Museum of the City of New York

About the Museum


The Museum of the City of New York on Fifth Avenue celebrates and interprets its home, seeking to connect the past, present, and future of New York. The museum was founded in 1923 by writer Henry Collins Brown and now houses a collection of more than 750,000 objects that span painting, photography, sculpture, decorative arts, toys and theatrical memorabilia. Standout items include several handwritten manuscripts by Eugene O’Neill, a complete room of Duncan Phyfe furniture, some 400 glass negatives by Jacob Riis, a suit worn to George Washington’s Inaugural Ball and the Carrie Walter Stettheimer dollhouse, which contains miniature work by Marcel Duchamp.

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