Tour Pricing

TYPE OF GROUP

GROUP ADMISSION

GROUP ADMISSION

WITH A GUIDED TOUR

Adults

$14.00

$22.00

Seniors

$12.00

$20.00

College Students

$100.00 for up to 25 students

$150.00 for up to 25 students

 

For more information please contact Ben Levinsohn at (212) 873-3400 x352 or by emailing ben.levinsohn@nyhistory.org

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Special Exhibition Tours We Offer

Bill Cunningham: Facades (March 14, 2014 - June 15, 2014)

In 1968, photographer Bill Cunningham embarked on an eight-year project to document the architectural riches and fashion history of New York City. Scouring the city’s thrift stores, auction houses, and street fairs for vintage clothing, and scouting sites on his bicycle, Cunningham generated a photographic essay entitled Façades, which paired models—in particular his muse, fellow photographer Editta Sherman—in period costumes with historic settings.

The photographer donated 88 silver gelatin prints from the series to the New-York Historical Society in 1976, and now, almost four decades later, Cunningham’s work will be reconsidered in a show that will highlight the historical perspective the photographs suggest—not just of the distant past, but of the particular time in which they were created.

Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown (Part II of The Complete Flock) (March 21, 2014 - May 26, 2014)

Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown, Part II of the highly successful tripartite series Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock, will continue showcasing masterpieces from the New-York Historical Society collection of John James Audubon’s preparatory watercolors for the double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (1827–38), engraved by Robert Havell Jr.

Parts Unknown will consider Audubon as an established artist-naturalist, a world citizen, and a celebrity in an expanding nation—no longer the young Frenchman who created the “early birds” displayed in the first installment. This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition follows Audubon into unchartered territories—geographic, artistic, and scientific—as he encountered and mapped new species and grappled with the disappearing illusion of America’s infinite wilderness. Most of the watercolors in Parts depict water birds, many of which are among Audubon’s most spectacular and largest birds, with numerous studies begun during his southeastern explorations and on his Labrador Expedition.

This once-in-a lifetime trilogy explores Audubon’s dazzling watercolors in the order in which they were engraved, affording visitors the unique opportunity to view them sequentially, like his original subscribers, and in their entirety. Audubon organized The Birds of America not by traditional taxonomic order, but according to his aesthetic and practical judgments. He believed this manner of presentation was closer to Nature’s own. Calls and songs of each species provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, together with video footage, will demonstrate the importance of birdsong for species identification and underscore Audubon’s extensive field observations that animated his great work, The Birds of America.

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War (April 04, 2014 - August 24, 2014)

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context and public history.

Textiles were integral to the Civil War— physically, economically, ideologically, and emotionally—and linked soldiers and civilians. The exhibition builds on recent scholarship in social and economic history to tell of the events that led to the war, the stories of men and women affected by the Civil War, and the opportunities and challenges that followed it. Through a wealth of artifacts drawn from around the nation, the exhibition will invite visitors to see and acknowledge the human experiences beneath the veneer of Blue and Gray.

Permanent Exhibition Tours We Offer

Highlights of the Permanent Collection Tour

Explore our world-renowned permanent collection and learn about New York’s oldest museum via our one-of-a-kind highlights tour. Our specially trained guides will lead you through our newly designed Robert H. and Clarice Smith Gallery that showcases New York’s central role in America’s history. Then be led through our incredible Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at a working museum collection and displays nearly 40,000 objects, including the nation’s premiere collection of Tiffany lamps.
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