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18 West 25th Street, New York, NY, US, 10010
- Phone: (212) 645-3990
- Fax: (212) 633-8952
Arts & Museums
The Center for Book Arts was established in 1974 with the aim of conserving the traditional craft of book-making and promoting it as an art form.This center houses a huge collection of more than 2000 books ranging across various genres by national and international authors.The center also hosts exhibition, workshops and lectures that can benefit those interested in this art. Since the fall of 2012 they have begun courses to train students in the art of book-making inculcating skills such as book binding, letterpress, paper treatment and calligraphy. Drop in at the center and peruse this novel craft.
This museum is for the open and broad minded individuals, dedicated to the exploration of the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. The Museum's permanent collection of over 15,000 artifacts is comprised of works of art, photography, clothing and costumes, technological inventions and historical ephemera. Besides this, the museum also has a research and a multimedia library educating people on the subject. There are regular exhibitions also held here. The Museum of Sex has been receiving accolades from scholars as well as visitors, thus making it a popular attraction. A great place to learn how sexuality was viewed and embraced in the past by different cultures all over the world.
The foundation of the Museum of Mathematics stemmed from the closing of the Goudreau. Glen Whitney was at the forefront of the movement that involved math enthusiasts looking for an establishment dedicated to the science. On the floor are an array of interactive displays and math-based games that tap into your analytical side and make for an interesting time out with the family. The museum organizes a lecture series by educational luminaries and has previously played host to Craig Kaplan and Paul Hoffman.
The Illustration House is devoted to the art and history of illustration as it has appeared over the past century. Since the gallery's founding in 1974, illustrative art has exploded in popularity, and many cartoon cells (original drawings) and commercial illustrations have risen in value. Exhibits, standard sales,"back porch" auctions and twice annual publicized auctions are all featured. Norman Rockwell, Howard Pyle, Coles Phillips and J.C. Leyendecker are only a few of the many artists represented.
This is the world's largest auction house of rare books, photographs, prints, drawings, vintage posters, autographs, manuscripts, maps and atlases. It is also a member of International Auctioneers, a coalition of nine influential auction houses. The auction house now has two galleries with an additional sales room.
Take a look at the latest styles churned out by the students of the Fashion Institute of Technology and other esteemed designers. This museum is renowned for hosting novel and critically acclaimed exhibitions; London Fashion, Madame Gres: The Sphinx of Fashion and Gothic: Dark Glamor. Visitors can peruse accessories and clothing that span over 50,000 items, the oldest ones being from the 1700s. Get a glimpse of the popular styles of Dior, Chanel and Balenciaga that are displayed here. Housing three galleries, this museum is a great place for those with a keen interest in the latest fashions.
The Center for Jewish History is the result of the combined effort of five bodies, to preserve Jewish heritage and culture. The American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Come by if you wish to learn about Jewish customs and tradition or if you have any unanswered questions about Jewish heritage. Presentations and tours are held regularly and you can attend exhibitions and visit the Reading Room and the Genealogy Institute. Feast your eyes on Yeshiva University Museum's art display. And if you get hungry, there is a coffee shop on the premises, where you can munch on delicious snacks. The hours for the Yeshiva University Museum and Free Gallery Spaces are different, so please check the website before visit.
Founded in 1973, Yeshiva University Museum is dedicated to interpreting the Jewish experience. It features exhibits of art and artifacts confiscated from the Nazis, Zionist period paintings, and a letter from Thomas Jefferson affirming religious freedom to the Shearith Israel congregation (the oldest congregation in New York City and one of the oldest in the United States).
Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) is one of the few museums committed to preserving and promoting art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. It caters to everyone; experts, professors, art enthusiasts and scholars as well as young children. The museum is always conducting various public and educational programs and hosts several changing exhibitions. Most important; you can find a rare collection of paintings, sculptures and textiles dating back 2000 years here.
The building housing the Pierpont Morgan Library Museum and research facility was constructed by J.P. Morgan Sr., who was one of the richest men in the country. It opened to the public in 1924, and much later the adjacent private home of J. Pierpont Morgan Jr. was absorbed by the museum. A national landmark, the exhibition room showcases rare manuscripts and books - a grand variety of works by musicians, writers, artists and more, including Bach, Hemingway and Rembrandt. The extent of the collection could overwhelm, except that Morgan only shows off the right amount of wares from the permanent collection, enticing one to come back for more. Visiting the study where J.P. Morgan spent much of his time is a must, along with the expansive library across the grandiose marble hall. Differing programs are offered year round, plus there’s a small cafe, garden court, dining room and extensive gift shop.
Besides the Gallery at the Parsons New School For Design, the art school provides another venue, the Arnold & Sheila Aronson Galleries. It is primarily a venue for display of art by the students of the Parsons New School For Design. The students who acquire art skills at the school make a debut at this venue, displaying ideas and this art gallery promises a good exposure. Contemporary artists also display their collections and creations here. Call for more details.
The Forbes Galleries is filled with splendorous items that the Forbes family collected over the years. Its Faberge Imperial Easter Egg collection is the largest in the world; these precious and bejeweled eggs were gifts from Czar Nicholas to his wife. Some rooms in the museum are devoted to other collectibles: toys, presidential memorabilia, paintings, and so on. It is an eclectic and fascinating display from one of the United States' elite families. Admission is free and Thursdays are reserved for group tours.