Museum
 American Museum of the Moving Image  Queens  Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media by presenting exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and collecting and preserving moving-image related artifacts.  Map of American Museum of the Moving Image
 American Museum of Natural History  AMNH_logo  Manhattan  The American Museum of Natural History is the largest natural history museum in the world with a mission commensurately monumental in scope. Map of American Museum of Natural History
 Metropolitan Museum of Art  artnet-metlogo  Manhattan  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.  Map of Metropolitan Museum of Art
 El Museo Del Barrio  el museo_9M.teatrostagesfestjpg  Manhattan  El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs.  Map of El Museo del Barrio
 Jewish Museum  the-jewish-museum  Manhattan  The Jewish Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of fine art, Judaica, antiquities, folk art, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media which reflect the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years. Our distinguished exhibition history reveals a deep and rich exploration of Jewish culture and identity, and includes some of the most seminal shows of the 20th and 21st centuries. Our dynamic education programs – from talks and lectures, to performances, to hands-on art making and more – serve a wide range of audiences, including families, students, educators, and art lovers  Map of The Jewish Museum
 Museum of the City of New York  museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-nyc-logo  Manhattan  The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.  Map of the Museum of the City of New York
 Rubin Museum  Manhattan  The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts and cultural hub in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood that inspires visitors to make connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas and neighboring regions including India.  Map of the Rubin Museum
 Whitney Museum  whitney_museum_logo  Manhattan  As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection—arguably the finest holding of twentieth-century American art in the world—is the Museum’s key resource.  Map of the Whitney Museum
 Guggenheim Museum  guggen2  Manhattan  Committed to innovation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations. With its constellation of architecturally and culturally distinct museums, exhibitions, publications, and digital platforms, the foundation engages both local and global audiences.  Map of the Guggenheim Museum
 American Folk Art Museum  Manhattan  Map of the American Folk Art Museum
Lower East Side Tenement Museum tenement-logo Manhattan  The Tenement Museum preserves and interprets the history of immigration through the personal experiences of the generations of newcomers who settled in and built lives on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, America’s iconic immigrant neighborhood; forges emotional connections between visitors and immigrants past and present; and enhances appreciation for the profound role immigration has played and continues to play in shaping America’s evolving national identity. Map of the LES Tenement Museum


The Museum at FIT download Manhattan The Museum at FIT, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is one of a select group of specialized fashion museums, including the Muse de la Mode, the Mode Museum, and the Museo de la Moda. For the 100,000 people who visit The Museum at FIT each year, we work to create exhibitions, programs, and publications that are both entertaining and educational. The mission of the Museum is to advance knowledge of fashion through exhibitions, programs and publications. Map of the Museum at FIT


International Center For Photography Museum icp-logo Manhattan The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students, and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image, exploring photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment, and catalysts for wide-reaching social change.  

Map of the International Center For Photography

Brooklyn Historical Society bhs-logo Brooklyn Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s extraordinary 400-year history. Located in Brooklyn Heights and housed in a magnificent landmark building designed by George Post and opened in 1881, today’s BHS is a cultural hub for civic dialogue, thoughtful engagement and community outreach.  Map of the Brooklyn Historical Society
Museum of Modern Art moma-logo Manhattan Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. Central to The Museum of Modern Art’s mission is the encouragement of an ever-deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves. Map of MOMA


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