Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious: Collecting New York's Stories
Opens January 22, 2020
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Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious: Collecting New York's Stories features highlights drawn from the hundreds of additions to the Museum’s permanent collection over the past three years, running the gamut from the colonial era to the recent past. A gallery of historic and contemporary photographs, opening December 21, 2019, showcases works by both well-known and emerging artists, including Janette Beckman, Bruce Davidson, Helen Levitt, Ruddy Roye, Richard Sandler, Gail Thacker, James Van DerZee, Harvey Wang, and many others. A companion gallery, opening January 22, 2020, presents original drawings by long-time New Yorker illustrator Saul Steinberg alongside gifts of garments, posters, decorative arts objects, and many other artifacts speaking to the everyday life of the city. Together, these beautiful, eclectic, and poignant images and objects illuminate the compelling and layered identity of New York and its stories.
Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious is made possible in part by the Charina Foundation, and the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.