Watch art and history come alive every day at New-York Historical! Learn about the past and engage with your community through our digital audio and video resources.
The New-York Historical Society makes history matter every day by bringing you engaging educational programs, intellectually stimulating lectures, thought-provoking exhibitions, and fascinating stories in art and history that you never knew. As a public resource for learning, New-York Historical works to offer audio and video digital resources where possible. Our Media Page brings you select programs and events as well as fun facts and deep dives into topics about the history of the United States through the eyes of its cultural nucleus, New York City.
For more than 300 years, New York has played a central role in the development of modern tattooing, from its origins in Native American body art to the introduction of the craft by sailors in colonial New York to the three-decade tattoo ban instituted in 1961 and the subsequent underground tattoo culture. This diverse history is explored in the exhibition, Tattooed New York.
Designed by prize-winning architect Eva Jiřičná, the new Gallery of Tiffany Lamps is a stunning, immersive display space for New-York Historical’s exceptional Tiffany lamp collection. The accompanying story of lamp-making at Tiffany Studios highlights the important contributions of head designer Clara Driscoll (1861-1944) and the uncredited “Tiffany Girls” who worked in her Women's Glass Cutting Department. Thus, the exquisite Gallery of Tiffany Lamps provides a link between the New-York Historical's permanent collection and the new Center for Women's History in the exciting Henry Luce III Center on our renovated fourth floor, open April 29, 2017.
Leave a note for our incoming president. Stop by the New-York Historical Society's front entrance on Central Park West to read people's responses and post your own on our front glass wall, now through Sunday, January 22, 2017.
Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst, in conversation with American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, discusses the story of Patty Hearst, the young heiress to the Hearst family fortune who was kidnapped by renegade leftist revolutionaries and later prosecuted in one of the most ludicrous trials in American legal history.
In 1776 on the marshy fields of Gowanus and Red Hook, General George Washington and his rag-tag army faced off against the British. What happened next? Find out at New-York Historical Society's groundbreaking exhibition, "The Battle of Brooklyn," on view through January 8, 2017.