This is New York: A Curious Exhibit on 100 Years of Pop Culture in NYC 

I love learning about the history of New York City and I’ve been an avid collector of old books and travel guides on New York City, vintage photographs depicting street scenes, historic maps as well as films shot in New York. I visit The Museum of the City of New York in uptown Manhattan at least once a year to learn something new.

The latest exhibit, This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture, explores the many ways that the city has inspired storytelling across various art forms. It features both famous and lesser-known depictions of New York in film and television, visual and performing arts, music, poetry and literature, and even fashion — painting a collective, moving, and sometimes funny version of a city that has managed to capture the imagination of the world. 

The museum is located on fifth avenue at 103rd street, and currently offers a pay-as-you-wish admission for all visitors.
The latest exhibition “This Is New York” is on the third floor of the museum and spans through multiple spaces and rooms.
Photo of actor James Dean in Times Square, taken by photographer Dennis Stock in 1955.
Some of the music albums featured – inspired by or recorded in New York City.
An installation, “Scenes from the City”,explores how New York has been used as a movie set for the past century.
Installation “At Home in New York” spotlights literature and art works that animate the unique challenges and opportunities of making a home in a city of eight million people.
One of the recent books New York at Its Core features 450 historic objects and images, many from the Museum’s rich collection, showing the visual timeline of the city

Show Info

This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture
Exhibition runs Through July 21, 2024
Hours: Mon, Thu, Fri 10-5; Sat-Sun 10-6

Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029
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Tickets: Pay-as-you-wish at the door
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