Join us for a unique experience with musical historian Leon Botstein and renowned curator and art historian Barbara Haskell as they discuss the influence of folk art, popular culture, and classicism on composers and artists of the 1920s and ’30s. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman.
Guest actors from The Public Theater to be announced
Sun, 06/26/2016 - 17:00
Sun, June 26th, 2016 | 5:00 pm
The New-York Historical Society is proud to be New York State’s venue for the exhibition First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, which will bring the 1623 original edition of the playwright’s first published collection to the U.S. In recognition of this extraordinary month-long presentation, join us for a conversation featuring U.S.
Abraham Foxman is world-renowned as a leader in the fight against anti-Semitism, bigotry, and discrimination. During his long career, he had direct consultations with world leaders in Europe, Russia, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, China, Japan, South Africa, Argentina, and with Palestinian leaders on problems of ethnic hatred, violence, terrorism, and promoting democracy. Join us for an evening talk about lessons learned from 50 years of fighting anti-Semitism and hate speech.
Upon his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010, Associate Justice John Paul Stevens was the third longest-serving Justice in American history. In an intimate conversation celebrating his recent 40th anniversary since taking his seat on the nation’s highest court, Justice Stevens reflects on his decades of experience and shares his unique insight into the U.S. legal system.
In 1953, the international press became fascinated by the union of Joseph Emmanuel Appiah, Ghanaian lawyer and nephew of the King of Ashanti, and novelist Peggy Appiah, daughter of Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer. One of the first “inter-racial society weddings” in Britain, it inspired the film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. The couple’s eldest son, Kwame Anthony Appiah, is a renowned philosopher, cultural theorist, and writer for the New York Times’ The Ethicist column.
On February 2, 1790, newly instated Chief Justice John Jay assembled his five Associate Justices in New York City for the inaugural meeting of the United States Supreme Court. In the generations that followed, the United States has had seventeen Chief Justices, all of whom presided over countless landmark cases which have shaped American legal history. Preeminent legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar uncovers the fascinating story of our Nation’s highest court.
Despite his reputation as the most articulate voice of American freedom, Thomas Jefferson has come to be recognized as a hypocritical Founding Father who represented ideals of liberty while simultaneously owning slaves. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed and premiere Jefferson scholar Peter S. Onuf provide a revealing study of the complex, contradictory character, tracing his development and clarifying Jeffersonian philosophy.
For over a decade, American political and military officials have fiercely argued over and blamed each other for the situation in Iraq. Author Emma Sky discusses what lessons we can learn from Iraq, how we can assess America’s role in global affairs, and what the U.S. can do to generate consensus on our interests, values, and priorities.