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7-gallon water cooler, 1846, Weitsman Stoneware Collection

New Acquisition on Exhibit: Stoneware Water Cooler

Learn more about the latest addition to the Adam Weitsman Stoneware Collection on view in New York Metropolis Hall!

Timbuctoo: Gerrit Smith's Experiment

New Exhibit Feature: Timbuctoo: Gerrit Smith’s Experiment

Discover more about this new addition to Adirondack Hall, on view May 5, 2002, through December 31, 2022.

New York Minute in History

A New York Minute in History: Early Auto Racing in New York

Was a 50-mile roundtrip race from Queens to Bablyon, NY, in April 1900 really the first auto race in the United States? Listen in to learn more!

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!

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.

Mohawk steelworker, 1970 by David Grant Noble

New Addition to New York Metropolis Hall

This riveting photographic series by David Grant Noble features Mohawk steelworkers on the job in 1970.

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.

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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