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...

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-...

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...

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...

February 15, 2020 - February 17, 2020

Take a sartorial tour through 23 of British fashion icon Lee Alexander McQueen’s critically acclaimed early designs. Preserved and maintained by owner Ruti Danan—a colleague...

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...

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...

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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