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From the Bowery to Broadway
The City Is My Muse
New York Portraits, 1700–1860
Coming November 2016
Photographs by Mel Rosenthal.
The City is My Muse presents recent works by this lifelong New Yorker that depict the vibrancy and vitality of the city he loves.
Cartoons from the "New Yorker" and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.