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Media

Watch art and history come alive every day at New-York Historical! Learn about the past and engage with your community through our digital audio and video resources.

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The New-York Historical Society makes history matter every day by bringing you engaging educational programs, intellectually stimulating lectures, thought-provoking exhibitions, and fascinating stories in art and history that you never knew. As a public resource for learning, New-York Historical works to offer audio and video digital resources where possible. Our Media Page brings you select programs and events as well as fun facts and deep dives into topics about the history of the United States through the eyes of its cultural nucleus, New York City.

N-YHS Museum & Library
30 minutes

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, the New-York Historical Society broke ground on a new building expansion that will include, among other thrilling projects, the future home of the American LGBTQ+ Museum. 

N-YHS Museum & Library
25 minutes

Commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, with this moving video compilation of over 175 photographs from the "here is new york" collection, set to "On the Transmigration of Souls," a composition by John Adams performed by the New York Philharmonic.

Programs and Events
49 minutes

What was the Barbizon Hotel? Long a female-only residential hotel, it granted 20th-century women a new level of freedom to pursue careers, romance, adventure, and independence.

Member Events
52 minutes

Artist Tim Okamura explores his work in contemporary realist portraiture. In conversation with curator Wendy N. E. Ikemoto, Okamura discusses the New-York Historical Society’s acquisition of his 2021 painting Nurse Tracey, its place in the exhibition Dreaming Together, and questions of race and identity. With an introduction by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang, New-York Historical trustee and chair of its exhibition committee.

Programs and Events

Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture, an exhibition that was view at the Alice Austen House Museum in the spring of 2021, highlighted photographic work from four trans and non-binary artists whose portrait photography exudes tender intimacy and calls for a radical shift in visibility politics.

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