Food in New York

Examine how food creates a powerful social network that binds New Yorkers to each other and with countless others across the globe.

Analog City

Uncover the array of tools, technologies, and lost professions that supported New York City as it exploded into a global metropolis in the pre-digital era.

Raise Your Voice

This immersive installation by Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is inspired by the resiliency of New York’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Celebrating the City

A moving celebration of the power of photography to capture New York and New Yorkers featuring Robert Frank and William Klein.

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 September 30, 2023

Food in New York

Examine how food creates a powerful social network that binds New Yorkers to each other and with countless others across the globe.
Through December 31, 2022

Analog City

Uncover the array of tools, technologies, and lost professions that supported New York City as it exploded into a global metropolis in the pre-digital era.
Ongoing

Raise Your Voice

This immersive installation by Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is inspired by the resiliency of New York’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
Through January 9, 2023

Celebrating the City

A moving celebration of the power of photography to capture New York and New Yorkers featuring Robert Frank and William Klein.
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.
Opens November 18, 2022

City of Faith

Look under the surface of New York’s image as a secular city and discover the complex and often surprising relationships that connect religion to public space.
Opens March 10, 2023

New York Now

The first in an ongoing series of triennial photography exhibitions that will engage themes and issues of the contemporary city.

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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