The New-York Historical Society - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The New-York Historical Society. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “Dreaming Together” Exhibition

    “Dreaming Together” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2020-10-23 - 2021-07-25

    As part of the Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone—a multi-venue festival of art, ideas, and innovation—the New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum opens their first ever collaborative...More »

  • poster for “Women March” Exhibition

    “Women March” Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation - Other
    • 2020-02-28 - 2020-08-30

    Women March chronicles 200 years of women’s activism in the United States, organizing to shape the nation’s politics and secure their rights as citizens. Their collective action has taken many forms, from...More »

  • poster for “Artist in Exile: The Visual Diary of Baroness Hyde de Neuville” Exhibition

    “Artist in Exile: The Visual Diary of Baroness Hyde de Neuville” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-26

    This fall, the New-York Historical Society introduces visitors to a little-known artist whose work documented the people and scenes of early America. Artist in Exile: The Visual Diary of Baroness Hyde...More »

  • poster for “Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere” Exhibition

    “Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Crafts
    • 2019-09-06 - 2020-01-12

    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...More »

  • poster for “Panoramas: The Big Picture” Exhibition

    “Panoramas: The Big Picture” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2019-08-23 - 2019-12-08

    Grand waterfalls. Sweeping river views. Majestic cities. Gritty streetscapes. New-York Historical Society’s new exhibition is a feast for the eyes. Panoramas: The Big Picture, explores wide-angle, bird’s-eye...More »

  • poster for “LIFE: Six Women Photographers” Exhibition

    “LIFE: Six Women Photographers” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2019-06-28 - 2019-10-06

    For the editors of LIFE—the first magazine to tell stories with photographs rather than text—the camera was not merely a reporter, but also a potent commentator with the power to frame news and events...More »

  • poster for “Stonewall 50 at New-York Historical Society” Exhibition

    “Stonewall 50 at New-York Historical Society” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Installation
    • 2019-05-24 - 2019-09-22

    Stonewall 50 at New-York Historical Society commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the dawn of the gay liberation movement with two exhibitions and a special installation. Letting...More »

  • poster for “Hudson Rising” Exhibition

    “Hudson Rising” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2019-03-01 - 2019-08-04

    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...More »

  • poster for “Mort Gerberg Cartoons: A New Yorker’s Perspective” Exhibition

    “Mort Gerberg Cartoons: A New Yorker’s Perspective” Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Other
    • 2019-02-15 - 2019-05-05

    The first major museum exhibition featuring the work of Mort Gerberg, one of America’s most popular and beloved cartoonists. Throughout his career Gerberg’s work has been drawn from subjects ranging from...More »

  • poster for Betye Saar “Keepin’ It Clean”

    Betye Saar “Keepin’ It Clean”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2018-11-02 - 2019-05-27

    The New-York Historical Society presents Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean, a solo exhibition of work by the key figure of the Black Arts Movement and feminist art movement of the 1960-70s. The exhibition features...More »

  • poster for “Harry Potter: A History Of Magic Explores Folklore And Magic” Exhibition

    “Harry Potter: A History Of Magic Explores Folklore And Magic” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Other - Film
    • 2018-10-05 - 2019-01-27

    British Library’s Most Successful Exhibition Marks the 20th Anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Publication in the U.S. by Scholastic Excitingly, the exhibition will...More »

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    Bill Cunningham Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-06-08 - 2018-09-09

    Celebrating Bill Cunningham marks the New-York Historical Society’s recent acquisition of objects, personal correspondence, ephemera, and photographs that reflect the life and work of Bill Cunningham....More »

  • poster for “Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms” Exhibition

    “Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2018-05-25 - 2018-09-02

    A new major exhibition exploring the evolution of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms from a series of illustrations into a national movement debuts at the New-York Historical Society this spring as part of...More »

  • poster for “Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes” Exhibition

    “Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Other
    • 2018-04-20 - 2018-10-08

    This spring, a new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society explores how shoes have transcended their utilitarian purpose to become representations of culture—coveted as objects of desire, designed...More »

  • poster for “Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife” Exhibition

    “Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts - Other
    • 2018-04-06 - 2018-07-15

    The New-York Historical Society presents a special exhibition that melds fashion, activism, and the history of the groundbreaking Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for...More »

  • poster for Arthur Szyk “Soldier in Art”

    Arthur Szyk “Soldier in Art”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2017-09-15 - 2018-01-21

    More than 40 gorgeously rendered and politically incisive artworks by celebrated illustrator and miniaturist Arthur Szyk (1894–1951), made during his years in New York City. Featuring works on loan...More »

  • poster for Editta Sherman “The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs”

    Editta Sherman “The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-08-18 - 2017-10-15

    Art was a business and a calling for photographer Editta Sherman (1913-2013). After her husband’s death in 1954, she worked tirelessly to maintain the portrait photography business that they had established....More »

  • poster for Barney Tobey Soar  “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Illustrations”

    Barney Tobey Soar “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Illustrations”

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2017-07-27 - 2017-08-30

    The New-York Historical Society presents that Barney Tobey’s whimsical original illustrations for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! The Magical Car (Random House, 1968) have been donated to its collection. Tobey’s...More »

  • poster for Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight “Eloise at the Museum”

    Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight “Eloise at the Museum”

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    • Media: Illustration - Installation
    • 2017-06-30 - 2017-10-09

    The New-York Historical Society celebrates the feisty charm and audacious spirit of Eloise, who continues to be a picture book superstar more than 60 years after her debut. Eloise at the Museum reveals...More »

  • poster for “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” Exhibition

    “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-06-23 - 2018-01-07

    As part of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s year-long, nationwide celebration that commemorates Kennedy’s centennial year, the New-York Historical Society presents a new exhibition...More »

  • poster for “​W​orld War I Beyond the Trenches​” Exhibition

    “​W​orld War I Beyond the Trenches​” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2017-05-26 - 2017-09-03

    To honor the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I, the New-York Historical Society presents a special exhibition examining this monumental event through the eyes of artists. World War I Beyond...More »

  • poster for William John “Bill” Cunningham Exhibition

    William John “Bill” Cunningham Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2017-05-09 - 2017-10-02

    The New-York Historical Society presents the personal possessions of Bill Cunningham, celebrated New York Times photographer, have been donated to its permanent collection. Donated by John Kurdewan, Cunningham’s...More »

  • poster for “A Hudson River School Legacy: The Newman Bequest and Other Gifts” Exhibition

    “A Hudson River School Legacy: The Newman Bequest and Other Gifts” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-03-24 - 2017-06-04

    Over some two decades, Arthur and Eileen Newman assembled a collection of landscapes and still lifes painted between 1845 and 1880. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley region and...More »

  • poster for Larry Silver “Black & White Photographs Depicting Post-War New York City Life”

    Larry Silver “Black & White Photographs Depicting Post-War New York City Life”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-07-01 - 2016-12-04

    On view at the New-York Historical Society beginning July 1, 2016, Photographs by Larry Silver, 1949-1955 will showcase 45 photographs of everyday New Yorkers and major New York City sites taken during...More »

  • poster for “The Folk Art Collection of  Elie and Viola Nadelman” Exhibition

    “The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2016-05-20 - 2016-08-21

    On view at the New-York Historical Society this summer will be The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman. Avant-garde sculptor Elie Nadelman (1882–1946) is widely recognized for his elegant portrayals...More »

  • poster for Mo Willems “The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems”

    Mo Willems “The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems”

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2016-03-18 - 2016-09-25

    Mo Willems’ beloved children’s book characters speak with a distinctly New York accent, from Trixie’s very first Brooklyn “Aggle Flaggle Klabble!” utterance to the Nichols and May-esque comedy duo of Elephant...More »

  • poster for “Threads of Women’s History: Recent Needlework Acquisitions” Exhibition

    “Threads of Women’s History: Recent Needlework Acquisitions” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Crafts
    • 2016-03-04 - 2016-05-22

    This Women’s History Month, a selection of recently-acquired needlework by Sarah Janeway Van Zandt (1771–1841), Maria Ewing Sherman Fitch (1851–1913), and Amanda Morse Gilman (1830–1913) helps to uncover...More »

  • poster for “Maestà: Gaddi’s Triptych Reunited” Exhibition

    “Maestà: Gaddi’s Triptych Reunited” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-12-11 - 2016-03-20

    The New-York Historical Society’s jewel-like, early Renaissance painting Madonna and Child Enthroned with Ten Saints: Maestà is back on Central Park West for a special exhibition this winter. Maestà will...More »

  • poster for “Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York” Exhibition

    “Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-11-13 - 2016-04-17

    Every 15 minutes, for nearly a year, 500 men, women, and children rose majestically into “the egg,” Eero Saarinen’s idiosyncratic theater at the 1964 World’s Fair. It was very likely their first introduction...More »

  • poster for “Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection” Exhibition

    “Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Product - Other
    • 2015-10-30 - 2016-02-28

    The New-York Historical Society is transformed this holiday season with the installation of a spectacular exhibit of treasures from the renowned Jerni Collection, now owned by the New-York Historical Society,...More »

  • poster for “Superheroes in Gotham” Exhibition

    “Superheroes in Gotham” Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2015-10-09 - 2016-02-21

    This fall, the New-York Historical Society will share the untold history of comic books, a cultural phenomenon born in 1930s New York City that has since taken the world by storm. Superheroes in Gotham...More »

  • poster for “Lafayette’s Return: The “Boy General,” the American Revolution, and the Hermione” Exhibition

    “Lafayette’s Return: The “Boy General,” the American Revolution, and the Hermione” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-05-29 - 2015-08-16

    “She sails like a bird,” the Marquis de Lafayette wrote about the Hermione, the ship that carried him and a decisive supply of arms across the Atlantic in aid of the nascent American Revolution. This summer,...More »

  • poster for Pablo Picasso “Le Tricorne”

    Pablo Picasso “Le Tricorne”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-05-29 - 2016-03-30

    The New-York Historical Society unveils a recently acquired and conserved masterpiece by the Spanish born, French artist Pablo Picasso – the painted theater curtain for the ballet Le Tricorne (1919). Donated...More »

  • poster for “The Hirschfeld Century:  The Art of Al Hirschfeld” Exhibition

    “The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-05-22 - 2015-10-12

    The New-York Historical Society presents a retrospective of acclaimed portraitist Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003), who immortalized celebrities and Broadway productions with his iconic linear calligraphic drawings...More »

  • poster for “Lincoln and the Jews” Exhibition

    “Lincoln and the Jews” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-03-20 - 2015-06-07

    Marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination, this exhibition focuses on the significant, and hitherto unknown, relationships and interactions between Abraham Lincoln...More »

  • poster for “Audubon’s Aviary: The Final Flight (Part III of The Complete Flock)” Exhibition

    “Audubon’s Aviary: The Final Flight (Part III of The Complete Flock)” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2015-03-06 - 2015-05-10

    The New-York Historical Society presents Part III of Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock, which will conclude the acclaimed series showcasing masterpieces from its collection of John James Audubon’s preparatory...More »

  • poster for Stephen Somerstein “Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March”

    Stephen Somerstein “Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-01-19 - 2015-10-25

    The New-York Historical Society showcases a powerful selection of photographs by Stephen Somerstein that chronicle the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March, honoring the 50th anniversary of the...More »

  • poster for Annie Leibovitz “Pilgrimage”

    Annie Leibovitz “Pilgrimage”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-11-21 - 2015-02-22

    Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage charts a new direction for one of America’s best-known living photographers. Unlike her staged and carefully lit portraits made on assignment for magazines and advertising clients,...More »

  • poster for “Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection” Exhibition

    “Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-11-21 - 2015-02-22

    The New-York Historical Society is transformed this holiday season with the installation of a spectacular exhibit of treasures from the renowned Jerni Collection of model trains, scenic elements and toys....More »

  • poster for “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion” Exhibition

    “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2014-09-26 - 2015-04-19

    Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion explores the centuries-long history of trade and immigration between China and the United States—a history that involved New York from its very beginnings—and will...More »

  • poster for Ludwig Bemelmans “Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans”

    Ludwig Bemelmans “Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans”

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2014-07-04 - 2014-10-19

    To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Madeline’s publication, the New-York Historical Society will honor the beloved schoolgirl and her creator Ludwig Bemelmans with an exhibition of more than 90 original...More »

  • poster for “Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War” Exhibition

    “Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War” Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Other
    • 2014-04-04 - 2014-08-24

    The New-York Historical Society will contribute to the nationwide conversation on the sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War (1861-65) with the exhibition Homefront & Battlefield:...More »

  • poster for John James Audubon “Aviary : Parts Unknown”

    John James Audubon “Aviary : Parts Unknown”

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    • Media: Painting - Video installation
    • 2014-03-21 - 2014-05-26

    Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown, Part II of the highly successful tripartite series Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock, will continue showcasing masterpieces from the New-York Historical Society collection...More »

  • poster for “The Black Fives” Exhibition

    “The Black Fives” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-03-14 - 2014-07-20

    This exhibition covers the pioneering history of the African-American basketball teams that existed in New York City and elsewhere from the early 1900s through 1950, the year the National Basketball Association...More »

  • poster for Bill Cunningham “Facades”

    Bill Cunningham “Facades”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-03-14 - 2014-06-15

    In 1968, photographer Bill Cunningham embarked on an eight-year project to document the architectural riches and fashion history of New York City. Scouring the city’s thrift stores, auction houses, and...More »

  • poster for “The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution” Exhibition

    “The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2013-10-11 - 2014-02-23

    The New-York Historical Society presents a major exhibition celebrating the centennial of the legendary 1913 Armory Show, offering a rare opportunity to experience the reunion of more than 100 masterpieces...More »

  • poster for “Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America” Exhibition

    “Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2013-09-27 - 2014-03-09

    Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America examines the remarkable critical and popular resurgence of portraiture in the United States during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century. The...More »

  • poster for Keith Haring “All-Over”

    Keith Haring “All-Over”

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    • Media: Photography - Furniture - Fashion - Video installation
    • 2013-08-09 - 2013-11-13

    A new installation in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture will feature everyday items transformed by famed New York artist Keith Haring. Keith Haring All-Over explores the artist’s...More »

  • poster for “John James Audubon: National Treasures—Summer Swans A-swimming for The Birds of America (1827–38)” Exhibition

    “John James Audubon: National Treasures—Summer Swans A-swimming for The Birds of America (1827–38)” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-07-09 - 2013-10-13

    This installation in our Audubon Niche features a rotating selection of watercolors from John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The current installation includes the Trumpeter Swan and Tundra Swan....More »

  • poster for “Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York” Exhibition

    “Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-06-21 - 2013-09-01

    With his calligraphic brushstrokes and densely cluttered, multi-figured compositions, Reginald Marsh recorded the vibrancy and energetic pulse of New York City. In paintings, prints, watercolors and photographs,...More »

  • poster for “Children With AIDS: Spirit and Memory. Photographs by Claire Yaffa” Exhibition

    “Children With AIDS: Spirit and Memory. Photographs by Claire Yaffa” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-06-07 - 2013-09-15

    To accompany AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, the New-York Historical Society will curate a visual arts exhibition and gallery show, featuring twenty breathtaking black and white photographs by...More »

  • poster for “From Colony to Nation: 200 Years of American Painting at the New-York Historical Society” Exhibition

    “From Colony to Nation: 200 Years of American Painting at the New-York Historical Society” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-06-07 - 2013-09-08

    This exhibition of American art, drawn from the New-York Historical Society’s venerable collections, presents a chronological and thematic survey of masterworks ranging in date from 1720 to 1917. Included...More »

  • poster for “AIDS in New York: The First Five Years” Exhibition

    “AIDS in New York: The First Five Years” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Prints
    • 2013-06-07 - 2013-09-15

    For those who lost partners, children, siblings, parents, and friends to HIV/AIDS in the later years of the twentieth century, the memory of grief, fear, and mystery which pervaded New York at the beginning...More »

  • poster for "Audubon’s Aviary: Part I of The Complete Flock" Exhibition

    "Audubon’s Aviary: Part I of The Complete Flock" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Other
    • 2013-03-08 - 2013-05-19

    The New-York Historical Society will launch the first exhibition in a sweeping three-part series to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the acquisition of its unparalleled collection of John James Audubon’s...More »

  • poster for Keith Haring “Pop Shop Tokyo”

    Keith Haring “Pop Shop Tokyo”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-01-29 - 2013-06-23

    In honor of the installation of the ceiling from Keith Haring’s famous Pop Shop above the admissions area in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History, the New-York Historical...More »

  • poster for Camilo Vergara "The Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals"

    Camilo Vergara "The Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-01-18 - 2013-05-05

    Since the 1970s Camilo Vergara has been traveling across the United States photographing and thus documenting hand-painted murals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as they appeared on the walls of establishments...More »

  • poster for "WWII&NYC" Exhibition

    "WWII&NYC" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Photography - Other - Crafts - Other - Film
    • 2012-10-05 - 2013-05-27

    The Second World War (1939–1945) was the most widespread, destructive, and consequential conflict in history. WWII & NYC is an account of how New York and its metropolitan region contributed to Allied...More »

  • poster for “A Portrait of the City” Exhibition

    “A Portrait of the City” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2011-11-11 - 2013-05-28

    A group of 22 paintings and 2 small sculptures will offer visitors a chronological journey through highlights of the N-YHS’s rich collection of New York views, including historical images of the metropolis...More »

  • poster for "A New York Hanukkah" Exhibition

    "A New York Hanukkah" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2010-12-23 - 2011-01-07

    Hanukkah lamps, or Hannukiot, are candelabra characterized by nine candle branches and used in the ritual candle-lighting associated with the celebration of Hanukkah, the festival that commemorates the...More »

  • poster for "It Happened Here: the Invention of Santa Claus" Exhibition

    "It Happened Here: the Invention of Santa Claus" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2010-11-27 - 2011-01-07

    To celebrate the winter season, the New-York Historical Society is presenting "It Happened Here: The Invention of Santa Claus," an installation tracing the modern image of Santa Claus, the red-suited,...More »

  • poster for "Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society" Exhibition

    "Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Other
    • 2010-03-05 - 2010-09-05

    Drawn almost exclusively from the Archive housed at the University of California Santa Cruz, Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society, will chronicle the history of the Grateful Dead,...More »

  • poster for "Lincoln and New York" Exhibition

    "Lincoln and New York" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints
    • 2009-10-09 - 2010-03-25

    Abraham Lincoln—the quintessential westerner—owed much of his national political success to his impact on the eastern state of New York—and, in turn, New York's impact on him. This exhibition of original...More »

  • poster for "John Brown: The Abolitionist and his Legacy" Exhibition

    "John Brown: The Abolitionist and his Legacy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Other
    • 2009-09-15 - 2010-03-25

    October 16, 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of John Brown's doomed raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859. Brown, an ardent abolitionist who believed in racial equality, embraced...More »

  • "Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School at the New-York Historical Society (2009)" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-09-15 - 2010-03-25

    The New-York Historical Society continues to showcase together more than 100 famous paintings by artists of the Hudson River School, including Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, John F. Kensett, Jasper F. Cropsey...More »

  • poster for "New York Painting Begins: Eighteenth-Century Portraits" Exhibition

    "New York Painting Begins: Eighteenth-Century Portraits" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-09-15 - 2010-03-25

    The New-York Historical Society holds one of the nation's premiere collections of eighteenth-century American portraits. During this formative century a small group of native-born painters and European...More »

  • "Taking the Oath: The First Presidential Inauguration" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other
    • 2009-01-16 - 2009-10-02

    In honor of the forthcoming presidential inauguration on January 20, 2009, Taking the Oath will revisit the United States' momentous first presidential inauguration and exhibit significant artifacts from...More »

  • poster for "The Global Economy and the Art Market" Collectors’ Forum

    "The Global Economy and the Art Market" Collectors’ Forum

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-12-13 - 2008-12-13

    The 2008–2009 ADAA Collectors’ Forum series begins with “The Global Economy and the Art Market: A New Perspective in Uncertain Times.” This forum will bring together art market specialists and key players...More »

  • poster for "A New President: FDR's First Hundred Days" Exhibition

    "A New President: FDR's First Hundred Days" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Film
    • 2008-12-13 - 2009-05-03

    What can America expect of a new President's first months in office? How might the new administration gain support from the public? What social, economic and political forces might be in play as the President...More »

  • poster for "Drawn by New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings at the N-YHS" Exhibition

    "Drawn by New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings at the N-YHS" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2008-09-19 - 2009-01-19

    Although the Society harbors one of the earliest assembled public collections of drawings in the United States, the aesthetic richness and historical value of these assets are surprisingly little known....More »

  • poster for Victor Prevost ”Early photographs of New York”

    Victor Prevost ”Early photographs of New York”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-09-05 - 2008-10-19

    The images in the Prevost Collection of the N-YHS Library document significant buildings and scenes in New York City and its environs. Prevost especially liked to photograph the buildings on Broadway,...More »

  • poster for “The Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture & Slavery in New York” Exhibition

    “The Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture & Slavery in New York” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Furniture
    • 2008-08-01 - 2013-08-01

    In November 2000, with a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Historical Society opened a state-of-the-art facility for its renowned fine and decorative arts collection. The Luce Center is...More »

  • poster for "If Elected: The Game of American Politics" Exhibition

    "If Elected: The Game of American Politics" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Installation - Other
    • 2008-07-04 - 2009-01-20

    The New-York Historical Society will mark the occasion of the upcoming November elections with an installation that surveys the history of American presidential elections through the lens of campaign ephemera...More »

  • poster for "The Hudson River School at N-YHS (2008); Nature and the American Vision" Exhibition

    "The Hudson River School at N-YHS (2008); Nature and the American Vision" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-04 - 2009-01-25

    The New-York Historical Society continues to showcase together more than 100 famous paintings by artists of the Hudson River School, including Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, John F. Kensett, Jasper F. Cropsey...More »

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