Special Summer Offerings

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

The Story: A Reporter's Journey

Speaker: 
Judith Miller
Bret Stephens (moderator)
Tue, 01/12/2016 - 18:30
Tue, January 12th, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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In an intimate conversation, Judith Miller turns her reporting skills on herself and her career, discussing her early years at The New York Times, her controversial work regarding Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, and the decisions she made during the Scooter Libby investigation.

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An Evening with Barry Lewis: The Gilded Age

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Tue, 12/15/2015 - 18:30
Tue, December 15th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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In the years between the end of the Civil War and World War I (1865–1917), America’s nouveau riche mimicked the gilded life of the European aristocracy. If in the early years of that era Americans brought a new definition to bad taste, by the 1880s and ’90s the first generation of professionally trained American architects infused a refreshing spirit of simplicity, functionalism, and innovation into the 400-year-old Renaissance tradition of neo-classicism.

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Great Battles of the Civil War: Chancellorsville

Speaker: 
John F. Marszalek
James M. McPherson
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Wed, 12/09/2015 - 18:30
Wed, December 9th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Although often neglected, the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville significantly influenced the outcome of the Civil War. Not only did an emboldened Robert E. Lee head north to Gettysburg—and to his worst defeat—but Chancellorsville also claimed the irreplaceable “Stonewall” Jackson. Join three historians as they explore this crucial battle.

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Le Conversazioni: An Evening with Adam Gopnik

Speaker: 
Adam Gopnik
Antonio Monda (moderator)
Tue, 12/01/2015 - 18:30
Tue, December 1st, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Renowned for his beautiful and thought-provoking work as an author and journalist, Adam Gopnik, in an intimate conversation with award-winning director and novelist Antonio Monda, reflects upon the major influences of his accomplished career.                                                                           

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The Witches: Salem, 1692

Speaker: 
Stacy Schiff
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 18:30
Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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In the harsh Salem winter of 1692, a minister’s daughter began to scream and convulse, as if possessed by a demonic spirit. This incident marked the beginning of a year-long panic, which culminated in the infamous Witch Trials and the execution of 20 individuals. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff unveils the truths behind this disturbing period in New England’s history.

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Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

Speaker: 
Linda Hirshman
Jeffrey Toobin (moderator)
Wed, 11/18/2015 - 18:30
Wed, November 18th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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The first two female Supreme Court justices, Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, have their differences—Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, rancher’s daughter and Brooklynite—yet both have transformed the Constitution and America itself, making it a more equal place for all women. Author Linda Hirshman explores their relationship and how they have helped shape the legal framework of modern feminism, forever changing American law and culture.   

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An Evening with Barry Lewis: Federalism

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Tue, 11/17/2015 - 18:30
Tue, November 17th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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The new American republic of the 1780s and ’90s adopted a light, open style, dubbed “Federal” in honor of the new national government. It borrowed ideas from Scottish designer Robert Adam, who in turn was inspired in the 1750s, ’60s, and ’70s by the simplicity of Roman villa interiors thanks to the recent discoveries at Pompeii and Herculaneum. All of this led to remarkably modern, light-filled New York-area homes, including the early 19th-century Boscobel, Hamilton Grange, and Gracie Mansion.

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Debt of Honor: A History of Disabled Veterans in America

Speaker: 
Ric Burns
Mon, 11/09/2015 - 18:30 to 20:30
Mon, November 9th, 2015 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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The return home from military service should be an honored occasion, but the unfortunate truth is that many American veterans return home without recognition, crippled by depression and disability. Celebrated filmmaker Ric Burns returns for the exclusive premiere and discussion of his new documentary that exposes the history and painful truth of our nation’s veterans.

This program is FREE. Advanced reservation is required to guarantee seating.

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The Pilgrims

Speaker: 
Ric Burns
Wed, 11/04/2015 - 18:30 to 21:00
Wed, November 4th, 2015 | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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In an exclusive event, celebrated filmmaker Ric Burns premieres his new documentary that brings to life the story of the Pilgrims. To escape persecution and the volatile political environment of England, they founded Plymouth Colony only to discover that life in the New World came with its own set of challenges. Join us for the complete screening followed by a discussion featuring Ric Burns.

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Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President

Speaker: 
Betty Boyd Caroli
Kati Marton (moderator)
Tue, 11/03/2015 - 18:30
Tue, November 3rd, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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History tends to remember Lady Bird as a passive First Lady whom President Johnson married for financial reasons and often mistreated. Author Betty Boyd Caroli sheds new light on the presidential marriage, revealing the relationship behind the scenes as a functional political partnership in which Lady Bird was a key strategist, a crucial therapist, and a woman of agency.

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