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Museum of the City of New York
at 103rd street 1220 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029
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attended Jun 09 2011

Part of the museum is under reconstruction but what we saw was great especially the exhibit on Joel Grey. Would love to return once the contruction is completed.

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attended Jun 18 2011

The Joel Gray feature exhibit was fascinating. Loved the 15 movie too. The new furniture exhibit is exceptional!

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attended May 27 2011

The building is beautiful and it's a nice location (5th Ave.) However, half the museum was closed so it only takes about an hour to see everything, including an interesting slide show.

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The Museum is open seven days a week, from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Current Exhibits:
Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s New York: Assembled Realities
This exhibit features more than 40 works by this Taiwanese artist, who came to New York at 18 to study photography. Pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary photography, Liao (b. 1977) creates large-scale panoramas by combining multiple exposures of the same location taken over the course of several hours. The resulting composite photographs are often fantastical; complex, hyper-real views that no single shot—or the eye—could capture. Liao has spent the past decade honing his distinctive style, making images of his adopted city from the Grand Concourse to Coney Island, the old Shea Stadium to the 72nd Street Subway.

Letters To Afar: By Péter Forgács, Music by The Klezmatics
Letters to Afar: By Péter Forgács, music by the Klezmatics is an immersive video art installation based on home movies made by New York City’s Jewish immigrants who traveled back to visit Poland during the 1920s and 30s. The films document poignant family reunions and everyday life in small towns in the years before the Second World War, capturing a culture on the brink. The installation was created by Hungarian artist Péter Forgács, under a commission by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. With a haunting soundtrack by the New York-based band The Klezmatics, these “letters” bring to life a lost world in startling and moving detail.

Exhibits current at time of publication, but subject to closure or change without notice.

About the Ticket Supplier: Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.