MCNY Blog: New York Stories

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

Tag Archives: Exhibtions

Telling the Stories of Activism in New York City Today

Museums are often tasked with examining the past, but how do they represent the present? As part of the update to the Museum’s ongoing Activist New York exhibition—including a new original … Continue reading

May 3, 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

“145 Bluebells of Scotland and a Swiss Cheese to You!” – Corresponding with Carl Van Vechten

In May of 2013, with the generous support of the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation,  the Museum of the City of New York hired Project Archivist Boni Joi Koelliker to begin … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Great Crystal Palace Fire of 1858

The New York Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and steel structure completed in 1853  on the site of current day Bryant Park, located between 42nd and 40th streets to the … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 6 Comments

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