MCNY Digital

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Everything you love about the Museum of the City of New York is now online! Together we will head uptown, downtown, and throughout the five boroughs with online exhibitions, digitized collection objects, live streams, recorded videos, and more digital content that showcases what makes New York New York.

As the Museum of the City of New York, we have been telling the city's stories for nearly one hundred years. Join us as we celebrate, document, and interpret the past, present, and future of the world's most influential metropolis. 

Explore All Our Digital Offerings

Curators from the Couch

Join MCNY live from home in our new series, “Curators from the Couch.” Our curators will speak with artists, influencers, and more... all from the comfort of their own couches.


Explore the Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center digital platform to find videos and activities, stay informed about our current offerings, and easily access resources for educators, students, and learners of all ages. 


Explore New York’s past through nearly 205,000 objects from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York.


Online Exhibitions

America's Mayor

This online version of the America's Mayor exhibition allows you to explore many of the objects and images that were on view at the Museum and to learn about the controversial tenure (1966–1973) and dramatic times of New York's 103rd mayor.

Worth & Mainbocher

This web presentation combines comprehensive catalogue entries with social histories and also provides detailed technical observations on the details of their construction and internal finishing techniques.

In Depth Stories

Milton Glaser and I [heart] New York

A tribute to celebrated graphic designer Milton Glaser, who created the iconic I [heart] NY logo. A selection of his works were recently added to the Museum’s Ephemera Collection, and several reflect cultural and social movements of the late 20th  and early 21st century. 

100 Years with the 19th Amendment

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of voting rights for women, we look at how this has spurred digital initiatives, new monuments, collaborative consortiums, new scholarship and nuanced conversations that complicate the legacy of the suffrage movement and demonstrate the significant yet partial victory of the amendment.

Anxiety and Activism

Help the Museum Collect Artifacts to Document the Unprecedented Events of 2020

The Museum of the City of New York launched two separate Instagram campaigns using the hashtags #CovidStoriesNYC and the existing #ActivistNY tag to share how residents and visitors are witnessing this unprecedented moment of challenge and change in our city. 

Video: Winter [Basket] Ball NBA Legend Portraits

NBA Legends Sam Perkins, Bernard King, Michael Eaves, Felipe López, Andre Barrett and Albert King stopped by to view the exhibition "City/Game: Basketball in New York" and speak with us about what sets NYC apart from other cities. 

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