Rhythm & Power

Salsa in New York

AIDS at Home

Art and Everyday Activism

Posters and Patriotism

Selling World War I in New York

Muslim in New York

Highlights from the Photography Collection

New York at Its Core

What made New York New York? Follow the story of the city’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in our changing world.

  • 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., Open Daily 10am–6pm
    Ongoing

    New York at Its Core

    What made New York New York? Follow the story of the city’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in our changing world.
    Through October 22, 2017

    AIDS at Home

    Art and Everyday Activism
    Through September 4, 2017

    A City Seen

    Todd Webb's Postwar New York, 1945-1960
    Ongoing

    Timescapes

    Watch the history of New York City unfold in this 28-minute film.
    Ongoing

    Starlight

    This brilliant light installation suspended above the Rotunda is one of the Museum’s most photographed features.
    Opens October 11, 2017

    Beyond Suffrage

    100 Years of Women & Politics in New York

    Ongoing

    Reginald Marsh

    Reginald Marsh (1898-1954) is well-known as an American realist painter and printmaker who was based in New York City.
    Ongoing

    America's Mayor

    Learn about the controversial tenure (1966–1973) and dramatic times of New York's 103rd mayor, John V. Lindsay.
    Ongoing

    The Greatest Grid

    Explore the history of Manhattan’s famous grid of numbered streets and avenues—the largest feat of urban planning in the city's history.
    Ongoing

    Activist New York Online

    Connect with issues of activism in the city today, discover a wealth of educational resources and more.

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    Our Exhibition Catalogs
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