I just had the most amazingly awesome weekend in the history of the world. All of the high school kids who are in the three-week programs (our whole dorm) all came down to New York City for the entire weekend. I git to touch the Atlantic Ocean for the first time ever! And we visited museums, rode on the subway, saw a Mets game, went to Central Park, ate gigantic hot dogs and pizza, did everything! Some of the things were educational, but it was all fun. I think I am 47 times smarter than I was on Thursday!
Here is some of what we did and saw.
About the Animals
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February 16–November 30, 2008
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Herstory Gallery, 4th Floor
Votes for Women, the latest exhibition to be presented in the Herstory Gallery of the recently opened Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, explores Susan B. Anthony’s contribution to the American suffrage movement, the contributions of eight other important American suffragists, and Victoria Woodhull’s historic run for the United States presidency in 1872.
The exhibition draws upon the Susan B. Anthony place setting in The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago, and the lives of women whom Chicago chose to name as significant contributors to the fight for women’s rights in America. Votes for Women examines the methods and tactics used throughout the generations of the suffrage movement with more than sixty objects and images from the days of Anthony’s leadership of the movement, to the increased activism after her death in 1906, to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.
Votes for Women is curated by Melissa Messina, Independent Curator and former Research Assistant for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
The exhibition is made possible by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
The New-York Historical Society will mark the occasion of the upcoming November elections with an installation that surveys the history of American presidential elections through the lens of campaign ephemera and other items of material culture. A wide spectrum of 19th and 20th century presidential campaign memorabilia from the Society’s Museum will be displayed, including lapel buttons, parade lanterns, ribbons, flags, banners, whiskey bottles, neckties, thimbles, handkerchiefs and bandanas, board games, hats worn by the candidates, and a dress worn by an Eisenhower supporter in 1956. These provocative objects illustrate the many forms of political persuasion that have been used over the past two centuries and reveal much about the nation’s changing election issues, prevailing political decorum, and the characteristics that Americans value in their leaders. In our age, saturated with electronic and print media, it is easy to lose sight of the central role that these large and small campaign materials played as vehicles for signifying political loyalties and inspiring voter support.
From the time that it hosted the first presidential inauguration in 1789, New York City has always played a pivotal role in national politics. Campaigning for President: New York and the American Election explores the effects of New York on the strategies of presidential electoral campaigns for over 200 years and highlights the role of New York candidates, third parties, powerbrokers, and voters in the race for president. The exhibition features rarely seen, provocative, and often humorous campaign memorabilia from the collections of the Museum of Democracy, including a commemorative coat button from George Washington’s inauguration, a James Garfield oil lamp, A “Robert Kennedy for President” paper dress, and an original copy of the famous “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline. Presented in collaboration with the Museum of Democracy.