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I LIVE. SEND HELP., THE WORKS: SALON STYLE and Other Exhibitions Set for the New-York Historical Society, Aug 2014

I LIVE. SEND HELP., THE WORKS: SALON STYLE and Other Exhibitions Set for the New-York Historical Society, Aug 2014

The New-York Historical Society has announced its exhibitions and more for August 2014. Details below!

All exhibitions are presented at the New-York Historical Society unless otherwise noted.


TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects

August 22, 2014

Can one object define New York City? Can 101? New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts has assembled a kaleidoscopic array of possibilities in a new book, A History of New York in 101 Objects. Featuring objects from the New-York Historical Society collection, this exhibition will assemble some of Roberts's choices, which together constitute a unique history of New York. By turns provocative, iconic, and ironic, and winnowed from hundreds of possibilities, his selections share the criteria of having played some transformative role in the city's history.

"I Live. Send Help." 100 Years of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

June 13, 2014 - September 21, 2014

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) was founded in New York City in 1914 as a response to the plight of Jews in Europe and Palestine at the outset of World War I. Since then, JDC has become a premiere humanitarian organization helping Jews and non-Jews the world over in times of need. On the occasion of its 100 year anniversary, this exhibition will recount the history of the JDC from its creation to its most recent relief activities rebuilding Jewish communities of the former Soviet Union, and in aiding Filipinos in the wake of the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Included in this celebratory exhibition will be photographs, objects, and films that bring the JDC's poignant stories to life.

The Works: Salon Style at the New-York Historical Society

June 20, 2014 - February 08, 2015

Salon Style is a method of hanging a gallery that emphasizes the complexity and richness of a collection, often done in the collections of the European royal courts to connote taste and opulence. By the nineteenth century Salon Style was used by private art clubs to squeeze as many works into a gallery as possible. This installation displays numerous gems from the New-York Historical Society's permanent collection in nineteenth-century Salon Style, showcasing the depth and range of our holdings. Everything from self-portraits of Asher Durand to Hudson River School landscapes to religious and history paintings will be on view, in close proximity that unites these typically separate styles.

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War

April 4, 2014 - August 24, 2014

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context and public history.

Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans

July 04, 2014

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Madeline's publication, the New-York Historical Society will honor the beloved schoolgirl and her creator Ludwig Bemelmans with an exhibition of more than 90 original artworks. In addition to drawings from all six Madeline books, the exhibition will also feature Bemelmans' drawings of the old Ritz Hotel in New York, murals from a rediscovered Paris bistro, panels from the Onassis yacht, and a cache of fabrics based on an early picture book.

NYC & the Civil War: The New-York Historical Society Pops Up on Governors Island

July 05, 2014

Note: This exhibition takes place at House 18 in Nolan Park on Governors Island.
NYC & the Civil War, is presented by the New-York Historical Society in commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the war that divided the nation. The exhibition portrays the complexities that arose in our city during the period of the American Civil War. While there were no battles in New York, the city itself embodied many of the tensions that tore the nation in two. Using reproductions of photographs, newspapers, and works of art, our Student Historian Teen Leaders have curated a nuanced view of the Civil War showing multiple perspectives and many surprises. Located in Building 18 in Nolan Park, the exhibition is free and runs every weekend from July 5th through September 28th, and beginning July 12th will feature hands-on activities for all ages.

PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS

DiMenna Children's History Museum

Explore 300 years of New York and American history through the eyes and lives of children of the past! The DiMenna Children's History Museum is a museum-within-a-museum and occupies the New-York Historical Society's entire lower level. It includes character-based pavilions, a children's library, a Whiz Bang Quiz Machine, and interactive exhibits and games. The DCHM encourages children to identify with the people whose enterprise and creativity changed the course of our history. All ages can enjoy and learn in DCHM, but the exhibits are targeted at age 8-13.

The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History

Dedicated to telling the story of America through the lens of New York, this new gallery features such works as a piece of ceiling from Keith Haring's "Pop Shop;" Here is New York, a rotating selection from the approximately 6,200 photographs taken by the people of New York City on September 11, 2001, and immediately afterward; History Under Your Feet, an educational scavenger hunt for visitors featuring our "history manholes;" and Liberty/Liberté, an installation by New York-based artist Fred Wilson. This permanent installation provides an overview of New-York Historical's diverse collections and orients visitors to the experiences and exhibitions waiting deeper in the Museum.

For more information, call (212) 873-3400 or go online at www.nyhistory.org.

MUSEUM AND STORE HOURS:

Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am-6 pm
Friday: 10 am-8 pm (pay as you wish from 6 pm-8 pm)
Saturday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm

MUSEUM ADMISSION:

Adults - $19
Teachers and Seniors - $15
Students - $12
Children (5-13)- $6
Children (4 and under) -free

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