New-York Historical Society
Across Centuries, Jewish Culture, Art & History Illuminated in NYC Exhibits: A Lost Diary of a Converso Jew, Medieval Jerusalem & Mah Jongg are Featured
No need to travel to the Lower East Side for Russ & Daughters for a taste from the iconic Jewish appetizer store and newer
So much cooler than the electric light bulb.
The project, called "Subway Therapy," is a powerful, crowdsourced portrait of the city's emotional state.
The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated The lamps on display and in the book (with photography by Colin Cooke) came
But there are other, mostly positive things happening in New York that other cities across the country would be well-served
That's the way that professionals at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) are thinking as they continue their exploration
It seems to be the job and perhaps the occupation hazard of the historian to remember the past, write about it and remind readers, students and citizens what happened long ago, as well as yesterday -- and who made it happen and why.
When you think of the New-York Historical Society, you may imagine exhibitions about the Founding Fathers, or programs about the Civil War. Or maybe you picture the rare Colonial-era books and documents in our research Library, or our spectacular collection of Tiffany lamps.
New-York Historical's exhibition observes that American graphic art has now largely been replaced by graffiti, online postings and social media. Still, it is arguable that there is a direct line from the images crafted by artists of the past and the videos captured by ordinary citizens today.
But when you go beyond such video anecdotes and learn how much or how little Americans generally know about our own past, you'll probably stop laughing.