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...

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...

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-...

September 11, 2020 - September 27, 2020

In commemoration of the anniversary of September 11, 2001, Views of the World Trade Center: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara documents the ever-evolving landscape of...

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...

November 1, 2019 – January 26, 2020

Self-taught and ahead of her time, Anne Marguérite Joséphine Henriette Rouillé de Marigny, Baroness Hyde de Neuville (1771–1849) was the first woman artist in America to leave...

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