New York hasn’t just housed generations of artists; it’s also been their muse.
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The Troublesome History of America’s Public Monuments
A new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society revises the assumption that the current debate about controversial public monuments is in any way new.
American LGBTQ+ Museum Gets New Home in New-York Historical Society
This will be the city’s first museum dedicated to LGBTQ+ history and culture.
The Trove of Hanukkah Treasures In New York City’s Public Collections
A bright pink silicon menorah in the Jewish Museum, a pair of Hanukkah hymns from a medieval prayer book in the New York Public Library, and other gems.
The Women Photojournalists Who Blazed Trails in the 1940s and ’50s
An exhibition at the New-York Historical Society presents the work of six female photographers who worked for LIFE magazine during its golden age.
How New York Women, from Village Bohemians to Suffragettes, Won the Right to Vote
In 1917, female New Yorkers were finally invited to the polling booths. An exhibition at the New-York Historical Society argues this victory was largely due to the local activism of the bohemians of Greenwich Village.
Bergdorf Goodman’s Holiday Windows Celebrate NYC Cultural Institutions
The 2017 Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows celebrate the American Museum of Natural History, New-York Historical Society, New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and other local cultural institutions.
A Redesigned Floor at the New-York Historical Society Helps Illuminate the City’s Past
On April 29, the museum will reopen its fourth floor with a Gallery of Tiffany Lamps, Center for Women’s History, and new space for permanent collection highlights.
New York-Historical Society Offers Workshops for US Residents Seeking Citizenship
The New-York Historical Society will launch the Citizenship Project, a major initiative to offer green card holders free civics and American history workshops led by the museum’s educators.
The History of Tattoos in New York, from Bowery Sensation to Banned Art
The New-York Historical Society explores three centuries of Gotham’s relationship to the tattoo through vintage images, electric pens, and live demonstrations.
Revisiting the First American Folk Art Museum, Founded by a Modernist Sculptor
The rough finishes and loose poses of Elie Nadelman’s sculptures of circus performers, pianists, and dancers were influenced by his incredible collection of folk art.
The Majesty of a Restored and Reunited Early Renaissance Triptych
Until March 20, visitors to the New-York Historical Society can absorb a unique example of Gaddi’s work: a small but exquisite panel from c. 1330–34 depicting the Maestà.