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The New-York Historical Society makes history matter every day by bringing you engaging educational programs, intellectually stimulating lectures, thought-provoking exhibitions, and fascinating stories in art and history that you never knew. As a public resource for learning, New-York Historical works to offer audio and video digital resources where possible. Our Media Page brings you select programs and events as well as fun facts and deep dives into topics about the history of the United States through the eyes of its cultural nucleus, New York City.
What was the Barbizon Hotel? Long a female-only residential hotel, it granted 20th-century women a new level of freedom to pursue careers, romance, adventure, and independence.
Artist Tim Okamura explores his work in contemporary realist portraiture. In conversation with curator Wendy N. E. Ikemoto, Okamura discusses the New-York Historical Society’s acquisition of his 2021 painting Nurse Tracey, its place in the exhibition Dreaming Together, and questions of race and identity. With an introduction by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang, New-York Historical trustee and chair of its exhibition committee.
Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture, an exhibition that was view at the Alice Austen House Museum in the spring of 2021, highlighted photographic work from four trans and non-binary artists whose portrait photography exudes tender intimacy and calls for a radical shift in visibility politics.
Author and artist Bruce McCall has contributed to virtually every prominent magazine in North America, including Esquire and Vanity Fair, and has been a regular contributor to the New Yorker, where he has created more than 75 covers over four decades. In a special conversation presented in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society’s exhibition Bruce McCall’s New York (April 23 – August 15, 2021), the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik and Andy Borowitz celebrate McCall’s vibrant and humorous work and illuminate the prolific artist’s practice and inspiration.
Explore the gay and lesbian community that flourished during the 1950s on Fire Island through some 70 enlarged photographs and additional ephemera.