Museum

Blue whale (Courtesy American Museum of Natural History)

Dreary weather will not stop NYC from living life! Here are some ideas for when it's pouring in the Big Apple...

(Filip Wolak Courtesy MCNY)

“New York at Its Core” is a fun, educational way for museum visitors to explore NYC’s past, present and future.

(©Katie Labovitz)

On Thursday evenings, enjoy libations and music as part of the “Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt” summer concert series.

Starfleet Academy Experience (©Katie Labovitz)

Boldly enroll in the Starfleet Academy Experience and also explore the rest of the amazing exhibits at this historic landmark.

Exterior of Jewish Museum (©Katie Labovitz)

Between the temporary and permanent exhibits, there are hundreds and thousands of years of history to explore at this spot on Museum Mile.

(©Saul Metnick)

Now located at 250 Bowery, ICP launches privacy-themed inaugural exhibition, “Public, Private, Secret.”

Astoria, Queens, played a vital role in early motion picture production, but video games have taken over the neighborhood’s Museum of the Moving Image this month. The institution’s new exhibition—Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games (thru March 2, 2014)—features some of the most innovative games created by independent designers and developers since 2002.

I was recently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, viewing a show of Civil War Photography, which I found to be a very sobering experience. The photography really brought to light the drama of this, the first major war every recorded through the photograph. Young men (18 years old!) staring solemnly into the camera, in full military gear; injured men, with amputations and gun shot wounds, baring their scars of war for the photographic record; scenes of destruction throughout the North and the South; and so much more.

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