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Dia has played an important role in New York's art scene for over twenty years. Known nationally and internationally, Dia has initiated, supported, presented and preserved artistic projects. Recognizing all mediums of artistic expression, Dia has taken on a pivotal role in the modern art world.
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This is New York's preeminent Jewish museum devoted to Jewish history and culture. Located on New York's Musuem Mile, these historical treasures are housed within Warburg mansion. Founded in 1904, the museum houses more than 25,000 items.‘Pay What You Wish Thursdays’ takes place every Thursday night at the museum from 5–8pm. Vistors under 18 years of age are always free.
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Tours of tenement apartment from the 19th century. Dramas and exhibition.
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The Manhattan Art & Antique Center features over 100 private galleries of Objéts d’Art over three floors. The diverse collection includes European, Oriental, American & African antique furniture as well as antique silver, porcelain, paintings, tapestries, rugs and costume jewelry. The spectacular exhibits bring history to life.
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Fine and decorative art from prehistory to present of the Iberian peninsula.
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Founded in 1988 to bring alive America's financial history to students, policy makers, the media, and the general public. The Museum chronicals the role of finance and the capital markets; and preserves, research, and collects financial artifacts.
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Group tours available for the gallery of ship models.
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Founded in 1929, the museum features a collection of modern and contemporary art. The museum's programs are aimed towards the modern movement. Over 100,000 pieces of work are located in separate categories, including architecture, design, drawings, film and video, painting and sculptures and photography.
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Museum of the Chinese in the Americas preserves and interprets the culture and history of Chinese decendants in the Americas.
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19th and 20th Century European academic art.
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Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, this public facility features extensive exhibition halls showcasing highlights of natural history, including habitat dioramas, extensive fossil and geological collections, a planetarium and meteorite specimens. In addition to offering exhibits and comprehensive library services, the museum provides a wide range of educational programming selections for children and adults.
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Devoted to the study of historical and modern design.
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The Ukrainian Museum features a collection of unique arts, embroidered and woven textiles as well as traditional attires, such as the kilims and rushnyky, which show the regional embroidery and weaving techniques of the Ukrainiane culture. An archival collection is also available, including photographs and materials documenting years of the Ukrainian immigration in the United States.
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A 1799 carriage house that was converted into a 19th-century country resort. Through guided tours, visitors learn about the history of New York City.
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The museum explores American culture through folk art, with various collections permanently on display. See the Daniel Cowin Collection Gallery which shows the history of folk art with paintings, sculpture, textiles, and decorative arts from the 18th century up to the present day. Open Tuesday thru Sunday from 10:30am-5:30pm and Friday from 10:30am-7:30pm.
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Illuminated manuscripts, drawings, historical documents, music, objet d'art, prints, and printed books and bindings.
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The Frick Collection is world class museum and research institution. The collections consists of over 1,100 works of art in all mediums. These two and three dimensional pieces explore fine and decorative arts.
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Commissioned in 1943 and completed in 1959 the Guggenheim was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and is noted as much for its incredible architecture as for its collections. Visitors commence their visit at the top of the building and then walk down a ramp through the various exhibits. The museum features rotating exhibits of popular culture, cultural icons, education programs and countless masterpieces.
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The Asia Society and Museum is open to the public. Exhibitions from private collections are regularly shown. The society aims to improve the understanding of Asia by Americans.
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Opened in 2002, the Museum of Sex is dedicated to human sexuality. The MoSex addresses a variety of topics and materials from different continents and cultures and time periods through drawings, paintings, film and photographs.
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Museum devoted to photography.
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The American Numismatic Society, founded in 1858, is a non-profit international center for the preservation and study of coins, medals and paper money. The ANS collection contains close to one million objects and spans all periods and geographic areas. These are combined with the world’s finest numismatic library. Both the collection and the library are open to the public.
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Museum of Jewish Heritage opened in September 1997. A living memorial to the Holocaust, the museum contains artifacts, photographs and documentary films.
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Embodies the unique partnership of 5 major institutions of Jewish scholarship, history & art: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum & YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Created as a central repository for the cultural & historical legacy of the Jewish people, the Center houses an enormous collection of archival documents, objects of art & other materials.
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The Skyscraper Museum is a non-profit, educational institution dedicated to the the study of high-rise buildings of the past, present, and future. Focus is placed upon local New York City architecture and its historical aspects.
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Admission to the National Museum of the American Indian is free of charge. Collections include items of historical and spiritual significance. There are a number of funerary, religious and ceremonial objects in this museum.
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Discovery Times Square (DTS) is New York City's first large-scale exhibition center presenting visitors with limited-run, educational and immersive exhibit experiences while exploring the world's defining cultures, art, history and events. More than a museum, Discovery Times Square is the destination for discovery through unique and immersive exhibits in New York.
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New York University's fine-arts museum looks out onto historic Washington Square Park, one of the most vibrant public squares in the city. Its programming reflects the rich history of the city’s cultural life through exhibitions on art and social dynamics.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as "The Met" was founded in 1870. It has become one of the world's premier art museums. The museum's collection has expanded to include over two million works of art. Plenty of time should be allowed to see even a fraction of what this wonderful museum has to offer. The collection consists of pieces from ancient through to modern times.
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Trinity Church is an Episcopal parish that was founded in 1697. A Welcome Center and Trinity Museum are open daily. Tours of the church are offered daily at 2pm.
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Museum devoted to Puerto Rico and Latin America. Lectures, exhibtions, films and concerts.
BulletEllis Island Immigration Museum
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Ellis Island,a small island in New York Harbor, was the official immigration portal to the United States from 1892-1954. Depending upon an immigrant's social status, Ellis Island variously became known as the "Island of Hope" or the "Island of Tears." Affluent immigrants were expeditiously processed with little inspection while those of lower economic station often subjected to a more rigourous immigration process. The island, no longer used in this capacity, now features the Immigration Museum and has been designated with park status.
BulletIntrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
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Explore the flight deck of the Intrepid, the submarine Growler, and climb the ladders of the destroyer Edson.

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