Join MCNY for a weekend-long celebration of the Museum of the City of New York’s 100th birthday, complete with events, a new exhibition, and a whole lot of fun!
The adventure begins on Friday night, as you’re transported back to the “Roaring Twenties,” the decade the Museum was founded. Don your best 1920s attire, grab your dancing shoes, and join us as we step back in time for an evening of jazz-age revelry with a modern twist.
Museum of the City of New York, NYC’s storyteller for nearly 100 years, today announced the list of 33 image-makers whose work will be included in the inaugural presentation of New York Now: Home – a photography triennial. Opening on March 10, 2023, the first installation focuses on the theme of “Home” and features photographs and artworks by artists that reveal a complex understanding of home in New York’s five boroughs. With works ranging from social documentary to conceptual, the artists in New York Now: Home explore the ways that homes cross geographic borders; how homes are havens of safety for some but not all; the fact that homes are chosen as much as they are inherited; and the experience of homes that is made in our bodies. Together, the work celebrates the diversity of what home, family, kinship, and community are and can be in New York, now.
The ongoing exhibition Activist New York, now celebrating its tenth year, opened in May, 2012 at The Museum of the City of New York. Exploring issues of political and civil rights, religious freedom, immigration, gender equality, environmental advocacy, and economic rights—and drawing on artifacts, images, and interactive components— Activist New York provides a sweeping look at the passions and conflicts that underlie the city’s history of agitation and the New Yorkers who have mobilized to fight for the city they want to see.
Each section includes a timeline of key events, objects, images and a bio of the activists who worked hard in support of their movements. The timeline will take viewers from the 1600s to today.
As a complement to its ongoing exhibition Activist New York, now entering its 10th anniversary, Museum of the City of New York will unveil a new immersive mural installation by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya that illustrates the resilience of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) New Yorkers, and solidarity across activist movements. Incorporating contemporary images and historical activist figures Malcolm X and Yuri Kochiyama, Phingbodhipakkiya’s installation “Raise Your Voice” invites audiences to consider their own power for advocacy.
As we look forward to Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis’ solo exhibition #GiveItAllYouGotat P·P·O·W Gallery, we thought it a good time to reach back into our archives and take a second look at the Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis solo exhibition, The City is My Muse at the Museum of the City of New York in 2015.
The exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, opened at The Museum of the City of New York, featuring more than 120 photographs by Stanley Kubrick from the Museum’s LookMagazine archive.