May 26, 2017 - September 03, 2017

How did American artists respond to the First World War? Coinciding with the centennial of America’s involvement in the war, World War I Beyond the Trenches explored ...

July 25, 2017 - August 30, 2017

Native New Yorker Barney Tobey’s (1906–1989) whimsical illustrations bring to life Ian Fleming’s fantastic tale Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! The Magical Car, which Al...

March 08, 2017 - July 30, 2017

First Lady Dolley Madison is often remembered as a hostess who saved the White House portrait of George Washington from British vandalism during the War of 1812. But in fact,...

April 07, 2017 - July 16, 2017

One of American history’s protean figures, Thomas Jefferson’s role as a private citizen is as defining as his personae as founder, president, and political standard-bearer. A...

March 31 - June 11, 2017

On May 17, 1792―under a buttonwood tree, the site of street trading at the time―24 stock brokers signed an agreement that regulated aspects of trading, thus creating the New...

April 07, 2017 - June 11, 2017

At the dawn of ornithology, 16th-century artists aspired to portray birds lifesize, but the largest paper available measured roughly 11 x 16 inches, allowing only smaller...

March 24, 2017 - June 04, 2017

Over some two decades, Arthur and Eileen Newman assembled a collection of landscapes and still lifes painted between 1845 and 1880. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Hudson...

March 01, 2017 - May 07, 2017

Named one of​ ​​​Life​ ​magazine's "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" and the first member of the LGBT community to receive the Presidential Medal of...

February 03, 2017 - April 30, 2017

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...

December 11, 2016 - March 26, 2017

​Who could "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee"? Muhammad Ali was The Greatest—he even said so himself. Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, he was a three-time...

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