Best religious museums



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  • Museum of Biblical Art (MoBiA) Photograph: Marco Roldan

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  • Museum of Jewish Heritage

  • Museum of Jewish Heritage

  • Yeshiva University Museum

  • Yeshiva University Museum

Museum of Biblical Art (MoBiA) Photograph: Marco Roldan

Museum of Biblical Art (MoBiA)
As the first scholarly museum of biblical art in the country, MoBiA allows national and international access to publications, symposia and web offerings with their traveling exhibitions. You won't want to miss Scripture for the Eyes, the museum's first major showcase with about 80 sixteenth century engravings, woodcuts, Bibles and books from Old and New Testament subjects.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
With only a suggested admission fee, roam the decorated rooms in this iconic venue featuring renowned religious works, including Islamic and Zen exhibits. Take a trip up to Fort Tryon Park for The Cloisters infamous branch, dedicated to religious art and architecture of medieval Europe.

The Jewish Museum
Begin your journey through this unique museum encompassing 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture by delving into their permanent exhibit, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey where you can follow the story of the Jewish people through at least 800 art forms. Among paintings and sculpture are more interactive aspects such as their radio and television programs and Jewish hip-hop showcases.

Trinity Church Museum
Home to the Trinity Church Wall Street, the museum offers a variety of historic diaries, photographs, sermons and burial records. Their exclusive exhibitions, including "The History of Trinity Church in New York City," rotate throughout the year for a new experience each time you enter.

Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Museum
Illuminating exhibits flood the rooms of the Joseph Gallery, Petrie Great Hall, Klingenstein Rare Book Room, Chaim and Rivka Heller Archives Gallery, and Backman Gallery. With free admission, visit their current Arie Bar Lev exhibit, Israel Then and Now to grasp the development of the State of Israel through beautiful and unique photography.

National Museum of Catholic Arts & History
With donations, loans and highly selective collections, this museum, capturing spiritual and religious artwork from around the globe, is infamous for its old masters works, including Anthony Van Dyck's "The Betrayal of Christ."

Museum of Jewish Heritage: A living memorial to the Holocaust
Reflect on a time of despair among Jewish life with collections consisting of 24 documentary films, 2,000 photographs and 800 cultural artifacts. Through interactive exhibits, shift through family histories in the 82,000 square-foot Morgenthau Wing.

Museum at Eldridge Street
Home to the National Historic Landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, among the earliest temples founded in America by the new wave of Eastern European Jews, this refurbished venue houses an abundance of exhibits including The Gural-Rabinowitz Family History Center, which features Jewish migration via photographs and artifacts.

Yeshiva University Museum
Presenting a collection of more than 8,000 artifacts, four galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden, this historic site offers everything from folk art to Jewish ceremonial objects. Among many highlights include Bronze Age to Late Antique Period archaeological artifacts, Thomas Jefferson's handwritten letter from 1818 establishing religious freedom and clothing, and accessories from around the world.

Leo Baeck Institute
This New York center for historical research, exhibitions and library archives is the forerunner in providing detailed knowledge of German Jewish impact on modern times by incorporating fine art as well as literary works exhibits.

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