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Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
The following are some of the highlights of the collection at MCNY. The Print and Photograph Collection features the work of artists like Jacob Riis and the Wurts Brothers, the photo archives of LOOK magazine, and numerous specialized archives like "New York Before the War". The Toy Collection includes toys made and played with in New York from colonial times to the present. The Theatre Collection features information and material from the late 18th century to the 20th century and includes sets, costumes, photos, posters, and more on the NYC stage. The Painting and Sculpture Collection has works dating from 1630 including pictures by Mierevelt, Wallaston, Copely and Trumbull, and portraits of New York notables like Laguardia, Al Lewis, Robert Moses and others. This list is not exhaustive. Please also see "Calendar of Events" for MCNY programs.

Access: General Hours: Wed - Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 12pm - 5 pm. Contact museum for information on access to specific collections or archives.
Fees: Vary
Phone: 212-534-1672
URL: http://www.mcny.org/
Category: Museum Collections
Subject: Cultural Production , Media , Ideas & Ideologies
Time Period: 20th Century since WW2 , 20th Century to WW2 , 19th Century since Civil War


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