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NYSM Closed on Saturday, October 30

The New York State Museum, Library, and Archives will be closed on Saturday, October 30, 2021, for preventive maintenance on electrical systems. The Museum will return to normal hours of operation on Sunday, October 31.

Now Open Weekends

Museum Hours and Visitor Information

The NYSM has returned to normal hours of operation, Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For additional visitor and health and safety information, please see:

Symposium: Historic Woodstock Art Colony

Now Online: Historic Woodstock Art Colony

View a sample of the highlights of the recent extraordinary gift of The Arthur A. Anderson Collection—some 1,500 works by almost 200 artists devoted to America’s first intentionally created, year-round arts colony founded in 1902 that continues to thrive over 100 years later.

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October is New York State History Month!

Discover more about the rich and compelling history of the Empire State!

NYSM Contemporary Native American Art Collection

Artwork from the NYSM Contemporary Native American Art Collection on view at Syracuse University Art Museum

On display through November 19, 2021, the exhibition "Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands" features over 52 contemporary artworks by Haudenosaunee artists from all six Haudenosaunee Nations across what is now New York.

Online Resources Portal

Online Resources & Activities Portal

Looking for easy-to-access educational activities, videos, and resources for your kids, students, or even just for yourself? Visit this educational one-stop-shop webpage based on NYSM research and collections.

Evolution & Ecology Workshop

Evolution & Ecology Teacher Workshop

Teachers! Join us on January 29, 2022, as NYSM scientists discuss the workshop's theme, "Faunal and Human Responses to Climate Changes." Register for free today!

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Discover New York's “Burned Over District in the Latest Episode of A New York History Minute

Join hosts Devin and Lauren as they discuss the “Burned Over District,” and how upstate New York became a “cauldron” of emergent religions and alternative communities during the 19th century.

Artifacts from Revolutionary War Battlefields on Long Island

New Acquisition: Revolutionary War Military and Domestic Artifacts from Long Island

In August 2021, the NYSM acquired 200 artifacts from the LAMAR Institute in Savannah, Georgia. These artifacts are the result of the only systematic archaeological study of three Revolutionary War battlefield sites on the north shore of Long Island. 


NYSM Video Library

NYSM Video Library

Never miss a moment of NYSM virtual programming! Access our most recent virtual field trips, guided tours, collection highlights, and educational programs for all ages.


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NYS COVID-19 Documentation Initiative

The NYS Office of Cultural Education has created the NYS COVID-19 Documentation Initiative website to help statewide organizations document, share, and support one another throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ice Ages

Ice Ages

This long-term exhibition explores both the landscape and animals of the Pleistocene, or Ice Ages, of New York.

NYSED Statement on Museum Deaccessioning

The New York State Board of Regents (“the Regents”) charters museums in New York State as educational corporations and has governing authority over these incorporated organizations. Orgranizations with questions regarding deaccession regulations can review this document or contact Chartering.

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