“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.
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.
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.
Museums striving for diversity and inclusiveness are bringing in outside voices to interpret the art. (They’re not always experts.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visiting during the pandemic can feel a bit lonely. Museum directors worry that will persist far into 2021.
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.
As they memorialize a past tragedy, New Yorkers face another profound and deadly crisis that is not yet over.
What you need to know before venturing back out to see art, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.
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.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was worth examining if the seal, which dates to 1914, “makes sense for the 21st century.”
Fifty-three people were shot from Friday through Monday. Officials have suggested reasons, but it’s difficult to pinpoint one root cause.
Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.
After layoffs, furloughs and salary cuts, the museum prepares to reopen with a reduced budget and will present an exhibition about the pandemic.
Cultural institutions are finding creative ways to engage young visitors virtually this summer, and many of the offerings are free.
Science and children’s museums are studying how to rethink their many tactile exhibits to keep people safe.
To stay connected with visitors under stay-at-home orders, the New-York Historical Society is curating a digital collection of archival recipes.