Notable New Yorkers Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Florence Mills: Broadway Sensation of the 1920s

Florence Mills (1896-1927) is one of nearly 70 New Yorkers you can virtually “meet” if you visit the Museum’s permanent exhibition New York at Its Core. We’re bringing her to you #MuseumFromHome in honor of Women’s History Month. Read on to learn more about this iconic New Yorker.
City Arts Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Collecting New York's Music Stories

The Museum's exhibitions have shared stories of the world’s most influential metropolis. our most recent exhibition, "Collecting New York's Stories: Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious" features highlights drawn from hundreds of additions to the Museum’s permanent collection over the past three years, including photographs that will intrigue anyone who appreciates music legends who have made their mark on the city throughout the years.
City Arts Monday, October 21, 2019

Dancing Across New York

To celebrate World Ballet Day on Wednesday, October 23, the Museum is looking back through its collections of ballet related photographs, drawings, and ephemera to share.
Notable New Yorkers Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Independence Punch and Washington Pudding

With summer upon us it is time to revisit how past New Yorkers spent their time between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Many spent time at country resorts like the Colonial Hotel on Croton Lake, socializing and dining with fellow guests.
Movements and Causes Sunday, April 14, 2019

Jackie Robinson Day

On April 15, 1947, America's national pastime was finally integrated with the debut of Jackie Robinson as a Brooklyn Dodger. Explore Robinson's groundbreaking career in Major League Baseball and his legacy as a baseball and civil rights legend that lives on today.
Behind-the-Scenes Thursday, March 21, 2019

Getting Dressed: Gilded Age Tea Dress

In the second episode of Getting Dressed, our behind-the-scenes series in the Museum's costume storage collection, we take a closer look at an opulent tea gown that's absolutely bursting with color and personality.
Notable New Yorkers Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Delaney Brothers

Drawn by the creative energies of the Harlem Renaissance, these two talented brothers from Knoxville made a name for themselves in the NYC art scene.