The Hirschfeld Century
Enjoy nine decades of Al Hirschfeld’s art on display in this unprecedented multimedia retrospective.

Art as Activism
How did political movements go “viral” before the internet?

Picasso’s “Le Tricorne”
See the largest Pablo Picasso painting in the U.S.!

Lafayette’s Return
CLOSES SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
Explore the life of the Marquis de Lafayette and his triumphant return to America aboard the Hermione.

Freedom Journey 1965
Experience the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March with Stephen Somerstein’s photographs.

The Big Broadway Quiz Show
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 7 PM
Celebrate The Hirschfeld Century, at a Broadway-themed game show spectacular! Join the world’s greatest multimedia team trivia on all things Broadway: plays, musicals, hits, and flops and win big prizes and glory! Jump into the Lightning Round, the Buzzertastic Finale, and even earn points for wrong but funny answers.

Hirschfeld’s Broadway Songbook
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 7 PM
This special night of classic show tunes by a talented trio of Julliard jazz musicians celebrates The Hirschfeld Century with the songs that inspired it all. New arrangements of Broadway classics, including Very Warm for May and Oklahoma! among many others, are freshly re-imagined to reflect the influences of jazz culture while maintaining the toe-tapping, singable quality that makes the songs so memorable.

Public Programs

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of FREE lectures on popular topics, including the Civil War, biographies, and more.
Films
Fortune’s Fool: The Life of
John Wilkes Booth
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 7 PM
Historian Terry Alford provides a comprehensive portrait of the enigmatic John Wilkes Booth whose life has been defined by his infamous act: the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 7 PM
Author Jonathan Horn offers an in-depth portrait of the complicated, compelling leader Robert E. Lee.
Learn More > 1920: The Year that Made the
Decade Roar
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 7 PM
Author Eric Burns examines the year that started “The Roaring Twenties” and how this transformative period foreshadowed the coming century and beyond.

The Cause of All Nations: An International FiddlerOnTheRoof_317x200-1
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 7 PM
Distinguished historian Don H. Doyle surveys the American Civil War’s impact internationally, as the Union and Confederacy competed for the sympathies of communities on both sides of the Atlantic.

Family Programs

The DiMenna Children’s History Museum is the first museum dedicated to bringing American history to life for children. For more information, sign up for the Family Programs e-newsletter.
Family programs Living History Summer
WEEKENDS
Enjoy the summer and our special installation honoring French Founding Father, the Marquis de Lafayette, with Revolutionary War brigades that will be stationed here each weekend in full-uniform. Weekends are FREE for kids 18 and under as part of our Summer Fun offerings!

Family Tours: From Selma to the Black Panthers
SATURDAYS AT 12:30 PM
How did people organize and communicate during the Civil Rights Movement? Enjoy a conversation for families that examines the Freedom Journey 1965 and Art as Activism exhibitions. From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Eldridge Cleaver, the program places current conversations about civil rights in a historical context, highlighting the movement’s evolution since the 1950s.
Sketching in the Galleries
SUNDAYS AT 12:30 PM, WEDNESDAYS AT 3:30 PM
Try your hand at Al Hirschfeld’s unique style in this fun educator-led sketching program. Families will be introduced to the works in The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld and after exploring the exhibition, will create their own “Hirschfeld”—adding lines, flourishes and “Ninas” to their sketches!

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