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42 W. 35th St., New York, NY, US, 10001-2201
- Phone: (212) 947-0200
- Fax: (212) 594-3047
Arts & Museums
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.
An entity that ensures the preservation and promotion of contemporary Scandinavian arts and culture, the Scandinavia House is a respectable name in the Nordic community. Home to the American-Scandinavian Foundation, or ASF, this venue is where the various programs of this foundation are hosted. Among the programs, one finds concerts, book readings, art shows, lectures, and much more. Also, Scandinavia House is where one can relish the delights offered by the Smorgas Chef cafe. See the website or call to know more.
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 International Center of Photography (ICP) was founded by photojournalist Cornell Capa in 1974. Now located on a dynamic two-part campus in midtown Manhattan, it stands amongst the nation's foremost museums dedicated to preserving the past and ensuring the future of art photography. With approximately 15 exhibitions each year, ICP presents an extensive array of historical and contemporary images by some of the most talented photographers in the world. The School of the International Center of Photography fosters study of the history, techniques, aesthetics and practices of photography in a wide range of programs. Check website for more details.
Garrett Studio at The Barrow Group Theater Company is an out and out surreal world of paintings that have a nihilistic edge to them. You pick any painting here, and you would be able to draw an immediate aggressive hint to it. Though not everybody likes such strong and bold paintings, some, who do like them are staunch patrons indeed! Paying a visit here would be a great idea. Check website or call them for more details on current and upcoming events.
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 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.
Displaying an extensive collection of locks and vaults used around the world, John M. Mossman Lock Collection is sure to impress you. The exhibits include samples from 4000 BC to the 20th Century. Among these are more than 370 locks, keys and other special tools required for locking. Also on display are rare made-to-order locks, and almost all these locks have been known to preserve money behind their doors and safes. Open for visits, the museum's collection belongs to John M. Mossman, who had also written 'Lure of the Lock' a well-researched book on the history and mechanisms of locks.
Set sail with Captain Jack Sparrow, audition for Simon Cowell and dance with Beyonce! Madame Tussauds takes you beyond your wildest dreams and makes you the star of the show! The life-like wax statues crafted by the experts at the museums will have you questioning if you're actually photographing just a statue. Sing, dance and mingle with over 200 wax celebrities in a 85,000 square feet (7896.76 square meters) space of interactive entertainment located in the heart of Times Square.
When it comes to bizarre, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, located in Times Square, needs no introduction. The widely popular museum, fittingly called the "Odditorium", houses some of the strangest artifacts and oddities you'll ever come across. From unexplained ancient relics to strange modern day wonders, the objects on display are bound to intrigue one and all. Apart from the artifacts, the museum also hosts a number of live performances featuring magicians, sword eaters and other quirky performers with the common theme being strange. Visitors can browse the museum at a leisurely pace to observe the close to 500 artifacts on display. The Odd Shop located within the museum is a great place for souvenirs.
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.