Earlier this week, the New York Times took a look at the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, a group of young archivists, librarians, and historians who meet up and network around the city. One member featured was our very own Curator of Manuscripts, Maurita Baldock! But what exactly does that job entail? We sat down with Maurita for a more in-depth look at her job, journey, and some of her favorite collections.
First off, what...Read More
At the New-York Historical Society, we mount exhibitions that directly connect American history and art to you, our visitors. This summer, we will present Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beloved schoolgirl and the iconic illustration and writing of her creator.
The story of Madeline's author Ludwig Bemelmans mirrors that of so many other New Yorkers: he was an immigrant who went against the grain in his home country (in his...Read More
In December, the Carolina Parakeet will be the featured bird in New-York Historical's Audubon's Birds of America Focus Gallery. Below, curator Roberta J.M. Olson outlines the tragic story of the bird's extinction, which became official almost 100 years ago.
In the early 19th century, artist and naturalist John James Audubon (1785–1851) sounded the alarm about habitat loss and climate change. He saw what was happening to the Carolina Parakeet, the only parrot native to the U.S. that he...Read More
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