New-York Historical Society

New York, NY



Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems (4/13/16)

Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans (8/11/14)

The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America (2/27/14)

Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America (1/17/14)

Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York (6/12/12)

John Rogers: American Stories 4/26/11)

Nature and the American Vision: Masterpieces of the Hudson River School (3/18/11)


Life's Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists' Brush with Leisure, 1895-1925 and Advertising in the Age of the Ashcan Artists (12/12/07)

Frederic Remington: Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum; article by Laura Foster (7/11/07)

The Hudson River School at the New-York Historical Society: Nature and the American Vision (12/1/06)

The Hudson River School at the New-York Historical Society: Nature and the American Vision (7/14/05)

Byrdcliffe as a Utopian Community (3/25/05)

Audubon's Aviary (3/22/05)


Ralph Fasanella's America (2/6/02)

Enigmatic Intimacy: The Interior World of John Koch, essay by Grady Turner (10/24/01)

John Koch: Painting a New York Life (6/11/01)

Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, William Cullen Bryant (10/19/00)

Forgotten Etchers: Nineteenth-Century Prints from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (10/16/98)

William Sidney Mount: Painter of American Life (1998)


The New-York Historical Society, one of America's pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, the Society has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

The Society is recognized for engaging the public with deeply researched and far-ranging exhibitions, such as Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America; Slavery in New York; Drawn by New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings at the New-York Historical Society; Grant and Lee in War and Peace; Lincoln and New York; and The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society. Supporting these exhibitions and related education programs is one of the world's greatest collections of historical artifacts, works of American and European art, and material culture documenting the history of the United States and New York.

The New-York Historical Society is located at Two West 77th Street at Central Park West. See Society's website for hours and fees.

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