November 11, 2011 - August 19, 2012

Howard Thain moved to New York in 1919, and he described how during the next decade he spent every moment he could in the streets recording the city and its people “who...

April 11, 2012 - July 01, 2012

Looking at these four watercolors you are enjoying an experience similar to that of John James Audubon’s (1785–1851) original subscribers to The Birds of...

April 06, 2012 - June 25, 2012

Thousands of lives were changed forever when the RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. The New-York Historical Society and the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American...

February 01, 2012 - April 30, 2012

In honor of Black History Month and Abraham Lincoln's birthday, the New-York Historical Society is proud to display a rare handwritten copy of the Thirteenth Amendment—...

November 11, 2011 - April 29, 2012

Note: This Exhibit will be closed April 21, 2012
The African-American struggle for civil rights is the subject of a series created by British photographer, Platon. ...

November 11, 2011 - April 22, 2012

This exhibition features large scale views of American cities. Throughout the centuries, cartographers and artists have been engaged in attempts to show the cityscape as a...

November 11, 2011 - April 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...

January 17, 2012 - April 08, 2012

Looking at these five watercolors you are enjoying an experience similar to that of John James Audubon’s (1785–1851) original subscribers to The Birds of...

February 10, 2012 - April 01, 2012


The Hudson River School has long been 'at home' in the New-York Historical Society. New-York Historical's first membership diploma was engraved around 1821 by...

September 08, 2011 - February 05, 2012


To commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, the New-York Historical Society presents a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11

Creative: Tronvig Group