Museums of New York City Photos

New York City hosts a wide variety of art, history, technology, cultural and educational museums and sites which provide exhibitions for visitors. This visual essay of all original photographs of these museums provide a virtual travel guide for those deciding which attractions to visit.

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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Immigration Museum Statue of Liberty by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. New York, NY Detail of tower on Ellis Island. New York, NY
United States Custom House, New York United States Custom House with series of Four Continents sculptures by Daniel Chester French. New York, NY U.S. Ocean Liner passing Lightship Ambrose at mouth of New York harbor on mural by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY
National Museum of the American Indian, New York Haida ceremonial outfit with raven rattle at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY Nisga'a mask at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY Gitxsan amulet in form of killer whale at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY
Federal Hall National Memorial Statue of George Washington by John Quincy Adams Ward at Federal Hall National Memorial. New York, NY Neoclassical columns around rotunda of Federal Hall. New York, NY Porcelain plates with Washington's image & alphabet around rim at Federal Hall. New York, NY
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, New York Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site run by National Park Service. New York, NY Back parlor in Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY Ceramic mug with face of Theodore Roosevelt at his Birthplace. New York, NY
U.S. Grant's Tomb, New York Eagle in front of Grant's Tomb. New York, NY Mural of Ulysses S. Grant leading his men in battle in Grant's Tomb. New York, NY
South Street Seaport Museum, New York Wavertree by Mordaunt Oswald & Co. at South Street Seaport Museum. New York, NY Scrimshawed whale's tooth of whale wrecking whaler at South Street Seaport Museum. New York, NY Carved gilt eagle once on pilot house of tugboat Admiral Dewey, now Helen McAllister at South Street Seaport Museum. New York, NY
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum Lockheed A-12 Blackbird & Bell UH-1A Huey at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum. New York, NY Regulus 1 cruise missile on Submarine Growler designed for surface launch in 1960s. New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art Central Fifth Avenue facade of Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY Typical gallery in Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
Met - Egyptian Collection Funerary blue amulet of kneeling god with wings from Egypt early Ramesside period at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
Met - Native American Collection Lambayeque gold beaker of figure with shell from Peru at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
Met - Decorative Arts Collection German cup in shape of shoe at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
Met - Pre-Renaissance Painting Collection Abraham & son Isaac painting by Lorenzo Monaco of Florence at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
Met - 16th through 19th C Painting Collection Portrait of Man with Gold-embroidered Cap painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
Met - Impressionist & Modern Painting Collection Irises by Vincent van Gogh at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
The Cloisters The Cloisters building hosts the medieval collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY Detail of archangel Gabriel telling Virgin Mary she will be mother of Christ on Merode Altarpiece by Robert Campin from Tournai at The Cloisters. New York, NY Rabbit detail from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY
The Cloisters Glass Collection Stained glass shows Theodosius arriving at Ephesus from legend of Seven Sleeping Christian Brothers from cathedral in Rouen, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY St. Agnes stained glass window from Swabia at The Cloisters. New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Girl before a Mirror painting by Pablo Picasso at MoMA. New York, NY The Starry Night painting by Vincent van Gogh at MoMA. New York, NY Highback chair by Josef Hoffmann made by Wiener Werkstätte, Austria at MoMA. New York, NY
Guggenheim Museum Wright's inverted ziggurat for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum exterior. New York, NY Section of painting Nunc Stans by Jean Dubuffet in Guggenheim Museum. New York, NY
Museum of the City of New York Dutch alcove with colonial furniture at Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY Head of statue of Robert Fulton at Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY Omnibus pull toy designed by George W. Brown at Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY
Museum Mile (Cooper-Hewitt, National Academy, Neue Galerie, Frick, Asia Society, etc.) Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. New York, NY National Academy Museum. New York, NY Outdoor gallery & fence of Frick Collection building. New York, NY
Hispanic Society of America Museum Interior of Hispanic Society of America Museum. New York, NY Duchess of Alba painting by Francisco de Goya at Hispanic Society of America Museum. New York, NY Spanish-Moorish luster plate with bird at Hispanic Society of America Museum. New York, NY
Pierpont Morgan Library New white entrance hall facade of Pierpont Morgan Library. New York, NY
Museum of Jewish Heritage - Living Memorial to the Holocaust Pyramid atop Museum of Jewish Heritage - Living Memorial to the Holocaust. New York, NY Curved entrance into displays of Museum of Jewish Heritage. New York, NY
Merchant's House Museum Greek revival front door of Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY Wooden newel post in Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY Tea service as would have been set for guests of Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY Multilayer gelatin dessert typical of period of Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY
Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum. New York, NY Washington's Bed Chamber & Study during American Victory of Battle of Harlem Heights in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY French lit à bateau in Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY
Lower East Side Tenement Museum & Orchard Street, New York Lower East Side Tenement Museum. New York, NY Kitchen sink of Lithuanian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY Heritage building with green roofline. New York, NY
New York City Fire Museum Gooseneck Engine by James Smith at New York Fire Museum. New York, NY NYFD Searchlight truck at New York Fire Museum. New York, NY
New York City Police Museum First Police Precinct Station House. New York, NY NYPD shields at NYC Police Museum. New York, NY
American Museum of Natural History & Rose Center for Earth & Space, New York Tower ringed with carved eagles on American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY Tyrannosaurus rex of Late Cretaceous era found in Montana at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY Nazca ceramic bottle in form of condor from Peru at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Paintings
Decorative Arts
Furniture Ceramics Glass Metalwork World Decorative Arts
Ancient Egyptian Arts
Ancient Assyrian Collection
Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY. View of Brooklyn Bridge painting by Samuel Halpert at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Silver compote by Gorham of Providence, RI at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Alice Austen House Museum, Staten Island Alice Austen House Museum was a Dutch farmhouse & later home of photographer Alice Austen. Staten Island, NY Camera of type used by Alice Austen at her House Museum. Staten Island, NY Oil lamps lifted by eagle at Alice Austen House Museum. Staten Island, NY
Conference House, Staten Island Conference House museum. Staten Island, NY Parlor fireplace at Conference House. Staten Island, NY Glass decanter, cup & pipe at Conference House. Staten Island, NY
Garibaldi-Meucci House Museum, Staten Island Giuseppe Garibaldi & Antonio Meucci House Museum where the liberator of Italy lived from 1850 until 1853. Staten Island, NY Painting of Giuseppe Garibaldi at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Staten Island, NY Monument to Antonio Meucci , an inventor of a telephone at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Staten Island, NY
Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island Richmond County 3rd Courthouse at Historic Richmond Town run by Staten Island Historical Society. Staten Island, NY School desks in Voorlezer's House at Historic Richmond Town. Staten Island, NY Carved bull's head at Historic Richmond Town Museum. Staten Island, NY

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