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Arts & Culture

This winter, step out of the cold and experience New York State's wealth of cultural attractions.

Mark Twain's octagonal study, where he wrote many of his classics, still sits along the Chemung River Valley in Elmira, greeting visitors year round. Dia: Beacon, located in the Hudson Valley, is the largest contemporary art museum in the country.    

Darwin Martin House ComplexIn Buffalo, be sure to visit the Darwin D. Martin House Complex, a multi-structure estate designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and a masterpiece of 20th century architecture. Celebrate education at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the first museum created expressly for children when it was founded. Learn about the amazing history of glass and create your own glass art at the Corning Museum of Glass.

Celebrate American Dance at the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, or get a fascinating look at the history of modern visual media at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film in Rochester. 

Take a trip back to the 1960s at the Museum at Bethel Woods in the Catskills, located on the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Visit Sunnyside in the Hudson Valley and see where characters like Rip Van Winkle and the Headless Horseman were born. The Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg is home to the world's largest collection of the art and archival materials of America's great artist of the Old West. In the Adirondacks, the Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic House is home to over 3,300 objects spanning the history of Western art.  Albany Palace Theater

In New York City, Broadway, a.k.a. the "Great White Way," lures talent and audiences from around the world with 40 theaters featuring some of the world's best stage productions. At Off-Broadway theaters - and Off-Off-Broadway theaters - in New York City, you'll find innovative, prize-winning plays, smash-hits and small amateur theater performances.

Broadway's bright lights meet the rich history of upstate New York when you take in a live performance at one of our many historic theaters, such as Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, the Palace Theater in Albany, and the Stanley Performing Arts Center in Utica.

Begin your exploration of the dazzling array of arts and cultural history attractions in communities across New York State today!   You can view the Winter Travel Guide here to help plan your adventure!

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