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.
Some might be surprised to see the New-York Historical Society...Read More
It is still so cold in New York. We had a Nor'easter Bomb yesterday and now it's still cold and dreary, so let's fantasize about the warmth and sun and color that comes in spring. Technically that's supposed to be right now, but we'll just have to dream for another week or so.
The above painting shows handsomely dressed New Yorkers along 59th Street, near the Plaza Hotel and in front of the Pulitzer Fountain (funded...Read More
By Timothy Wroten
For the world of American art and design, last week was marked by the passing of illustrious designer and ceramicist Eva Zeisel, who was 105. The New-York Historical Society Museum was fortunate enough to work with Zeisel in 2003 to collect and exhibit some of her remarkable designs.
Above are some pitchers that were donated to us by the artist in 2003. In the mid-1940s, Red Wing Pottery commissioned Zeisel to create a "Greenwich Villagey" dinner service. The resulting line...Read More
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