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Iconic photos of a changing city, and commentary on our Collections & Exhibitions from the crew at MCNY.org

Monthly Archives: February, 2016

Jumpsuits to Bullseye Bras: A Midcentury Fashion Trip

In the Dressing Room, on view at the City Museum through March 25, thanks to funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a mannequin cloaked in a … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

From Harlem to Hanoi: Dr. King and the Vietnam War

As we commemorate Black History Month at the City Museum, we look back at what is perhaps one of its most iconic figure’s least appreciated speeches—which took place here in … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

When Portraits Were King: Conversation with Curator Bruce Weber

Curator of Paintings & Sculpture Bruce Weber explains the importance of self-image in 18th century New York, the evolution of the city’s painting scene, and the detective work underlying the … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 3 Comments

Can’t make it to the runway? Check out Dressing Room: Archiving Fashion

Do you have your tickets to New York City Fashion Week, yet?  If not (or even if you do) we invite you to step up to the velvet rope here … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

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