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New Safety Guidelines

New COVID Safety Requirements

As of January 12, 2022, all visitors to the NYSM, ages five and older, are required to show proof of COVID vaccination or a negative test result. For detailed guidelines and additional visitor information, please see: www.nysm.nysed.gov/reopen

Clufffalo: Art Omi, 2017 by Charles Cough

On View: Charles Clough's "Clufffalo: Art Omi"

Charles Clough's monumental painting has just been installed in New York Hall. Learn more about this colossal collaboration!

Brainfood for the Curious

Brainfood for the Curious

Hungry for new virtual programs from the NYSM? Check out our "Brainfood for the Curious" series offering informative virtual lunchtime talks from NYSM scientists, historians, and curators.

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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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 virtually on January 29, 2022, as NYSM scientists discuss the workshop's theme, "Faunal and Human Responses to Climate Changes." 

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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.

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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Ice Ages

Ice Ages

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

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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.

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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