Current Exhibits


Dancers In Film

Dancers in Film

Ongoing Exhibition
Dancers in Film 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), John Travolta (2014), and Chita Rivera (2015).

Art in the Foyer: Tom Caravaglia
In Celebration of Alwin Nikolais

Now Open
This season’s Art in the Foyer exhibition presents images by renowned dance photographer Tom Caravaglia of the work of groundbreaking choreographer and multimedia artist Alwin Nikolais in this 25th anniversary year of Nikolais’ passing.

Gender Neutral

Now Open
Gender Neutral will explore the history of non-traditional gender roles in dance from the eighteenth century to the present day with the all-male travesty ballet troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo as the centerpiece of the exhibition.

Dancers After Dark:
Photographs by Jordan Matter

Now Open
Dancers After Dark features photographs from the 2016 book of the same title by Jordan Matter, New York Times best-selling author of the highly-acclaimed book Dancers Among Us. This exhibition includes exclusive video from the making of Dancers After Dark.

A Tribute to Lucinda Childs

Now Open
2018 Hall of Fame inductee Lucinda Childs began her career at the Judson Dance Theater in 1963 and went on to form her own company ten years later for which she has created over fifty dances. She has choreographed over thirty works for major ballet companies around the world and has worked as a choreographer and director for sixteen opera productions. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2017 Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. photo ©Michael O'Neill

A Tribute to Alfredo Corvino

Now Open
2018 Hall of Fame inductee Alfredo Corvino (1916-2005) toured internationally with the Jooss Ballet, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal. He joined the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, becoming Ballet Master, where he taught for nearly twenty years. He was on the faculty of The Juilliard School for forty-two years and founded and directed his own school in New York City, the Dance Circle. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Juilliard Centennial Medal in 2005. photo ©Peter Schaaf

The Collection of
Cris Alexander and Shaun O'Brien

Ongoing
The National Museum of Dance presents, in its Southeast Gallery, photographs from the renowned private collection of two longtime, beloved Saratoga Springs residents – the celebrated photographer Cris Alexander and the legendary New York City Ballet character dancer Shaun O’Brien. Originally displayed in the Museum's Art in the Foyer series, the Collection of Cris Alexander and Shaun O'Brien have become the Museum's fifth permanent exhbition.


Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Ongoing
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 fifty inductees, the Hall of Fame is the only one of its kind and is one of four 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 Wing

Alfred Z. Solomon Children's Wing

Ongoing
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!
Washington Bathhouse

Washington Bathhouse

Ongoing
The National Museum of Dance is housed in what was once the Washington Bathhouse, a turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts Style building 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.