Photograph by Clayton Benskin

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On August 1, MCNY unveiled its new outdoor exhibition, “New York Responds,” incorporating photographs that document this singular moment in New York City history. On view on the terrace and balustrade, the first phase of this outdoor installation features a selection from the 15,000+ images submitted to the Museum’s open calls — #CovidStoriesNYC and #ActivistNY. The outdoor presentation offers a starting point for a new exhibition that will open at the Museum later this year which will tell the stories of 2020 and imagine what’s next for our city.

The exhibition also includes a prompt for New Yorkers to continue to share images of objects and experiences from around the City during this time of change of upheaval.  More information at