Currently On View
Ruffed | Drawings by Patrizia Vignola
July 28, 2016 - September 23, 2016
Vignolia’s child portraits use adornment of the ruff to comment on social status. These ornate collars were worn by affluent people in Western Europe from the mid-16 th to the mid-17 th century. Vignola’s beautifully rendered portraits elevate all children to a new inclusive Golden Age.
Location: Staten Island Museum History Center, Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building H, SI, NY 10301
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
This exhibit is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by the Staten Island Arts.
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.
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.
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.
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 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