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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.


Gallery of Tiffany Lamps

Designed by prizewinning architect Eva Jiřičná, the new Tiffany Gallery is a stunning, immersive display space for New-York Historical’s exceptional Tiffany collection. The accompanying story of lamp making at Tiffany Studios focuses 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 thus provides a bridge between New-York Historical's permanent collection and the new Center for Women's History.


Creative: Tronvig Group