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
How do you define a city? Is it its buildings, its people, its history? In the upcoming exhibition A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects, the New-York Historical Society attempts to make sense of the city's past through its objects. So, what objects define us?
Due to the importance of the area's beaver trade, it would make sense that New Amsterdam's coat of arms would feature them. However,...Read More
On October 2, former NYC Mayor Edward I. Koch (now of bridge fame) spoke at the opening reception for WWII & NYC. Having served in WWII, he recounted his memories of the war, and reminded the audience of the great, shared sacrifice thousands of Americans made. Below is his speech.
I was 19 when I was drafted into the US Army in 1943. After 17 weeks of basic training, I was assigned to the 104th Infantry...Read More
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