72nd Annual Fence Show and Biergarten
Each year, the Fence Show transforms the museum’s front lawn into an outdoor gallery featuring local artists and craftspeople. See and purchase paintings, ceramics, prints, jewelry and textiles and take something original home from this longstanding festival. Artist applications are now available. New this year is the Biergarten at the Fence Show, brought to you by the Staten Island Museum Contemporary Council!
Yes, And: a survey exhibition of art and artists connected to Staten Island presents recent work in video, performance, painting, photography, installation, drawing, and more. Together, thirty-six artists express themes of connectivity, resilience, and vitality, reflecting this time in history when a global pandemic continues to teach us the fundamental importance of relationships and the meaning of place.
Apart Together: The "Black Angels" Nurses of Seaview Hospital examines the work, lives, and legacy of the "Black Angels," the mostly Black nursing staff at Seaview Hospital who played an important role in breaking racial barriers among the network of municipal hospitals treating tuberculosis during the mid-1900s. It is centered around the voice of Virginia Allen. Her recollections paint a vivid picture of life as a Black nurse in New York City's public hospital system in the mid-1900s.
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.
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.