Whether you're a devoted local history buff or a New York newbie, you're guaranteed a fascinating glimpse into the city's storied past at the New-York Historical Society. Predating the Met by 70 years, the Society's eclectic array of cultural and political artifacts includes more than 1.6 million art holdings, with works ranging from one of the country's finest collections of Hudson River School landscapes to hundreds of James Audubon's watercolors for Birds of America. With temporary exhibitions having ranged from stunning black-and-white photographs of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march, to the story of comic book superheroes in the Big Apple, there's truly something for everyone at New-York Historical Society.
Be sure to visit the museum’s exhibitions page to see what’s currently showing.
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