Pennsylvania Station is finally getting much-needed renovation, but no amount of construction will bring back the bygone Beaux-Arts architectural magnum opus of the 20th century. Designed by McKim, Mead, & White, the original terminal opened in 1910. It boasted 84 granite Doric columns and its monumental architecture echoed the great spaces of Ancient Rome. The central waiting room (which measured a block and a half long) held the title as the largest indoor space in...Read More
We are building a research railroad! In 2017 the New-York Historical Society received a special grant to begin the enormous task of cataloging the Jerni Collection in an effort share its wonders with the greater public. These funds come from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Founded in 1996, IMLS serves as an independent federal agency dedicated to connecting people with information and collections like Jerni.
Our annual Holiday Express exhibition features only 236...Read More
Next week, Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America opens at the New-York Historical Society. The exhibition examines the popular resurgence of portraiture in the United States during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century, when many families—enjoying newfound wealth brought on by industrial expansion—sought to document those their new wealth benefited.
One such woman was Caroline LeRoy Appleton Edgar, who was Mrs. Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte when this miniature was commissioned by Peter Marié, a New York socialite who commissioned...Read More
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New York, NY 10024