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On View Through December 30, 2023

Vulnerable Landscapes

Vulnerable Landscapes depicts an island at risk in the heart of the Nation’s largest city. This interdisciplinary exhibition centers the shorelines at the forefront of climate change in one of New York City’s most vulnerable landscapes: Staten Island. The borough faces particular challenges due to its geography and history, with industry and community concentrated where water meets ground.

Still from Specters of Watch Oak video by Nate Dorr, 2022
This Holiday Season

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New Exhibition Opening in January 2024

Taking Care: The "Black Angels" of Sea View Hospital

Taking Care highlights the groundbreaking work, lives, and legacy of the “Black Angels,” the Black nursing staff at Sea View Hospital in Staten Island who risked their lives to break racial barriers and care for tuberculosis patients.

Online Exhibition

Apart Together

Apart Together: The "Black Angels" Nurses of Sea View Hospital examines the work, lives, and legacy of the "Black Angels," the mostly Black nursing staff at Sea View 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.

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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