Art: ‘This Is New York – 100 Years Of The City In Art And Pop Culture’ (MCNY)

Richard Estes. M Train on Route to Manhattan Approaches the Williamsburg Bridge. 1995.

Museum of the City of New York (May 10, 2023) – In honor of the centennial of the founding of the Museum of the City of New York as the city’s storyteller, This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture explores the many ways that the city has inspired storytelling.

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

OPENS MAY 26, 2023 – JUNE 21, 2024

It features both famous and lesser-known images of New York in film and television, song and poetry, literature, visual and performing arts, and fashion, painting a collective, moving and even funny version of a city that has captured the imagination of the world. 

The exhibition is organized around the types of places where the human-scale stories of New York are told.  It showcases the city’s bustling streets and subways, its iconic parks and waterfronts, its restaurants and nightspots, and its dense and vibrant neighborhoods. Covering the century since the Museum was founded, it illustrates both the massive changes and the enduring themes that have shaped the many stories we tell about New York. 


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