NYSArts In Person

As New Yorkers continue their work to stop the spread of COVID-19, artists and artistic institutions continue to create and share compelling work across our state. Listed below are open venues with proper safety protocols in place. Explore New York's unparalleled creative culture. Questions? Visit NYSCA’s Resource pages or contact [email protected]

Capital Region

Albany Center Gallery - Discover what's new at Albany Center Gallery, which presents the visual art of artists who live within a 100 mile radius of Albany!

Albany Institute of History & Art -  Now open with the exhibition A Sense of Time: The Historical Art of L. F. Tantillo

Art Omi - Immerse yourself in design at Art Omi's scenic 300-acre sculpture and architecture park!

Arts Center for the Capital Region - Galleries are open and modified classes are in session.

Caffe Lena - Visit the Saratoga Springs cafe for distanced folk and bluegrass concerts, poetry, and storytelling. Check out their music courses!

Catskill Mountain Foundation - Hunter's Piano Performance Museum and the CMF galleries are now open.

Hyde Collection - Set to reopen May 1 with The Very Best of The Hyde.

Lake George Arts Project - Visit the Courthouse Gallery for Go Home“ by Paul Akira Miyamoto on view  May 5 - June 5, 2021

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council - View works by local, regional and national artists in LARAC's gallery, next to Glens Falls' Downtown City Park.

New York Folklore - Learn about our state's folk traditions - and take home a souvenir - in NY Folklore's galleries, featuring work by wood carvers, quilters, fiber artists, Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) beadworkers and basketmakers, stone carvers, metal workers, furniture makers, and many more. 

Olana - Take in spectacular views that inspired landscape painter Frederic Church at his historic estate.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century -  Enjoy public grounds with stunning views of the Catskills! Check out their 2021 season.

Salem Art Works - Visit the Cary Hill Sculpture Park, which spans over 100 rural acres and features rotating work by local, regional, and national artists.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site - Check out outdoor and indoor guided tours!

Central New York

Erie Canal Museum - Now on view: Chittenango and the Erie Canal

Everson Museum - Now on view: Sensus Plenior by Brooklyn-based artist Steffani Jemison and The Floating Bridge: Postmodern and Contemporary Japanese Ceramics.

Onondaga Historical Association - Visit OHA exhibits and museums around downtown Syracuse and across Onondaga County.

Schweinfurth Art Center - Discover Member Show 2021! Upcoming: Made in NY 2021!

Finger Lakes

Flower City Arts Center - Join a class in photography, painting, ceramics and more - open to all ages.

Ganondagan - Immerse yourself in Native American art, culture, and history at this National Historic Landmark. Visit a 17th century-style Seneca Bark Longhouse and get to know the story of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) contributions to art, culture, and society through interactive exhibitions.

Genesee Country Village & Museum - Visit the largest living history museum in New York State!

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts - In the New Deal Gallery, view WPA-commissioned works by local artists that capture their era.

Geneva Historical Society - Visit and discover My Geneva is… on view through June 26, 2021

George Eastman Museum - Visit the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives!  Plus, explore the Thomas Tischer Visitor Center!

Memorial Art Gallery - Experience The 613 by Archie Rand.

National Women's Hall of Fame -  Now open in its new headquarters in the Seneca Knitting Mill.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center - Discover Last Year On Earth!

Rochester Museum and Science Center - Expand young minds at the planetarium, nature center, museum, and Electricity Theater, where Tesla coils create indoor bolts of musical lightning.

Strong Museum - The National Museum of Play is open with the world’s most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, board games, and video games.

Susan B. Anthony Museum & House - Tour the home of the legendary American civil rights leader.

The Arts Council for Wyoming County - Visit the ACWC gallery for the first works of Our Farms & Our Families, commissioned work by local artists sharing daily life in the county.

Long Island

Children's Museum of the East End - Explore the museum's mini golf course and exhibits!

Guild Hall - Don't miss Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks on view June 12 - July 26

Huntington Arts Council - HAC's galleries are open!

Long Island Children's Museum - LICM is now open with reduced capacity and new distancing and cleaning procedures to offer children of all ages interactive exhibits on topics such as animals, building and fixing, and bubbles.

Nassau County Museum of Art - Open featuring Heroines of Abstract Expressionism and FEM! The Museum is also offering a variety of online programming!

Parrish Art Museum - Don't miss exhibits such as Everything That Wasn’t White: Lonnie Holley at the Elaine de Kooning House & Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950-2020 on view this spring!

Patchogue Arts Council - Discover the Clear Vision 20/20 Sculpture Garden!

Planting Fields Foundation - Explore estate and exhibition tours, plus a park open daily.

Southampton Arts Center - Discover Earth – Artists as Activists now on view.

Suffolk County Historical Society - Experience the museum's collections and discover the history of Suffolk County and Long Island.

Whaling Museum - Learn about Cold Spring Harbor's whaling and maritime history - and see the only fully-equipped whaling vessel with its original gear on display in New York.


Bethany Arts Community - Discover upcoming workshops and programming.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - Plan a trip to The Museum at Bethel Woods!

Catskill Art Society - Visit the Livingston Manor multi-arts center for upcoming exhibits.

Clay Art Center - Enjoy in-person weekly wheel and handbuilding classes and workshops for both adults and youth for all skill levels.

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance - Experience the galleries and exhibits!

Dia:Beacon - Immerse your self in large-scale exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Dan Flavin, Andy Warhol, and Donald Judd, on the banks of the Hudson River.

Historic Hudson Valley - Visit historic sites such as Washington Irving's Sunnyside and Union Church of Pocantico Hills, where you can see Henri Matisse’s last work, the Rose Window, and nine windows by Marc Chagall.

Historic Huguenot Street -Now open for tours!

Hudson River Museum -  Visit and discover Librado Romero: From the Desert to the River

Katonah Museum of Art - Discover various exhibits including Still/Life on view through June 27, 2021!

Lyndhurst - take a tour of Lyndhurst's grounds!

Manitoga - Hike the grounds of designer Russel Wright's stunning home, which integrates nature and the built environment over a dramatic 75-acre landscape, including a 30-foot waterfall. Design + Nature + Nature Tours run through November 8, 2021.

Pelham Art Center - Visit the multi-arts center for exhibits and classes!

Storm King Art Center - Plan your visit today! Now on view: RASHID JOHNSON: THE CRISIS

Woodstock Artists Association and Museum - New exhibits now on view!

Mohawk Valley

Kirkland Art Center - Clinton's multi-arts center is open! Take a class or visit their gallery!

Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute - Visit the renowned Utica museum designed by Philip Johnson for centuries of American art, and explore Fountain Elms, a superb Victorian-era Italianate mansion.

New York City

A.I.R. Gallery - Now on view: That Moon Language by Susan Stainman

Alice Austen House Museum - Visit the Staten Island home of one of America's earliest and most prolific photographers. 

American Folk Art Museum - Now open with Six Decades Collecting Self-Taught Art.

American Museum of Natural History - Take a trip to the museum and explore The Nature of Color

Asia Society - The inaugural Asia Society Triennial, a festival of art, ideas, and innovation, is slated to run Oct. 27, 2020 through June 27, 2021. This first edition of the Asia Society Triennial, titled We Do Not Dream Alone, will be composed of a multi-venue exhibition, interdisciplinary panels, forums, and performances.

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum - Now open for mansion and carriage tours. Reservations for admission are required.


Brooklyn Museum - Explore Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And

ChaShaMa - Exhibits are now open. Discover upcoming events!

El Museo del Barrio - Don't miss ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21!

French Institute Alliance Française - French classes, preschool, and after-school programs are now in session; film programming continues online.

Green-Wood - Tour a National Historic Landmark and one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Permanent residents include Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors.

Guggenheim Museum - Experience Re/Projections: Video, Film, and Performance for the Rotunda.

HERE Arts Center - Discover the #stillHERE IRL series.

Historic Richmond Town - Visit Staten Island's remarkable living history town and museum complex, that evokes 350 years of history and culture. The complex includes NYC's oldest continuously working family farm and two other historic sites - including one of the oldest original houses in the country.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum -  The vast majority of the 350,000 square foot Museum is available and accessible to visitors, including most exhibitions, the entire collection of aircraft on the flight and hangar decks, as well as the Space Shuttle Pavilion, which houses the space shuttle Enterprise.

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Discover Dutch Masterpieces at The Met.

The Morgan Library & Museum - Now open and featuring, David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Morris-Jumel Mansion - Visit Manhattan's oldest house to see the transformation of Uptown from rural countryside to a dynamic multicultural community.

Museum of Arts and Design - Plan your visit and take in Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy

Museum of the City of New York - Now featuring Rising Tide: Visualizing the Human Costs of the Climate Crisis

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust - the museum provides engaging exhibitions, programs, and educational resources, mobilizing memory to teach the dangers of intolerance.

Museum of Moving Image + New York Hall of Science - The Queens Drive-In will be programmed by MoMI and Rooftop Films, in consultation with NYSCI. Film series include The Future Is Now, featuring science-fiction classics that speak to the current moment; Science on Screen; Jim Henson’s World; and the launch of the series Queens on Film, showcasing movies set or filmed in the borough. 

New Museum - Discover Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America.

New-York Historical Society - Discover upcoming exhibitions and collections!

New York Botanical Garden - Check out  KUSAMA: COSMIC NATURE now on view!

Noguchi Museum -  Visitors can view the world’s largest and most extensive collection of Isamu Noguchi’s sculptures, drawings, models, and designs. 

Public Art Fund - Visit the Moynihan Train Hall!

Rubin Museum - Discover the art of Asia's diverse cultures!

SculptureCenter -  Mark your calendar for new exhibits such as Rindon Johnson: Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies

Smack Mellon - Discover exhibits, artist talks and programming!

Snug Harbor Cultural Center - Visit the grounds  of the Staten Island cultural destination.

Socrates Sculpture Park - Visit and discover the stunning views of this sculpture park located in Long Island City!

Swiss Institute - Discover upcoming exhibits and more!

The High Line - Take in stunning views of NYC, gardens, and public artworks.

Times Square Arts - Times Square Arts, Poster House, Print Magazine, and For Freedoms have launched a citywide public art campaign featuring artist-designed PSAs and messages of love, gratitude, and solidarity with New York City’s health care and essential workers.

Trestle Gallery - Plan your visit! Now open by appointment

UrbanGlass: Discover Jasmine Anokye: day/dreams May 19-July 2, 2021. Studios open by reservation.

Wave Hill -  Visit an urban oasis in the Bronx for 28 acres of world-class gardens, greenhouses and woodlands. Reserve your tickets.

Weeksville Heritage Center - Tour historic homes preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn - one of America’s many free black communities. Now on view: Weeksville Heritage Center is partnering with interdisciplinary artist and muralist Jazmine Hayes in presenting 'Black Joy is Radical,' a piece uplifting the life of Breonna Taylor.

Whitney Museum - Now on view:Julie Mehretu March 25-August 8, 2021

North Country

Adirondack Architectural Heritage - Visit Camp Santanoni, part of the “forever wild” state-owned Adirondack Forest Preserve, an undeveloped natural landscape and haven for a host of distinctive plants, fish, and wildlife, some of which live nowhere else in the state.

Adirondack History Museum - Dive into the history and culture of the Adirondacks from early farming and frontier life, wilderness exploration and recreation, logging and mining to contemporary art and historical documents.

Fort Ticonderoga - History comes alive at the historic fort - march with the Fifes and Drums, hike the Carillon Battlefield trail, and take in unforgettable views from the top of Mount Defiance.

Frederic Remington Art Museum - Tour Remington Estate rooms and see paintings and bronzes by the American artist, who specialized in images of the American Old West.

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York - The TAUNY North Country Folkstore and gallery spaces are open!

View Center for Arts & Culture - Plan your visit and discover exhibitions this spring including THREE ARTISTS: THREE RESPONSES TO 2020

The Wild Center - Plan your visit today!

Southern Tier

171 Cedar Arts - Visit the Corning arts center for visual and performing arts classes!

Arnot Art Museum - Explore centuries of masterworks, from Brueghel to the Hudson River School to contemporary artists.

Broome County Arts Council - Visit the Artisan Gallery for new work by local artists.

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra - Learn more about their upcoming performances!

Corning Museum of Glass - At this international destination for glass, view thousands of years of artwork, watch live demonstrations, and create your own glass art.

Discovery Center of the Southern Tier - Now open Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, the Binghamton children's museum includes 30 exhibits, including indoor and outdoor interactive displays related to planes, trains and nature.

Goodwill Theatre- Join Goodwill Theatre for their May programming including Uptown Girls, Ladies of Laughter, and Enjoy Jazz!

Hanford Mills Museum - Visit the site's working 19th and 20th century steam and water mills for a fascinating window into rural history and the region's pioneering use of sustainable energy. 

The History Center of Tompkins County - Discover the history of Tompkins County and the Finger Lakes region thorough interactive displays with artifacts from extensive physical archival collections.

Roberson Museum and Science Center - See what the Earth looks like from space, learn about Binghamton's women's rights history, take a NatureTrek through the region's natural habitats, and more.

Rockwell Museum - A Smithsonian affiliate in Corning’s historic Old City Hall, the Rockwell is home to a diverse collection of American art and artifacts.

Western New York

Albright-Knox - Visit and discover Comunidades Visibles (Visible Communities): The Materiality of Migration.

Artpark - Tour the Parking Lot Mural Collaboration.

Buffalo History Museum - Now open with free admission through the end of the year, with exhibitions honoring the history of women's suffrage in Western NY, Buffalo sports, and beloved local icons.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage VillageExperience what 19th century life was like in the Buffalo Niagara Region through immersive exhibits and costumed interpretation of authentic agricultural and rural life practices within the Historic Village and working farmstead.

Burchfield Penney Art Center - Discover new exhibitions coming this spring!

Darwin Martin House - Museum now open, reserve your ticket!

El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera - Discover Felipe Shibuya: Invisibilia now on view!

Explore and More -  Discover Buffalo's history, geography, culture, agriculture, architecture, athletics, and innovation through interactive exhibits that celebrate the power of play.

Graycliff - Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed estate on the bluffs overlooking Lake Erie.

Hallwalls - Discover the gallery and upcoming programming!

Old Fort Niagara - Visit original 18th century buildings, enjoy incredible views and take part in exciting living history programs. 

Springville Center for the Arts - Mark your calendar for upcoming events and visit the gallery to discover exciting exhibits!

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site - At the TR Site, you are transported back to the excitement of Buffalo's heyday and the Pan-American Exposition, as well as the drama of September 1901.  

Tri-County Arts Council - Now on view: "Maestro Moods" Watercolor and Mixed Media by Peg Bothner