Nursing, which as a profession has long been associated with women, offered opportunities not only for education and employment, but leadership. Long before American women could vote, they were able to influence public policy, often through professional organizations, such as those formed by nurses in the early 20th century.
Student Nurses in the Orrin Sage Wightman Collection
In 1916, Dr. Orrin Sage Wightman, internist and avid photographer, made a series of photographs showing student nurses from...Read More
The leader of the second-generation Hudson River School painters, Asher Durand (1796–1886), believed in the therapeutic power of Nature. Durand’s empiricism and dedication to Nature are evident in the New-York Historical Society’s ten sketchbooks (two of which are fragments of disassembled sketchbooks, recently digitally reassembled), 310 drawings, and 79 paintings. These works are joined by an extensive trove of objects, documents, and prints that together make up the largest holding of Durand material in the...Read More
Currently on display at New-York Historical is the final installment of the three-year series featuring all of John James Audubon’s original watercolor models for The Birds of America. Because of their fragility, this is your last chance to catch these stunning works. So don’t miss out—come see Audubon’s Aviary: The Final Flight and perch with flock (through May 10).
Considered America’s first great watercolorist, John James Audubon pioneered innovative artistic techniques and for the first time...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024