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George M. Cohan Collection

George M. Cohan Collection



The Edward B. Marks Music Co. Collection on George M. Cohan documents the career of one of the 20th century’s most prolific theatrical artists. Born in 1878, George Michael Cohan joined his parents’ vaudeville act in infancy. His first full-length production opened...

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New York on Ice: Skating in the City

New York on Ice: Skating in the City



This selection of images from the exhibition invites visitors to explore how ice skating evolved in the city from its colonial Dutch and British origins to become a 19th-century craze, and later an opportunity for elaborate spectacle, commercialized leisure, and...

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Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics

Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics



Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics traces women’s political activism in New York City from the struggle to win the vote, through the 20th century, and into our own times. Many of the artifacts, documents, and photographs utilized in the exhibition...

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New York at its Core

New York at its Core



New York at Its Core occupies the entire first floor of our landmark building, and explores the history of New York since its founding through key themes of money, diversity, density, and creativity. Visitors can now investigate the qualities that make this city...

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New York Silver, Then and Now

New York Silver, Then and Now



New York Silver, Then and Now links the rich history of silversmithing in New York City to present-day artistic practice. It features newly commissioned works by leading metalworkers, created in response to historical objects from the Museum’s collection. The...

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Timescapes

Timescapes



Timescapes, the Museum’s award-winning short documentary, explores how New York City grew from a settlement of a few hundred Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans into the metropolis we know today, and features animated maps and archival photographs, prints,...

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Ephemera

Ephemera



The Museum’s Ephemera Collections include advertisements, handbills, pamphlets, menus, invitations, medals, pins, buttons, badges, three-dimensional souvenirs, and printed textiles. As utilitarian objects, these items served as the connective tissue between citizens...

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Prints for Sale

Prints for Sale



The City Museum is pleased to offer custom printed, exhibition quality reproductions of thousands of images from its collections. Browse available images here or contact rightsandrepro@mcny.org to inquire about the availability of others....

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