Museum of the City of New York: Where the Past Informs the Future
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- “The city’s history and many quirks are revealed through engaging exhibits.” —Fodor’s
The Museum is open seven days a week, from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Current Exhibit: 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.
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.