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Arts & Museums
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.
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.
This museum is for 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.
Gagosian Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that occupies multiple spaces across the globe. The Gallery features some of the best new artists, and has showcased works of some of the most well-known artists of the 20th century including Picasso, Andy Warhol and Cy Twombly to name a few. The exhibitions are beautifully curated, and feature mixed media from photography, films, sculpture, graphic art and much more. Always a pleasure to visit, it's a good idea to find out what's on at their various spaces. For details, visit the website.
The Jazz Gallery is a cultural center that acts as a venue for young jazz musicians. It provides young musicians with the space and opportunity to interact with emerging artists. Since the year 2000, this gallery has played proud host to several performances which are funded through grants from various organizations in the city. The Jazz Gallery is also used as a venue for meetings, photo shoots, launches, exhibits and rehearsals.
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 began 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.
The building housing the 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. 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. 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 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.
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 like 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.
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).
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.