MoCADA presents exhibitions about the experiences and cultural contributions of people of African descent.
The Museum of Modern Art was described by its first director as a torpedo moving through time. Since opening in 1929, MoMA has secured its place as a pioneer collector and exhibitor of modern art-from 19th-century Post-Impressionism to contemporary installations. MoMA's collection includes painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, film, architecture and design.
Founded in 1825, the National Academy is an honorary association of professional artists, a school of fine arts and a museum.
The brainchild of art dealer Serge Sabarsky and philanthropist Ronald S. Lauder, the two-floor Neue Galerie New York opened in 2001 to exhibit early 20th-century German and Austrian art and design.
This museum of contemporary art focuses primarily on work of living artists created during the past 10 years. Each year the museum mounts three to four major exhibitions and about 12 smaller shows in its galleries.
The New Museum's Studio 231 is a series of commissioned projects in the museum's adjacent, ground-floor space at 231 Bowery. This initiative gives international, emerging artists the opportunity to realize ambitious new works conceived especially for the space.These projects at 231 Bowery also seek to foster a new relationship between the artists and the public by allowing artists to create work outside the confines of the main museum building and in closer proximity to the energy of the street and to the creative space of the artist's studio.
The New York Transit Museum operates a gallery annex in Grand Central Terminal that presents changing exhibitions. The gallery annex is located just off the Main Concourse in the Shuttle Passage, next to the Station Master's office.
The New-York Historical Society is New York City's oldest museum and one of the nation's most distinguished independent research libraries. A $65 million renovation completed in 2011 introduced new galleries and a children's museum.
The museum houses 200 paintings by Roerich as well as his set designs for operas by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, his collaborations with Igor Stravinsky and the paintings he made from expeditions to India and Tibet. Lectures on the arts and sciences are offered, as are music recitals.