Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

Madeline’s Tea Party

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Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (3 pm and 4 pm), September 24 (

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  • Madeline’s Tea Party

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    Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

    Wed, August 13th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (3 pm and 4 pm), September 24 (

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  • Vue de l'incendie de la ville du Cap Français

    Title
    Vue de l'incendie de la ville du Cap Français
    Date 
    1795
    Medium 
    Engraving on paper
    Credit Line 
    Conseil général de la Martinique, Archives départementales
    Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

    Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn: Gallery Tour 2

    Speaker: 
    Valerie Paley
    Mon, December 12th, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Event details

    The new pathbreaking exhibition Revolution! compares three globally influential revolutions in America, France and Haiti. Join curator Valerie Paley for an exploration of the origins of the revolutionary ideals of freedom, equality and self-rule. See the British Stamp Act that imposed the taxes that enraged colonial Americans, along with rare images from the first successful slave revolt in the Western Hemisphere. Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

    Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn

    Nov 11 2011 - Apr 15 2012

    Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn is the first exhibition to relate the American, French and Haitian revolutions as a single, global narrative. Spanning decades of enormous political and cultural changes, from the triumph of British imperial power in 1763 to the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815, Revolution! traces how an ideal of popular sovereignty, introduced through the American fight for independence, soon sparked more radical calls for a recognition of universal human rights, and set off attacks on both sides of the Atlantic against hereditary privilege and slavery. It also recounts the famed careers of such revolutionaries as Thomas Paine, Jean-Baptiste Belley and Dominique Toussaint L’Overture.

    Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussey-Trioson, Jean-Baptiste Belley, 1797. Oil on canvas. Chateau de Versailles.  Photo Credit : Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY

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    Highlights among the 300 objects in Revolution! include:

    The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution

    Oct 11 2013 - Feb 23 2014

    Works by Duchamp, Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh will be on display in The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution, which revisits the famous 1913 New York Armory Show on its 100th anniversary. In 1913, the International Exhibition of Modern Art came to New York. Organized by a small group of American artists and presented at the Lexington Avenue Armory (and thus nicknamed the Armory Show), it introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture. This exhibition is an exploration of how the Armory Show inspired seismic shifts in American culture, politics, and society.

    Marcel Duchamp, (French, 1887-1968), Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), 1912. Oil on canvas, 57 7/8 x 35 1/8 in. Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950, 1950-134-59 © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris/Succession Marcel Duchamp. Reproduction, including downloading this work, is prohibited by copyright law without written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

    The Armory Show at 100 features approximately 100 masterworks from the 1913 Armory Show that powerfully impacted American audiences. The exhibition includes American and European paintings and sculpture that will represent the scandalous avant-garde and the range of early twentieth-century American art. It will also include historical works (dating through the nineteenth century) that the original organizers gathered in an effort to show the progression of modern art leading up to the controversial abstract works that have become the Armory Show’s hallmark.

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