The Arts Are Reopening!

We're thrilled to welcome back our state's cultural organizations, which play a critical role in our state's economy and vitality! We're sharing what venues are open, and opening soon - all with new safety protocols in place. Visit a family-friendly sculpture park, enjoy an outdoor concert, return to your favorite museum or discover new ways to enjoy and connect through New York's unparalleled creative culture. You can also explore New York's arts from home on our NYS Arts Online pages.

Capital Region

Albany Center Gallery - Visit the newly reopened gallery August 4 - 28 for Visions, which explores the depths of the human subconscious through the lens of six local artists. 

Albany Institute of History & Art -  Now open with the exhibition Telling Her Story commemorating the women's suffrage centennial, 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.

Hudson Hall - Galleries are open for the timely, upbeat exhibition RODNEY ALAN GREENBLAT: Something to Look Forward to.

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 Jenny Kemp, featuring the local artist's vibrant abstract paintings, drawings and animations that reflect phenomena of the natural world. 

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

PS21 Chatham - Enjoy film screenings honoring first responders and explore new trails through participatory concerts, public art, and story walks.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site - Pick up an Outdoor Explore Kit for a guide, sketchbook, and family activities when you visit the scenic grounds of the artist's home.

Central New York

Erie Canal Museum - Now open with 21st Century Kids Along the Erie Canal, canal boatman Robert Graham's photos of young people living alongside New York's canals today, and Syracuse & the Erie Canal: 200 Years, commemorating the canal's profound impact on the city through information panels, images, and historic artifacts.

Everson Museum - Now open, the I.M. Pei-designed museum is home to approximately 11,000 works of art: American paintings, sculpture, drawings, video, graphics and one of the largest holdings of international ceramics in the nation.

Onondaga Historical Association - Visit OHA exhibits and museums around downtown Syracuse and across Onondaga County. Now on view: A Woman’s Perspective: 120 Years of Female ArtistsBrine, Boats & Bureaucrats: Syracuse Salt & New York’s 19th Century Canals and more.

Schweinfurth Art Center - Opening August 7 with Made in NY, the center's annual juried exhibition of work by local artists.

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, including a working 19th century village, with heirloom gardens and live artisan demonstrations, a nature center with themed trails, and a gallery of American art. 

George Eastman Museum - Now open, the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives holds millions of objects and offers screenings, concerts, and picturesque gardens.

Memorial Art Gallery - Newly reopened with ethereal views of The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art and Ja’Tovia Gary’s Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE), a film installation connecting the artist’s everyday experience as a Black woman with art history

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 now open with The Lost World of Dragonsplus 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.

Long Island

Children's Museum of the East End - Newly reopened with enhanced outdoor offerings, including games like Giant Jenga and miniature golf included with admission.

Guild Hall - In All for the Hall, opening Aug. 8, American artist Robert Longo joins forces with world-renowned East End artists, including Laurie Anderson, Cindy Sherman and Ugo Rondinone to create a new exhibition and art sale to benefit the museum.

Parrish Art Museum - Visit the Water Mill museum for music on the Terrace Concerts and outdoor film screenings; galleries reopen in August.

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 - Reopening Aug. 8 with URBAN / SUBURBAN: NYC & North Fork Street Photography by Neil SchollTHE PARRY SISTERSSuffolk County in the Wild West, and more.

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center - Visit WBPAC for a drive-in benefit concert event: BEACHSTOCK! on Aug. 22 features live music from Square Feeet as they cover the best of the 1963-1973 Beatles catalog. Every car will receive a “Benefit in a Box” curated by the nationally renowned Little Miss Party, with local treats and goodies to make this evening a true celebration. 

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.


Caramoor - Enjoy Concerts on the Lawn, including Afro-Colombian music with Grupo Rebolú on Aug. 8; plus, explore the magnificent grounds of a National Register of Historic Places landmark.

Dia:Beacon - Reopening August 7, 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.

Edward Hopper House - Now open with Object Lesson, in which artists ​Shervone Neckles, Vik Muniz, Tony Oursler, Jean Shin, Hank Willis Thomas, and Kambui Olujimi present emotionally resonant childhood objects alongside recent work, and Edward Hopper's Bedroom Reimagined.

Hudson River Museum -  Now open with Derrick Adams: Buoyant; visitors can also explore the museum collections, planetarium, and historic Gilded Age home.

Katonah Museum of Art - Now open with Bisa Butler: Portraits, vivid, larger-than-life fabric portraits of African American identity and culture, in the artist's highly anticipated first solo museum exhibition.

Lyndhurst - Visit an American icon of architecture and landscape on the banks of the Hudson River 

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.

Storm King Art Center - Now open with new Kiki Smith and Martha Tuttle exhibitions, visit the one-of-a-kind 500-acre outdoor museum to experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky.

Mohawk Valley

Farmers' Museum -  Visit the working farmstead and museum overlooking Otsego Lake at a reduced rate including access to grounds, the Main Barn, the Crossroads Café, and the Children’s Barnyard.

Fenimore Art Museum - Now open with Hamilton’s Final Act: Enemies and Allies and five other new exhibitions, the Cooperstown destination features American art, folk art and Native American art.

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

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.

New York Botanical Garden - Now open at reduced capacity, reserve tickets to explore spectacular gardens and foliage.

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.

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.

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

North Country

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.

Historic Saranac Lake - Discover the region's architecture and its history as a center of science.

Lake Placid Center for the Arts - Join all-female country group Farewell Angelina for a drive-in concert Aug. 18 at 7PM as part of the Songs at Mirror Lake music series.

The Wild Center - Discover the Adirondacks on the Wild Walk - a trail of treetop bridges -  the Pines Play Area, 115 acres of trails, or on a canoe trip with a licensed guide and naturalist across the Raquette River.

Southern Tier

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: Opening Aug. 7, fiber artist Anna Warfield's Soft Thorn addresses complexities in sexuality and language.

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.

Hanford Mills Museum - Opening Aug. 5 to members and Aug. 12 to the public, 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. 

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

Artpark - Join The Art of Walking, a moving meditation and site-specific, participatory performance; catch a drive-in movie; and enjoy nature alongside vibrant art installations and murals.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 returns 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 Wendy Bale's "papercuts" opening Aug. 8, the artist’s first solo show of her cut paper artwork, and visit TCAC's website for information about upcoming classes and events.