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2017_NY_NYHS_Szyk85NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art
Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art
September 15, 2017 - January 21, 2018
Ominous threats filled the years around World War II—Nazism, the escalating plight of European Jews, Fascism, Japanese militarism, and racism. Arthur Szyk, the great 20th-century activist in art, confronted the turbulent, hate-filled...
2019_NY_NYHS_Savage69NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman
Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman
May 3 - July 28, 2019
Artist Augusta Savage (1892–1962) overcame poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination to become one of America’s most influential 20th-century artists. Her sculptures celebrate African American culture, and her work as an arts educator, activist,...
2016_NY_NYHS_Brooklyn255NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Battle of Brooklyn
The Battle of Brooklyn
September 23, 2016 - January 08, 2017
On August 27, 1776, on the marshy fields of Gowanus and Red Hook, George Washington and his rag-tag army of untrained soldiers fought the British Army, one of the most powerful military forces in the world. The rebels were ingloriously...
2019_NY_NYHS_Revere161NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere
Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere
September 6, 2019 – January 12, 2020
The patriot, silversmith, and entrepreneur Paul Revere was forever immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1861 poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” but his genuine accomplishments are often eclipsed by the legend of the midnight journey....
2019_NY_NYHS_Porter3NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Cole Porter’s Beloved Piano, “High Society”
Experience Cole Porter’s Beloved Piano, “High Society”
May 7, 2019 - January 2020
We've got a delightful new guest at New-York Historical: The 1907 Steinway piano that once belonged to Cole Porter. The American songsmith extraordinaire composed many of his classic tunes on these very ivories,...
2018_NY_NYHS_Marches27NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Collecting the Women’s Marches
Collecting the Women’s Marches
January 19 - September 30, 2018
On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands rallied at the Women’s March on Washington for diverse issues including women’s rights, racial equality, and the environment. Counting more than 500 sister marches across the United States, it was...
2016_NY_NYHS_Choice69NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Collector's Choice
Collector's Choice: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
August 19, 2016 - ongoing
Collector's Choice: Highlights from the Permanent Collection showcases a selection of paintings that characterize the highly individual tastes and historic contributions of several New York City collectors who...
2019_NY_NYHS_Choice31NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Collector's Choice: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
Collector's Choice: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
Ongoing
Collector's Choice: Highlights from the Permanent Collection showcases a selection of paintings that characterize the highly individual tastes and historic contributions of several New York City collectors who shaped the New-York...
2016_NY_NYHS_Jewish142NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: First Jewish Americans
The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World
October 28, 2016 - March 12, 2017
How did Jewish settlers come to inhabit—and change—the New World? Jews in colonial America and the young United States, while only a tiny fraction of the population, significantly negotiated the freedoms...
2017_NY_NYHS_Tiffany67NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Gallery of Tiffany Lamps
Gallery of Tiffany Lamps
Ongoing
As the centerpiece of the transformed fourth floor, the Gallery of Tiffany Lamps features 100 illuminated Tiffany lamps from our spectacular collection, displayed within a dramatically lit jewel-like space. Regarded as one of the world’s largest and most encyclopedic,...
2016_NY_NYHS_Lehrman15NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Gilder Lehrman documents
They had some cases with miscellaneous documents. These concerned Ulysses Grant as well as the Tuskegee Airmen.
2016_NY_NYHS_Hamilton18NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Hamilton Highlights
Hamilton Highlights at New-York Historical Society
September 05, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Summer of Hamilton may be over, but the spirit of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton lives on at the New-York Historical Society. A variety of Hamilton-related objects and documents are on display in a series of...
2016_NY_NYHS_Express49NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Holiday Express
Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
October 28, 2016 - February 26, 2017
See the New-York Historical Society transformed this holiday season with the installation of a spectacular exhibition of treasures from the renowned Jerni Collection of model trains, scenic elements, and...
2019_12_20H2_NYHS_Express111NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry's Busytown
Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry's Busytown
November 1, 2019 – February 23, 2020
Holiday Express returns to New-York Historical this holiday season, reimagined to celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown author and illustrator Richard Scarry. The installation showcases artwork and... (Partially reviewed)
2017_NY_NYHS_Hotbed40NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Hotbed
Hotbed
November 03, 2017 - March 25, 2018
Hotbed explores the vibrant political and artistic scene of Greenwich Village in the early 20th century, where men and women joined forces across the boundaries of class and race to fight for a better world. At the heart of the downtown radicals’ crusade lay...
2019_NY_NYHS_Hudson251NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Hudson Rising
Hudson Rising
March 1 – August 4, 2019
Hudson Rising explores 200 years of ecological change and environmental activism along “the most interesting river in America” through artifacts, media, and celebrated Hudson River School paintings. The exhibition reflects on how human activity has impacted the...
2019_12_20H4_NYHS_Profile67NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: In Profile: A Look at Silhouettes (preview)
In Profile: A Look at Silhouettes
January 17 – April 5, 2020
The art of silhouettes—at first, black profiles either cut from paper or painted—emerged as a popular form of portraiture in 19th-century America when there were few trained portrait painters. Drawn mostly from New-York Historical’s... (Partially reviewed)
2019_12_20H5_NYHS_Cut_Short77NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Life Cut Short: Hamilton’s Hair and the Art of Mourning Jewelry
Life Cut Short: Hamilton’s Hair and the Art of Mourning Jewelry
December 20, 2019 – May 10, 2020
As a token of love or a memorial to the dearly departed, human hair has long been incorporated into objects of adornment. Life Cut Short looks at the history of hair jewelry through a display of... (Partially reviewed)
2017_NY_NYHS_Mapping104NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence
Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence
November 03, 2017 - March 11, 2018
Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence showcases hand-drawn and engraved maps from the 18th and early 19th centuries that illuminate the tremendous changes—geographic, political, and economic—that...
2019_12_20H3_NYHS_Twain118NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Mark Twain and the Holy Land
Mark Twain and the Holy Land
October 25, 2019 – February 2, 2020
In 1867, a young Mark Twain departed New York Harbor on the steamship Quaker City for a five-and-a-half-month excursion, with stops in Europe and around the Mediterranean. His funny, scathing, and revealing observations of the local... (Partially reviewed)
2016_NY_NYHS_Messages7NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Messages for the President-Elect
Messages for the President-Elect
December 20, 2016 - January 20, 2017
What’s your message for our incoming president? Stop by the Museum's front entrance on Central Park West to read people's responses and post your own on our front glass wall.
This special installation is inspired by Subway Therapy,...
2016_NY_NYHS_Neiman55NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing
Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing
December 11, 2016 - March 26, 2017
​Who could "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee"? Muhammad Ali was The Greatest—he even said so himself. Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, he was a three-time heavyweight champion and an outspoken,...
2016_NY_NYHS_NY_NationL163NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: New York & The Nation (Level 1)
New York & The Nation in The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History
Ongoing
Collection Highlights and New York and the American Experience
Explore the story of New York and America in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Highlights...
2016_NY_NYHS_NY_NationLL22NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: New York & The Nation (lower level)
2017_NY_NYHS_Stories85NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Objects Tell Stories
Objects Tell Stories
Ongoing
In the transformed Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture on the fourth floor, treasures from our vast permanent collection tell the story of New York and American history. Themed displays in the North Gallery present a variety of topics—such as slavery,...
2017_NY_NYHS_1Kind3NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: One of a Kind
One of a Kind
Displayed here are two objects of exceptional rarity in the fields of numismatics and philately: the 1933 Double Eagle Gold Coin and the “Inverted Jenny” 1918 Postage Stamp. Both owe their extraordinary value to historical flukes. In 1933, a half-million of the $20 coins were minted, just...
2019_10_05I4_NYHS_Panoramas94NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Panoramas: The Big Picture
Panoramas: The Big Picture
August 16 – December 8, 2019
Panoramas: The Big Picture explores the history and continued impact of panoramas from the 17th to the 21st century, as they were used to create spatial illusions, map places, and tell stories. Highlights include John Trumbull’s sweeping double... (Partially reviewed)
2018_NY_NYHS_4Freedoms202NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms
Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms
May 25, 2018-September 02, 2018
The first internationally touring exhibition devoted to Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms launches at the New-York Historical Society in May. The traveling exhibition, which was organized by...
2018_NY_NYHS_Magic32NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection
Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection
June 15, 2018-September 16, 2018
Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection features highlights from the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts, the incomparable trove of magical historical artifacts...
2017_NY_NYHS_Vietnam232NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975
The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975
October 04, 2017 - April 22, 2018
The New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. Populating a 3,000-square-foot gallery with interpretive displays, digital media, artwork,...
2017_NY_NYHS_Time_Inc56NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Time Inc.: The World in Words and Pictures
Time Inc.: The World in Words and Pictures
December 8, 2017 - September 2018
In 2015, the New-York Historical Society was given the reference archive of Time, Inc. The storied publishing empire was leaving its noted midtown headquarters and moving to a small set of spaces in lower Manhattan. There was...
2018_NY_NYHS_Time_Inc36NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Time Inc.: The World in Words and Pictures
Time Inc.: The World in Words and Pictures
December 8, 2017 - September 2018
In 2015, the New-York Historical Society was given the reference archive of Time, Inc. The storied publishing empire was leaving its noted midtown headquarters and moving to a small set of spaces in lower Manhattan. There was...
2019_NY_NYHS_Time_Inc40NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Time Inc.: The World in Words and Pictures
2018_NY_NYHS_Bergdorf6NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: To New York with Love: The Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Window
To New York with Love: The Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Window
May 08, 2018-February 24, 2019
This past holiday season, the Fifth Avenue department store Bergdorf Goodman featured the New-York Historical Society as part of its legendary holiday window display. "To New York With Love" highlighted seven of...
2019_NY_NYHS_CSM74NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Two Centuries of the Law: Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Two Centuries of the Law: Cravath, Swaine & Moore
March 22 – June 9, 2019
Established in 1819, the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore has served clients ranging from 19th century inventors to champions of civil rights and civil liberties to pioneers of modern business in periods of both...
2018_NY_NYHS_Footwear89NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes
Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes
April 20, 2018-October 08, 2018
Shoes in recent years have culturally transcended their utilitarian purpose to become an object of desire and deliberation, calling up abstract considerations—like the freighted meanings of...
2017_NY_NYHS_WePeople2NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: We the People
We the People
July 25, 2017 - Ongoing
The meaning of the first three words of the U.S. Constitution—“We the people…”—has changed over the course of our nation’s history, and who constitutes “the people” is a topic of fierce debate even today. Constructed entirely from shoelaces donated by members of...
2019_NY_NYHS_Voting22NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Exhibit: Witnesses to History: African American Voting Rights
Witnesses to History: African American Voting Rights
November 15, 2018 - April 28, 2019
African American Voting Rights explores the struggle of African Americans to gain access to the franchise in the century after the Civil War ended. The abolition of slavery was just the beginning of a long,...
2016_NY_NYHS_Library12NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Klingenstein Library
2011_NY_NYHS_Misc3NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Miscellaneous
2016_NY_NYHS_MIsc18NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Miscellaneous
2017_NY_NYHS_Misc5NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Miscellaneous
2018_NY_NYHS_Misc6NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Miscellaneous
2019_10_05I1_NYHS_Misc65NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Miscellaneous (Partially reviewed)
2019_12_20H1_NYHS_Misc5NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Miscellaneous (Partially reviewed)
2019_NY_NYHS_Misc3NY -- NYC -- New-York Historical Society -- Miscellaneous


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2020_01_09A1_Iron_Cages_O141DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Opening Reception for our new Art Exhibition, 'Iron Cages'
Join us at the Opening Reception for our new Art Exhibition, 'Iron Cages' Featuring Artwork by Incarcerated Artists Join us on January 9th from 6:30-8:30pm This January we are partnering with our friends at the Justice Arts Coalition, a national network providing resources for people creating art in... (Partially reviewed)
2020_01_09A3_Iron_Cages189DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Exhibit: Iron Cages
New Art Exhibition, 'Iron Cages' January, 2020 Featuring Artwork by Incarcerated Artists This January we are partnering with our friends at the Justice Arts Coalition, a national network providing resources for people creating art in and around the US carceral system, to exhibit works of art created... (Partially reviewed)
2020_02_14D5_Date_Lab218Washington Post @ Smithsonian American Art Museum -- DATE LAB: Night at the Museum
DATE LAB: Night at the Museum by The Washington Post Join us as The Washington Post Magazine’s popular Date Lab column comes to life this Valentine’s Day at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Get a behind the scenes look at how Date Lab writers make matches and coordinate dates plus what makes a d... (Partially reviewed)
2020_02_16E_Wuerker126DC -- Word Bubble Party @ Matt Wuerker's
Folks here include Alexandra Bowman, Teresa Roberts Logan, Claire Rhode, Randy Lieberman and Ulia, Steve Artley, Martha and Dane Kennedy, Matthew Schneer, Donna Lewis, Matt Wuerker, Dana Maier and Ralph Geiger, Mike Rhode, Clay Jones, Mike Jenkins, Lisa Vogel and Art Hondros, Nicole Belanus, Warren ... (Partially reviewed)
2020_01_25E2_KatzenO40DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2020A Winter Opening Reception (Public)
Folks here include: Luis Lorenzana, Laura Roulet, Tobin Bell, Artemis Herber, Carol Barsha, and Ed Bisese. (Partially reviewed)


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