New York, New Music

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

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.

City/Game

Experience the excitement, energy, and evolution of this quintessentially urban sport as played on asphalt and in glittering professional arenas.

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.
Through June 20, 2021

City/Game

Experience the excitement, energy, and evolution of this quintessentially urban sport as played on asphalt and in glittering professional arenas.
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.
Opens June 11, 2021

New York, New Music

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

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

A City Seen

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

City as Canvas

Learn about street art through the collection of Martin Wong, an East Village artist and graffiti art collector. Works include photographs, draft pages, and more.

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