Tuesday, November 28, 2017

New York City is home to hundreds of cultural institutions and historic sites, many of which are internationally known. This list contains the most famous or well-regarded organizations, based on their mission.


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Also included are non-profit art galleries, arts centers and cultural centers with galleries.

  • See List of museums in New York City for a complete sortable list in alphabetical order.
  • See List of museums in New York for museums in the rest of New York state.


Region and tradition

African and African American

Asian and Asian American

Indigenous and African Caribbean in Latin America

European Jewish and Jewish American

Western by era

Traditional European art
Modern art

Other Western and Native American

Artistic medium

Books, drawings, illustrations, prints

Photography, film, new media


Design, decorative arts, architecture


Performing arts




American history, local history, historic monuments

Military, police, fire

Transportation and maritime


Historic houses


Contemporary spaces

Contemporary museums

Contemporary galleries

Neighborhood art centers


Defunct museums

  • American Museum of Immigration, Liberty Island
  • Barnum's American Museum, Manhattan
  • Chelsea Art Museum, Manhattan, closed in 2011
  • Con Edison Energy Museum, Manhattan
  • Discovery Times Square Exposition - closed in 2016
  • Forbes Galleries, closed in 2014
  • Guggenheim Soho, Manhattan
  • Kurdish Library and Museum, Brooklyn
  • Micro Museum, Brooklyn, closed exhibit space
  • Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, closed in 2016
  • Museum of the American Piano, Manhattan, website
  • Museum of Biblical Art, closed in 2015
  • Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, closed in 2012, collections now part of the Society of Illustrators
  • Museum of Primitive Art, closed in 1976, collections now part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • National Museum of Catholic Art and History, closed in 2010
  • New York Jazz Museum, Manhattan
  • New York Tattoo Museum
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex, opened in Soho in 2008, closed in 2010
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab, closed in 2016
  • Sports Museum of America, Manhattan, opened in 2008, closed in 2009
  • UBS Art Gallery, Manhattan

Proposed museums

  • Climate Museum
  • Poster House

Zoos and gardens

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  • Bronx Zoo
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
  • New York Aquarium
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Prospect Park Zoo
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden (formerly the British Garden)
  • Queens Zoo
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • Staten Island Botanical Garden
    • The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Wave Hill

Performing arts

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Lincoln Center

  • Alice Tully Hall
  • David Geffen Hall, formerly known as Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic
  • David H. Koch Theater, formerly known as the New York State Theater, home to New York City Ballet
  • Film Society of Lincoln Center
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater


  • 92nd Street Y
  • Bargemusic
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra
  • Carnegie Hall
  • City Parks Foundation
  • The Juilliard School
  • Kaufman Music Center
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Mannes College of Music
  • New York City Opera
  • The New York Pops
  • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
  • Symphony Space


  • 92nd Street Y
  • Apollo Theater
  • Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - formerly the Biltmore Theatre
  • Bowery Ballroom
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Hammerstein Ballroom
  • La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
  • New York City Center
  • The Public Theater
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Roundabout Theatre Company
  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center
  • The Town Hall
  • Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

Historically significant sites

source : en.wikipedia.org

Historic House Trust

Most of the following are Registered Historic Places covered in the county lists.

National Parks of New York Harbor

Despite its name, National Parks of New York Harbor does not oversee any national parks proper.

  • African Burial Ground National Monument
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Federal Hall National Memorial
  • Fort Wadsworth
  • General Grant National Memorial
  • Governors Island
  • Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Other historic sites

  • Brooklyn - New York Naval Shipyard - Bldg92
  • Ellis Island
  • Irish Hunger Memorial
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Weeksville Heritage Center

The following are already-listed Registered Historic Places.

  • Fort Schuyler
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum
  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center
  • Trinity Churchyard

World Trade Center site

  • 9/11 Tribute Museum
  • International Freedom Center
  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum
  • Tribute in Light


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  • Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
  • Biblioteca Instituto Cervantes
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Butler Library at Columbia University
  • Cloisters Library and Archives
  • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
  • Elmer Holmes Bobst Library at New York University
  • Frick Art Reference Library
  • List of Brooklyn Public Library Branches
  • List of New York Public Library Branches
  • List of Queens Library Branches
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
  • New York Public Library
  • New York Academy of Medicine Library
  • New York Society Library
  • Queens Borough Public Library
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Shevchenko Scientific Society
  • United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library

See also

source : en.wikipedia.org

  • Cultural Institutions Group
  • List of museums in New York
  • List of university art museums and galleries in New York State
  • Museum Mile, New York City
  • Tourist attractions in New York City


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External links

source : en.wikipedia.org

  • Media related to Libraries in New York City at Wikimedia Commons
  • Media related to Museums in New York City at Wikimedia Commons
  • Media related to Musical venues in New York City at Wikimedia Commons
  • Media related to Parks in New York City at Wikimedia Commons
  • Media related to Theaters in New York City at Wikimedia Commons
  • Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers (Gale)

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