Sam Roberts took on a lot when he decided to whittle down the essence of New York to 101 objects. How could a city with hundreds of years of history, millions of residents, and countless cultural contributions be defined in such a way? We spoke with the author about his inspiration, his process, and what objects he left out.
Where did you first get the idea for this book?
The book was inspired by the collaboration between...Read More
In honor of our upcoming exhibition, John Rogers: American Stories, curator Kim Orcutt will be writing a series of posts about his life, his work, and how he earned the nickname “The People’s Sculptor.” Watch Kim Orcutt and Harold Holzer tour the exhibition on YouTube.
The sculptor John Rogers is often compared to Norman Rockwell, and for good reason. Both were highly accomplished artists whose work was beloved by a very large audience. Both men worked in years...Read More
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 labor movement (centered around the Communist Party), as well as major mass movements of the 1960s and ‘70s, including 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