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Center for Women's History

Explore women's history through public and scholarly programming, education, special exhibitions, and an immersive multimedia film.

About the center

In 2017, a substantial portion of the New-York Historical Society’s fourth floor will reopen as the Center for Women’s History, a cutting-edge museum and scholarship hub. This landmark initiative will be the country’s first permanent, public exhibition and educational center dedicated to women’s history. It will highlight the significance of women’s history to the study of the American past and demonstrate how women across the spectrum of race, class, and culture exercised power and brought about change even before they could access the ballot box. Guided by a committee of distinguished historians and informed by the latest research, the Center will combine permanent installations, temporary exhibitions, and a vibrant program of talks and debates to enrich the cultural landscape of New York City.

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"Miss Rose Bower of North Dakota" Woman playing trumpet, wearing "Votes for Women" sash. Gelatin Silver Photograph, New-York Historical Society.

Major funding for the Center for Women’s History is provided by
Joyce B. Cowin
Diane and Adam E. Max
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Jean Margo Reid.

 

Corporate support provided by

 

Public funds provided by
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in Partnership with the City Council
Empire State Development

 

 

Designed by prizewinning architect Eva Jiřičná, the new Tiffany Gallery will be a stunning, immersive display space for New-York Historical’s exceptional Tiffany collection. The accompanying story of lamp making at Tiffany Studios will focus on the important contributions made by head designer Clara Driscoll (1861-1944) and the uncredited “Tiffany Girls” who worked in her Women's Glass Cutting Department. The gallery will thus provide a bridge between New-York Historical's permanent collection and the new Center for Women's History.

Creative: Tronvig Group