Explore New York's past, present, and future through the City Museum's exhibitions. Admission to all special exhibitions is included in your General Admission ticket.

  • Chris “Daze” Ellis: The City is My Muse

    Apr 23, 2016 - May 31, 2016

    The City is My Muse presents recent works by this lifelong New Yorker that depict the vibrancy and vitality of the city he loves.

  • Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs

    Apr 14, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016

    Cartoons from the "New Yorker" and more.

  • From Ship to Shore

    Mar 25, 2016 - May 22, 2016

    Eight murals by New York draftsman and painter Reginald Marsh (1898–1954), originally created for the U.S. Custom House, depict the spectacle of arriving in New York Harbor.

  • New York's Yiddish Theater

    Mar 09, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

    Revisit the theater culture that blossomed on Manhattan's Lower East Side from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, and discover its legacy today.

  • Picturing Prestige: New York Portraits, 1700-1860

    Feb 05, 2016 - Oct 11, 2016

    View portraits of early New Yorkers painted by leading American painters of their day, capturing the aspirations of the rising, upstart merchant city from 1700–1860.

  • Gilded New York

    Ongoing

    Decorative objects, accessories, and costumes reveal the city’s visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before.

  • Timescapes

    Ongoing

    Watch the history of New York City unfold over three screens and 22 minutes. Film plays every half-hour from 10:15 am–5:15 pm.

  • Activist New York

    Ongoing

    Immerse yourself in the drama of social activism in New York City, past and present, on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, and sexual orientation.

  • Also on View

    Ongoing

    A series of smaller exhibitions—some rotating, others permanent—round out the visitor experience at the City Museum.