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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Last Chance: Designing Tomorrow and Currier and Ives at the Museum of the City of New York

If you are looking for something New York-centric to do this Easter weekend, you could take a tour with us -- we still have a few time slots open. But if that's not on your agenda, how about a couple of show at the Museum of the City of New York?

Courtesy of http://designingtomorrow1939.tumblr.com/

Designing Tomorrow examines the six World's Fairs held in America in the 1930s, with a particular focus on the 1939-40 fair at Flushing Meadows in New York. Through artifacts, newsreel footage, and advertisements, this show deftly illustrates the hope for the future that these fairs predicted even in the midst of the Great Depression. The show is open only through Sunday, March 31, so it's now or never.

courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.

Also on at the museum is Currier & Ives and Other Winter Tales, which draws on the museum's excellent collection of Currier & Ives prints, many of them familiar New York scenes. This show was supposed to close on March 17, but has been extended through the weekend. (Or not -- we just saw it and know it was still up and Time Out has it listed as ending 3/31. But when we called the museum staff, they told us it was no longer up, even though we'd just been there and seen it.)

The Museum of the City of New York is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue and is always pay what you wish.


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