New-York Historical Society

February 19, 2014, Chapel Hill, NC—Antiquarian book dealers, collectors, and the intellectually curious will gather in New York City for Rare Book Week, April 1-8, 2014. Coordinated by Fine Books & Collections magazine, Rare Book Week is the largest gathering of its kind anywhere in the world.

Rare Book Week is headlined by the 54th annual New York Antiquarian Book

New York, NY, November 5, 2013—The New-York Historical Society has acquired a sketchbook of drawings and watercolors by Maurice Brazil Prendergast (1858-1924), the iconic American Post-Impressionist and member of The Eight. The proffered sketchbook dates from the last years of the artist’s life and features 152 lined and paginated leaves.

“We are thrilled to add

NEW YORK, NY, August 27, 2013 —Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America, a new exhibition on view at the New-York Historical Society from September 27, 2013 through March 9, 2014, will explore the critical and popular resurgence of portraiture in the United States in

Two new books take the study of American material culture to the masses by highlighting the country's iconic objects--a fragment of Plymouth rock, a presidential button, a soldier's footlocker--and using them to brief readers on an historical event.
As Oscar Wilde put it, "The birds are singing for joy of the Spring's glad birth." The New-York Historical Society is set to open part one of a major, three-part exhibition featuring all 474 original watercolors related to the double-elephant folio first edition of Audubon's Birds of America. NYHS acquired all but one of the watercolors in 1863 from the artist's widow, Lucy Bakewell
NEW YORK, November 9, 2011— The American Art Fair moves to a new venue as it celebrates its fourth year and will be held November 28-December 1, 2011 at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City. The gala preview on Sunday, November 27 marks the beginning of American Paintings week in New York. Inaugurated in 2008, the fair focuses on the grand tradition of American art