Founded in 1976, MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. It presents over 50 exhibitions each year, including artists' retrospectives, site-specific installations, historical surveys, arts from across the United States and the world, and a full schedule of music and performance programming.
Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station, the Morgan is a major exhibition venue for fine art, literature, and music, one of New York's great historic sites, and a wonderful place to dine, shop, and attend a concert or film.
Occupying the entire 5,600-square-foot fourth floor of the historic Morgan House, the Thaw Center includes designated areas for wet and dry conservation work, matting and framing, advanced seminars, graduate internships and postgraduate fellowships.
One of the city's few remaining pre-Revolutionary buildings, the Morris Jumel Mansion served as George Washington's headquarters for the Continental Army and the American war room for the Battle of Harlem Heights.
Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house and converted into a hotel in 1826, the museum transports visitors back to the Mount Vernon Hotel, a 19th-century country resort for New Yorkers escaping the crowded city. Learn about the history of New York City on a guided tour through eight period rooms.
The Eldridge Street Synagogue is now restored it to its original grandeur and hosts a program of tours, school and family programs, public talks, concerts, and festivals which help keep alive the 19th-century building and the ancient traditions it embodies.
The museum mounts special exhibitions and has a permanent collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present, with particular strength in 20th-century designer fashion.
The Museum for African Art dates to 1984. The museum is currently holding its exhibitions and events in other New York City locations while its future home at 1280 Fifth Avenue in East Harlem is under construction.
One one evening in June, nine of the country's finest museums, all ones that call Fifth Avenue home, collectively open their doors from 6 to 9 pm for free to New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration.
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum is the nation's only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the open market system.