Behind-the-Scenes Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Long Fight for Educational Equity in NYC

In the fall of 2020, the Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center began its series “Examining Equity in NYC,” looking at the historical roots of today’s movements for change. In this post, we dive into the stories from our workshop on the movement to desegregate the city’s public schools and offer resources for educators and students.
Behind-the-Scenes Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Marian Anderson's Concert Gowns

Exploring Anderson’s career, the Museum has undertaken a project to examine, photograph, and digitize a collection of twelve garments—11 concert gowns and one coat dating from the early 1930s to the late 1950s—that were donated to the museum in 1993 by Bette Midler to help preserve the singer’s legacy.
Behind-the-Scenes Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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.
Behind-the-Scenes Monday, February 24, 2020

Looking Back on the 30th Anniversary of New York City History Day

Culminating in a day-long competition held each spring, New York City History Day is a program that brings hundreds of middle and high school students from across the city to the Museum to present original historical research on topics of their choosing. Now marking it's 30th anniversary at the Museum, what is the history of History Day?
Behind-the-Scenes Thursday, April 11, 2019

MCNY on the Road

The Museum of the City of New York has sent many of our exhibitions on the road and across the ocean! And our registrars travel with them every step of the way.