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.
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.
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.
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.