Today the New-York Historical Society’s newest exhibit, Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein opens to the public just in time for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 19. This exhibition features 46 stunning black and white and color photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March. In 1965, the photographer was a Physics major at City College who, on a whim, headed south to cover the protest...Read More
One of the New-York Historical Society’s goals is discovering new ways to make the past present, and make visitors feel involved in New York’s history. Well, how does taking part in pulling down a historical statue sound? Because if you get enough friends, you may be able to do just that.
From 1852-1853, Johannes Adam Simon Oertel painted the moment when the Sons of Liberty pulled down the statue of King George III that stood in...Read More
This week’s post is by returning guest blogger, Chennie Huang. By day, she’s a communications associate here at N-YHS. By night, she’s a graduate student studying art history at CUNY, concentrating in European and Asian art. This week, she explores the artists who inspired legendary cartoonist, Al Hirschfeld.
Al Hirscheld’s artistic career as a caricaturist spanned from the 1920s until the 1990s. Over these decades, he had developed a personal style that has been deemed unique...Read More
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