IMPORTANT UPDATE! The Staten Island Museum’s 73rd Annual Fence Show is now on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2023!

Due to inclement weather, the Fence Show and Biergarten have been moved.

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Taking Care

3 nurses in uniform kneeling for photo

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.

At the center of this exhibition is Back and Song, a meditative film and art installation by artists Elissa Blount Moorhead and Bradford Young. This kaleidoscopic installation reflects on the manner in which health and wellness are part and parcel of the American Black experience from cradle to grave.

Vulnerable Landscapes

A photograph of a deer standing the the middle of a quiet suburban road surrounded by greenery and street lights

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.

Veterans Voices Project

Photo portraits of five NYC Veterans

Listen to the oral histories of Staten Island veterans and honor their immeasurable contribution by connecting with a pop-up exhibition by the Veteran Voices Project.

Yes, And


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.

Coming Soon

Staten Island SEEN gallery

The Staten Island Museum presents changing exhibitions that explore the dynamic connections between art, natural science, and history and explore global themes through a local lens. Please check back soon for more upcoming exhibitions.

Remember the Mastodon

A large mastodon replica emerging through a forest mural on the wall.

Learn about extinction, the wonder of enduring species, the importance of bio-diversity and the challenge of preservation through fossils, lost bird species, and a full-size mastodon replica.

Opening the Treasure Box

Gallery of antiquities at the Staten Island Museum

Presenting art objects spanning 5,000 years of artistic endeavor gathered from five continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Staten Island SEEN

museum visitors looking at a painting on the wall

Tracing the borough’s unique history and landscape from the 17th century to the present with works by amateur and professional artists in a broad range of styles and materials.

Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art

Asian art sculptures on white pedestals in a museum gallery with wood floors.

Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art, a collaboration with the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, introduced visitors to Buddhist art, culture, and belief across Asia.