This week we sat down with New-York Historical’s Senior Director of Resources and Programs Jean Ashton to discuss her book, AIDS in New York: The First Five Years. The book shares its name with the 2013 N-HYS exhibition that Ashton curated. To learn more about the epidemic in NYC, check out our online exhibition.
How did you first get interested in the topic of the AIDS epidemic in NYC?
The New-York Historical Society recently presented exhibits on...Read More
The New-York Historical Society family is saddened by the death of Nina Gray, a staff curator at New-York Historical from 1985 to 1990 and a co-curator of the groundbreaking 2007 exhibition, A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls. The following obituary was published in the New York Times:
GRAY--Nina, an independent curator of American decorative arts, died at home in Manhattan on May 20, 2013. Nina was born in Boston and attended...Read More
Today is the anniversary of the colony of New Amsterdam officially becoming New York, when the Dutch ceded control to the British. But Dutch influence on New York, and on America, is longstanding--Dutch values of tolerance and freedom of religion are things Americans hold dear (in 1597 The Netherlands established “no one shall be persecuted or investigated because of his religion"). But Dutch culture made its way into our language as well.
This dictionary, currently on display...Read More
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