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Louise Mirrer

How the Computer Age Was Born in the 'Silicon City' of New York

Louise Mirrer | Posted 10.20.2016 | Arts
Louise Mirrer

When you think of the New-York Historical Society, you may imagine exhibitions about the Founding Fathers, or programs about the Civil War. Or maybe you picture the rare Colonial-era books and documents in our research Library, or our spectacular collection of Tiffany lamps.

How Black Lives Have Mattered in Art, From 1930s Protest Posters to Cell Phone Videos

Louise Mirrer | Posted 08.25.2016 | Black Voices
Louise Mirrer

New-York Historical's exhibition observes that American graphic art has now largely been replaced by graffiti, online postings and social media. Still, it is arguable that there is a direct line from the images crafted by artists of the past and the videos captured by ordinary citizens today.

A Novel Solution to America's 'History Deficit'

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.12.2016 | Education
Louise Mirrer

But when you go beyond such video anecdotes and learn how much or how little Americans generally know about our own past, you'll probably stop laughing.

Yes, Women Have a History of Their Own

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Louise Mirrer

It turns out that dozens and dozens of our lamps were designed not by Louis Comfort Tiffany or any of the men under his supervision, but by a young woman named Clara Driscoll.

When Art Framed War

Louise Mirrer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Louise Mirrer

Americans responded to the art in the Armory Show with excitement, confusion, and dismay. Some members of the press called the exhibition's Gallery I, with its European modernist works, a "Chamber of Horrors."