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Celebrating the City: Recent Acquisitions from the Joy of Giving Something @ MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

Ted Croner. Top Hats at Horse Show, 1947-49, Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Joy of Giving Something, Inc.,
2020.10.56. Courtesy of the Estate of Ted Croner

Celebrating the City: Recent Acquisitions from the Joy of Giving Something
Opens February 18, 2022

The exhibition will feature approximately 100 photographs selected from the more than 1,000 images recently gifted to the Museum by the Joy of Giving Something (JGS), a non-profit organization dedicated to the photographic arts.

“Photographs of New York are instantly recognizable and help us celebrate and elevate the many stories of our vibrant city that might otherwise go unnoticed,” says Whitney Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director of Museum of the City of New York. “As we continue to emerge from the challenges of the COVID pandemic, this magnificent gift from the Joy of Giving Something dramatically advances MCNY’s already stellar 400,000+ image photography collection and gives us an even greater ability to share the stories of our beloved city and its inhabitants.”

Some exhibition highlights include:

Bruce Cratsley’s “Brooklyn Bridge Centennial” (1983)
Bruce Davidson’s “Square Riggers, South Street Seaport” (1996)
Elliott Erwitt’s “New York City” (1955)
Larry Fink’s “Studio 54” (1977)
Ken Heyman’s “Dogs’ Last Swim in Central Park Lake, New York” (1985)
Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s “Alice (Alice Rose George)” (1987)
Inge Morath’s “A Llama in Times Square” (1957)
Sylvia Plachy’s “Baseball Plié” (1982)

MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029


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