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This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture


July 10, 2023, 10:00 amJuly 21, 2024, 5:00 pm

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street

New York NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Explore the many ways NYC has inspired storytelling across art forms. See both famous and lesser-known depictions of New York in film and television, visual and performing arts, music, poetry and literature, and even fashion.

The full-floor exhibition is organized around the types of urban spaces where the stories of New York are told. “Tempo of the City” explores the ways in which artists have depicted life in the city’s streets and subways, and the emotions that the experience of joining the public crowd often evoke, whether joy or alienation, fear or pride.

The gallery also features “Songs of New York,” an interactive installation that allows visitors to explore the richness and diversity of each borough through songs it has inspired. “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. The third gallery, “Destination: NYC,” showcases work about the city’s spaces for gathering and spectacle, its dynamic unique nightlife spots, as well as its iconic parks and waterfronts.

A special gallery, “You Are Here,” provides an immersive 16-screen experience drawn from hundreds of movies about the city made over the past century. Installation “Scenes from the City” explores how New York has been used as a movie set for the past century.

Thu 10 am–9 pm Fri–Mon 10 am–5 pm

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