New-York Historical Society

"It was too good to be true. They must be either copies or forgeries," he recalled thinking at the time. He headed over to
The project, called "Subway Therapy," is a powerful, crowdsourced portrait of the city's emotional state.
J. Michael Welton writes about architecture, art and design for national and international publications, and edits Architects
The dogwoods, magnolias, cherry blossoms and eastern redbuds in all their springtime glory are almost enough to make anyone
How could you possibly improve upon pairing up American Impressionist art with flowers from New York's finest botanical garden
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New-York Historical's exhibition observes that American graphic art has now largely been replaced by graffiti, online postings and social media.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.
Following Lincoln's death, New York became the nation's center for enshrining Lincoln's legacy for the ages. It is, for that reason, particularly fitting that Lincoln and the Jews be on view at New-York Historical during this year's 150th anniversary of his assassination.
It turns out that dozens and dozens of our lamps were designed not by Louis Comfort Tiffany or any of the men under his supervision, but by a young woman named Clara Driscoll.
Technology has probably changed things. iPhones are not bad for spontaneous shots. But the people who are there in the right
These early accomplishments happened despite landmark barriers. Among them was the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, "the nation's
Americans responded to the art in the Armory Show with excitement, confusion, and dismay. Some members of the press called the exhibition's Gallery I, with its European modernist works, a "Chamber of Horrors."
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A hundred years ago, in February 1913, some 87,000 art lovers viewed the International Exhibition of Modern Art, sponsored by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors at the Lexington Avenue Armory at 25th Street.
The New-York Historical Society is offering a rare look back at the conflicts which defined the early years of the HIV/AIDS