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.
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.