New York City

Immovable Objects: Subways

Subways of the world are examined in this exhibition, held at the mezzanine level of the 42nd Street Station (Avenue of the Americas Station of the IND line). Posters, maps, graphics, and photographs provide information of the size, capacity, and design of urban subway systems including those in Boston, London, New York, Chicago, Budapest, Glasgow, Paris, Vienna, Tokyo, Berlin, Philadelphia, Hamburg, and Buenos Aires.    Sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration of the United States Department of Transportation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
transportation, Department of Transportation, New York City, urban, traveling exhibitions

Immovable Objects: Urban Open Spaces

A celebration of outdoor public places organized as part of our ongoing study of the urban environment. Ten on-site exhibitions explore the city as museum and laboratory: Parks, Plazas, Playgrounds, Recreation Areas, The Street, Public Furniture and Graphics, Pedestrian Malls, Waterfronts, Open Spaces in New Towns, and Conceptual Open Spaces. 
New York City, open space, parks, urban planning, Urbanism, exhibitions

Central Park: Original Drawings

On view are original plans for Central Park by Frederick Law Olmstead, Calvert Vaux, and their associates dating from the 1850s through the 1880s. The exhibition includes full-scale working drawings as well as watercolors of the stone carvings, terrace and buildings.
New York City, Central Park, landscape architecture, drawings, watercolor, exhibitions

Manhattan Skyline: New York Skyscrapers Between the Wars

Detailed sketches, perspective drawings, models, vintage photographs, decorative objects, and architectural ornaments document the development of New York City skyscrapers between World War I and World War II. 
Architecture, architectural drawings, New York City, 20th century, exhibitions

Vienna/New York: The Work of Joseph Urban

This retrospective of the Austian-born architect, Joseph Urban, shows the breadth of his work through drawings, photographs, stage set models, and furniture designs. In addition to architectural projects such as the New School for Social Research building and the Hearst Corporation building, both in Manhattan, Urban was commissioned to design many theatrical productions including a dozen Ziegfeld Follies and more than 50 productions for the Metropolitan Opera Company.
Architecture, architectural drawings, theatrical design, furniture design, Joseph Urban, New York City, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349349

Underground Images: Subway Posters from the School of Visual Arts

Forty posters are on view from the School of Visual Arts, all of which have been displayed in the New York City subway system during the four decades of the school’s existence. The exhibition features works by illustrators Milton Glaser, Marshall Arisman, Robert Weaver, Art Spiegelman, and Jerry Moriarty.
posters, illustration, graphic design, School of Visual Arts, New York City, subway, exhibitions

Crystal Palaces: The Buildings of the First World’s Fairs

The exhibition displays a remarkable collection of photographs, prints, stereo views, and souvenir ephemera of the Crystal Palaces from the 1851 World's Fair in London and the 1853 World's Fair in New York. London’s Crystal Palace housed the “Great Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations;” New York's Crystal Palace, built in Bryant Park behind the New York Public Library, was destroyed by a fire just five years after its construction.
world's fairs, Architecture, prints, ephemera, London, New York City, 19th century, exhibitions

Immovable Objects: Manhattan from Battery Park to the Brooklyn Bridge

The first in a series of experiments to understand some of the complex forces that shape cities. This exhibition puts the neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, a showcase of urban design, on display. The Exhibition Loop, a path that winds through streets and building lobbies, is laid out to help focus attention on a representative cross-section of objects, from skyscrapers to lamp posts. 
New York City, Architecture, ornament, urban planning, exhibitions

Six Bridges: The Making of the New York Megalopolis

Between 1925 and 1965, New York City became a world center for commerce, finance and culture. This exhibition of film clips, photographs, drawings, and maps, documents the six bridges instrumental in defining the metropolis: George Washington, Tri-borough, Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck, Verrazano-Narrows, and Bayonne. These bridges are the legacy of Swiss-born engineer, Othmar Ammann, widely considered the greatest bridge designer of the 20th century.
engineering, bridges, New York City, 20th century, exhibitions

The Window Show

Fifteen participating designers chose objects from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s collections and National Design Library to decorate store windows for this off-site exhibition. 
permanent collection, National Design Library, fashion, exhibitions, Installations, New York City, retail