Highlights from the Permanent Collection
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Covering the period from the 1830s to the eve of World War I, Cityscapes: Highlights from the Permanent Collection documents New York’s transformation into a modern metropolis. The exhibition features several recently conserved works on canvas donated by real estate developer J. Clarence Davies as a founding gift to the Museum of the City of New York. At the time, the works were intended to stir the public imagination about the city’s future; today they offer a glimpse into its past during a period of radical transformation.