The New-York Historical Society will be open on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12. It's also the last day of The Hirschfeld Century. Don't miss it!

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: New York Through the Photography of Bill Cunningham

Sat, 03/15/2014 -
14:00 to 15:30
Sat, March 15th, 2014 |
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The New-York Historical Society invites you to participate in educational activities for families in Spanish. Come with your children ages four to ten to our educational programs about the history and art of New York. In the galleries we will chat about different themes, and children will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy themselves making drawings with watercolors and pastels, collages, and sculptures. Classes include art materials.

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Trompe l’oeil and Modernity

Judith Barter
Thu, 12/05/2013 - 18:30
Thu, December 5th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event has reached capacity.



During the 1870s, American trompe l’oeil painting enjoyed a rebirth. Usually seen as trickery, deception, or humor, Dr. Judith Barter’s lecture addresses trompe l’oeil as a type of painting that contained modern ideas. These contain narratives that reflect a new consumer culture, standardization and professionalism, memory and reality, and the very nature of painting itself.

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Bill Cunningham: Facades

March 14, 2014
June 15, 2014

The Black Fives

March 14, 2014
July 20, 2014

The Family Album

Alan Balicki
Jo Beth Ravitz
Mon, 01/16/2012 - 11:30
Mon, January 16th, 2012 | 11:30 am

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We all have precious photographs and documents that we wish to preserve and treasure. But how to do it? Meet Alan Balicki, our Senior Conservator, who will share the tools and materials he uses to preserve the past here at New York City's oldest museum. Then work with a talented teaching artist to create a lovely, simple and sturdy family album to take home and get you started. Parents and children will work together to create an album that will showcase and preserve the images, documents and objects they value the most.

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N-YHS Institutional Archive


The institutional archive includes records relating to the history of the New-York Historical Society from its beginnings in 1804 up until the present day. The materials include minutes, correspondence, architectural plans, photographs, and exhibition records. Many photographs from the New-York Historical Society have been digitized and can be located here.



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