Address

735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577

Phone Number

(914) 251 6100

Date Visited

04/28/2018

Website

Link to Website

Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase

Description

The Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase, is located at 635 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. A large, paved parking lot has an entire row (13) of handicapped (van)- accessible spaces. There is a walkway with an incline to the Museum entrance level. This area is under construction, so we are unsure what it will be like when completed.  “Street-level” double doors lead to a vestibule and another set of double doors get one to the lobby level.  There are benches just outside of the entrance.

The museum consists of three levels, two of which have galleries. The lower level has multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms (no baby-changing facilities). There are steps or an elevator to all levels. Smooth concrete flooring makes navigation easy.  The galleries have benches.  There is a gift shop area on the main level. There are no food services.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  13
    Location of handicapped spaces:  first row of parking lot
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  about 2/10 mile, up a paved, incline
    Terrain:  parking lot is flat, walkway is uphill
    Places to rest:  no seating until just outside museum entrance
    Paths and walkways:  concrete walkways
    Location of handicapped entrance:  main entrance
    Doors:  street-level, double doors
    Number of floors:  3
    Elevators:  yes
    Ramps:  no
    Steps and staircases:  steps to all levels
    Width of aisles:  ample space throughout
    Places to sit:  benches in galleries
    Location of restrooms:  on lower level
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, handicappd-accessible - no baby-changing facilities
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK
    Baby changing station:  no
    Available food services:  no
    Friendliness of staff:  very helpful
    Notes:  The area where the museum is, is under construction, so we cannot be sure of what it will be like when completed.

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We had tickets to a performance in the evening at the PepsiCo theater. Since it was a nice day, we decided to go earlier, visit the  museum, the Pepsico Gardens and find someplace nearby for dinner.


We arrived here after visiting the Gardens – a must if you are going to be in the area! The large, paved parking lot serves both the museum and theater. An entire row (13 spaces) is reserved for handicapped (van)- accessible parking. At the moment, this area is under construction so we do not know what the conditions will be when completed. After parking,  we found  a paved walkway (with a decent incline) to the museum level. We had to follow signs to the museum entrance, which is located in one of SUNY’s art buildings. We passed a lovely courtyard area. We are sure that this entire area will be terrific when completed, but at this moment we have no idea how one will access this level. Benches are located outside the double entrance doors. A vestibule leads to another set of double doors.


The 25,000 square foot museum was founded in 1974 with 100 objects. It now has more than 6,000 in its collection, making it the tenth largest University Art Museum in the U.S. (website) It showcases a variety of artists, including 20th century masters and emerging artists. Not all galleries were open on this day as an installation was in progress. The galleries on both levels have  benches . After visiting the galleries that were open, I had to make a stop at the Museum Shop, an open area with some really interesting items.  Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located on the (3{SUP()}rd{SUP})  lower level. Both steps and elevators lead to all three levels.


As always, we at Destination:Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website,  www.neuberger.org, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



Location


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