February 14, 2020 - January 3, 2021

One of the most influential concert promoters in history, Bill Graham (1931–1991) worked with the biggest names in rock, including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi...

Temporarily closed

In this intimate gallery, visitors have the unique experience of viewing John James Audubon’s spectacular watercolor models for the 435 plates of The Birds of America...

August 14 - November 29, 2020

Curated by poet and journalist Kevin Powell and photographer Kay Hickman, Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine features more than 50 photographs taken by...

January 17 – November 29

The art of silhouettes—at first black profile cut-paper or painted images—emerged as a popular form of portraiture in 19th-century America when there were few trained portrait...

December 20, 2019 – November 8, 2020

As a token of love or a memorial to a lost loved one, human hair has long been incorporated into objects of adornment. Life Cut Short looks at the history of hair...

March 13 – November 8, 2020

Representative government depends on keeping an accurate count. As the 2020 Census kicks off, this exhibition from the David M. Rubenstein Americana Collection provides an in-...

January 31 - May 17, 2020

This year marks the centennial of the New York Urban League, a local affiliate of the National Urban League, whose mission is to enable African Americans and other underserved...

November 1, 2019 – February 23, 2020

Holiday Express returns to New-York Historical this holiday season, reimagined to celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown author and illustrator Richard...

October 25, 2019 – February 2, 2020

In 1867, Mark Twain departed New York Harbor on the steamship Quaker City for a five-and-a-half-month excursion, with stops in Europe and around the Mediterranean. His...

Open now through Jan. 26, 2020

A 40-year veteran of New York City's Fire Department and a leader of the recovery efforts after 9/11, Chief Ronald R. Spadafora is an American hero. He died in 2018 from...

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