New-York Historical Society


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New-York Historical Society,

New York City. Founded in 1804, the society is a repository of art, artifacts, and literature relating to American, especially New York, history. Among its celebrated permanent collections are 435 watercolors by John James Audubon for his engraved folio volumes, The Birds of America, and American paintings from colonial times through the 19th cent. The society's educational programs include changing exhibitions of American cultural subjects, lectures by noted scholars and historians, and a large library facility providing extensive material to scholars on early America.
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Perhaps the exhibition at Roth Horowitz, in spite of its minimal evidence of the anti-lynching counter-forces, was in fact as "realistic" (historically accurate) as its successor at the New-York Historical Society.
In the ten years following September 11,2001, the New-York Historical Society has presented numerous special exhibitions, public programs, community meetings, and school and teacher programs relating to the attacks," commented Louise Mirrer, New-York Historical Society president and CEO.
1) "Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert" opened at the New-York Historical Society on September 12, 2000 and will be on view until January 21, 2001.
Dance for the City: Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet, a wide-ranging exhibition curated by Lynn Garafola and Eric Foner, opens April 7 at the New-York Historical Society and runs through October 17.
Organized by China's largest and most prestigious arts academy, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), "Happy Chinese New Year: Fantastic Art China" will honor Lunar New Year on a grand scale through a wide range of visual and performing arts events being undertaken throughout February by partners including the New York Philharmonic , New-York Historical Society , National Dance Institute , Fireworks by Grucci , U.
at The New-York Historical Society Two West 77th Street, at Central Park West.
Andrew Jackson and Durand's landmark painting, "Kindred Spirits," which was in the news not long ago as a result of its record-breaking purchase from the New-York Historical Society by Alice Walton, heiress to the Wal-Mart fortune.
An exhibition, "Dance in the City: Fifty Years of New York City Ballet," will take place April 7 to October 17 at the New-York Historical Society, organized by Lynn Garafola and Eric Foner.
In that role, she supervised and mentored a team of resident directors in the Mid-Atlantic region, driving fundraising results for a diverse array of clients, including the New-York Historical Society, American Ballet Theatre, the Massachusetts and Connecticut Chapters of The Nature Conservancy, and the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation in New York City.
A traveling photography exhibit covering the 17 years of the Hermione's reconstruction will be free to the public in each port with companion exhibits at The New-York Historical Society, the Museum of the U.