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Vulnerable Landscapes


Online Exhibition

Apart Together

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.

Nurses on staff at Seaview Collection of Seaview Hospital
Online Exhibition

140 Objects

To celebrate the Staten Island Museum’s 140th year (2021), Museum collections staff 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.

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.

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