All Places in ‘Museums’

  • American Folk Art Museum

    Category: Museums

    The premier institution devoted to the creative expression of self-taught artists, this museum holds more than 7,000 artworks dating from the 18th century to the present. There is an astounding variety of ob- jects here, including paintings, drawings, textiles, ceramic objects, furniture, and handmade items like carousel animals, weathervanes, game read more

  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum

    Category: Museums

    This typical five-story brick tenement building, like many in the neighborhood, was home to approximately 7,000 working-class people, from more than 20 coun- tries, between 1863 and 1935. Unlike its renovated neighbors, however, 97 Orchard preserves and interprets the history of the city’s immigration through guided tours of apartments representing read more

  • Museum of American Illustration

    Category: Museums

    In 1901 the Society of Illustrators was founded “… to promote generally the art of illustration and to hold exhibitions from time to time.” Since 1939 the Society has been housed in this graceful, five-story townhouse, where the lower levels eventually became the museum it is today. In addition to read more

  • Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)

    Category: Museums

    A celebration of historic and contemporary innovation in art, craft, and design, MAD is conveniently located at the southwest corner of Central Park. The museum’s new (2008) spacious home boasts 54,000 square feet of galleries displaying a dazzling array of objects, including over 100 colorful quilts from 17 countries; metal read more

  • Museum of Jewish Heritage

    Category: Museums

    A living memorial to the Holocaust and celebration of Jewish culture, this museum provides a moving and educational experience for people of all faiths. Its core exhibit — divided into three chronological sections encompassing the past, the Holocaust, and renewal — is housed in a distinctive six-sided building reflecting the read more

  • Museum of the American Gangster

    Category: Museums

    It may be small, but this newish museum is heavily steeped in both history and atmosphere. Located upstairs from a notorious former speakeasy, the two-room hideout is packed with curiosities like the bullet that killed Pretty Boy Floyd, a classic Tommy gun, and John Dillinger’s death masks. Be sure to read more

  • Museum of the City of New York

    Category: Museums

    An institution that celebrates the history, art and culture of New York and its people, MCNY is well worth a trip to the northern end of Museum Mile, and not just because it’s across the street from Central Park’s lovely Conservatory Gardens. Go for its consistently remarkable special exhibits or read more