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The Center for Jewish History is the result of the combined effort of five bodies, to preserve Jewish heritage and culture. The American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Come by if you wish to learn about Jewish customs and tradition or if you have any unanswered questions about Jewish heritage. Presentations and tours are held regularly and you can attend exhibitions and visit the Reading Room and the Genealogy Institute. Feast your eyes on Yeshiva University Museum's art display. And if you get hungry, there is a coffee shop on the premises, where you can munch on delicious snacks. The hours for the Yeshiva University Museum and Free Gallery Spaces are different, so please check the website before visit.
New York is one of the most culturally and artistically vibrant cities in the world. The art scene here is one that is unique and unrivaled in its glamor and flamboyance, and several art galleries and museums keep NY at the cutting edge. The New Museum of contemporary art focuses primarily on "new art and new ideas." The artists featured here are modern and unpredictable, with displays designed to enthrall and intrigue. The museum also has a store where you can find books, CDs, DVDs, gifts and more on contemporary art.
Take a look at the latest styles churned out by the students of the Fashion Institute of Technology and other esteemed designers at The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology. This museum is renowned for hosting novel and critically acclaimed exhibitions like London Fashion, Madame Gres: The Sphinx of Fashion and Gothic: Dark Glamor. Visitors can peruse accessories and clothing that span over 50,000 items, the oldest ones being from the 1700s. Get a glimpse of the popular styles of Dior, Chanel and Balenciaga that are displayed here. Housing three galleries, this museum is a great place for those with a keen interest in the latest fashions.
The MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) is considered by enthusiasts to be one of the best modern art museums in the world, and with a major renovation completed in 2004 by Yoshio Taniguchi, it has only become better. The building was erected in 1939 under the supervision of Edward Durrell Stone and Philip Goodwin. The galleries burst with intriguing exhibits including paintings, drawings, prints, illustrations and photographs. Beloved to the museum are certain classics such as Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe and Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Should your appetite for art mirror your appetite for food, there is also a restaurant onsite and for collectibles and more, there's the museum's shop.
Museum of Russian Art, often abbreviated to MoRA, was established in 1980 in Jersey City's Paulus Hook neighborhood. The aim of this museum is to get Western audience acquainted with Russian art works. Major artworks exhibited here were sourced from a human rights promoter, Alexander Glezer’s personal collection. Works by Ernst Neizvestny, Vladimir Nemukhin, Alexander Kharitonov, Evgeny Kropivnitsky, Dmitry Krasnopevtsev and others, have been displayed here. Operational hours of the museum vary according to exhibitions; check website for further information.
This Manhattan museum is housed in a modern building with a resemblance to that of a Tetris game. All aspects of design, and every medium of art, are represented at this impressive museum. Whether it's architecture, interior design, fashion or folk crafts, the collections here encompass much of American object art. The museum also offers a wide range of workshops, programs and tours, giving anyone a chance to join in, whether you're an art student or a casual visitor.