The 80s. Michael Jackson released the greatest-selling album of all time. Madonna created a persona just as important as her music. Public Enemy exhorted their fans to "Fight the Power." Whitney Houston, Guns 'n Roses, U2, David Bowie and Run-DMC were some of the other major artists of this decade. There was a new visual component to it all courtesy of MTV. The digital revolution hit the music world as CDs replaced LPs.
Spend Mother’s Day in the company of exceptional women. Join us for a delicious brunch, followed by a special Mother’s Day–themed tour. Brunch will be served in Dexter Hall, currently featuring our critically-acclaimed exhibition, Picasso’s “Le Tricorne.”
11 am: brunch will be served 12:30 pm: guided tours will begin
Join us for a panel with the cast and creators of AMC's TURN: Washington's Spies, followed by a special advanced screening of the Season 3 premiere, which returns to AMC on April 25. Season 3 builds towards one of the most notorious moments in American history - the treasonous defection of Benedict Arnold.
Join us at the New-York Historical Society for a free preview of the new CNN Original Series, Race for the White House, a thrilling six-part miniseries narrated by Kevin Spacey. Using unseen archive footage, interviews and stylized dramatizations, each hour-long episode tells the story of one iconic campaign for the presidency. From powerful speeches to dirty tricks and Machiavellian schemes, Race for the White House captures the drama of a high-stakes presidential election and its impact on p
Celebrated historian Andrew Roberts moderates this special program featuring the finalists of the 2015 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History. In a conversation focusing on the nominated books, the finalists discuss important moments in the history of warfare before the evening’s award winner is announced. Jointly administered by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and the New-York Historical Society, the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History seeks to engage public discourse in wartime studies, international relations, and diplomacy.
The inheritance of collections, whether carefully assembled works of art or family portraits and memorabilia, can present challenges to the beneficiaries. To manage these unique assets, heirs may need to consider legal, financial, and insurance planning. This balancing act can be complicated by a selective art market and limits on what museums will purchase or accept as donations. In an engaging conversation, experts discuss options beneficiaries should consider when making plans for the future of their family treasures.
With boundless advancements in technology on the horizon, the fate of digital assets after death becomes more pertinent each day. Currently, only nine states have enacted legislation granting specific fiduciary access to digital assets, and only Delaware’s is broad enough to assist all fiduciaries. Suzanne Brown Walsh, one of the drafters of the proposed revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, and Jeffrey Novak, Chief Counsel of Litigation and Compliance and Vice President of Public Policy at AOL, and Linda B.
How well do you know Gotham? To celebrate the opening of our thrilling exhibition Superheroes in Gotham, N-YHS and NYC's premier live trivia company present a superhero-themed game show spectacular! This Comic Con Super Week event features the world's greatest multimedia team trivia on all things superheroes.
How well do you know New York cultural history? To celebrate our groundbreaking retrospective The Hirschfeld Century, N-YHS and NYC's premier live trivia company present a Broadway-themed game show spectacular! This edition features the world's greatest multimedia team trivia on all things Broadway: plays, musicals, hits, and flops. Win big prizes and big glory! Jump into the Lightning Round, the Buzzertastic Finale, and earn Smart-Ass Points for wrong but funny answers.