A Traveling Jewish Deli Exhibit Tells an American Tale in Pickles and Pastrami

“I’ll Have What She’s Having,” a traveling exhibit on the Jewish delicatessen, looks back at a vibrant institution fueled by immigration and irresistible food.

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Picturing Black Childhood: An Artist’s Journey

Long devoted to the subject of Black girlhood, now the focus of two new exhibitions, Deborah Roberts reflects on what has changed and what hasn’t when it comes to self-representation, play and power.

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Thomas Jefferson Statue Evicted From City Hall Will Go to a Museum

Heeding requests to move the statue because of Jefferson’s legacy as an enslaver, the city approved a plan to relocate it to the New-York Historical Society.

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Whose Writing Is on the Wall at the Museum? It Could Be Yours.

Museums striving for diversity and inclusiveness are bringing in outside voices to interpret the art. (They’re not always experts.)

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Jefferson Statue May Be Removed After More Than 100 Years at City Hall

Black, Latino and Asian City Council members who find the sculpture oppressive and racist may finally win a two-decade fight to remove it from their chamber.

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Cherry Grove, Where Gay New Yorkers Became ‘Their Real Selves’

In the 1950s, the Fire Island hamlet was a refuge for gay men and lesbians. Dozens of enlarged photos from the era are now on view outside the New-York Historical Society.

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Scholar of World War II Homefront Wins American History Book Prize

The New-York Historical Society award goes to a study of fractures in American society a year after Pearl Harbor, which resonates amid the pandemic today.

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What We Found in Robert Caro’s Yellowed Files

The author of “The Power Broker” and a multivolume biography of L.B.J. is giving awed archivists — and New York — access to more than 50 years of research.

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How Long Can N.Y.C. Museums Survive at 25 Percent Capacity?

Visiting during the pandemic can feel a bit lonely. Museum directors worry that will persist far into 2021.

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Audubon Park, From Hinterlands to Urban Density

The ornithologist-painter John James Audubon took flight from Lower Manhattan to escape its ‘pestilential vapors.’ He landed in the picturesque woodland of the future Washington Heights, changing its landscape forever.

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New York City Marks 9/11 at a Time of Harrowing Loss

As they memorialize a past tragedy, New Yorkers face another profound and deadly crisis that is not yet over.

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New York’s Reopened Museums: Where to Go and What to See

What you need to know before venturing back out to see art, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.

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Tales of Hope and Resilience as a Museum Reopens

An outdoor exhibition of quarantine stories at the New-York Historical Society offers a healing space for emotionally drained New Yorkers. The museum invites visitors to record their own experiences.

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N.Y.C. Seal, With a Native American in Loincloth, Faces Scrutiny

Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was worth examining if the seal, which dates to 1914, “makes sense for the 21st century.”

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The Wave of Gun Violence in N.Y.C.

Fifty-three people were shot from Friday through Monday. Officials have suggested reasons, but it’s difficult to pinpoint one root cause.

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8 Things to Do This Fourth of July Weekend

Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.

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Museum of the City of New York: Reduced but Reopening

After layoffs, furloughs and salary cuts, the museum prepares to reopen with a reduced budget and will present an exhibition about the pandemic.

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Digital Field Trips: Museum Adventures Abound for Kids

Cultural institutions are finding creative ways to engage young visitors virtually this summer, and many of the offerings are free.

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No Touch, No Hands-On Learning, for Now, as Museums Try to Reopen

Science and children’s museums are studying how to rethink their many tactile exhibits to keep people safe.

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make 19th-Century Lemon Cake

To stay connected with visitors under stay-at-home orders, the New-York Historical Society is curating a digital collection of archival recipes.

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