The New York City branch of Smithsonian's Archives of American Art features a gallery space that displays a rotation of material from the archives' massive, 12 million-item collection. Previous exhibits have included holiday cards and love letters sent by and to famous American artists and culturati.
The Paley Center's permanent media collection contains nearly 150,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. As in any noncirculating library, visitors can select programs to view while in the museum and watch them at a console.
Anyone can listen to or watch archival footage from the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, Music Division, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, Billy Rose Theatre Division or the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.
The ABC No Rio Zine Library contains over 12,000 publications. The collection includes independent, underground and marginal publications on subjects such as music, culture, politics, personal experience and travel. The collection does not include poetry.
Continuing its commitment to recognizing the history of Civil Rights in this country, the New-York Historical Society will exhibit approximately thirty photographs by MacArthur Fellow Camilo José Vergara, who has been traveling across the United States for more than thirty years photographing Martin Luther King murals.