American Museum of Natural History & Rose Center for Earth & Space, New York Photos

The American Museum of Natural History with its significant dinosaur & mineral collections might give the impression that the focus is on stuffed animals. However, the cultural anthropology emphasis by the museum has resulted in major collections of arts & crafts from around the world which also make the museum a major art museum. This large building facing Central Park West was enhanced in 2000 when a multistoried glass cube, the Rose Center for Earth & Space, opened. Given that Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in the founding of the Museum, his statue stands outside the main entrance.

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Central Park West entrance of American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Details of Central Park West entrance of American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Buffalo reliefs by James L. Clark on base of American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.77th Street wing of American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Central Park West entrance (1936) of American Museum of Natural History (1872). New York, NY. Architect: John Russell Pope.Details of Central Park West entrance of American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Buffalo reliefs (1936) by James L. Clark on base of American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.77th Street wing (1892-98) of American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY. Style: Romanesque Revival. Architect: J.C. Cady & Co..
Tower ringed with carved eagles on American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Theodore Roosevelt equestrian statue by James Earle Fraser at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Theodore Roosevelt equestrian statue at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Rose Center for Earth & Space at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Tower ringed with carved eagles on American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Theodore Roosevelt equestrian statue (1936) by James Earle Fraser at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Theodore Roosevelt equestrian statue at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Rose Center for Earth & Space (2000) at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY. Architect: James Stewart Polshek.
Rose Center for Earth & Space at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Rose Center for Earth & Space at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Space-age design in Rose Center for Earth & Space at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Planets circle theater in Rose Center for Earth & Space at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Rose Center for Earth & Space at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Rose Center for Earth & Space at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Space-age design in Rose Center for Earth & Space at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Planets circle theater in Rose Center for Earth & Space at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Planets circle theater in Rose Center for Earth & Space at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Hall of the Universe in Rose Center for Earth & Space at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Tyrannosaurus rex of Late Cretaceous era found in Montana at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Hyselosaurus priscus of Late Cretaceous era found in France at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Planets circle theater in Rose Center for Earth & Space at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Hall of the Universe in Rose Center for Earth & Space at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Tyrannosaurus rex of Late Cretaceous (65 million years ago) era found in Montana at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Hyselosaurus priscus of Late Cretaceous (68 million years ago) era found in France at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Allosaurus fragilis of Late Jurassic era found in Wyoming at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Plateosaurus trossingensis of Late Triassic era found in Germany at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Stegosaurus stenops of Late Jurassic era found in Wyoming at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Protoceratops andrewsi of Late Cretaceous era found in Mongolia at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Allosaurus fragilis of Late Jurassic (140 million years ago) era found in Wyoming at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Plateosaurus trossingensis of Late Triassic (210 million years ago) era found in Germany at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Stegosaurus stenops of Late Jurassic (140 million years ago) era found in Wyoming at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Protoceratops andrewsi of Late Cretaceous (72 million years ago) era found in Mongolia at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Anatotitan copei "giant duck" of Late Cretaceous era found in Montana & South Dakota at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Anatotitan copei "giant duck" of Late Cretaceous era at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Duck billed face of Anatotitan copei of Late Cretaceous era at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Pre-Columbian Panamanian gold figure at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Anatotitan copei "giant duck" of Late Cretaceous (65 million years ago) era found in Montana & South Dakota at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Anatotitan copei "giant duck" of Late Cretaceous (65 million years ago) era at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Duck billed face of Anatotitan copei of Late Cretaceous (65 million years ago) era at American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Pre-Columbian Panamanian gold figure at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Pre-Columbian Panamanian gold crocodile at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Plumbate ware human figure from Southwester Guatemala at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Nazca ceramic bottle in form of condor from Peru at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Samoyed woman's costume from Central Asia at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Pre-Columbian Panamanian gold crocodile at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Plumbate ware human figure from Southwester Guatemala at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Nazca ceramic bottle in form of condor from Peru at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Samoyed woman's costume from Central Asia at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Uzbek hat collection from Central Asia at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Uzbek hats from Central Asia at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Tibetan metal teapots & boxes at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Tibetan metal wares at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Uzbek hat (kolas) collection from Central Asia at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Uzbek hats from Central Asia at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Tibetan metal teapots & boxes at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Tibetan metal wares at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Tibetan festival dance mask at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Tibetan mask used in ritual dances which recount Tibetan & Buddhist history at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Tibetan statue of Yama, lord of death, at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Petrified wood from Arizona in mineral collection at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Tibetan festival dance mask at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Tibetan mask used in ritual dances which recount Tibetan & Buddhist history at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Tibetan statue of Yama, lord of death, at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Petrified wood from Arizona in mineral collection at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Opals in mineral collection at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Jade objects d'art in mineral collection at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Ethiopian scroll on canvas with story of Solomon & Sheba at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Battle scene from Ethiopian scroll on canvas at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Opals in mineral collection at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Jade objects d'art in mineral collection at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Ethiopian scroll on canvas with story of Solomon & Sheba at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Battle scene from Ethiopian scroll on canvas at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Gold ornaments made by lost wax process from Ashanti tribe in Niger River area of Ghana at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Zambezi ivory hairpins & combs at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Cowry shell money & adornments from Congo at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.African family shrine by Yoruba Tribe, featuring woman with chicken offering bowl of Kola nuts at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Gold ornaments made by lost wax process from Ashanti tribe in Niger River area of Ghana at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Zambezi ivory hairpins & combs at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Cowry shell money & adornments from Congo at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.African family shrine by Yoruba Tribe, featuring woman with chicken offering bowl of Kola nuts at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Entertainment mask of Pero, a male secret society, features a Liberian Kok-Puh which is respected for wisdom at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Beresford Apartment tower. New York, NY.Baroque-style tower details of Beresford Apartment. New York, NY.Apartment buildings along 81st St. opposite Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Entertainment mask of Pero, a male secret society, features a Liberian Kok-Puh which is respected for wisdom at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Beresford Apartment tower (1929) (211 Central Park West at 81st St.). New York, NY. Architect: Emery Roth.Baroque-style tower details of Beresford Apartment. New York, NY.Apartment buildings along 81st St. opposite Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.

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