All the museums
Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York
In 1967, Nelson Rockefeller, then governor of New York, chartered the State University of New York. It included the Purchase campus in Westchester County, conceived as an institution that would include a broad liberal arts program as well as professional training in performing and visual arts. The university trustees determined that a museum was central to its public service mission and included in its master plan the 78,000-square-foot Neuberger Museum by the distinguished American architects John Burgee and Philip Johnson, which opened to the public in 1974. That year, Eliot P. Hirshberg donated the African art collection of Aimee H. Hirshberg, which includes elaborate masks, ritual items, and functional objects that capture the spiritual and cultural traditions of West African life. In 1999, noted African art collector Lawrence Gussman donated more than 130 works from his remarkable collection to the museum. The works come from more than thirty different African cultures spanning the nations of Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of the Congo, Angola and Zambia. Many of the objects represent genres and styles that bridge different languages and cultures. The Neuberger’s African art collection consists of about 350 objects, of which some two-thirds are on display.
The Newark Museum, in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, is the state's largest museum. It holds fine collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world. Its extensive collections of American art include works by Hiram Powers, Thomas Cole, John Singer Sargent, Albert Bierstadt, Frederick Church, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Joseph Stella, Tony Smith and Frank Stella. Founding Director John Cotton Dana believed that museums were established to promote the appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of the arts and sciences. Together with a group of public officials, prominent businessmen and local collectors, he established the Museum in 1909 at the Newark Public Library. He provided the intellectual leadership that made it one of the most progressive cultural institutions in the country.
Musée Nicéphore Niépce
The ambition of the musée Nicéphore Niépce is to explain the basics of photography from its invention by Niépce up to today’s digital imagery. Its collections bring together almost three million photographs and objects that provide the possibility of a constantly renewed experience visit after visit. The use of interactive terminals and increasingly sophisticated technology provides a deeper understanding of the photographic world. The museum is planned as an initiation to the broad principles of photography. Professional prints are displayed side by side with amateur efforts. The illustrated press has an important place as an essential support to the worldwide spread of the medium. The collection’s central room: the Discovery room, with the world’s first camera used by Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor to whom a room of the museum is dedicated.
North America Native Museum Zurich (NONAM)
Fascinating insights into the worlds of Native Americans, First Nations and Inuit The NONAM is dedicated to the art and cultures of the indigenous peoples of North America. It offers an attractive learning experience for visitors of all ages, without misleading romanticism. Explore our permanent exhibition – a colorful museum landscape that reflects the cultural diversity of Native Americans, First Nations and Inuit. Many intriguing objects are waiting to be discovered!
Musée du Nouveau Monde
Devoted to the history of relations between France and America since the sixteenth century, this museum of art and history is located in the Hôtel Fleuriau, formerly the residence of wealthy ship outfitters who, in addition to their vessels, owned a plantation in Santo Domingo. The museum’s collections have been acquired since 1978 and enriched by loans from the Musée National des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie in Paris. The ethnographic collections include a variety of North American Indian objects.
Oackland Museum of California
When the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) first opened its doors more than forty years ago, it brought together three historically independent disciplines—art, history, and natural sciences—under one roof. This progressive multidisciplinary approach was to celebrate the many facets of California. Our collections—comprising more than 1.9 million objects including seminal art works, historical artifacts, ethnographic objects, natural specimens, and photographs—and our programs explore and reveal the factors that shape California character and identity, from its extraordinary natural landscapes, to successive waves of migration, to its unique culture of creativity and innovation. OMCA has reopened its galleries after a transformation that touches almost every aspect of the 300,000 square-foot Museum and builds on the founders' original multidisciplinary and civic-minded intent by improving integration of OMCA's collections and programs, strengthening its role as a public forum, and creating new opportunities for visitor participation. The collections are animated by innovative interpretive tools and interactive features; and new gathering spaces and program areas engage visitors and encourage them to share their own perspectives, questions, and stories.
Orlando Museum of Art - OMA
Founded in 1924 by a group of art enthusiasts, the Orlando Museum of Art is a leading cultural institution in Florida. Its mission is to inspire creativity, passion and intellectual curiosity by connecting people with art and new ideas. OMA presents a rotating series of temporary exhibitions originated by the Museum matched by travelling shows that are complemented by permanent collection exhibitions and continuous education programs for people of all ages. It hosts year-round workshops, lectures, seminars, films and guided tours for children and adults. OMA’s collection boasts more than 2,400 objects including Contemporary Art, American Art from the 18th century to 1945, Art of the Ancient Americas and African Art. The Art of the Ancient Americas collection is among the finest of its kind in the Southeastern United States.
Palazzo della Gran Guardia
Standing behind the town walls, the magnificent Palace of the Gran Guardia, with its elegant steps, was built in two different historical periods. Building started in the first half of the 17th century, but due to a shortage of funds the work was interrupted, only to be completed (along with the steps) two centuries later in 1836. It has recently been restored and is now an important convention centre hosting exhibitions, cultural events and fairs. The interior of the building cab be visited on these occasions.