Luce Center

Explore American history like never before through stunning exhibitions, captivating interactive media, and eye-opening programs at our new Luce Center. 

About the Luce Center


The new Henry Luce III Center on our renovated fourth floor is a groundbreaking educational experience for all, from first-time visitors to long-time Members. The first of its kind in the nation within the walls of a museum, the new Center for Women’s History uncovers the often overlooked contributions of women in American history through exhibitions, programs, multimedia, objects, and educational opportunities. A hub for scholarship, the cutting-edge center sets the stage for a new era of historical study. Our stunning Gallery of Tiffany Lamps offers visitors an awe-inspiring journey, highlighting 100 glowing glass lamps, many of which were designed by Clara Driscoll and the “Tiffany Girls” of her women’s Glasscutting Department. Our sprawling North Gallery showcases historic treasures from our permanent collection in a brand new way, telling the American story through interactive media and six soaring vertical glass cases.

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Help us present immersive exhibitions and educational programs at the new Luce Center where glimmering Tiffany lamps, never-before-seen collection treasures, and the groundbreaking Center for Women’s History set the stage for the future of the New-York Historical Society.

 

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The Campaign for New-York Historical Society 2013-2017

The New-York Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the many individuals and institutions who have helped us to secure our future as a preeminent center for American history. These supporters have strengthened our endowment, helped to establish the Center for Women’s History, and contributed vital capital funds to make possible the revitalization of the Henry Luce III Center.

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The Campaign for New-York Historical Society 2013-2017

The New-York Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the many individuals and institutions who have helped us to secure our future as a preeminent center for American history. These supporters have strengthened our endowment, helped to establish the Center for Women’s History, and contributed vital capital funds to make possible the revitalization of the Henry Luce III Center.

Major public funding was provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State’s Empire State Development with the support of Governor Andrew. M. Cuomo.

Founders

Richard Gilder & Lois Chiles
Susan & Roger Hertog
Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang & Oscar Tang
Patricia D. & John Klingenstein
Henry Luce Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Pam & Scott Schafler
Bernard L. Schwartz
The Thompson Family Foundation

The City of New York
  Bill De Blasio, Mayor
The Department of Cultural Affairs
  Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner
Manhattan Borough President
  Gale A. Brewer
The New York City Council
Council Speaker
  Melissa Mark-Viverito
Council Member
  Julissa Ferreras-Copeland
Council Member
  Jimmy Van Bramer
Council Member
  Daniel Dromm
Council Member
  Helen Rosenthal

Leaders

Norman S. Benzaquen
Joyce B. Cowin
Ravenel B. Curry III
The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation
Barbara K. & Ira A. Lipman
Diane & Adam E. Max
Jean Margo Reid
Bonnie & Richard Reiss
The Robert H. Smith Family
Ann & Andrew H. Tisch
Sue Ann Weinberg
Barbara & David Zalaznick

The State of New York|
  Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor
Empire State Development
New York State Council on the Arts
The New York State Legislature

Benefactors

The Estate of Jean Dubinsky Appleton
Franci Blassberg & Joe Rice
The Field Family Foundation
The Geduld Family
The Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund
Joan & Joel I. Picket
Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach
Roy J. Zuckerberg

Patrons

American Express
Helen & Robert Appel
The Barker Welfare Foundation
Estate of Agnes Bogart
James S. Chanos
Elizabeth B. Dater & Wm. Mitchell Jennings, Jr.
Diana & Joseph Dimenna
Sherman Fairchild Foundation
Edythe Gladstein & Mathew “Mike” Gladstein
Helen & Edward R. Hintz
Leni & Peter May
Jennifer & John R. Monsky
Amanda & Neal Moszkowski
In Honor of Seymour Neuman
The Pine Tree Foundation of New York
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation
Ira L. Unschuld
Leah & Michael R. Weisberg
Anita & Byron R. Wien

PARTNERS

Julie & James Alexandre
Claudine & Fred Bacher
Judith Roth Berkowitz & Howard P. Berkowitz
Diane Brandt & Martin Lewis
The Coby Foundation, Ltd.
Con Edison
Susan & Greg Danilow
Barbara & Richard A. Debs
Deutsche Bank
Howard Gilman Foundation
Hogan Lovells
The Hyde and Watson Foundation
Susan & Robert E. Klein
The Alice Lawrence Foundation
Cheryl & Glen S. Lewy
Lillian Nassau LLC
Tarky Lombardi, Jr.
The Caroline M. Lowndes Foundation
Louise Mirrer & David Halle
Abigail & Jonathan M. Moses
National Endowment for the Arts
Carol & Lawrence Saper
Joan & Michael Steinberg
Laurie & Sy Sternberg
Arlie M. Sulka
Mary Ann & Anthony Terranova
Angela Vallot & James Basker
Barbara & John Vogelstein
Susan Waterfall
The Women's Travel Group
Gwendolyn K. & Timothy J. Ziek
Marie and John Zimmermann Fund

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