Wednesday, December 14, 2016
SEE: NEW YORK AT ITS CORE AT MCNY
The exhibition captures the human energy that drove New York to become a city like no other and a subject of fascination the world over. Entertaining, inspiring, important, and at times bemusing, New York City “big personalities,” including Alexander Hamilton, Walt Whitman, “Boss” Tweed, Emma Goldman, JP Morgan, Fiorello La Guardia, Jane Jacobs, and Jay-Z and dozens more, parade through the exhibition. Visitors will also learn the stories of lesser-known New York personalities, like Lenape chieftain Penhawitz and Italian immigrant Susie Rocco.
Even animals like the horse, the pig, the beaver, and the oyster, which played pivotal roles in the economy and daily life of New York, get their moment in the historical spotlight. More than 400 objects, many from the Museum’s rich collection, will be complemented by state-of-the-art inter actives, inviting visitors to fully engage with the rich stories presented in New York at Its Core. More details at MCNY: LINK