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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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330 reviews
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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:
Soundscape of New York
This immersive audiovisual installation combines the actual sounds of iconic New York interiors, such as Grand Central Terminal and the Seagram Building lobby, with visual animations projected on a panoramic screen. Grand Central Terminal’s soundscape, for example, features an oceanic-style animation with clangs, echoes, and quick crescendos of intensity, transporting the listener to the midst of the station’s daily bustle, and amplifying its status as a primary transportation portal to and from New York City. Visitors can also experience the soundscapes of Rockefeller Center, the New York Public Library Reading Room, and the Guggenheim Museum.

Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand
Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand features more than 150 advertisements, posters, corporate brochures, and books by this master of American design. It was Rand who most creatively brought European avant-garde art movements such as Cubism and Constructivism to graphic design in the United States. His philosophy, as expressed in his work and writings, including the recently republished 1947 Thoughts on Design, argued that visual language should integrate form and function. Born in Brooklyn in humble circumstances, Rand launched his career in the 1930s with magazine cover design and, starting in the early 1940s, he worked as an art director on Madison Avenue, where he helped revolutionize the advertising profession. He later served as design consultant to leading corporations like IBM, ABC, UPS, and Steve Jobs’s NeXT, for whom he conceived comprehensive visual communications systems, ranging from packaging to building signage, all grounded in recognizable logos, many of which are still in use today. Rand’s influence was extended by students he taught at Yale University. His visually stimulating, yet problem-solving, approach to graphic design attracted devoted admirers during his own lifetime and he remains influential today.

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.