Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Currently On View

  • Infinite Compassion

    Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art

    This exhibit has been made possible, in part, through support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

    A collaboration with Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Infinite Compassion introduces visitors to Buddhist art, culture and belief across Asia. After the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, is the most ubiquitous deity in Mahayana Buddhism. This revered Bodhisattva promotes compassion. The exhibit will interpret this aspect of Buddhist art with sculptures, ritual objects, and paintings (thangkas) from India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Japan, as well as contemporary Asian art.

    After the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, is the most ubiquitous deity in Mahayana Buddhism. This revered Bodhisattva promotes compassion. A Bodhisattva is an individual who, upon achieving enlightenment, renounces his/her own Nirvana (extinction) in order to help others achieve enlightenment. The exhibit will interpret this aspect of Buddhist art with 46 sculptures, ritual objects, paintings (thangkas) and photographs from India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Japan, as well as contemporary Asian art.

    Guest Curator and scholar Patricia Karetzky, (O. Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art, Bard College), developed the exhibition content in collaboration with the two museums. Additional works will be on loan from the Rubin Museum of Art; the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College and private collectors.

    Location: Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, Building A, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SINY 10301

 

 

  • Gloria Cordes Elliott - Home Games

    HOME GAMES
    A sports history exhibition in collaboration with the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame

    April 30, 2016 - February 5, 2017
    Free with Museum Admission

    The exhibition draws from the Hall’s extensive collection of sports objects, documents, and memorabilia, and will trace the evolution of American sports from those organic beginnings, when the New York Metropolitans played “big league” baseball on a cricket ground adjacent to the St. George ferry terminal, and the hometown Stapes were part of the National Football League, to the corporate model of today, as seen from the unique perspective of Staten Island, just a ferryboat ride from the center of American finance and culture.

    Location: Staten Island Museum in St. George, 75 Stuyvesant Place SI, NY 10301

    This exhibition has been made possible, in part, through support from NYC Departement of Cultural Affairs and the Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

 

  • Staten Island SEEN 

    Staten Island SEEN

    The exhibition traces this borough’s unique history and landscape from the 17th century to the present. These works are made by amateur and professional artists, working in a broad range of styles and materials from ink drawing to anaglyph 3-D video.

    After a successful run of one year, about half of our inaugural exhibition, Staten Island SEEN has been taken down to make way for our latest offering, Infinite Compassion. You can still view parts of Staten Island SEEN on the second floor in the Elizabeth Egbert Gallery.

    Location: Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, Building A, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SINY 10301

 

 

  • From Farm to City

    From Farm to City
    A Richmond County Savings Foundation Legacy Exhibition

    A glimpse into Staten Island’s unique history, its people, and the themes that resonate as collective truths on this unusual island using images and historic documents, audio interviews, and digital collections. This exhibition strives to reunite Islanders with their past and share the evolving story of New York City’s Borough of Parks with visitors. From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012 was created by the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition focused on land-use on Staten Island. This legacy exhibition focuses on the people and themes that define the Island throughout history.

    Location: Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, Building A, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SINY 10301

 

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  • The Love Motel for Insects: MAGICICADA Staten Island Variation  by Brandon Ballengée

    The Love Motel for Insects: MAGICICADA Staten Island Variation

    Now on view

    Magicicada is a site specific light sculpture in the shape of a huge cicada. Award winning eco-artist, Brandon Ballengée's latest art work's glow attracts both insects and humans who are then able to view the strange but beautiful world of insects. Expect to spend summer nights in the courtyard of the Museum. Click here for more information from the artist. 

    Location: Staten Island Museum Courtyard, 75 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301

    Supported in part by 

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