Collecting New York’s Stories Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious

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Museum of the City of New York

In Person

Tue, Sep. 1 – Thu, Dec. 31

1220 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029

“Collecting New York's Stories: Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious” features highlights drawn from the hundreds of additions to the MCNY’s permanent collection over the past three years, running the gamut from the colonial era to the recent past. A gallery of historic and contemporary photographs showcases works by both well-known and emerging artists, including Janette Beckman, Bruce Davidson, Helen Levitt, Ruddy Roye, Richard Sandler, Gail Thacker, James Van Der Zee, Harvey Wang, and many others. A companion gallery presents original drawings by long-time New Yorker illustrator Saul Steinberg, alongside gifts of garments, posters, decorative arts objects, and many other artifacts speaking to the everyday life of the city. Together, these beautiful, eclectic, and poignant images and objects illuminate the compelling and layered identity of New York and its stories.

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