In addition to the big art museums such as the Metropolitan Museum, Guggenheim Museum and MOMA, Manhattan boasts numerous smaller unique museums including the MUSEUM OF SEX. This museum, the "educational sexual epicenter," is located at 233 Fifth Avenue near 27th Street in Manhattan. Founded by Daniel Gluck, the museum opened on October 5, 2002. It is an organization dedicated to "the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality." The museum focuses on a variety of sexual preferences and subcultures, including lesbian and gay history and erotica, BDSM, pornography, and sex work. Although the museum's exhibits are presented in an educational format, they feature explicit content. Because of this, visitors must be 18 years old or older. The official mission of the Museum of Sex is "to preserve and present the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality. In its exhibitions, programs and publications, The Museum of Sex is committed to open discourse and exchange, and to bringing to the public the best in current scholarship."
Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Avenue (@ 27th Street)
New York, NY 10016
General Information: (212) 689-6337