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Museums & Galleries

Photo Credit: Wherbson Rodrigues. geometric earrings and chain harness on African American model

This partial list has been extracted from the International Council of Museums web site and also collated from various other sources. For a more complete list go to the ICOM WEB SITE and use their Virtual Library to search by State:

Major US Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. One of the largest art museums in the world. See the collections and museum shop.
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Tour the collection. 
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City. See current exhibitions and the permanent collection. 1998 Best of the Web competition winners.
J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California. 
Denver Art Museum, Colorado. 
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, California. Includes a large image database.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.
Seattle Art Museum, Washington.

Galleries Featuring Jewelry

OXOXO Gallery, 1617 Sulgrave Avenue Baltimore, MD 21209 (410) 466-9696 
Facere Gallery, City Centre, 1420 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 624-6768 
Helen Drutt, 2222 Rittehouse Sq., Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 735-1625 
Sienna Gallery, 80 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240 (413) 637-8386 
J.Cotter Gallery, 234 Wall Street, Vail, Colorado 81657 (970) 476-3133 
Aaron Faber Gallery, 666 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10103 (212) 586-8411 
Sterling Gallery, 16 Union St. #7, Brunswick, Maine 04011(207) 729-3599 
Young and Constantin Gallery, PO Box 882, Willmington, VT 05363 (802) 464-2515 
Works Gallery,1250 Madison Ave, NYC 10128 (212)  996-0300 
Belenky Brothers, 151 Wooster St., SOHO, NYC 10012 (800)SOHO-GEM (800)764-6436
Langman Gallery, 2500 Moreland Ave, Willow Grove Park, Willow Grove, PA 19090 
Fireworks Gallery, West Lake Center, 400 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 
Velvet da Vinci, 508 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mindscape Gallery, 2114 Central St., Evanston, IL  (847) 864-2660 

Museums in New York State

Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY. A regional museum of history and art, the Adirondack Museum tells the stories of people who have lived, worked and played in this 6 million acres of private/publicly held wilderness in upstate New York. Twenty-three indoor and outdoor exhibit areas overlook Blue Mountain Lake.

Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY. Permanent collection of 20,000+ objects featuring Hudson River School paintings, limner portraits, sculpture, silver, pewter, ceramics, 18-19c furniture, regional contemporary art, public programs & changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. While relatively small, the museumhas an excellent collection of modern 20th century art, as well as statuary & paintings from earlier centuries. 
American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. American Museum of Natural History - collections include more than 30 million items; dinosaur fossils, a 63 foot-long canoe carved by the Haida Indians, a slice of a giant sequoia tree, the costume of an African spirit dancer. Check out the pages for discount offers to several attractions throughout the city 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY. The Brooklyn Museum of Art is one of the largest art institutions in the United States, with collections in Ancient Egyptian art and American Painting & Sculpture that are considered among the world's finest. One of the premier art institutions in the world, its permanent collection includes more than one and a half million objects and represents almost every culture. 
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. The Corning collection includes more than 27,000 objects representing 3,500 years of achievements in glass design and craftmanship. The Museum's Rakow Library is the principal research center for glass students worldwide. Its collections consist of more than 70,000 volumes and 800 periodicals in 41 languages. See also the Corning Glass Center, Corning, New York.
Dahesh Museum, New York City, NY. The Dahesh Museum is the only museum in America dedicated to collecting and exhibiting 19th- and early 20th-century European academic art, which is the continuation of the great Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo traditions in the visual arts. 
Dia Center for the Arts, New York, NY. A contemporary art museum, Dia's exhibition program is dedicated to large-scale, single-artist projects, produced on a substantial scale and with a commitment to site specificity. Dia's website features artist projects created specifically for the web. 
Eli Wilner & Company, New York, NY. Eli Wilner & Company is a gallery specializing in antique frames from the early 19th Century and Early 20th Century, both American and European frames. The gallery's website contains detailed pictures as well as articles, lisitngs of special events, such as exhibitions and lectures. 
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY. The first museum designed by I.M. Pei, the Everson offers a wide variety of work - from 18th-century American portraits to avant-garde sculpture, from photography to some of the earliest examples of video art. And, our extensive, internationally recognized collection of ceramics spans ancient sculpture and Ming dynasty porcelain all the way to contemporary works. 
Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, New York. 
Frick Collection, New York, NY. Housed in the "Gilded Age" mansion of steel magnate Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), this collection of Western fine and decorative arts from the Renaissance through the 19th century features noted works by Vermeer, Titian, Whistler, Turner, Gainsborough, Bellini, Holbein, Frangonard, Boucher, Manet, Renoir, Goya, and others. Arranged very much as it was during the residence of its original owner, the Frick offers its visitors an intimate sense of the home of a collector, and its Garden Court has been called an oasis of serenity. 
Grey Art Gallery, New York University , New York, NY. The Grey is NYU's fine arts museum, with 4-6 exhibitions yearly in our gallery space and 6000+ objects in our collection. 
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University. 
Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, NY. The Hofstra Museum, at Hofstra University, is committed to the collection, study, interpretation, conservation and exhibition of objects with aesthetic and cultural value. The Museum's permanent collection includes paintings, sculptures, works on paper, decorative arts, and ethnographic objects of African, Asian and pre-Columbian origin. 
Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Long Island City, NY. The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum was created by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), and displays more than 300 of his works in a converted factory building and outdoor sculpture garden. The museum is located across the East River from Manhattan.
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY. The Katonah Museum of Art is located in Westchester, NY and offers various collections throughout the year. 
Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester. 
National Bottle Museum, Ballston Spa, NY.
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY. Founded in 1977 as the first museum in the United States exclusively devoted to the work of living artists, the New Museum is committed to showing some of the most provocative art being made today throughout the world; to expanding conventional museum practice by offering innovative programmatic models; and to pioneering museum education by expanding the public’s understanding of contemporary art as a vital social force. Extensive descriptions of current and past exhibitions featuring some of the most provocative art being made today throughout the world. 
New York City museums, a listing. See also New York Museums 
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York City. Paintings by Russian-born artist Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947). (French, Spanish, German and Russian information planned.) 
Queens Museum of Art, Flushing, New York, NY. The Museum presents 20th-century and contemporary art exhibitions with the diverse ethnic communities of in mind. Also the Museum sponsors exhibitions at the Bulova Corporate Center located in Jackson Heights, Queens, The Museum's permanent Collection includes Tiffani Lamps, a unique Pnorama of New York City and 1939, 1964 World's Fair installations and Memorabilia. 
Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY. Museum of glass, Native American and American western art. 
Science Discovery Center of Oneonta, State University College, Oneonta, New York. . State University College, Oneonta, New York. A hands-on science museum for all ages. 
Sciencenter, Ithaca, New York. 
The International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY. Significant portions of the permanent collection show strength in the focus on American ceramics from 1900 to the present; ceramics made by Alfred MFA graduate students; pottery of the Ancient Americas, Chinese pottery and porcelain, European dinnerware, Leach pottery, Japanese ceramics by Rosanjin, Korean pottery from the United Silla, Koryo and Yi dynasties, tiles, Glidden Ware, and miscellaneous ceramics from many cultures and time periods.
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology contains a repository of the world's largest collection of costumes, textiles, and accessories. The museum's galleries provide a unique showcase for a wide spectrum of exhibitions relevant to fashion and its satellite industries.