Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on Tuesday, April 21. For details, please visit our calendar.

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Exhibitions

The Luce Center

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The Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture on our fourth floor will be closed for renovations through December 2016. Please check back in the fall for details of our exciting new galleries and installations.

The Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture on the fourth floor provides public access to nearly 40,000 objects from the New-York Historical Society’s permanent collection. In the Luce Center, visitors can see art and artifacts spanning four centuries, ranging from masterworks of American painting, to the nation’s premiere collection of Tiffany lamps, to historical touchstones such as the draft wheel that played a role in one of the worst urban riots in United States history. 

The Luce Center houses collections formerly kept in offsite storage. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at a working museum collection. In addition to a rich array of objects, small focus exhibitions highlight specific strengths of the collection and offer a historical context for current cultural, economic, political and social issues. Free handheld guides and cell phone tours allow visitors to hear the stories behind the objects on view.

Creative: Tronvig Group