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.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Neighborhoods

Sun, July 14th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Share what you love about your neighborhood after reading El Barrio and learning what makes Spanish Harlem special.

El Barrio by Debbi Chocolate
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Special Little New-Yorkers! Come Sing-Along with Little Pim

Speaker: 
Clement Piezanowski
Wed, May 22nd, 2013 | 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Little New-Yorkers is proud to be joined by Little Pim for a French sing-along for our littlest visitors! Little Pim is an award winning language learning series for young children. This fun-filled event will feature French songs from Little Pim, a reading of Little Pim Animals and Little Pim Numbers books, and a coloring activity. Your kids will love the singing, dancing, and story time and will learn some French too!

The Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals by Vergara

Jan 18 2013 - May 5 2013

Since the 1970s Camilo Vergara has been traveling across the United States photographing and thus documenting hand-painted murals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as they appeared on the walls of establishments such as car repair shops, barbershops, and fast food restaurants in city streets and alley ways. The folk art portraits have expressed how the inner-city residents saw the slain civil rights leader—at times a statesman, a hero, a visionary, or a martyr. Vergara also discovered that these images were often based on iconic photographs of Dr. King but that, depending upon the neighborhood where they were created, the portraits could take on the likeness of Latinos, Native Americans, or Asians.

Camilo José Vergara , Untitled, 2009, Frederick Douglass at West 154 th Street, Harlem, New York.  Digital c-print. Collection of the artist.

Vergara remarked about his work that “most murals and street portraits of Dr. King are ephemeral. Paint fades, businesses change hands and neighborhood demographics shift. Gradually, images reflecting the culture and values of poor communities are lost….Often, my photographs are the only lasting record of these public works of art.” This exhibition offers the opportunity to study the manner in which Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nueva York (1613–1945)

Nueva York (1613 – 1945) explores how New York's long and deep involvement with Spain and Latin America has affected virtually every aspect of the city's development, from commerce, manufacturing and transportation to communications, entertainment and the arts. Bringing together New York's oldest museum (New-York Historical Society) and its leading Latino cultural institution (El Museo del Barrio), Nueva York spans more than three centuries of history: from the founding of New Amsterdam in the 1600s to the present day, as represented by a specially commissioned documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns.

Nueva York (1613–1945)

Sep 17 2010 - Jan 9 2011

El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
September 17, 2010–January 9, 2011
(Reception on September 16, 2010)
Organized by the New-York Historical Society and el Museo del Barrio

Nueva York is an exhibition and education project on the history of Latinos in New York from 1624 through World War II. Modeled on the New-York Historical Society’s two-year initiative on slavery in New York, the project will tell the little-known story of how Spanish-speaking people and the Spanish-speaking world came to play a critical role in the City’s prosperity. The project will also advance understanding of the City of New York’s continuing demographic transition. Nueva York entails a multi-media exhibition, a catalogue featuring new scholarship, public programs and education materials for K–12 teachers. Click here to view the online exhibition.

Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguay, 1874–1949), New York Docks, 1920. Oil and gouache on cardboard. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Collection Société Anonyme.

Private Workshops

Private Professional Development

Professional development workshops are available on-site at the New-York Historical Society or museum staff can come to schools. Book one of the below content-based programs for your group of teachers today! All programs can be crafted as a two-hour workshop or extended to a half- or full-day program.

To schedule training for your school or for more information, contact us at teacherPD@nyhistory.org.

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