Gene Kelly & Jacques d'AmboiseOpen through August 2015
Tour our exhibit which pays tribute to our 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees, Gene Kelly and Jaques d'Amboise. Besides being remembered as an incredible dancer, actor, and singer on screen, Kelly also wanted to be known for his innovative work behind the camera as a choreographer, director and producer. Jacques d'Amboise's determined spirit saw him through years of ballet training and urged him through countless hours of rehearsals with choreographic luminaries such as George Balanchine. His positive outlook has led him to become one of the premiere dance educators in the country.
Dancers in FilmOngoing Exhibit
A tribute to Dance in film is a brand new exhibition here at the National Museum of Dance. It celebrates the relationship between dancers and film, and features both well-known dance stars and our favorite actors who have had world famous dance roles on the silver screen. Join us for the drama, suspense and fancy footwork that has been showcased on film and preserved for all to enjoy. Highlighted in the exhibit are Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Ann Margret (2010) and John Travolta (2014).
Dance Theatre of HarlemOpen through November 2014
Highlighting Dance Theatre of Harlem's 40-plus year history, this magnificent exhibition celebrates the history and art of dance with costumes, set pieces, videos, photographs and tour posters from four staged ballets including: A Streetcar Named Desire, Creole Giselle, Dougla and Firebird.
Dance Theatre of Harlem is organized by Dance Theatre of Harlem, California African American Museum, and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.
Art in the FoyerOpen through April 2015
Art in the Foyer, the Museum's annually rotating fine art series, will feature photography from Richard Calmes. Images from his Dance Magic series have graced the covers and the interiors of numerous periodicals, and several feature stories have been written about his approach to his art. In addition, he has been featured in exhibitions from Great Britain to Atlanta. For more information, visit the artist's website.
Tradition in MovementOpen through April 2015
Guatemalan dances convey spectacular historical accounts and have been captivating audiences of all ages for centuries. Guatemalan traditional dances reflect ancient Mayan, Spanish and even African cultures and each weaves an elaborate story as dancers prance about in vibrant costumes and ceremonial masks. Join us for an exhibition that celebrates this rich history and tells the story of how Guatemala embodies the spirit of dance in all of its culture.
Tiaras & TutusOpen through December 2014
Although ballet has been around since the 15th century, it's most associated icon, the tutu, has not. Born out of changing social ideas and a want to showcase more of the dancers footwork the tutu has evolved and changed over time. Tiaras and Tutus explores the history of the tutu and how it has become the most recognizable symbol of ballet. Also featured is a Bolshoi Ballet costume, stunning tiaras and headpieces and the costume designers of distinction who changed the way we see ballet today.
Saratoga FavoritesOpen through November 2014
On exhibit In the Southeast Gallery, are illustrations and related reviews focused on Saratoga Favorites of the New York City Ballet by the late Mae Banner, one of the finest dance journalists and dance critic for The Saratogian and her son Shawn, a recognized illustrator, published author and primary school teacher. Both Mae and Shawn have been long time supporters of dance, dance education, NYCB, the Dance Museum and Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Hall of FameOngoing
The Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame honors dance professionals who have made a major impact in the world of dance. Now home to over forty inductees, the Hall of Fame is the only of its kind and is one of two permanent exhibits at the National Museum of Dance. View a complete list of our inductees.
Hall of Fame Inductees are selected by the museum's Nomination Committee. Learn more about the members of the committee.
Alfred Z. Solomon Children's WingOngoing
Twist! Jump! Play! Dance! The Alfred Z. Solomon Children's Wing is an interactive space just for kids! It includes a video library, reading corner, movement and balance toys, stage area and more. The Kids' Gallery showcases rotating exhibits of children's artwork and allows visitors to create their own masterpieces as well! Learn about Kuture for Kidz program.
The National Museum of Dance is housed in what was once the Washington Bathhouse, an Arts and Crafts Style building from 1918 and one of several historic bathhouses in Saratoga Springs, NY. Two adjoining bathing rooms have been fully restored and are on permanent display, honoring the heritage of this beautiful building.