Lost Arts Series: Quilting

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Sun, June 8th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 6+ and adults
Tickets include the price of Museum Admission

People have been making quilts for hundreds of years; however quilting took on new significance during the American Civil War. Come explore the fascinating quilts in our exhibition Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War. Then create your own quilt pattern in our studio.

Homefront & Battlefield Gallery Tour

Speaker: 
Nancy Druckman
Robert Shaw
Mon, June 16th, 2014 | 11:00 am

EVENT DETAILS

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War tells the story of this conflict through textiles and artifacts, connecting deeply moving and personal stories with the broader national context. Join experts Nancy Druckman and Robert Shaw for an in-depth look at the rich works featured in this exhibition.

Homefront & Battlefield Gallery Tour

Speaker: 
Madelyn Shaw
Mon, April 21st, 2014 | 11:00 am

EVENT DETAILS

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War tells the story of this conflict through textiles and artifacts, connecting deeply moving and personal stories with the broader national context. This is the second tour of the exhibition in a series of three.

Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

Homefront & Battlefield Gallery Tour

Speaker: 
Lynne Zacek Bassett
Mon, April 14th, 2014 | 11:00 am

EVENT DETAILS

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War tells the story of this conflict through textiles and artifacts, connecting deeply moving and personal stories with the broader national context. This is the first tour of the exhibition in a series of three.

Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

The Civil War Draft Riots Walking Tour

Speaker: 
Barnet Schecter
Sun, April 13th, 2014 | 11:00 am

Note: This event is sold out

 

Batteries Not Included: Toys and Trains at the New-York Historical Society

Nov 26 2013 - Jan 5 2014

To celebrate the holiday season, the New-York Historical Society is presenting an installation of nineteenth- and twentieth-century toys from the permanent collection. The display will include a playful selection of cast iron, tin, and carved wooden toys and banks made between 1850 and 1945. Among them will be still and mechanical banks, wind-up, pull, and clockwork toys, toy soldiers, and an assortment of trains, all topped with a Statue of Liberty still bank made between 1885 and 1920.

Pull toy, Standing dog, 1860-1890, painted iron and tin. New-York Historical Society, INV.4568

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War

Apr 4 2014 - Aug 24 2014

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context and public history.

Made for “AK” in Pennsylvania by an unidentified quiltmaker, this textile illustrates the life of a Zouave soldier. It includes fabrics used by seamstresses at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia to make Zouave uniforms. “AK” may have been Adam Keller or Albert Keen, both of whom served with the 88th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, which boasted two companies of Zouaves. Collection of Kelly Kinzle.

Textiles were integral to the Civil War— physically, economically, ideologically, and emotionally—and linked soldiers and civilians. Among the exhibition highlights on view at New-York Historical is a large-scale silk banner for the 39th Regiment New York State Veteran Volunteers (ca. 1861), rescued by Lieutenant Kiliaen Van Rensselaer IV from a wounded flag bearer at the Battle of Sutherland’s Station during the Appomattox campaign.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: The Perfect Time to Paint

Sun, August 18th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Ever wonder when the best time to start making art would be? Artist Clementine Hunter never had the perfect time to paint but taught herself and started to paint anyway; and today her artwork is in museums across the country.

Art From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead and Shane W. Evans
 

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

 

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

Nov 23 2012 - Sep 8 2013

Magnificent model trains, train stations and sheds, bridges and tunnels, carousels and Ferris wheels—all populated with toy figurines in colorful nineteenth-century dress, will be on view this holiday season at the New-York Historical Society, in the first museum exhibition of selections from the renowned Jerni Collection.

Marklin Elevated Station with accessories, ca. 1900. From the Collection of Jerry and Nina Greene.

Among the unique, hand-crafted and hand-painted toys will be the only existing first model elevated station. Designed by Märklin, ca. 1895, it is known as the Rolls-Royce of toy train manufacturers and will be displayed in the Judith and Howard Berkowitz Sculpture Court, near the 77th Street entrance. In New-York Historical’s Luce Center, the installation will include Märklin’s largest and most elaborate train station, ca. 1904; Marklin’s only known extant post office, ca. 1895; a Märklin girder bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel, ca.

Byrdcliffe: An American Arts And Crafts Colony

Mar 5 2005 - May 15 2005

An exhibition that honors one of the most influential arts colonies in the United States is on view at the New-York Historical Society from March 15- May 15, 2005. Produced by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, the exhibition tells the story about this remarkable community that was founded in 1902 and still operates today.

Byrdcliffe is located in Woodstock, NY; a town known for its impact on social change through art, music and non-violent measures. Set against the background of a rapidly changing America, the exhibit concentrates on the arts and crafts created at Byrdcliffe from the colony's earliest days, until the death of co-founder and chief investor Ralph Whitehead in 1929. The colony drew especially large crowds for its 'Maverick' music festivals which were filled uninhibited, bohemian song and dance.

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