What do diversity and inclusivity mean in a museum-based digital interactive installation? This question was central to the design of our Women’s Voices exhibit, a wall of touchscreens that allow visitors to explore individuals, groups, and events spanning New York State and City women’s history. Our goal was to balance the appeal of biographies while avoiding an elitist “hall of fame,” so we decided to share stories about how women’s words and actions have driven social...Read More
On September 8, 1910, the original Pennsylvania Station was completed after six years of construction. The building was designed by McKim, Mead & White, an architectural firm famous for their Gilded Age buildings in the Beaux-Arts style. Among the firm's other Beaux-Arts projects are buildings at Columbia University, the New York Public Library, the Washington Square Arch, and various architectural features in Prospect Park.
The Beaux-Arts style is characterized by arched windows, classical details, and a hierarchy of spaces with grand entrances giving way to smaller rooms. The entrance to...Read More
What does smallpox have to do with American history? According to David Rosner, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia University, advisor to the exhibition BE SURE! BE SAFE! GET VACCINATED! Smallpox, Vaccination and Civil Liberties in New York, everything. In this three-part series, written by Rosner, we'll take a look at the impact smallpox has had on our social fabric.
Not only do we react to disease but I would make the...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024