The City Museum’s online exhibitions complement and extend our gallery exhibitions and present an in-depth look at some of our collections.

  • Activist New York

    This online component of the Museum's ongoing, changing Activist New York exhibition (opened May 2010) documents current and past content in the gallery and provides extensive resources for educators as well as opportunities to connect with the Museum on issues of activism in the city today.

  • The Greatest Grid

    This online version of the Museum's blockbuster exhibition The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 (Dec. 6, 2011 – July 15, 2012) explores the history of Manhattan’s famous grid of numbered streets and avenues—the largest feat of urban planning in the city's history. Users can also explore interactive versions of the 1811 plan and contemporary maps.

  • America's Mayor

    This virtual version of the exhibition America's Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York (on view at the City Museum from May 5 - October 3, 2010) allows you to explore many of the objects and images that were on view and to learn about the controversial tenure (1966–1973) and dramatic times of New York's 103rd mayor.

  • Worth & Mainbocher

    This online exhibition features 119 stellar works by two masters of the haute couture, Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895) and Mainbocher (Main Rousseau Bocher, 1891-1976), and explores the garments’ histories, details, and construction from the outside-in. The exhibition is made possible by The Coby Foundation, Ltd.

  • Mapping Staten Island

    This companion site to the City Museum's exhibition From Farm to City: Staten Island, 1661-2012 (Sept 13, 2012 - Feb 10, 2013), provides visitors with an interactive porthole through which to explore historic maps and unrealized plans for the Island, upload their own photographs, and explore Staten Island through the centuries.

  • The Randel Farm Maps

    Created as a complement to the exhibition The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of the Manhattan, 1811-2011 (presented at the City Museum from December 6, 2011–July 15, 2012) in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Manhattan’s famous grid of numbered streets and avenues, this website makes available to the public one of the most important sets of documents in the city’s history.

  • Reginald Marsh

    This online exhibition features the work of Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), drawn from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York, which includes an extensive archive of more than 4,500 photographic prints and negatives along with hundreds of preparatory drawings and watercolors made for Marsh's noted mural at the U.S. Customs House in Manhattan. The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.