Join us for free tours of our exciting upcoming exhibitions led by historians, curators, and educators. All open houses take place from 5:00 to 6:30 pm on the day indicated. Reservations are required.

Post-Sandy Photography

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

View the work of professional and amateur photographers who responded to the City Museum’s call for iconic images of Hurricane Sandy – from the region’s preparations, to the impact of the flood waters, to acts of heroism in the greater New York City metropolitan area.


The City as Canvas

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Visit New York in the 1980s through the collection of Martin Wong, a Chinese-American painter who was actively engaged in New York’s downtown art scene and supported the work of young urban street artists. Educators will receive a guided tour of this exhibition featuring seminal works from the City Museum's pivotal collection of historic New York graffiti art.


Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Marvel at the engineering feats and soaring architecture of Rafael Guastavino Sr. and Jr., responsible for over 1,000 spaces throughout the United States—including such iconic late 19th and early 20th century spaces as Grand Central Station, Carnegie Hall, and Ellis Island’s Great Hall—that utilize the architecture and engineering innovations of structural tile.