The New York Historical Society to House The American LGBTQ+ Museum

 

 

 

The New York Historical Society will be adding more than 70,000 square-feet to its historic building along Central Park’s Upper West Side. This five-story addition will include ¬†additional classrooms, galleries, study areas ~ and the the first museum in New York dedicated to LGBTQ+ history and culture, with an anticipated completion date near 2026.

The American LGBTQ+ Museum will be located within a 4,000 square foot gallery space and occupy a full floor. Exciting programming to include rotating exhibitions and a ‘virtual museum’ in addition to its permanent exhibitions.

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Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine coming to the New York Historical Society Garden this Summer

 

 

 

Hope Wanted installation. Photo credit: Kay Hickman

Many of our beloved Museum’s, which have been closed for several months due to COVID-19, have risen to difficult challenges with free online viewing rooms, artist talks, workshops and educational experiences. The New York Historical Society will open its rear courtyard this summer to a COVID-19-related installation entitled,¬†Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine.

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Looking Back at Editta Sherman ~ The Duchess of Carnegie Hall Exhibited by New York Historical Society

 

 

 

Editta Sherman posing for Bill Cunningham

A new documentary on Bill Cunningham aired on Amazon Prime this year (2020), shadowing the famed photographer on the streets of the city he loved, and in the iconic building where he lived much of his professional life ~ Carnegie Hall Studios ~ next door to another famed photographer, Editta Sherman.

Here, we take a look-back at Editta’s life and portrait work, which was on view at the New York Historical Society in a 2017 exhibition, The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman

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Three of The Waldorf Astoria’s Historic Possessions on View at The New York Historical Society

 

 

 

The World’s Fair Clock Tower

Ambang Insurance Group, owner of the Waldorf Astoria New York is collaborating with the New York Historical Society on an installation of three of the grand hotel’s most prized possessions.

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