Currently On View
Remember the Mastodon: Diversity & Preservation
A Richmond County Savings Foundation Exhibition
with additional funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Remember the Mastodon is about the hard facts of extinction, the wonder of enduring species, the importance of bio-diversity and the challenge of preservation. Includes fossils, lost bird species, and a full-size replica of a Mastodon emerging through the wall! Visit the Museum opening weekend to help name the newest addition to the Museum team!
Read about Remember the Mastodon in the New York Times.
Staten Island SEEN and Staten Island SEEN: Witnessing Change
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. Artists include the masters of the Hudson River School such as Edward Moran and Jasper Cropsey, a native Staten Islander, Cecil C. Bell, who lived on Staten Island and current talents like Sara Yuster and Bill Murphy.
Opening the Treasure Box: Bringing the World Home
Presenting art objects spanning 4,000 years of artistic endeavor gathered from five continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America. Countries represented include Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, and the United States. The oldest piece is an Egyptian funerary statuette of a striding man, dating from 2,000 BCE.
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.
Main Exhibition Sponsors:
The Civil War Pinhole Project
Photographs by Michael Falco
April 25, 2015 - April, 2016
Free with Museum Admission
This exhibition presents a selection of prints made by photographer Michael Falco. Falco’s commitment to American stories and passion for Civil War history led him on a four year battlefield-to-battlefield journey along the anniversary tracks of the American Civil War- 150 years later. The project, which began in 2011, has been recognized by the Library of Congress and has been accepted into the National Archive.
Learn more about the Civil War Pinhole Project and photographer Michael Falco.
Location: Staten Island Museum, St. George, 75 Stuyvesant Place
This exhibition has been made possible, in part, through support from NYC Departement of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Victory State Bank, and Con Edison.
Kaleidoscopic Porcelain: From the Edith & Alfred Susskind Porcelain Collection
January 25 - April 8, 2015
Porcelain plates from Europe and Asia, collected by the indomitable Edith Susskind. The vivid symmetrical patterns complement the Betty Bressi Exhibition.
Location: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island Scenery:
Views before 1900
August 10, 2013 - TBD
Photographs and prints from the Museum's History Archive. Curated by Barnett Shepherd in conjunction with his new book Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, 1867-1900.
Location: Staten Island Museum History Center, Building H, Snug Harbor Campus, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301
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
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