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November 11, 2011 - September 09, 2012

Making American Taste features fifty-five works from the New-York Historical Society’s collection that cast new light on both the history of American art and the...

May 15, 2012 - September 02, 2012

The eradication of smallpox, variola major, from the world is one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. For centuries, this highly contagious, disfiguring lethal...

May 25, 2012 - September 02, 2012

To consider the fascinating yet largely anonymous legacy of beer brewing in New York City, the New-York Historical Society presents Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History....

June 26, 2012 - August 26, 2012

The battles, principles, and aftermath of the American Revolution impacted all ages. Kids took part in boycotts, enlisted in the war, proclaimed patriotic themes, and lost...

November 11, 2011 - August 19, 2012

Howard Thain moved to New York in 1919, and he described how during the next decade he spent every moment he could in the streets recording the city and its people “who to my...

April 11, 2012 - July 01, 2012

Looking at these four watercolors you are enjoying an experience similar to that of John James Audubon’s (1785–1851) original subscribers to The Birds of America (1827...

April 06, 2012 - June 25, 2012

Thousands of lives were changed forever when the RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. The New-York Historical Society and the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American...

February 01, 2012 - April 30, 2012

In honor of Black History Month and Abraham Lincoln's birthday, the New-York Historical Society is proud to display a rare handwritten copy of the Thirteenth Amendment—signed...

November 11, 2011 - April 29, 2012

Note: This Exhibit will be closed April 21, 2012
The African-American struggle for civil rights is the subject of a series created by British photographer, Platon. Seen...

November 11, 2011 - April 22, 2012

This exhibition features large scale views of American cities. Throughout the centuries, cartographers and artists have been engaged in attempts to show the cityscape as a...

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