Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue

(between 103rd and 104th Streets)

New York, NY 10029

(212) 534-1672

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Directions

By subway: 6 to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west; 2, 3 to 110th Street - Central Park North, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 103rd Street
Bus: M1, M3, M4, M106 to 104th Street, M2 to 101st Street

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Museum of the City of New York

The narrative of New York City—from its beginning as a small Dutch trading post to its status today as one of the world's most important cities—unfolds through special exhibitions and the diverse collections of the museum. The permanent collection here contains over 3,000,000 items maintained by six curatorial departments.

Hours

Tue10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Currier & Ives and Other Winter Tales

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Charles Parsons, "Central-Park, Winter. The skating pond," 1862
Charles Parsons, "Central-Park, Winter. The skating pond," 1862


“Currier & Ives and Other Winter Tales” presents highlights from the museum’s exceptional collection of works by New York’s preeminent 19th-century printmakers. From 1834 to 1907, the firm of Currier & Ives produced more than a million prints for the mass market, many of them based on works by the leading artists of the day. Currier & Ives’ iconic winter scenes of skaters in Central Park, along with bucolic scenes of snow-covered small-town life, became the standard imagery for the American holiday season. Other treasures on view from the museum’s collection bring the spirit of Currier & Ives’ winters to life, with 19th-century skating outfits, old-fashioned ice skates, and a real one-horse open sleigh. Completing the wintry scene are notable paintings from the collection by New York artists, including Childe Hassam and John O’Brien Inman, depicting the distinctive light, color, and activity of old New York under the mantle of winter.

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