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Affordable New York

Museum of the City of New York

Curator Tom Mellins

Affordable New York traces over a century of affordable housing activism, documenting the ways in which reformers, policy makers, and activists have fought to transform their city.


100 Years of the Picture Collection: From Abacus to Zoology

New York Public Library

The exhibition celebrates the centennial of the Picture Collection at the New York Public Library. On view until May 15th, 2016.


The life, times, and vision
of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy

The mission of the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy is to operate and maintain the Louis Kahn-designed Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on the southern end of Roosevelt Island, New York, and to develop and present vibrant educational materials that celebrate the life and legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. fdr4freedoms has been a multi-year project of the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy.

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In Pursuit of Freedom

Brooklyn Historical Society,
Weeksville Heritage Center and
Irondale Ensemble Project

In Pursuit of Freedom is a multifaceted public history initiative that explores the everyday heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement.

This public history project is a partnership of Brooklyn Historical Society, Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale Ensemble Project. The project includes exhibits, public programs, an extensive on-line curriculum, an original theater piece by Irondale Ensemble Project, a website (, walking tours and a memorial to Brooklyn Abolitionists that will be part of the new Willoughby Square Park when it opens in 2016.

Sheppard Gallagher

Ileen Sheppard Gallagher

ISG Productions

Projects range from new museums, corporate attractions, and citywide film/media celebrations to exhibitions, special events, the organization of archives, and beyond.

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Chris Lehrecke

Chris Lehrecke

Chris Lehrecke has been designing and building furniture since 1982. While his early pieces were influenced by a number of enduring design traditions–African, Asian, Shaker, and Scandinavian–they consistently maintained a modern sensibility. Lehrecke’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum, which also awarded him its distinguished Modernism/Young Designer Award in 1997.

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Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s
New York: Assembled Realities

Museum of the City of New York

Essays by Sean Corcoran
and Justin Davidson

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.

The Art of Lexus

The Art of Lexus:
Celebrating Twenty-Five Years

Melcher Media

Jim Gorman
Foreword: Akio Toyoda

The Art of Lexus celebrates the 25th anniversary of Lexus. This book provides an overview of the past 25 years of Lexus history and how it has grown into a strong international brand.


Lincoln and the Jews

New-York Historical Society
Shapell Manuscript Foundation

Through never-before displayed original documents, artifacts, photographs, Lincoln’s own writings, and first person accounts primarily from the Shapell Manuscript Collection, the exhibition will trace events in Lincoln’s life through the lens of his Jewish contemporaries, such as Abraham Jonas, who became Lincoln’s political strategist and “most valued friend,” and Issachar Zacharie, his enigmatic confidant.

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Rosalind Franklin Tree

Center for Jewish History
Ackman & Ziff Family
Genealogy Institute