Bard Graduate Center is devoted to the study of decorative arts, design history, and material culture through research, advanced degrees, exhibitions, publications, and events. At Bard Graduate Center, we study the human past through its material traces. We study objects—from those created for obvious aesthetic value to the ordinary things that are part of everyday life. Learning is what Bard Graduate Center is all about. Our accomplished faculty inspire students to strive for excellence, knowing that this will prepare them for the intellectual and professional rigors of careers in academia, in museums, and in the private sector. This high standard is equally the hallmark of the Gallery’s acclaimed exhibitions and related public programs.
Founded in 1916, the Columbia County Historical Society Museum & Library collects, preserves, interprets and presents the history, heritage, and culture of Columbia County, New York, and serves residents of all eighteen towns and the city of Hudson. For more than 100 years, thousands of people from all across the county and beyond have enjoyed our varied exhibitions, historic properties, and educational programs. A vital community resource, our collections include important and unique archives, maps, paintings, textiles, furniture and decorative arts relating to Columbia County’s heritage. The Columbia County Historical Society includes two museum galleries of changing exhibitions, a research library and reading room, manuscript storage, collection storage and administrative offices.Founded in 1916, the Columbia County Historical Society Museum & Library collects, preserves, interprets and presents the history, heritage, and culture of Columbia County, New York, and serves residents of all eighteen towns and the city of Hudson. For more than 100 years, thousands of people from all across the county and beyond have enjoyed our varied exhibitions, historic properties, and educational programs. A vital community resource, our collections include important and unique archives, maps, paintings, textiles, furniture and decorative arts relating to Columbia County’s heritage. The Columbia County Historical Society includes two museum galleries of changing exhibitions, a research library and reading room, manuscript storage, collection storage and administrative offices
4. The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County
100 Crescent Beach Rd, Glen Cove, NY 11542, USA
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The Mission of the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County is to teach the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach. We teach about the dangers of antisemitism, racism, bullying and all other manifestations of intolerance. We promote resistance to prejudice and advocate respect for every human being.
6. Adirondack History Museum/Essex County Historical Society
7590 Court St, Elizabethtown, NY 12932, USA
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The Adirondack History Museum is home to the Essex County Historical Society, an organization dedicated to the ever-evolving interpretation of Adirondack history so as to inspire reflection, scholarship and comprehension of the land and its inhabitants. Our mission is to preserve and interpret Essex County’s collective past to inspire a shared future. We aim to serve as Essex County’s center for the stories that reveal the roots and values of its people.
First chartered by New York state in 1947, the CCHS operates two cultural repositories, the Chemung Valley History Museum and the Booth Library and Archives. We are the largest general history museum in our region and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
The Saranac Laboratory Museum, operated by Historic Saranac Lake, preserves and shares the rich history of the tuberculosis treatment industry in Saranac Lake. The Saranac Laboratory was founded by Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau in 1894 for the study of tuberculosis. The Museum features exhibits on tuberculosis research, patient care, and other special rotating topics.
Located in a new, three level facility in Sullivan County, the Time and the Valleys Museum is an active and energized organization providing engaging and interactive exhibitions and programs to the public on the history and connections between water, people and the Catskills. The exhibitions and programs are located in the Museum and on our 1930s Lost Catskill Family Farm, with a historic farm house, barn, electric plant, milk house, outhouse and workshop powered by a working water wheel. There is also a busy local history center and museum shop.
The Institute’s museum and library holdings form the best collections in the United States documenting the life and culture of the Upper Hudson Valley region from the late seventeenth century to the present day. Although the Institute is famous for its significant Hudson River school paintings, the broad scope of its collections includes fine arts, furnishings, personal objects, documents, manuscripts, photographs, and personal papers used by people of all ages, social classes, economic conditions, and cultural groups. Long-term exhibitions include: “Ancient Egypt,” “Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture: Erastus Dow Palmer, Launt Thompson, Charles Calverley,” and “Traders and Culture: Colonial Albany and the Formation of American Identity.”
From children looking for an adventure to artists in search of inspiration, there is something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass, located in Finger Lakes Wine Country of Upstate NY. The world’s largest glass museum offers the opportunity to browse 3500 years of glassmaking history in the collection galleries. See the new daylit Contemporary Art + Design Wing which houses the best of the last 25 years in glass, and a 500-seat Amphitheater Hot Shop, a space dedicated to live glass demos and design sessions. See glass come to life during a Hot Glass Demo, and be inspired to experience the wonder of glassmaking for yourself during a Make Your Own Glass workshop.
Edward Hopper House in Nyack, New York is the birthplace of the renowned American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967). It was built in 1858 by his maternal grandfather, and served as his primary residence until 1910. After Hopper’s death the house fell into disrepair, but was saved from demolition and restored by members of the local community. Since 1971, the Edward Hopper House has been a not-for-profit art center. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Greene County Historical Society was established in 1929 and received it’s official charter from the University of NY in 1939. The Society operates the Bronck Museum and the Vedder Research Library: The Bronck Museum complex includes the eleven remaining structures that once comprised the Bronck family farm. This(Vedder Research Library) non-circulating research center makes available to Society members and the general public a wide range of primary and secondary resource material depicting the historical development of Greene County.
The Museum of the City of New York fosters an understanding of the distinctive nature of urban life in the world’s most influential metropolis. It engages visitors by celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future. Featured at the Museum are two ongoing exhibitions–the award-winning New York at Its Core, a three-gallery exhibition that explores New York City’s history and future through objects, images, contemporary video, photography, and interactive digital experiences, and Activist New York, an exhibition which seeks to tell the story of activism in the five boroughs past and present. Several special exhibitions are also on view at any one time, and the documentary Timescapes brings viewers on a 28-minute journey through 400 years of history. The film runs every 40 minutes and headsets are available in French, Mandarin, and Spanish.
Founded in 1906, the Historical Society of the Town Warwick believes that an understanding and appreciation of our historic heritage is essential to maintaining a unique and meaningful identity as a community. The mission of the Society is to celebrate and preserve the history of the Town of Warwick and its people, and to assure that this legacy is passed on to future generations. It is our privilege to be the memory-keepers of the Town, and present our shared history for everyone. The Warwick Historical Society educates and engages a diverse public through a variety of programs, maintains 12 important landmark buildings and properties and a collection of thousands of items and artifacts, performs research and publishes historic records, identifies and encourages preservation of significant places and structures throughout the Town, and partners with other community organizations, keeping history alive for everyone.
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.