Museums and Theaters in New York

New York State Museum in Albany

Theater and opera houses

The Egg in Albany
The Egg in the city of Albany is a center for the performing arts. The name The Egg is derived from the building’s unusual construction. The Egg was built from 1966 to 1978 and is located on the Empire State Plaza. Inside are the two stages Lewis A. Swyer Theater (450 seats) and Kitty Carlisle Hart Theater (982 seats) which show almost everything from concerts to dance productions to classic theater productions.

Contact Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12210

Palace Theater in Albany
The Palace Theater in the city of Albany is a historic cinema from the 1930s. It is kept in the Art Deco style. Nowadays the Palace Theater is no longer a pure cinema. It is a performance venue for a wide variety of events. Visitors can enjoy concerts, comedy, classic films and, of course, plays here. The Palace Theater has a total of 2,844 seats. The Palace Theater is the venue for the Albany Symphony Orchestra. The Palace Theater has been on the list of Historic Places since 1979.

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Contact 19 Clinton Avenue
Albany, New York 12207

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in the city of Troy is the former Troy Savings Bank building from 1870. The bank had a concert hall set up on the upper floors. The concert hall is still known and loved today due to its exceptionally good acoustics and historical organ. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has been on the list of Historic Places since 1989.

Contact 30 2nd Street
Troy, New York 12180

Museums and exhibitions

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
This museum is one of the world’s most important museums for modern art. It was opened on November 7, 1929. The impulse to set up such a museum came from Abby Aldrich, the wife of John D. Rockefeller. From 1939 the collection was housed in a new museum building on 53rd Street in New York’s Manhattan district. The founding director was the art historian Alfred H. Barr (1902-1981). From 2002 the museum was completely redesigned and expanded.

It was ceremoniously reopened on November 20, 2004. The Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi (* 1937 in Tokyo) was responsible for the approximately 400 million euro building. The museum exhibits works by the following artists: Picasso, van Gogh, Matisse, Degas, Beckmann, Hopper, Dali, de Chirico, Lichtenstein, Magritte, Schiele, Miró and Cézanne. During the renovation (2002 – 2004) selected pieces from the collection were shown in the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin from February 20 to September 19, 2004. With over a million visitors, the exhibition exceeded all expectations.

Guggenheim Museum
Collection of modern and avant-garde art (including works by Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee) at 1071 Fifth Avenue in New York City; opened in 1959

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art on the eastern edge of New York City’s Central Park and Fifth Avenue; Founded in 1870 and opened on February 20, 1872; presents an extensive collection of art from all eras; is one of the most important institutions of its kind in the world
  • Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; comprises one of the most important collections of contemporary American art of the 20th century
  • Madison Square Garden: one of the most famous multi-purpose halls in the world; mainly used for sporting events (boxing, basketball, ice hockey) and concerts; Arena consists of a congress center, cinema, theater and sports field
  • Carnegie Hall: concert hall in Manhattan in New York City for classical concerts and concerts from the area of ​​pop; built 1890 – 1897
  • New York University (NYU): world-famous elite university in New York City; founded in 1831; largest private university in the United States with nearly 40,000 students; Campus in Greenwich Village in Manhattan
  • Columbia University in the City of New York in New York City; founded in 1754 as King’s College under royal decree of King George II; is considered one of the elite universities in the United States
  • Cornell University in Ithaca; is considered an elite university; founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell, a businessman and pioneer in the telecommunications industry, and scholar Andrew Dickson White
  • Siena College in Loudonville, a suburb of Albany, capital of the State of New York; catholic university; founded in 1937 by Franciscan monks
  • Hudson River Valley inland; an area declared a national heritage site with numerous historical sites; eg Lyndhurst, a manor house in the Gothic Revival style from 1838; in Hyde Park the birthplace of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Vanderbilt Museum

New York State Museum in Albany

New York State Museum in Albany
The New York State Museum in the capital Albany is the official state museum of the state of New York. With an area of ​​140,000 m², it is the largest state museum of all US states. The museum is located directly at the Empire State Plaza in the Cultural Education Center and occupies its first 4 floors. This building also houses the New York State Archives and the New York State Library. and is dedicated to the areas or topics of anthropology, archeology, geology, handicrafts and natural history. The museum was founded in 1836 as the New York State Geological and Natural History Survey, making it the oldest of all the state museums in the United States.

Contact 222 Madison Avenue
Albany, New York 12230