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Jennifer Angus

New online exhibition

140 Objects

To celebrate the Staten Island Museum’s 140th year, Museum collections staff have selected 140 objects that showcase the Museum’s extensive collections and what they can tell us about our past and present, regional art, and our local environment. Take a fresh look into the museum's collections with 140 Objects that illustrate fascinating historical insights, scientific revelations and artistic endeavors.

Deadline December 31, 2021

Yes, And

Opening in June 2022, the Staten Island Museum will present Yes, And: a survey exhibition of art and artists connected to Staten Island. This exhibition will be a current version of the Staten Island Museum’s longstanding tradition of holding juried art shows for more than 70 years. The Staten Island Museum is now accepting artists applications through December 31, 2021.

Holiday Shopping

Edible Island

On December 4, join this holiday market of specialty items from the purveyors of mouthwatering edible goods, expertly curated by Staten Island Advance Food Editor, Pamela Silvestri.

Events and Programs

Fall Programs are Here

Join virtual Lunch and Learns! Take a closer look at invasive species and the unintended consequences; explore the borough's place in the complicated history of the Wild West; join Chef Joseph Yoon and hear how Brood X Cicadas can change a life.

Joseph Yoon, 2021
On View Now

Jennifer Angus: Magicicada

Using responsibly-collected and preserved specimens, the artist Jennifer Angus creates site-specific installations of insects pinned directly to a wall and other surfaces creating exquisite patterns reminiscent of textiles or wallpaper.

Jennifer Agnus, Memento Vitae, Courtesy of the Shelburne Museum.
About Us

Curiosity Lives Here

It is the mission of the Staten Island Museum to spark curiosity and generate meaningful shared experiences through natural science, art, and history to deepen understanding of our environment, ourselves, and each other.


A Museum that's Unique to Staten Island

Our permanent collections contain natural science specimens, archival records, and works of art and design, which represent Staten Island’s natural and cultural history across time.

Anthony Toney (1913-2004), Afternoon on a Hill. Oil on Canvas, 1956.

We need your support more than ever.

Please consider a gift to the Museum as we celebrate 140 years of Art, History and Science!