Taming Traders: Origins of the New York Stock Exchange

Taming Traders - Origins of New York Stock Exchange - exhibition ends June 11 2017

March 31 – June 11, 2017

On May 17, 1792―under a buttonwood tree, the site of street trading at the time―24 stock brokers signed an agreement that regulated aspects of trading, thus creating the New York Stock Exchange. Before then, in the early days of the new republic when the United States was deeply in debt, it was Alexander Hamilton’s job as the first Secretary of the Treasury to persuade his colleagues in the first Congress that debt could be a beneficial commodity that could be sold and traded. But rampant speculation in war debt and bank stock turned to financial panic and provided the cautionary backdrop for the drafting of the Buttonwood Agreement in May 1792, which would change global commerce forever.

On the 225th anniversary of the New York Stock Exchange, Taming Traders: Origins of the New York Stock Exchange charts the development of this crucial trading institution. Objects on display include early bond and stock certificates, correspondence, portraits of traders, and views of Wall Street and the Tontine Coffee House. Also on view will be video clips from New-York Historical’s major oral history project, “Remembering Wall Street, 1950-1980.” The exhibition is curated by Dr. Michael Ryan, New-York Historical vice president and director of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library. Exhibition closes June 11, 2017.

Cost: Adults: $20; Seniors/Educators/Active Military: $15; Students: $12; Children (5-13 yrs old): $6 and Children 4 yrs and under: FREE. Museum galleries and Museum store Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday – 10am-6pm; Friday – 10am-8pm; Sunday – 11am-5pm; and Monday – CLOSED.

New York Historical Society

170 Central Park West at 77th Street

New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 873-3400

Website/more Info: http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/taming-traders-origins-new-york-stock-exchange

Cabin in the Sky (1943) – March 3, 2017 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Cabin in the Sky (1943) – March 3, 2017 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

cabin_Justice in Film – Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.

Feature Film: Cabin in the Sky (1943)
This classic musical follows Little Joe, a chronic gambler given a second chance at life in order to prove himself worthy of heaven. Directed by Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley (uncredited). Starring Ethel Waters, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Lena Horne. 98 min.

REMARKS: Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of Cabin in the Sky star Lena Horne, is the author of The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family. Louise Kerz Hirschfeld is president of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation. Bob Herbert is Distinguished Senior Fellow with Demos, a contributing editor at The American Prospect magazine, and a former New York Times columnist.

Location: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Cost: Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advance reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm.

New-York Historical Society Members receive priority. General admission: $20; $15 for Seniors; $12 for Students; free for children under 6 years old. Exhibit is free once admission is paid. On Fridays, donations are optional.

Contact: New York Historical Society
Phone: 212-873-3400

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Hamilton and Washington – February 28, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Hamilton and Washington – February 28, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Alexander Hamilton and George Washington, America’s most storied Founding Fathers, shared a complex and, at times, contentious personal relationship. Three early American historians reveal the complicated story of these iconic statesmen who, though never true friends, worked together tirelessly to establish the Nation.
Carol Berkin is presidential professor of history emerita at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. John Steele Gordon is the author of numerous books on American history, including Hamilton’s Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt. Richard Brookhiser (moderator) is a senior editor at National Review and the author of Alexander Hamilton, American.

Location: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Cost: $38 for Non-members; $24 for members.
To purchase tickets by phone: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.

In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

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The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America – February 9, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

ethan_With articles written by some of America’s most important figures including Ida B. Wells and Martin Luther King, Jr., The Chicago Defender chronicled and influenced the history of the 20th century from Jim Crow and the Great Migration to the elections of Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy. Author Ethan Michaeli and journalist Brent Staples discuss the history of race in America through the lens of this legendary black newspaper.

Ethan Michaeli is the author of The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America. Brent Staples (moderator) writes for The New York Times editorial board.

Location: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Cost: $38 for Non-members; $24 for members. To purchase tickets by phone: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.

In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.
Contact: New York Historical Society
Phone: 212-873-3400

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Tattooed New York

Tattooed New York – February 3, 2017 – April 30, 2017 | 10:00am – 6:00pm

tattoosketchbook_p18_wideFor more than 300 years, New York has played a central role in the development of modern tattooing, from its origins in Native American body art to tattoo craft by sailors in colonial New York to the three-decade tattoo ban instituted in 1961 and the subsequent underground tattoo culture. Its diverse history is explored in Tattooed New York, an exciting exhibition where history and pop culture converge to tell the complex story of a controversial art form in America’s cultural nucleus.
Among the 250+ elements on view are the New-York Historical Society’s set of 1710 Four Indian Kings prints and one of the earliest recordings (1706) in Western accounts of a pictograph done by a Seneca warrior representing his tattoos and personal signature. Highlights of the exhibition include Thomas Edison’s electric pen and early 20th-century tattoo machinery; dramatic sideshow banners and cabinet cards; a large selection of designs by the Bowery pioneers of modern tattooing, including Sam O’Reilly, Lew Alberts, Bob Wicks, Ed Smith, and Bill Jones; rare photography documenting the tattoo ban years and artwork by mainstream visual artists who tattooed during the ban; and works by some of the finest New York tattoo artists of today. Organized by the New-York Historical Society, this exhibition is curated by Research Associate Cristian Petru Panaite.

Museum hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday – 10am-6pm; Friday – 10am-8pm; Sunday – 11am-5pm; CLOSED ON MONDAYS.

Cost: General admission: $20; $15 for Seniors; $12 for Students; free for children under 6 years old. Exhibit is free once admission is paid. On Fridays, donations are optional.

Contact: New York Historical Society
Phone: 212-873-3400

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York NY 10024 US

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Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing

December 16, 2016 – March 12, 2017 | 10:00am – 6:00pm

aliWho could “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”? Muhammad Ali was The Greatest—he even said so himself. Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, he was a three-time heavyweight champion and an outspoken, popular, and often controversial public figure. In the early 1960s, Ali found friendship with renowned artist LeRoy Neiman, with whom he shared an affinity for boxing, the limelight, and breaking with convention. Neiman even taught and encouraged Ali to draw. Using works on loan from the LeRoy Neiman Foundation, Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing celebrates one of America’s greatest boxers and one of the most popular artists of the sport. Neiman’s vivid watercolors and intimate, on-the-spot sketches capture Ali both in and outside the ring. Highlights include portraits, sketches of Ali’s critical matches such as the “Fight of the Century” and the “Thrilla in Manila,” and some works created by Ali himself.

Museum hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday – 10am-6pm; Friday – 10am-8pm; Sunday – 11am-5pm; CLOSED ON MONDAYS.

Cost: General admission: $20; $15 for Seniors; $12 for Students; free for children under 6 years old. Exhibit is free once admission is paid. On Fridays, donations are optional.

Contact: New York Historical Society
Phone: 212-873-3400

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York NY 10024 US

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Le Conversazioni: An Evening with Gay Talese on Muhammad Ali

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm 
taleseGay Talese, one of the great storytellers of our time, is a pioneer in literary journalism. His prolific body of work encompasses a rich cast of characters, including the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali. In an intimate conversation focusing on his relationship with the heavyweight champion, Talese reflects upon the memorable experiences and personalities throughout his decades-long career—including his journey to Havana with Ali to meet with Fidel Castro—as well as the great boxing moments of the 20th century. Gay Talese is the author of numerous books, including The Voyeur’s Motel, and a contributor to The New Yorker. Antonio Monda (moderator) is artistic director of Le Conversazioni literary festival and artistic director of the Rome Film Festival. Presented in anticipation of the exhibition
Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing beginning December 16, 2016.

Cost: $38 – General Admission; Members: $24. By phone: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.

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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York NY 10024 US