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The Arts

Featured Art Museums/Exhibits

Corning Museum of Glass

Learn all about the story of glass through the museum's collection of 45,000 items, age-appropriate demonstrations, and exhibits that touch on glass art, history, culture, technology, science, craft, and design. 1 Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830. Tel: 800-732-6845. Cost: Fee/Free.... More Info

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery

1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222. 716-882-8700. Museum of modern and contemporary art. Fee.

Carnegie Art Center

240 Goundry Street, Tonawanda, NY 14120. 716-694-4400. A regional, multi diciplinary arts center offering a variety of innovative fine arts programming including contemporary art exhibitions by regional, national and international artists in visual and media arts. Fee.

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

Niagara University, Lewiston Road and College Avenue, Niagara, NY 14109. 716-286-8200. Museum of modern and contemporary art. Fee.

Center for Curatorial Studies

Bard College, Route 9G, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504. 845-758-7598. The Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture is an exhibition and research center dedicated to the study of art and exhibition practices from the 1960s to the present day. Fee.

D & H Canal Historical Society

23 Mohonk Rd., High Falls, NY 12440. 845-687-9311. Learn about the Delaware and Hudson Canal and 19th century life through models, photographs, and artwork. Fee.


Engage with the current collections on view during a guided tour of the museum. 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, New York 12508. Tel: 845-440-0100. Cost: Fee.

Donald M Kendall Sculpture Gardens

700 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577. A classic corporate headquarters (designed by Edward Durell Stone) with a garden by Russell Page (1981-1985) and a collection of modern sculpture. Free.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604. 845-437-5632. Collections chart the history of art from antiquity to the present. Free.

Heckscher Museum of Art

The Heckscher Museum of Art collection spans 500 years of Western art with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries, American landscape painting by Long Island artists, American and European modernism, and photography. Address: 2 Prime Ave., Huntington, NY 11743. Tel: 631-351-3250. Cost: Fee.

International Mask & Puppet Museum

518 Prospect Ave., Syracuse, NY 13203. 315-426-8990. Open Hand Theater is a performance center and museum celebrating the human experience through mask and puppet traditions from around the world. Fee.

Memorial Art Gallery

500 University Avenue, Rochester NY 14607. 585-276-8900. Considered one of the finest regional art museums in the country. Its permanent collection of over 10,000 works spans 50 centuries of world art. Fee.

Museum of Young Art

One Lincoln Center, Armory Square, Syracuse, NY 13202. 315-424-7800. The Museum of Young Art is a gallery space for children to create, exhibit, imagine, and dream. Fee.

Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College

735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY 10577. 914-251-6110. See SUNY Purchase’s collection of 20th century and contemporary works. Single and multi-visit tours can teach groups about the museum's collections, including the Roy R. Neuberger Collection which features the works of Georgia O'Keefe, Pollock, Rothko, and others. Fee.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center

137 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14604. 585-461-2222. Docents may guide groups through the small but impactful collections of art that include paintings, prints, and other kinds of work by up-and-coming artists. Fee.

Rockland Center for Arts

78 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack, NY 10994. 845-358-0877. Exhibits current artists’ works and presents a variety of cultural arts and performing arts programs. Fee.

Rockwell Museum of Western Art

Western and Native American art and culture are the focus of exhibits and programs. 111 Cedar St., Corning, NY 14830. Tel: 607-937-5386. Cost: Fee.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

State University of New York at New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr., New Paltz, NY 12561. 845-257-3844. Diverse collection includes 20th century prints and paintings, Asian art, Pre-Columbian art and artifacts, decorative arts and photographs. Suggested Donation.