Events, News & Announcements

Donate Eclipse Glasses

Donate Eclipse Glasses!

Bring your gently used eclipse glasses to the NYSM lobby through April 30 to help others safely enjoy eclipses in the future! 

New York Minute in History

New York Minute in History Podcast

Discover the story of Grace Leach Hudowalski, the first woman to summit all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks.

New york History Conference Logo

New York History Conference

Calling all historians! Discover how to participate in the NY HIstory Conference taking place at the NYSM from June 20-21, 2024.

Objects from the NYSM Shaker Collection

Highlights from the NYSM Shaker Collection

2024 marks the 250th anniversary of the Shakers coming to colonial America. Learn more about the NYSM's extensive collection of Shaker artifacts. 

NYSM Carousel Horse

Saddle Up, the Carousel Is Open!

This beloved attraction has been repaired and is ready to ride! We invite everyone to come and experience this iconic New York State artifact.

Online Resources Portal

Online Resources & Activities Portal

Looking for easy-to-access educational activities, videos, and resources for your kids, students, or even just for yourself? Visit this educational one-stop-shop webpage based on NYSM research and collections.

Women Who Lead

From the Collection: Women Who Lead 

New York Metropolis Hall

This exhibition feature brings together objects and artworks that highlight the contributions of women to New York.

Poached Elephant (CC 3.0)

Exhibition Feature: Illegal Ivory Trade

Every 15 Minutes an elephant is killed for the illegal ivory trade. Discover efforts taken by NYS DEC to end black-market ivory trade and protect endangered species.

Timbuctoo: Gerrit Smith's Experiment

Exhibit Feature: Timbuctoo: Gerrit Smith’s Experiment

Discover more about this new addition to Adirondack Hall, on view May 5, 2002, through July 1, 2023.

Clufffalo: Art Omi, 2017 by Charles Cough

On View: Charles Clough's "Clufffalo: Art Omi"

Charles Clough's monumental painting has just been installed in New York Hall. Learn more about this colossal collaboration!

Ice Ages

Ice Ages

This long-term exhibition explores both the landscape and animals of the Pleistocene, or Ice Ages, of New York.

Spiller Newspaper Weight Collection

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Newspaper stands may soon become a thing of the past, but these vintage newspaper paperweights will live on as part of the Spiller Collection at the NYSM.

Mohawk steelworker, 1970 by David Grant Noble

On View in New York Metropolis Hall

This riveting photographic series by David Grant Noble features Mohawk steelworkers on the job in 1970.


Online! Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art

Briefly on view at the Museum in 2020, the exhibition closed early due to Covid-19. The lenders generously agreed to allow these works to be exhibited online indefinitely, giving viewers the chance to explore the exhibition at their leisure.

The Capitol Pressroom

Museum Gallery Renewal Project Overview

In this recent Capitol Pressroom podcast, NYSM Director Mark Schaming discusses the  Museum Gallery Renovation Project.


NYSED Statement on Museum Deaccessioning

The New York State Board of Regents (“the Regents”) charters museums in New York State as educational corporations and has governing authority over these incorporated organizations. Orgranizations with questions regarding deaccession regulations can review this document or contact Chartering.

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