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Museum of the City of New York  Connecting the past, present, and future of New York City. Open daily from 10-6. #KubrickPhotos #ArtintheOpen #Candela #RebelWomenNY #NYatItsCore

You can see Stanley Kubrick developing his director's eye and skill in the over 120 photos on view in #KubrickPhotos, our photography exhibition of Kubrick's five years as a young photographer for Look magazine. As reported by Look in a 1948 profile of the teenage Kubrick, he already knew that he wanted to become a film director: "In his spare time, Stanley experiments with cinematography and dreams of the day when he can make documentary films." This photograph captures director Jules Dassin on the set of The Naked City, photographed by Kubrick for Look magazine in 1945. Kubrick would go on to make his own films in the same film noir style: Killer's Kiss (1955) and The Killing (1956).

✨Happy Starlight Sunday! ✨This beautiful shot was captured by activist, fashionista, and thought leader @amani during #NYFW for a visit to the Museum for @maarkah’s modest fashion show. ✨ We love being a venue for #NYFW, and we love all the beautiful photos like this one that were all over our feed last week. 🖤
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For the insider's tour of our brand new exhibition, "Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis," download @urbanarchiveny and take a curator-led audio tour! Enjoy even deeper dives into the stories behind specific objects, like this iron lung from the former Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island, which cared for polio patients in the 1930s and 40s. Do you know when the iron lung was invented and how it worked? Find out from exhibition curator Sarah Henry in the @urbanarchiveny audio tour of #GermCity.

“Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis” is now open! This fascinating exhibition looks at NYC’s battle against infectious disease, a fight involving government, urban planners, medical professionals, business, and activists. The exhibition features objects such as an antique iron lung, a letter from Typhoid Mary, and this👆gear worn by Bellevue Hospital staff to care for the city’s first Ebola patient. There is also a reading room adjacent to the exhibition (swipe 👉) where visitors can delve deeper into the subject matter with a curated selection of books and several digital interactives. Come and visit for opening weekend—we’re open 10am-6pm Sat & Sun! #GermCity

Perhaps Stanley Kubrick's sweetest assignment for Look magazine was his series of photographs of Mickey, a shoeshine boy. Kubrick shot more than 250 photographs of Mickey going about his day, including caring for pigeons on his roof. 🐦The images weren't published at the time, but you can watch curator Sean Corcoran discuss this photo in our second episode of "A Close Reading" on our IGTV channel, and you can see more photos for the shoot in our exhibition, "Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs." #KubrickPhotos
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📷: Stanley Kubrick, From "Shoeshine Boy," 1947. Museum of the City of New York/SK Film Archive, LLC, X2011.4.10368.272. #stanleykubrick #kubrick

The first woman to run for U.S. President was Victoria Woodhull, illustrated here as Mrs. Satan. She confidently announced her candidacy in 1870 stating: "I am quite well aware that in assuming this position I shall evoke more ridicule than enthusiasm at the outset. But this is an epoch of sudden changes and startling surprises." Woodhull faced a long uphill battle to get on the ticket since she was already notorious for her advocacy of "free-love," or the belief that women should be able to marry or divorce whomever they choose. Her advocacy threatened the Victorian ideal of family, for which she was ridiculed and demonized in the press. Even after the Equal Rights Part nominated Woodhull and running mate Frederick Douglass (who never formally accepted the nomination) in 1872, Woodhull's name never appeared on the ballot. #RebelWomenNY
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Thomas Nast. "Get Behind Me, (Mrs). Satan!", 1872. Published in Harper's Weekly. Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Dr. Howard B. Simon, 99.124.22.

Seventeen years after September 11, 2001, we honor the memory of everyone who was lost in the 9/11 attacks, and we remember the majesty of the World Trade Center towers and their lasting impact on the city's identity.
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📷: ©Deborah Freeman (1947-). Museum of the City of New York. 82.14.19.

960 Fifth Avenue is a storied NYC address known for being one of the many striking apartment buildings built by Rosario Candela during his career. However, before it was a 12-story luxury Candela apartment house, it was the extravagant mansion belonging to Montana Senator and copper magnate William S. Clark Sr. Pictured here is Clark's mansion ca. 1918 followed by Candela's completed masterpiece in 1929. At a cost of $6 million (over $150 million in 2018) to build, Clark's mansion included 121 rooms, 31 baths, a swimming pool, an underground rail line, and much, much more. 😲 When the mansion went on the market after Clark's death, there weren't many buyers interested in taking on such a behemoth of a home, and the property sold for under $3 million and was demolished to make way for Candela's reimagining of luxury living for Manhattan's elite. Learn more about Candela's legacy in "Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela," now on view. #Candela
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📷: Wurts Bros. 960 Fifth Avenue. Senator Clark's residence, ca. 1918. Museum of the City of New York, X2010.7.2.21087; Wurts Bros. 960 Fifth Avenue. Former site Senator Clark residence, 1929. Museum of the City of New York, X2010.7.2.3276. #gildedage #rosariocandela #nycdesign #fifthavenue

Opening Friday, September 14, "Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis" takes a fascinating look at New York City's battle against infectious disease—a fight involving government, urban planners, medical professionals, businesses, artists, and activists. With a hybrid gallery and library where visitors can view historical artifacts alongside contemporary artworks created for the exhibition and a curated selection of books, the exhibition reveals the surprising interplay between people and pathogens in an urban context. #GermCity 😷
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📷: Typist wearing mask, New York City, October 16, 1918, Courtesy of The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

A quick google of “Dolly Varden” results in top hits about a trout, but the name comes from a 19th-century fashion craze inspired by a character in Charles Dickens’ novel “Barnaby Rudge.” The look was fashioned after styles that were popular in the 1780s and 1790s, defined by an extreme bustle and a spunky flower print. The dress was also short enough for the wearer to move (i.e. there was no train). The Dolly Varden character was such a hit that, in addition to becoming a fashion trend, she inspired pop songs, theater shows, and... the naming of a species of trout. 🐟
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Learn more about 19th-century fashion in “Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism,” now on view. #RebelWomenNY #FashionFriday #victorianstyle #victorianism #victorian #dollyvarden

When you have over 13,000 Stanley Kubrick photographs in your collection and only space for a little over 120 of them to be on view in your exhibition, you have some difficult decisions to make. The curators of #KubrickPhotos chose a few of their favorites that didn't make the cut, and they delve into the stories behind the photographs in our new IGTV series, "A Close Reading." In our first episode, curator Donald Albrecht discusses this photograph of the Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, Queens, that Stanley Kubrick took in 1947. Check it out on our IGTV channel! #KubrickPhotos
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📸: Stanley Kubrick, From "Aqueduct Racetrack," 1948. Museum of the City of New York/SK Film Archive, LLC, X2011.4.10295.78. #stanleykubrick #kubrick

From Bat Mitzvahs to weddings and birthday parties, the Museum is a beautiful place to host your next event! ✨This recent bat mitzvah was bursting with color and games, plus... candy on the terrace! 🍭Click the link in our bio to get in touch about hosting your next event with us.
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📸: @michaeljurick
Event planner: @anthonytaccetta

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