Have you ever wanted to ask Ben Franklin about his infamous kite experiment? Or his time as the first United States Ambassador to France? Or maybe just how to play a good game of chess? The real founding father may be gone, but you might forget that while speaking to Jack Sherry, an American History teacher at Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, NJ who doubles as a Benjamin Franklin re-enactor. On July 4th Sherry will be...Read More
This fall, we opened a powerful new exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, which explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Fourteenth Amendment.
On September 7, to open the exhibition, we welcomed Dr. Brenda M. Greene, professor of English and executive director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City...Read More
Tomorrow, The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution opens at the New-York Historical Society. Featuring over 100 works from the original 1913 Armory Show, the exhibition examines how the Impressionist, Avant-Garde, and other modern works changed the way America looked at art.
One such work was Algerian Girl by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. From 1881 to 1882 Renoir traveled through Algeria, producing nearly thirty paintings. Parisian art dealer Durand-Ruel bought this painting from Renoir in 1882, and lent...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024