New-York Historical Society

New-York Historical Society and Library

About the Museum


New-York Historical Society and Library

The Gallery of Tiffany Lamps, designed by renowned Czech architect Eva Jiřičná, comprises a 4,800-square-ft, two-story space measuring nearly a city block with its soaring glass Norman S Benzaquen Grand Staircase
© 2017 Corrado Serra, Photo: Corrado Serra

The Gallery of Tiffany Lamps, designed by renowned Czech architect Eva Jiřičná, comprises a 4,800-square-ft, two-story space measuring nearly a city block with its soaring glass Norman S Benzaquen Grand Staircase

New-York Historical Society
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New-York Historical Society

Saving Washington, the inaugural exhibition of the new Center for Women’s History, showcases the contributions of First Lady Dolley Madison and her female contemporaries to the fledgling democracy of early America
© 2017 Corrado Serra, Photo: Corrado Serra

Saving Washington, the inaugural exhibition of the new Center for Women’s History, showcases the contributions of First Lady Dolley Madison and her female contemporaries to the fledgling democracy of early America

The 2,600-square-ft North Gallery features grand double-height ceilings to imaginatively display and interpret New York Historical’s permanent collection highlights
© 2017 Corrado Serra, Photo: Corrado Serra

The 2,600-square-ft North Gallery features grand double-height ceilings to imaginatively display and interpret New York Historical’s permanent collection highlights

From Mies van der Rohe’s famous Four Seasons chair to Billy Jean King’s Philadelphia Freedoms tennis dress, the New York Historical Society’s broad collection encompasses, art, design and significant artefacts that represent the city’s rich history. Recent renovations have seen new displays for the museum’s extensive holdings of Tiffany lamps, with a particular focus on the work of Clara Driscoll, and a new Center for Women’s History including a display entitled Saving Washington that tells the story of First Lady Dolley Madison’s significant contributions to the development of American democracy.

Collection Highlights


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Ted Tinling

Philadelphia Freedoms tennis dress
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Amerique
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Stewart Studio graffiti door, New York City
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Tiffany Studios, designed by Clara Driscoll

Apple Blossom table lamp
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Brno chair from the Four Seasons restaurant
New-York Historical Society and Library: Collection Highlights
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Ted Tinling

Philadelphia Freedoms tennis dress, 1974
Gift of Billie Jean King, New-York Historical Society
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Amerique, c.1840
terracotta
Bequest of James Hazen Hyde, New York Historical Society
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Stewart Studio graffiti door, New York City, 1970s
metal, paint; aerosol spray paint, ink markers
Gift of Regina Serniak Stewart
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Tiffany Studios, designed by Clara Driscoll

Apple Blossom table lamp, c.1901-1906
glass, bronze
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt, New York Historical Society
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Brno chair from the Four Seasons restaurant, 1958
Gift of Alex von Bidder, New York Historical Society

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American Visionary: John F Kennedy's Life and Times

23 Jun 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
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