Luce Center

Explore American history like never before. Discover visually stunning exhibitions, interactive multimedia installations, and a new path to the past through the trailblazing Center for Women’s History.

About the Luce Center

Opening late April, New-York Historical Society’s new fourth-floor Luce Center presents a groundbreaking educational experience for all, from first-time visitors to long-time Members. The first of its kind in the nation within the walls of a museum, the new Center for Women’s History offers the public an illuminating window into the crucial role women have played in American history through exhibitions, programs, multimedia, objects, and educational opportunities. As a hub for scholarship as well, the cutting-edge center sets the stage for a new era of historical study. Our Tiffany Gallery offers visitors an immersive opportunity to experience 100 glowing glass lamps, many of which were designed by Clara Driscoll and the “Tiffany Girls” of her women’s Glasscutting Department. In the north gallery, historic treasures from New-York Historical's permanent collection are showcased in a brand new way, telling the American story through six soaring vertical glass cases supplemented by interactive touchscreens and tablets.

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Help us present immersive exhibitions and educational programs at the new Luce Center where glimmering Tiffany lamps, never-before-seen collection treasures, and the groundbreaking Center for Women’s History set the stage for the future of the New-York Historical Society.


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Designed by prizewinning architect Eva Jiřičná, the new Tiffany Gallery will be a stunning, immersive display space for New-York Historical’s exceptional Tiffany collection. The accompanying story of lamp making at Tiffany Studios will focus on the important contributions made by head designer Clara Driscoll (1861-1944) and the uncredited “Tiffany Girls” who worked in her Women's Glass Cutting Department. The gallery will thus provide a bridge between New-York Historical's permanent collection and the new Center for Women's History.


Creative: Tronvig Group