2022 NYC Museum Tour: New York Public Library

My second visit in this series is technically not to a museum but to a library exhibition. For the first time in its history The New York Public Library has curated a permanent exhibition — “Treasures” — showcasing some of the most fascinating pieces from its collection. The treasures in this exhibition tell the stories of people, places, and moments spanning 4,000 years—from the emergence of the written word through to the present day. Visitors will encounter manuscripts, artworks, letters, still and moving images, recordings, and more that bring vividly to life voices of the past.

The entrance to the exhibition from the central doors of the Midtown library
A times ticket is required, but it’s free
One of my favorite pieces in the exhibition, a prospect pitch of the editor of The New Yorker about what the magazine would cover once it launched
Winnie-the-pooh characters, 1921
A microfilm showcasing Croton Reservoir, a structure that was in place of the modern-day New York Public Library


Ongoing exhibition
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (Bryant Park)
Hours: Mon 10-6, Tue+Wed 10-8, Thu-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5


You must have a timed ticket to enter. Tickets are free


If you bring large bags or other oversized items, they must be checked before entering the exhibition.


Must wear a mask inside

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