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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."

The Armory Show at 100: Still a "Must See" for New Yorkers

Henry Miller | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Henry Miller

The New York Historical Society's blockbuster exhibition -- "The Armory Show at 100" -- runs through February 23. A major feature of the arts season l...

Of Art and History: The Armory Show at 100: The New-York Historical Society

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

A hundred years ago, in February 1913, some 87,000 art lovers viewed the International Exhibition of Modern Art, sponsored by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors at the Lexington Avenue Armory at 25th Street.

A Rare Look At The AIDS Epidemic In NYC

Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

The New-York Historical Society is offering a rare look back at the conflicts which defined the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in its latest exh...

A Terrifying Era: The First Five Years of AIDS

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Sharlach

When my novel Running in Bed was published, one commentator questioned whether the world needed another book about AIDS. A new exhibit opening today at the New-York Historical Society, "AIDS in New York: The First Five Years" answers that question with a resounding "yes."

AIDS: The First Five Years

Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

Recently, artists have begun to examine the early years of the AIDS epidemic in New York with a new lens. The Oscar-nominated documentary "How to Surv...

Robert Caro Awarded $50,000 Prize

AP | Posted 02.22.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- Robert Caro has won yet another literary prize, this one worth $50,000. The New-York Historical Society announced Thursday that Caro had ...

How World War II Changed Everything -- Even Our Taste for Candy

Louise Mirrer | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York
Louise Mirrer

Legend has it that Forrest Mars got the idea for M&M'S in the 1930s, during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), when he saw soldiers eating chocolate pellets with a hard shell of tempered chocolate.

An Intimate Art Exhibition for Father's Day

Jeanine Barone | Posted 08.15.2012 | Arts
Jeanine Barone

Max depicts his dad, a native New Yorker who would have turned 100 this year, in many iconic New York City sites. Each of the paintings in the exhibition convey intimacy, where his father -- often alone in the scene -- exudes a sense of isolation.

What To Do This Weekend

Posted 05.26.2012 | New York

Dylan Fest 2012 Where: Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, (212) 777-1224 When: Friday, 8PM Price: $25 This past Thursday, Bob Dylan celebrated his 71s...

George W. Bush: I Wish They Weren’t Called 'Bush Tax Cuts'

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush spoke on fiscal policy on Tuesday, taking a jab at President Obama's tax plan and expressing a regret on his own cuts ...

Brewing New York's History

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.26.2012 | New York
Louise Mirrer

Beer has been integral to the city's history since the earliest days of European settlement, when it was generally safer to drink than the water.

Lincoln's Signature

Howard Kissel | Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts
Howard Kissel

How much can a piece of paper be worth? Quite a lot, if it has Abraham Lincoln's signature on it. The actual value of the over-sized sheet of paper that went on display Wednesday at the New-York Historical Society has not been disclosed.

Hitler's Possessions Will Be Part Of A New Exhibit

AP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- An upcoming New York City exhibition featuring four centuries of sterling silver includes two pieces of flatware that belonged to Adolf Hi...

"You Don't Own Frederick Douglass"

Alan Singer | Posted 03.11.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

I believe that it is okay for historians to disagree without getting nasty with each other, and that our disagreements are an essential part of making meaning out of the past.

Lincoln and Douglass Would Be Angry

Alan Singer | Posted 03.06.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Life sized bronze statues of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass stand at the entrances to the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) greeting visitor...

Major Museums And Organizations Collect Materials Produced By Occupy Movement

AP/The Huffington Post | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR and RANDY HERSCHAFT | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

By CRISTIAN SALAZAR AND RANDY HERSCHAFT, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Occupy Wall Street may still be working to shake the notion it repre...

Who Should Tell the Story of 9/11?

Kate Kelly | Posted 11.08.2011 | Arts
Kate Kelly

After creating a video recording booth that could be moved to various locations, documentary filmmaker Ruth Sergel started collecting the stories of New Yorkers.

Reading a Mother's Day Card From 300 Years Ago

Louise Mirrer | Posted 07.06.2011 | New York
Louise Mirrer

As we celebrate Mother's Day 2011, let's be grateful for the mementos we have from our own mothers, and for the love they keep alive.

NYU Founder's Mixed Record on Slavery and Race

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Albert Gallatin, a founder of NYU, claimed to oppose slavery. However, his claims to oppose it can also be read as racist attacks on the humanity of Africans.

Deception in Advertising: Local Sex Ads and Human Trafficking Victims

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Anti-human trafficking advocates say that explicit advertisements in many of New York City's local publications fuel brothels.

Grateful Dead: A Look Back At History

nytimes.com | LARRY ROHTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Grateful Dead performed the last of their more than 2,300 concerts in 1995 and thus belong increasingly to history, not the present. Two related e...

Bob Weir "Tickled" About Upcoming NY Historical Society Grateful Dead Exhibit

Bennett Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bennett Marcus

Grateful Dead fans of all ages flocked to the New York Historical Society to meet their idols, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, at a benefit to support an upcoming exhibit of Dead artifacts.

How President Obama Can Find a 21st Century Agenda in a 19th Century Painting

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louise Mirrer

But what does "American greatness" require of us? View of the Yosemite Valley offers at least two answers.