Special Summer Offerings

Now through September 6th enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

Inside the Surveillance State

Speaker: 
Linda Greenhouse
Robert Post
Kenji Yoshino
Sat, 02/27/2016 - 09:30 to 11:00
Sat, February 27th, 2016 | 9:30 am to 11:00 am

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

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$44
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The White House: A Family Affair

Speaker: 
Betty Boyd Caroli
David Nasaw
Gil Troy
Geoffrey C. Ward
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Wed, 02/24/2016 - 18:30
Wed, February 24th, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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Experts discuss how the First Family has played a role in defining the legacy of 20th-century presidencies since Theodore Roosevelt. In our form of government we do not, as the British do, separate out the ceremonial functions assigned to the “royal family” from those given the “prime minister and Cabinet.” In our own peculiar way, we have evolved a system in which we have a president who “rules” and a First Family in the White House that “reigns.”

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$38
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$24
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The Persistence of Prejudice: A Conversation on Race

Speaker: 
Pamela Newkirk
James McBride (moderator)
Mon, 02/22/2016 - 18:30
Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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Four decades after emancipation and the conclusion of the Civil War, the dawn of the 20th century was an era marked by a rising tide of political disenfranchisement and social scorn for African Americans. Against the backdrop of the exhibition of Ota Benga, a young Congolese man displayed in the Bronx Zoo Monkey House, authors Pamela Newkirk and James McBride explore New York’s difficult struggles with race, prejudice, and discrimination.

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$34
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America’s Four Bills of Rights

Speaker: 
Akhil Reed Amar
Randall Kennedy
Tue, 02/16/2016 - 18:30
Tue, February 16th, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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How have Americans over the centuries thought about issues such as corporate rights, campaign finance, religious and racial equality, gun control, government surveillance, and affirmative social rights? Two renowned constitutional scholars discuss four American Bills of Rights: The Founders’ Bill of Rights enacted in the late 18th century; the “Second Bill of Rights” generated by the framers of the Fourteenth Amendment; the Bill of Rights the Supreme Court generally enforces today; and a possible fourth Bill of Rights that future Americans deserve.

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$34
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Reconstruction at 150

Speaker: 
David W. Blight
Eric Foner
Edna Greene Medford
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Sat, 02/13/2016 - 09:30 to 11:00
Sat, February 13th, 2016 | 9:30 am to 11:00 am

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

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$44
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Justice and Race

Speaker: 
Bryan Stevenson
Brent Staples (moderator)
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:30
Tue, February 9th, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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Bryan Stevenson, one of the nation's foremost lawyers, has dedicated his career to defending the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of the criminal justice system. In an intimate conversation, Stevenson charts his remarkable journey to combat injustice and racial discrimination and explores how compassion can transform our courts.

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Cybersecurity

Speaker: 
David E. Sanger
Thu, 02/04/2016 - 18:30
Thu, February 4th, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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Almost a quarter-century since the end of the Cold War, the United States is once again engaged in an arms race—only this time the battle is being waged on the information superhighway. As governments and individuals across the globe store more of their highly sensitive information on computer servers, cyber infiltration originating in China, Russia, North Korea, and beyond has the potential to compromise national security and the privacy of millions. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David E.

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Sherman’s “Other” March: Burning the Carolinas

Speaker: 
John F. Marszalek
James M. McPherson
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Wed, 01/27/2016 - 18:30
Wed, January 27th, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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After making Georgia “howl” by marching his army from Atlanta to the sea, Union General William T. Sherman led an even more destructive march—through the Carolinas. Join three eminent historians as they explore Sherman’s devastating follow-up campaign to break Confederate resistance and end the Civil War.

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The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton

Speaker: 
William E. Leuchtenburg
Douglas Brinkley (moderator)
Sat, 01/16/2016 - 09:30 to 11:00
Sat, January 16th, 2016 | 9:30 am to 11:00 am

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

From the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to Bill Clinton’s last night in office in January 2001, the American presidency—and the nation, as a whole—experienced a tremendous growth in power and influence. Celebrated presidential historian William E. Leuchtenburg chronicles the presidents of the past century, highlighting their moments of high drama and triumph.

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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Speaker: 
Jill Lepore
Thu, 01/14/2016 - 18:30
Thu, January 14th, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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Since her introduction in 1941, Wonder Woman has remained the most popular female superhero of all time, but the history behind her creation has remained largely unknown. American History Book Prize winner Jill Lepore uncovers the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes and how it holds within it a fascinating family story, as well as a crucial connection to 20th-century feminism.

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