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 2020 Resource pages or contact [email protected]

Capital Region

Albany Center Gallery - Now on view: 2020 Members' Show. 

Albany Institute of History & Art -  Now open with the exhibition Fellow Citizens! DeWitt Clinton’s Broadsides of the Early Republic, AIHA is famous for its significant Hudson River school paintings and centuries of art and artifacts from the region, including a 3,000-year-old mummy.

Art Omi - Immerse yourself in design at Art Omi's scenic 300-acre sculpture and architecture park and the Newmark Gallery's Howardena Pindell exhibition.

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 - Now open with J.S. Wooley, Adirondack Photographer, official photographer of Silver Bay from 1908-1923, known for iconic images of Lake George and the surrounding mountains.

Lake George Arts Project - Visit the Courthouse Gallery for “Painted Stories” by Susan Hoffer

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.

Prattsville Art Center - Now open with Prattsville Clews, an interactive historial archive by Clover Archer and Ghosts of Love, an animated homage to the global impact of the Coronavirus by filmmaker Lisa Thomas.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century -  Enjoy public grounds with stunning views of the Catskills! Details on 2021 Season to come.

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 - Visit The Pollinator Pavilion, a new public artwork by Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood.

Central New York

Erie Canal Museum - Check out the 35th annual Gingerbread Gallery!

Everson Museum - Now on view: Lacey McKinney: Reconfiguration 

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

Schweinfurth Art Center - Discover Quilts=Art=Quilts 2020.

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. This winter discover Nature Sunday Experiences for a hike or sledding!

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 Those Who Served: Items From The Clothing Collection and An Educated Citizenry: Education in Geneva

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

Memorial Art Gallery - Experience Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection October 25, 2020–March 28, 2021.

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

Rochester Contemporary Art Center - Discover public art installation: Underpin and Overcoat

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 the student art festival 2021: PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE opening in January!

Huntington Arts Council - HAC's galleries are now 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.

Parrish Art Museum - Don't miss the 2020 Parrish Road Show!

Patchogue Arts Council - Discover exhibits including Generations of Color, Curated by John Cino in January 2021!

Southampton Arts Center - Now open with the exhibition 2020 Vision, in which artists, writers, and creative thinkers respond to the events of the past year, and contemplate how to rebuild.

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.

Mid-Hudson

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - Step back in time with Meet Me At Woodstock, a new augmented reality tour of Bethel's grounds that gives guests the chance to experience the history of the Woodstock festival first-hand - and visit the award-winning, multi-media exhibit ‘The Story of Woodstock.'

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 - Download a free walking tour app when you visit this 10-acre National Historic Landmark District.

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

Katonah Museum of Art - Discover various exhibits including Young Artists and Still/Life opening in winter 2021!

Lyndhurst - Visit the grounds from 8 am to 4 pm!

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.

Pelham Art Center - The multi-arts center presents Faculty Exhibition 2021 and With Every Fiber this winter!

Storm King Art Center - Open Saturdays and Sundays January 16 – March 21, 2021

Woodstock Artists Association and Museum - Now open with exhibits such as C.J. Matherne: Stacked Against You and Innen Welten – Inner Worlds.

Mohawk Valley

Kirkland Art Center - Clinton's multi-arts center is now open featuring Chris Duncan, New Sculpture and Drawing

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: An A-historical Daydream.

Alice Austen House Museum - The Staten Island home of one of America's earliest and most prolific photographers is open to small groups, who can view the Audre Lorde exhibition Powerful and Dangerous and permanent exhibition galleries.

American Folk Art Museum - Now open with American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection and Six Decades Collecting Self-Taught Art.

American Museum of Natural History - Now open, exhibitions include T. rex: The Ultimate Predator and 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.

Bronx Museum - Now open with Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch, the first survey of quilt-based works by the New York-based interdisciplinary artist. 

Brooklyn Museum - Explore John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance.

ChaShaMa - Exhibits are now open. On view this winter: Windows by Gisele Shahi

El Museo del Barrio - Explore Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York, the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop and alternative space. 

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 - On view:  AMO/Rem Koolhaas, Countryside, The Future presents speculations about tomorrow through insights into the countryside today.

HERE Arts Center - Experience Cairns, a soundwalk for Green-Wood Cemetery by Gelsey Bell and Joseph White as part of the #stillHERE IRL series. Cairns is a meditation on the land we inhabit that unearths stories of historic trailblazers.

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 - Now open with Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle, chronicling efforts to build a democracy through thirty panels representing historical moments from 1775 through 1817—from Patrick Henry's famous "liberty" speech to westward expansion.

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 - Featuring Brian Clarke: The Art of Light, an immersive exhibition of more than 100 works of stained glass, compositions in lead, and related drawings.

Museum of the City of New York - Now featuring New York Responds, including crowdsourced images, objects, and stories of COVID-19 and the uprising against police violence, and Activist New York, exploring hundreds of years of social activism for civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom.

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 - On view: Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment and Jordan Casteel: Within Reach.

New-York Historical Society - Now open with the free, outdoor exhibition, Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine.

New York Botanical Garden - Now open at reduced capacity, reserve tickets to explore spectacular gardens and foliage.  Explore the glasshouse's newly restored iconic palm dome, replanted with majestic soaring species from around the world. 

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

Percussia - Follow Percussia for concerts of classical music performed outdoors by duos in Forest Hills and Jackson Heights, Queens.

Public Art Fund - 50 Artists: Art on the Grid features 50 artists’ reflections on the pandemic at 500+ locations citywide.

Rubin Museum - Discover Shahidul Alam: Truth to PowerMeasure Your Existence, and Charged with Buddha’s Blessings: Relics from an Ancient Stupa. The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room will have limited capacity (maximum 2 people at a time) and a time limit of 10 minutes per group.

SculptureCenter -  Now open with Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit, the New York-based artist’s first museum survey exhibition in the United States, and Jesse Wine: Imperfect List.

Smack Mellon - Now open with Summer McCorkle, des abends and Jude Tallichet, Heat Map.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center - Visit the grounds and gardens of the Staten Island cultural destination, including a healing garden, a rose garden with over 100 varieties, the Tuscan garden inspired by Renaissance Florence, and the Allée, a favorite photo spot where 120 trees are curved into a tunnel.

Socrates Sculpture Park - Long Island City's MONUMENTS NOW exhibition, now on view, seeks to address the role of monuments in society and commemorate underrepresented narratives such as diasporic, Indigenous, and queer histories. This summer features works by Jeffrey GibsonPaul Ramírez Jonas, and Xaviera Simmons.

Swiss Institute - Now open with TENET, a time-based media program inspired by recent alterations in our sense of time - from pauses in activities to replayed images of trauma - featuring works by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Moyra Davey, Yu Honglei and Steffani Jemison.

The High Line - Take in stunning views of NYC, gardens, and public artworks including Portraitist Jordan Casteel’s first mural The Baayfalls, which brings Harlem sidewalk culture downtown; open noon to 8pm daily with timed entry.

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 - Open by appointment, now on view: HOME BOUND: Quentin James McCaffrey, Heather Merckle, Soyeon Shin, Erin Wright. 

UrbanGlass: Studios open by reservation, online shop and curbside pickup available.

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

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 open with Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist, Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945, and Cauleen Smith: Mutualities.

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 have reopened.

View Center for Arts & Culture - Discover the New York State Juried Sculpture Exhibit and more!

The Wild Center - Now on view: Wild Lights! Visit the campus for a Wild Walk after dark!

Southern Tier

171 Cedar Arts - Visit the Corning arts center for visual and performing arts classes, and view Showcases 171, the gallery's annual student and faculty exhibition. 

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 - 2020-2021 season has been announced. Coming up: Holiday Comfort & Joy on Saturday, December 12, 2020

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.

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 the AK's Northland campus featuring Swoon: Seven Contemplations, transforming the space into an open and meditative environment featuring a number of the artist's large-scale sculptural installations as well as her first stop-motion animation video.

Artpark - Tour the park overlooking the Niagara Gorge while listening to Cover The Water, a new site-specific composition by acclaimed multimedia artists and composers The Holladay Brothers. Visitors can experience the work while at Artpark via free mobile app.

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 - Now open with seven new exhibitions, including 50 Years of Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Western New York and What's Going Onan exhibition conceived as a response to our times.

Darwin Martin House - See a new outdoor exhibit of Jun Kaneko's monumental ceramic sculptures co-curated with the Albright-Knox, and tour the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece.

El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera - Now on view: Julio Flores: Belonging

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 - Now on view: John Oswald's stillnessence and Postcards on the Edge: Robert Rusch.

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

Springville Center for the Arts - Visit SCA for outdoor performances by resident artists WonderSpark Puppets and The Ladle.

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.  

Torn Space Theater - Buffalo's groundbreaking producer of immersive, site-specific theater returned to Silo City with Silence, a response to 2020's unprecedented events.

Tri-County Arts Council - View work by local artists in the galleries including "A Little Something..."
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