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Press Releases

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Institution and Current Exhibitions

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Conversation

WNET and The Museum of the City of New York Partner to Bring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Conversation to Public Television in January
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In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend

In 1947 Jackie Robinson made history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first African-American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era. Opening on January 31—Robinson’s 100th birthday— the exhibition will feature 32 photographs (most of them never published); rare home movies of the Robinson family; and memorabilia related to Robinson’s career.
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A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman’s New York

A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman’s New York, on view at the Museum of the City of New York from November 21, 2018, through June 23, 2019, is the first major exhibition devoted to Freeman’s work as a chronicler of New York City life.
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Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers

Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers features the work of three photographers—Thomas Holton, Annie Ling, and An Rong Xu—who bring into focus the complex realities of Chinese-American immigrant life in the city.
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Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis

Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis explores the complex story of New York City’s long battle against infectious disease.
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Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs

Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs explores the iconic director’s formative years as a photographer for Look magazine between 1945-1950 and revealing the foundations of his creative transformation from photojournalist to cinematic legend.
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Rebel Women

Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism explores the trailblazing women who challenged Victorian social norms in 19th-century New York City.
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Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela

Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela explores the legacy of renowned architect Rosario Candela (1890–1953), who played a major role in transforming and shaping luxury living of 20th century Manhattan with the design of the distinctive “prewar” apartment buildings.
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Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York, chronicles, celebrates, and examines the last half century of art and innovation that has made the city the most vibrant environment for public creativity in the world.
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Activist New York

Activist New York examines the ways in which ordinary New Yorkers have advocated, agitated, and exercised their power to shape the city’s—and the nation’s—future.
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New York at Its Core

New York at Its Core is the first-ever museum show to comprehensively interpret and present the compelling story of New York’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” a preeminent global city now facing the future in a changing world.
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Timescapes

Timescapes, the museum’s popular and critically-acclaimed multimedia experience, brings the sweeping narrative of New York City from the early 1600s to the present day.
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LinkNYC

LinkNYC, DoITT Announce Content Partnership with the Museum of the City of New York
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LinkNYC and DoITT Partner with Museum of the City of New York for Women’s History Month
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LinkNYC, DoITT, Museum of the City of New York Launch “On This Day in NYC History” Feature on Links in Spanish, Mandarin
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LinkNYC, DoITT, the Museum of the City of New York and Urban Archive Launch Historic NYC: Photography from NYC History Displayed on Links Across the City
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Institutional Grants

MCNY receives Collections Stewardship grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services
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MCNY receives grant from The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to digitize 17th, 18th, and 19th Century manuscript items
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MCNY receives digitization grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services
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MCNY receives cataloging grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for LOOK Collection photographs
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Phantom Fashion 30

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Bank of America and The Phantom of the Opera have partnered to commemorate Broadway’s longest-running musical with a unique project in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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2018 Louis Auchincloss Prize

Museum of the City of New York honors Jason Robert Brown with the 2018 Louis Auchincloss Prize, in recognition of the Tony Award winner’s contributions to New York City’s theater community.
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Manhattan Neighborhood Network Content Partnership

Public access cable network to air Museum’s Future City Lab symposiums, featuring Matt Katz, Dan Barber, Julia Moskin, Eddie Bautista, and other prominent voices discussing the challenges of urban planning and living
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