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.
Opened in 2002, the Museum of Sex is an institution with little precedent in the art world. Founded by Daniel Gluck, the museum devotes itself to the positive exploration and exhibition of human sexuality. The museum's first exhibition, NYCSEX: How New York Transformed Sex in America, looked at the evolution of eroticism in America and paved the way for future exhibitions examining BDSM, fetishes, pornography and erotica.
The narrative of New York City—from its beginning as a small Dutch trading post to its status today as one of the world's most important cities—unfolds through special exhibitions and the diverse collections of the museum. The permanent collection here contains over 3,000,000 items maintained by six curatorial departments.
Museum of the Moving Image is the only institution in the United States that deals comprehensively with the art, technology and social impact of film, television and digital media. It presents exhibitions, screenings and education programs.
The MOTNY, located in the heart of Manhattan, challenges visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts.
Founded in 1825, the National Academy is an honorary association of professional artists, a school of fine arts and a museum.
While the museum awaits its permanent home, it maintains a Visitors Center, open Monday through Friday, that holds books, CDs and DVDs for the public's perusal. There is also a photo exhibition in this space that holds many events, such as free jazz education courses.
The museum features year-round exhibitions, dance and music performances, children‚ workshops, family and school programs, film festivals and video screenings that present the diversity of the Native peoples of the Americas and the strength of their cultures from the earliest times to the present.
Two reflecting pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into panels edging the pools. The public can visit with advanced reservations for a timed ticket.