Cityscapes: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Covering the period from the 1830s to the eve of World War I, Cityscapes: Highlights from the Permanent Collection documents New York’s transformation into a modern metropolis. The exhibition features several recently conserved works on canvas donated by real estate developer J. Clarence Davies as a founding gift to the Museum of the City of New York. At the time, the works were intended to stir the public imagination about the city’s future; today they offer a glimpse into its past during a period of radical transformation. 

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Hot Summer in the City!
Tuesday, June 30 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Decorate a free tote bag, print your own cityscape on the bag inspired by the exhibition Cityscapes: Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Then take a little bit of the Museum home with you by decorating a picture frame, and filling it with a reproduction of a photograph in our archives.

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