Directory: Museums

  • Fisher Landau Center for Art

    38-27 30th Street , 718-937-0727

    Housed in a former parachute harness factory, the 25,000 square foot museum is devoted to the exhibition and study of the contemporary art collection of Emily Fisher Landau. The core of the 1,500 work collection spans 1960 to the present and contains key works by artists who have shaped the most significant art of the last 50 years, including Richard Artschwager, Donald Baechler, John Baldessari, Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar, Neil Jenney, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Agnes Martin, Robert Rauschenberg, Susan Rothenberg, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith, Mark Tansey, and Cy Twombly.


    Thursday-Monday: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.




  • MoMA PS1

    22-25 Jackson Ave, 718- 784-2084

    MoMA PS1, founded in 1971 by Alanna Heiss, is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit art institutions in the United States. PS1 devotes its resources to displaying experimental art rather than building a collection.  The museum pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists and has over 50 shows a year.  The shows include artists' retrospectives, site-specific installations, historical surveys, arts from across the United States and the world, and a schedule of music and performance programming.

    Regular Hours:

    Thursday through Monday: 12–6 PM

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Closed

    Holiday Hours:

    Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. On Christmas Eve MoMA PS1 closes at 3 p.m.


    Le Rosier Café and 'artbook @ MoMA PS1' are open during regular museum hours.


    Suggested: $10 for adults;: $5.00 for students and senior citizens;

    Free: MoMA members, MoMA Corporate Members, MoMA admission ticket holders, LIC Residents, NYC public school students, Members of the Press, & other Museum Staff with valid ID.


  • Museum of the Moving Image

    36-01 35 Avenue Astoria, 718-777-6888

    Museum of the Moving Image is the country's only museum dedicated to the art, history, technique, and technology of the moving image in all its forms. The Museum is a one-of-a-kind destination for audiences of all ages and interests, from connoisseurs of classic cinema to children and families to avid gamers.  The museum's newly designed and expanded building opened in January 2011 and it is a stunner!  Designed by NY firm Leeser Architecture, it resembles a very hip space ship all in white with punches of digital reds and blues.  Go for the movies, go for the iconic design.


    Mondays: Closed
    Tuesday-Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Free admission: 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.)
    Saturday-Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Holiday Hours:

    Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Columbus Day, December 26, and January 2.

    Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve the galleries will close at 5:00 p.m.

    The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

    $12 adults
    $9 senior citizens and college students with valid ID
    $6 children ages three to eighteen
    Free for Museum members and children under three and for Educators with Valid ID.
    Paid admission includes tickets to daily film screenings and exhibitions, except for special ticketed events (separate screening tickets must be purchased during the free Friday hours). Tickets for daily film screenings are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800. All sales for special ticketed events are final—no refunds or exchanges.

    Admission Policies
    Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. To ensure the safety and security of the Museum’s artifacts, strollers, umbrellas, and large bags (including all backpacks) are not permitted in the galleries. These items may be checked for free at the admissions desk. . Group visits may be arranged by appointment.

  • Richard Meier Model Museum

    Long Island City, 212-967-6060

    The Richard Meier Model Museum is a 3,600-square-foot studio filled with about 300 architectural models from the architect's 40-year career.  Mr. Meier first opened the studio in 2007.  The museum is open for small tours or larger groups by reservation only.  The tours are given by archivists on Fridays each summer.  E-mail begining in early May to make an appointment.


  • SculptureCenter

    44-19 Purves Street, 718-361-1750

    Founded by artists in Manhattan in 1928, SculptureCenter is an arts institution dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. SculptureCenter commissions new work and presents exhibits by emerging and established, national and international artists.

    Over the course of the next half-century, as the field of sculpture expanded and evolved, SculptureCenter's exhibition and education programs have as well. In 2001, SculptureCenter purchased a former trolley repair shop in Long Island City, Queens. The building was redesigned by artist and designer Maya Lin, and includes 6,000 square feet of interior exhibition space and a 3,000 square foot outdoor exhibition space.


    Thursday - Monday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays


    There is a $5 suggested donation for entry, $3 for students

    Group rates and tour information:  John Emison at or 718 361 1750.

  • Socrates Sculpture Park

    32-01 Vernon Boulevard , 718-956-1819

    An outdoor museum that functions as artist studio, exhibition space and neighborhood park for residents of LIC.  Artists exhibit large scale scupture and multi-media projects. Socrates also offers an extensive list of free public programs.

    Park Hours:

    Socrates is open 365 days a year from 10am until sunset




  • The Elevator Historical Society

    21-03 44th Avenue - Suite 206 2nd Floor of the Taxi Building. Use the 21st Street entrance, 917.748.2328

    The first ever US based brick and mortar elevator museum has graciously taken on the challenge to preserve the history of the industry that helped enable cities to build upward and not outward.

    By Appointment Only at This Time - Call 917.748.2328

  • The Noguchi Museum

    9-01 33rd Road @ Vernon Blvd, 718-204-7088

    The Noguchi Museum was founded and designed by internationally renowned, Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) for the display of what he considered to be representative examples of his life’s work. Opened in 1985, the Museum is housed in a converted industrial building, connected to a building and interior garden of Noguchi’s design.  The Museum is considered in itself to be one of the artist’s greatest works. In building a museum, Noguchi was an early pioneer who led the metamorphosis of the Long Island City area into the arts district it is today, home to cultural institutions such as Socrates Sculpture Park, SculptureCenter, MoMA PS1, and Museum of the Moving Image, among others.

    Noguchi designed the Museum complex as an open-air sculpture garden ensconced within a building that houses ten galleries. As a whole, the Museum provides an intimate, reflective space in which to experience Noguchi’s sculpture and design, fulfilling a vision that the artist deemed essential to his life’s work.


    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm
    Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED

    The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.


    *Please note, the Museum's upper galleries are currently closed due to installation.  Museum admission will be half price until October 5, 2011.

    General admission: $10
    Senior Citizens: $5
    Students with a valid ID: $5
    NYC public high school students with a valid ID: FREE
    Children under 12: FREE
    Members: FREE