Celebrate July 4 at N-YHS!
Celebrate July 4 at N-YHS!
July 2, 2015

Join us this Independence Day ! On the Fourth of July, partake in the patriot festivities we’re offering throughout the day. Come churn ice cream from scratch, enjoy tunes ‘n tales from the Hudson River Ramblers, and hunt for 18th-century treasures throughout the Museum. Also, don’t miss our special installation, Lafayette’s Return on view through August 16….

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Black Panthers: Art and History
June 24, 2015

Opening Friday, June 26, our provocative exhibition Art as Activism features 72 posters from the 1930s through 1970s. Despite their varying messages—some promote violence, others peace; some champion reform, others revolution—these works collectively showcase powerful political messages that went “viral” decades before the birth of the internet. The posters and broadsides focus on the American…

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New Yorker Self Portrait, 1993 © The Al Hirschfeld Foundation. www.AlHirschfeldFoundation.org
Celebrate Father’s Day and the “Line King’s” Birthday with Us!
June 19, 2015

This Sunday is both Father’s Day and Al Hirschfeld’s birthday. To celebrate the occasion, we sat down with Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, president of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation, which honors her late husband’s art through exhibitions, programs, and educational initiatives. In our brief chat, she discusses birthday traditions, birthday cards, and fatherhood. So, how will you…

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Highlights Video 2015
Highlights Video 2015
June 12, 2015

Watch this short video celebrating the groundbreaking exhibitions, public programs, and education initiatives presented by the New-York Historical Society this past year. These highlights offer insight into the wide range of events we present year-round. None of this would be possible without your support—so please come visit. Consider donating or becoming a member. It’s only through your generosity…

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Celebrate the Tonys with the “Line King”
June 5, 2015

Broadway was Al Hirschfeld’s true love. As The Hirschfeld Century curator, David Leopold put it, “when you were talking Broadway, you were talking Hirschfeld and vice versa.” Equally central to Broadway history is the Tonys. To celebrate the 69th annual award ceremony taking place this Sunday, June 7 at Radio City Music Hall, we’re highlight…

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Picasso’s “Le Tricorne” makes its N-YHS Debut
May 29, 2015

Have you ever seen America’s largest Picasso painting? On May 17 a score of art handlers completed the epic installation of Picasso’s 96-year-old stage curtain from Le Tricorne ballet in our N-YHS gallery. The rideau de scène hung in the iconic Four Seasons Restaurant for nearly six decades before it was moved to an art…

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Lafayette’s Return: An Interview with Laura Auricchio
May 22, 2015

This week we sat down with Dean and Associate Professor of Art History at The New School Laura Auricchio who recently published a groundbreaking biography on the French Founding Father, The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered. Her book traces the French aristocrat’s life, from his tumultuous childhood overshadowed by the untimely death of his father through his…

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The Hirschfeld Century: An Interview with David Leopold
May 15, 2015

What made the 1900s The Hirschfeld Century? We sat down this week with Creative Director of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation David Leopold to get the inside scoop. In addition to being Hirschfeld’s close personal friend and archivist, Leopold curated New-York Historical’s upcoming show The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld opening May 22. Our…

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Revolutionary Indecision: Brooklyn during the American Revolution
May 1, 2015

Did you know that some Brooklynites fought for both sides during the American Revolution? When revolutionary rhetoric adopted an anti-slavery tone, Kings County residents renounced the “Glorious Cause” and sided the British in hopes of preserving their forced labor system. This week New-York Historical’s Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellow Chris Minty is our guest blogger. In his…

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