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Berenice Abbott: Changing New York
Through December 31, 2022
Thomas Hart Benton
Through January 29, 2023

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Now Online! Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art

Briefly on view at the Museum in 2020, the exhibition closed early due to Covid-19. The lenders generously agreed to allow these works to be exhibited online indefinitely, giving viewers the chance to explore the exhibition at their leisure.

Tuck High

Dr. Jack Tchen Discusses Tuck High and Stories from NY Chinatown

Video of the compelling NYSM program, "Three New York Chinatown Stories at Tuck High" is now available online.

New York Minute in History

A New York Minute in History: The Fulton County Courthouse: 250 Years of Legal History

Built in 1772, the oldest courthouse in New York weathered the transition from British rule to the establishment of the United States. Listen in to discover more!

Play furniture, ca. 1960, collection of the New York State Museum.

New Acquisition: Play Furniture

Revisit your own childhood memories of imaginative play as you discover more about this set of child-sized furniture from the 1960s.

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.

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.

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!

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.


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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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October 15, 2022

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