Puppets of New York

Puppets of New York explores the extraordinary, surprising, and diverse history of New York City’s quirkiest residents. Puppets traveled with migrant communities from across the globe as they made their way to the city. 

New York, New Music

A look back at the seismic musical revolution of 1980s New York. #80sMusicNYC

Rising Tide

Documentary photographer Kadir van Lohuizen illustrates the dramatic consequences of rising sea levels worldwide.

The Stettheimer Dollhouse

Discover rarely seen miniature works from the Stettheimer Dollhouse created by some of the leading lights of early 20th-century modernism.

Collecting New York's Stories

How can objects and images tell the dynamic and eclectic stories of New Yorkers? Find out through some of the Museum's recent acquisitions.

Through April 3, 2022

Puppets of New York

Puppets of New York explores the extraordinary, surprising, and diverse history of New York City’s quirkiest residents. Puppets traveled with migrant communities from across the globe as they made their way to the city. 
Ongoing

New York, New Music

A look back at the seismic musical revolution of 1980s New York. #80sMusicNYC
Through January 2, 2022

Rising Tide

Documentary photographer Kadir van Lohuizen illustrates the dramatic consequences of rising sea levels worldwide.
Through May 20, 2022

The Stettheimer Dollhouse

Discover rarely seen miniature works from the Stettheimer Dollhouse created by some of the leading lights of early 20th-century modernism.
Ongoing

Collecting New York's Stories

How can objects and images tell the dynamic and eclectic stories of New Yorkers? Find out through some of the Museum's recent acquisitions.
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.
Ongoing

Activist New York

Delve into the drama of social activism in New York City, past and present, with issues as diverse as immigration, civil rights, and sexual orientation.
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.

Ongoing

Activist New York Online

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

America's Mayor

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

Reginald Marsh

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

Traveling

In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson

Take a behind-the-scenes look at baseball legend Jackie Robinson, including never before seen images of the Brooklyn Dodgers player, the team, and his family.
Traveling

The Mythic City

Discover stunning black and white photographs of New York City’s iconic skylines and bridges, sleek modern interiors, and signature skyscraper by Samuel H. Gottscho.
Traveling

Through a Different Lens

Explore the compelling and unusual photographs of New York City created by legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick during his time as a staff photographer at Look magazine.
Traveling

A City Seen

Visit post-World War II New York City through the timeless work of Todd Webb, a photographer who captured the people and places of the city from 1945 -1960.
Traveling

City as Canvas

Immerse yourself in street art through the collection of Martin Wong, an East Village artist and graffiti art collector. Works include paintings, photographs, and sketches.

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