In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Mayor George B. McClellan at the controls of the first subway train, October 27, 1904
Silver gelatin print
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Lola Saenz painted "911 Broken Heart" the night of September 11, 2001 when she found she couldn't sleep. During the vigil held at Union Square during the next few days, she hung it on a fence and talked with people who passed by.
Gift of Lola Saenz
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